Here are some interesting posts I have found looking around Citrix, the first one is:
Citrix XenDesktop delivered from 4650 miles away using NVIDIA vGPU from Oslo, Norway to Florida, US – via a hotel wifi……, in a rather amazing demo Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Alexander Ervik Johnsen, of www.ervik.as, demos a VDI deliverd by XenDesktop 7.1 running Windows 7 SP1. The demo shows NVIDIA GRID K2 vGPU With XenServer 6.2 SP1 running on a Dell r720, you can check it out here . As other people have said it is pretty awesome, well the Americans say awesome, I went for amazing.
The February Edition of XenDesktop Technical Newsletter is also now available here and goes through some really useful stuff including
- Cisco Validated Design for Citrix XenDesktop 7
- Creating Director Custom report for Monitoring XenDesktop
- Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimization Guide
- The myths and tales of Image Management
- Peripheral devices in XenDesktop
- XenDesktop 7.x Database Migration
- XenDesktop Tools & Hotfixes
- And much more.
I was particularly interested in Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimization Guide, and yes it is definitely a handy reference of all the services, task etc that you should disable. They also have a little vbs script written to do this all automatically for you, which got me thinking that Microsoft are constantly pushing that you should be using Powershell, so surely you should be able to do this all in Powershell.
My initial investigation said yes, but I really am going to have to brush up on my PS to make this happen, as I usually just copy and paste the commands that I need. I started a handy cousr on Powershell in the Microsoft Virtual Academy, so once I have done that I will start looking at creating a script, and also start looking a the Citrix Powershell commands available.