Synergy Unplugged Networking Edition 2018 Cincinnati, OH

2018-06-20T13:56:04+00:00 September 19th, 2018|

Synergy Unplugged Networking Edition 2018

Cincinnati, OH

Synergy Unplugged Networking Edition

New ways of working, new types of infrastructure, new threats—at a time like this, you need Citrix Synergy more than ever. That’s why we’re bringing the event to you! At Synergy Unplugged Networking Edition, you’ll get the latest and best of our networking content from the flagship Citrix user event in this lunch & learn format designed for your busy schedule—all in a city near you.

Join us and learn how to:
• Streamline the secure delivery of apps, data, desktops, and networking anywhere, on any device
• Safeguard your organization with analytics, multi-layered security, and granular access control throughout your environment
• Leverage any type of infrastructure, from hybrid cloud to SD-WAN, to optimize your investments for a new era of digital workspace delivery

Agenda:
11:30 am – 12:00pm Registration
12:00pm – 1:30pm Presentations and Demos
1:30pm – 2:00pm Q&A

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Citrix Synergy Unplugged Roadshow 2018–Detroit, MI

2018-06-20T13:43:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|

Citrix Synergy Unplugged Roadshow 2018–Detroit, MI

The Best of Citrix Synergy 2018: Learn, network, and discover solutions to your top IT challenges

The way we work never stops changing—and Citrix never stops innovating. At our Citrix Synergy Unplugged roadshow, you’ll explore our vision and technologies for the future of work, from Citrix Cloud services and digital workspaces to security analytics, unified endpoint management, SD-WAN, and more. With a single-day agenda and a location near you, Synergy Unplugged is designed for your busy schedule—with the insight and practical training you need now.

Register now to experience:
• Technical deep dives and live product demos to help you operationalize the Citrix vision for the future of work
• Peer networking with industry colleagues who share your interests and challenges
• Face-to-face access to Citrix solution experts

We’ll also give away an Amazon Tap, the Alexa-powered connected speaker that delivers audio and services at your command.

We look forward to seeing you!

Citrix Synergy Unplugged Roadshow 2018–Cleveland, OH

2018-06-20T13:33:51+00:00 August 15th, 2018|

Citrix Synergy Unplugged Roadshow 2018–Cleveland, OH

The Best of Citrix Synergy 2018: Learn, network, and discover solutions to your top IT challenges

The way we work never stops changing—and Citrix never stops innovating. At our Citrix Synergy Unplugged roadshow, you’ll explore our vision and technologies for the future of work, from Citrix Cloud services and digital workspaces to security analytics, unified endpoint management, SD-WAN, and more. With a single-day agenda and a location near you, Synergy Unplugged is designed for your busy schedule—with the insight and practical training you need now.

Register now to experience:
• Technical deep dives and live product demos to help you operationalize the Citrix vision for the future of work
• Peer networking with industry colleagues who share your interests and challenges
• Face-to-face access to Citrix solution experts

We’ll also give away an Amazon Tap, the Alexa-powered connected speaker that delivers audio and services at your command.

We look forward to seeing you!

The 2018 Citrix Innovation Award Story-Founders, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2018-02-01T19:29:48+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

The 2018 Global Citrix Innovation Award Story
Coretek Services and Wolverine Worldwide

Come hear the story of Wolverine Worldwide’s journey to the cloud on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Founders Centennial Room, Grand Rapids, MI

You are cordially invited to attend this exciting interactive seminar with live demo featuring Jeff Gurney, Sr. Director of IT and Security at Wolverine Worldwide.  Jeff will present the story of how he and Coretek Services implemented a Citrix on Azure solution to virtualize 3-D apps across the world, and brought product development down from 425 days to 140 days.  Refreshments will be provided.

Vote Today for Coretek: 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners

2018-01-07T15:35:29+00:00 January 7th, 2018|News|

Vote today for Coretek…one of three Global Finalists for the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners, 2018. Coretek represents all Citrix Partners in North America, Central America, and South America for this prestigious honor. Vote Here
The Citrix Innovation Award recognizes game-changing partners — those who use Citrix technology to re-imagine IT, drive business growth, and create new ways of working. The winner of the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners, 2018, will be decided by popular vote, taking place January 2-9, 2018, on the Citrix website. The winner will be announced at Citrix Summit 2018, January 8-9, in Anaheim, California.
Coretek is being recognized for their work at valued customer, Wolverine Worldwide. Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel distributors, providing marketing and licensing for iconic brands including Keds, Sperry, and more. Working with Citrix and Microsoft, Coretek developed a global solution for virtualized 3-D applications hosted in Azure that helps Wolverine accelerate time to market for new consumer products.
About Coretek Services
Coretek Services is a Global Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions. Coretek works with clients to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements. The solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, and infrastructure consulting and project management. Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No exceptions! For more information, visit coretekservices.com.

The Truth Behind Virtual Clinician Workstations

2016-06-03T16:32:17+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

Seconds count and clicks matter for Clinician productivity. VDI can help. Coretek Services worked with Sparrow Health System on the architecture and implementation of a Virtual Clinical Workstation framework that enables physicians and clinicians to focus more time and energy on the patient and spend less time accessing records.

VDI also helped the IT department ease deployments, recover data and systems more quickly, and increase consistency of desktop and applications for support purposes.

Join our webinar roundtable to hear:

  • What motivated the decision to virtualize
  • Implementation architecture
  • Technical issues incurred
  • Key lessons learned
  • Top benefits achieved
  • Feedback from users

Speakers

Bryan Schur
Manager of Client and Server Services
Sparrow Health System
Ray Jaksic
CTO and Co-Founder
Coretek Services
Eric Bishop
Sr Manager, Sales Eng
Citrix
Simon Clephan
VP Strategic Alliances
AppSense

CORETEK SERVICES RELEASES VIRTUAL DESKTOP ENHANCEMENT SUITE (VDES) VERSION 1.4

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Citrix, News, Virtual Desktop Enhancement Suite, VMware|

April 28, 2016 Farmington Hills, MI – Coretek Services, an industry-leading IT professional services consulting company, has released version 1.4 of their Virtual Desktop Enhancement Suite (VDES) software.  The VDES tool set is Coretek Intellectual Property that enhances the end user experience and support of Virtual Desktop Environments.  With the release of VDES version 1.4, Coretek has added support for VMware Horizon View to the VDES XenAppNow Module.  This will allow organizations delivering Citrix-Presented Applications to VMware Horizon View VDI Desktops to reduce the time it takes to reconnect to their Citrix applications by 4 to 8 seconds each time they reconnect to their VDI desktop.

 

NEW FEATURES

The following new features have been added to VDES version 1.4 release:

  • Support for VMware View VDI
  • Ability to run commands prior to reboot and just after reboot
  • Ability during install to set the account the services run under

PRODUCT FIXES

The following product fixes have been incorporated into the release:

  • Fixed installing Battery Monitor on XenApp 7.6. Install could not detect certain Citrix DLLs and would give the error “Battery Monitor can only be installed on either Citrix Server or XenDesktop”.
  • Reboot drain commands updated for XenApp 7.6 plus script for post-reboot is provided on install.

To learn more about the Coretek VDES tool set visit:  coretekservices.com/virtual-desktop-enhancement-suite-vdes/

VDES 1.4 is now available to all current partners using previous versions of VDES.

 

About Coretek Services
Coretek Services is a Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with your team to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements; the solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No exceptions. For more information, visit coretekservices.com.

Citrix Printer Roaming…

2017-07-27T00:01:01+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

If you happen to use Citrix policies to configure printer roaming in your XenApp and/or XenDesktop environment, you may have had issues with session printers.  There are a variety of solutions out there to handle printing, and even Citrix has their Universal Print Driver.  Before this was available, however, if you wanted to do printer roaming in Citrix and only Citrix, you had to use their policies.  I found my head meeting the desk repeatedly when I tried to clear up the network session printers available to an endpoint.  In this XenApp 6.5 and XenDesktop 5.6 scenario, when a user switched from using one physical endpoint to another, Citrix policy was configured to add the geographically nearest printer and make it default.

Citrix Printing

The part where the printer was added and made default worked like a charm.  I was happily able to switch between a laptop and a Wyse device in different locations and have the default printer switched accordingly.  Unfortunately, after doing this with multiple devices in an environment with multiple printers, the list of available printers started adding up.

Citrix Printing

This may be a feature that you want to keep, and let the users decide where to send their print jobs.  On the other hand, if you don’t think users need to be able to exercise free will to such an extent, you may want to have that list cleared at each connection.  To do this, there are some hot fixes you should know about.  Actually, there are quite a few possible hot fixes you could try to use to fix this problem.  I did, and it took some time to find the right one(s).

First up: Download Hotfix Rollup Pack 4 for Citrix XenApp 6.5 (http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX140111)

Note that XA650W2K8R2X64R04 is designed for x64 architecture on Server 2008 R2.

Then apply the fix to the presented desktop server(s), and make the following key in the registry of the PD:

HKLM > Software > Citrix > Ica > PrintingSettings

Then create a new Dword entry with a hexidecimal value of “1”:

DeleteNetworkPrinters         1

Citrix Printing

Simple, right?  Now any presented desktops you are using should dispose of extra session printers at each connection.  And if you are using XenDesktop 5.6, you need to make the change on the VM endpoints themselves.  In this case, install Hotfix Rollup XD560VDAWX64400 (version 5.6.400) for XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent Core Services x64 (http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138551).

If your client VMs are 32 bit, get XD560VDAWX86400 (http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138550).

Install this patch for the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) and then, again on the client VMs, have the same registry edit applied:

HKLM > Software > Citrix > Ica > PrintingSettings

Then create a new Dword entry with a hexdecimal value of “1”:

DeleteNetworkPrinters         1

That’s it!  Test it according to your deployment method and you should see those printers disappearing.  If you want them to stick around, change the value of DeleteNetworkPrinters from “1” to “0.”

Major Citrix Recognition!

2017-07-27T00:01:02+00:00 January 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Our team just got back from Citrix Summit in Orlando, and we just couldn’t wait for the formal news release…

We are incredibly excited that Citrix chose Coretek Services as the winners of “Central Partner of the Year” and “Top Virtualization Deal” for 2013!  So excited, in fact, that we just couldn’t wait to show you the couple camera pics that we snapped at the announcement…

Coretek Citrix Awards 2014 

A huge, huge, thank you goes out to all the folks involved; and there are/were many, many people on all sides of the table that come together to make this happen.  And of course, thank you to Citrix for the love!

The full listing can be found here.  More details to come…

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