Citrix Receiver Demos in the Citrix Cloud
The Citrix Cloud offers users the ability to experience the power of Citrix solutions without having to setup and configure their own environemnt. The Citrix Cloud demo environment utilize a number of key Citrix solutions including Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Citrix NetScaler and Citrix Access Gateway.
Users can register for a demonstration accout good for a 2 hour session, or expires 24 hours from the time of the registration. Currently the Citrix Cloud offers demos for the PC's & Mac's plus Citrix Receiver on iPhone and Citrix Receiver for Windows Mobile Professional devices. You can use the link below to register for a demo account from you PC or your mobile device.
Registration URL http://www.citrixcloud.net from your mobile device's browser.
Citrix XenApp delivers a number of different types of applications, including Windows, Silverlight, Flash and Flex based applications. The section below is provided to ensure you get the most out of your demo by explaining more deatails of the solutions used in creation of the demo environment.
The applications in the demo environment are aranged in the demo environment by business classification as well as the technology used to develop the application. Business classification include categories such as Citrix marketing colateral, design, finacial, health care, managment and sales applications. You can also serch for examples of different application technologies in the "Technologies Enabled" folder which has examples of application types such as Windows, Flash, Flex, and Silverlight. Further details are listed below.
Citrix Doc Finder is a Windows application written by Citrix to allow users to quickly find documents in the datacenter from their mobile device. A common use case of for users of Citrix mobile solutions is to gain quick and secure access to files located on file servers in the datacenter. Prior to Citrix Doc Finder, IT would publish File Explorer as the application to use to find documents in the local LAN environment. Citrix Doc Finder is an example of a "skinlet", and application written to run on Citrix XenApp, but with a UI designed for usage on a mobile device. For more information on Citrix Doc Finder click here.
This folder contains Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on key Citrix products which published using PowerPoint Viewer. This is an example of how key presentation can be delivered to mobile devices via Citrix XenApp.
This folder also contains timely web content delivered via an embedded browser utility which is downloadable from this website soon. The Current content is a list of key web content related to the Synergy 09 event. These example provide a good example of how web content and applications can be delivered to multiple device platforms without concern for the browser capabilities of the device the user is using, being the actual rendering of the web content is done via Microsoft Internet Explorer on the Citrix XenApp server which eliminates dependencies on the browser on the end point device.
This folder contains CAD applications, including AutoDesk Design Review. This examples demonstrates the power of Citrix XenApp to deliver complex content to devices that do not natively support that application required to render such content. Example user cases to consider here are mobile technicians that need quick reference to design or building drawings on demand. Being the CAD review program is running in the datacenter on Citrix XenApp, the technician has access to all of the reference material they normally have access to when connected to the datacenter LAN environment. No need to carry bulky paper manuals around if you can access such content online, on demand.
This folder contains examples of finacial dashboards that have been custom created for use on a mobile device using Business Objects Xcelsius as Flash based content. Such dashboards or applications that have had their UIs reformatted for use on a mobile device are referred to as "skinlets". While the UI of the full finacial application can also be delivered to the mobile device, the creation of "skinletes" can be very usefull for mobile users looking for quick access to key financial data.
This folder contains a set of unmodified Silverlight applications from Microsoft's demo sight and a custom mobile application built using Business Objects Xcelsius as a Flash based application designed with a health care focus. This is a good example of web based technologies that are not natively supported by most mobile web browsers, but through the use of Citrix XenApp, technologies such as Silverlight and Flash can be utilized to deliver rich UI content to mobile devices that do not support such technologies.
This folder contains application the could be used by IT staff to help manage their systems. The example application listed today is a Flex based application. Flex is a technology not normally supported on mobile device and is another expample of how Citrix XenApp can enable ISVs and costomers the freedom to use the their technology of choice do develop applications that can be delivered to a variety of end point platforms, including mobile devices.
This folder contains examples of a Business Objects Xcelsius Flash based custom mobile application and an unmodified Flex based application.
The Technologies Enabled folder contains all of the applications from the categories listed above, except the application have been categorized by the type of techlogogy the application was developed with. It is a good way to better understand the breadth of application technologies that can be delivered to different mobile platforms without having to rewrite the application for each platform. Application technologies include Flash, Flex, Silverlight and Windows applications.