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Review – ebook: Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x

I had the honor to review the ebook „Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x“ of Craig Thomas Ellrod and give some feedback. And here it is:

I wish, i had this eBook 12 months earlier!

Our project at a customer started up on May 2013 with vSphere 5.5, XenDesktop 7.x and Windows 8.1 and i had to look for every information, estimate the consumption and calculate the required hardware- and storage ressources without having information in detail.

This eBook gives you a great overview about XenDesktop 7.x on XenServer.
It shows you, how you have to size your environment, what you have to think about and where you should keep on an eye.
You get a helping hand with this ebook to configure the XenDesktop 7.x environment and a lot of explaination, how to configure what (policies, printer, USB device, etc.).

What i missed, is the Citrix Provisioning part. The whole book describes the MCS way of deploying virtual desktops. Till now, Citrix does not support provisioning service for Windows 8.x and it does not work (black screen). – Too bad!

Never the less, it is too much content in this ebook to describe every chapter, so let me summarize it:
A very good eBook of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x!
But not for beginners, you need some experience with Citrix XenDesktop to understand everything.

When will be published an eBook about XenDesktop 7.x AppEdition/XenApp 7.5 in that quality?
I would buy it asap! =)

Follow the link to the ebook:

Best regards,


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