Comparing Office 2010 performance – XenApp 6.5 (2K8R2) vs XenApp 7.5 (2K12R2)

Posted By Yoni
Microsoft Office is the most popular office productivity suite in corporate IT environments. Citrix XenApp, a popular application virtualization platform in corporate environments is commonly used to deliver Microsoft Office applications to end users. The Citrix XenApp server hosts applications, such as MS Office, on a centralized server and allows users to connect and work with […]

ControlUp 3.0 Deep Dive – Script Based Actions

Posted By Yoni
Script Based Actions was mentioned in my ControlUp 3.0 overview blog as one of the new major additions in ControlUp 3.0, this blog post will provide an in depth coverage on the new SBA feature. SBA’s allows ControlUp admins to extend the built-in management actions library by importing PowerShell, VB or batch scripts into the console. This […]

ControlUp 3.0 Celebratory Webinar Summary

Posted By ControlUp Team
The last few months have been very busy for us here at Smart-X. The team worked long days and nights to put the final touch on our latest release – ControlUp 3.0. We could not have asked for a more successful reception than the one we got with the Webinar we did together with Trond […]

Introducing Smart-X Technical Advisory Board

Posted By Yoni
As a community facing product, we always try to engage our end users and listen to their requests so we can optimize ControlUp based on their needs. In addition to our regular communications with ControlUp admins, we decided to take it up a notch and approach experts from the Citrix, Virtualization & RDS Community and […]

ControlUp Webinar with Citrix Ready

Posted By Yoni
Last week we had a great ControlUp Webinar with Citrix Ready. In this Webinar I covered the key themes that were synonymous with ControlUp from the day we launched it: Total Real-Time Visibility ( Starting at 09:33 in the embedded video ) Comprehensive Multi-Target Management ( Starting 24:00 in the embedded video ) I’ve also covered in details our […]

ControlUp Advanced Search Filters

Posted By Yoni
One small and powerful ControlUp feature which often goes unnoticed by many users is the ability to use advanced search filters inside ControlUp main views. Since this seems to be a pretty useful feature, I decided to share this with our community and present some use cases. Let’s start with something simple like filtering the […]

Citrix Resource Manager EOL and ControlUp XenApp Monitoring

Posted By Yoni
With XenApp 4.5/5.0 for Windows 2003 reaching end of life, it’s time to bid farewell to Citrix Resource Manager. Without getting too emotional, I think it’s safe to say Citrix RM was one of the best pieces of software Citrix has ever written. Citrix RM provided simple yet robust solutions for 2 major XenApp admins pains: […]
ControlUp 2.0 Now Available for Beta Program Members

ControlUp 2.0 Now Available for Beta Program Members

Posted By Eugene
Great news for our Beta Program members ! ControlUp 2.0, our brand-new enterprise-ready release is now available for download. Join the Beta Program and enjoy our newest features: Central Configuration – share your organization tree with your colleagues and collaborate easily on management and monitoring tasks. Security Policy – delegate administrative tasks and allocate permissions for different folders […]

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidates now supported in ControlUp

Posted By Eugene
Hello All, For those of you already evaluating Windows 8 and Server 2012 using the Release Candidates published by Microsoft, we have some good news. With the upcoming release of ControlUp (1.3.1, which will be an optional upgrade for existing users), you will be able to monitor and manage the new OS. If any of […]

ControlUp 1.3.0 and Citrix Provisioning Services 6

Posted By Eugene
Hello All, Just wanted to publish an update about a recent issue with Citrix PVS 6 and ControlUp version 1.3.0. The issue was uncovered with the help of two members of the ControlUp user community, Simon Teale of Sportingbet and Daniel Negru of SCH Group, whom we’d like to thank on this opportunity. It turns […]
Finally – use ControlUp on any PC !

Finally – use ControlUp on any PC !

Posted By Eugene
Hi Everyone, One of the major features requested by our users is the ability to run ControlUp from a PC (typically a laptop) that is not a member of the corporate domain. Until now, domain membership was a mandatory prerequisite for the machine running ControlUp. Mainly road-warrior IT consultants, cloud admins and freelance experts were […]

ControlUp is going commercial

Posted By Yoni
Today ControlUp is entering its commercial phase. With thousands of systems administrators and IT specialists around the world using ControlUp to make their day-to-day monitoring and management more efficient and responsive, we feel like this is the time to start offering licensing packages for sale to larger organizations. With the new pricing we have announced today, […]