Citrix has updated their a Proof of Concept Implementation Guide for their XenClient.
Desktop virtualization is gaining rapid momentum in the IT industry, but the needs of the mobile laptop user community can be difficult to address with the current desktop virtualization offerings. This mobile laptop user community is cumbersome to manage, support and secure making traditional methods of desktop delivery difficult. Within a mobile laptop there is a constant risk that corporate data security is heavily dependent on individual user behavior and IT has less control over mobile devices since not all laptops are always part of the corporate network. Citrix XenClient, a local desktop virtualization platform that provides new levels of security, performance, and user flexibility presents a new desktop delivery approach. Citrix XenClient enables IT administrators to deliver each employee’s corporate desktop into a secure virtual machine (VM) that runs directly on that user’s computer and also allows users to run their personal desktop VM on the same computer in complete isolation.
With the release of Citrix XenClient 1.0, customers and partners can take a firsthand look at this new technology. A simple evaluation of XenClient can be performed with just a single laptop by installing the XenClient software on the device. Virtual machines can be created and configured using Windows media. To experience the central configuration and deployment capabilities the Synchronizer for XenClient can be added. This Implementation Guide provides step-by-step instructions for implementing a successful XenClient 1.0 Proof of Concept (PoC) environment based on XenClient, Receiver for XenClient, and Synchronizer downloads available on www.citrix.com/xenclient/tryit.