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    Citrix Technical Previews – Now Available!



    Citrix Releases Technical Previews for Citrix Presentation Server 64-Bit, WISP, MOM 2005 and More!



    Citrix is pleased to announce the immediate availability of four Technical Previews including the following:

    · Citrix Presentation Server™ 64-bit

    · Citrix Project IRIS – ICA Record/ICA Surveillance

    · Citrix WISP – Web Interface for SharePoint

    · Citrix Management Pack for MOM 2005 (Operator Console)



    Citrix Technical Preview releases are evaluation version software releases. Citrix makes Technical Previews available in order to gather feedback from partners and customers, and to assist partners and customers with assessing/evaluating new technologies. Citrix Alliance Partners are encouraged to participate in the following Citrix Technology Previews. Details for each technical preview are provided below.



    Citrix Presentation Server 64-Bit Technology Preview



    Description:

    Citrix is currently developing a version of Citrix Presentation Server to run on Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 64-bit. As designed by Microsoft, the Windows® extended 64-bit platform will support both 32-bit and 64-bit applications and have the ability to deliver better 32-bit application performance and higher user densities per server. Citrix is making preparations for the launch of Citrix Presentation Server, 64-bit version and is targeting for general availability in 2H 2005.



    Citrix Presentation Server 64-Bit Technical Preview Availability:

    · English version is available from the download section of www.mycitrix.com (log in required).

    · Japanese version is available by contacting Citrix Japan (1-8-1, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku
    Tokyo, 153-0064, Japan. Telephone: 81-3-5434-0992)



    Requirements:

    Citrix Presentation Server 64-bit Technical Preview runs on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit editions.



    Expiration:

    Citrix Presentation Server 6-bit Technical Preview software expires January 31, 2006.



    Obtaining Technology Preview Software:

    To obtain the Technology Preview for Citrix Presentation Server 64-bit please follow these steps:

    1) Navigate and log on to www.mycitrix.com. If you do not know your user name or password, simply click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link and it will be emailed to you. If you are a new user, simply click on the “New User?” link and follow the registration process.

    2) Select “Downloads”

    3) Select “Citrix Presentation Server”

    4) Select “Technology Preview”

    5) Complete the x64 Technology Preview Survey

    6) Select software to download (You have the choice of requesting a Media Kit)

    7) Select “Retrieve License code” to get a license code



    Note: Presentation Server 64-bit Technology Preview requires a license. Your license code will appear as an alphanumeric series consisting of five equal parts (i.e. MRX31-Y5NGP-T2MNW-TOHPQ-3G66B). Should you require support for licensing questions please contact Citrix Customer Care at 1-800-4CITRIX (1-800-424-8749).



    It is highly recommended that you consult the ReadMe, Getting Started Guide and FAQ documents available for download with the technology preview.



    Participation/Feedback:

    Citrix Technology Previews are not officially supported. However, Citrix provides an unsupported feedback forum to post questions and comments regarding the Technology Preview. Citrix welcomes and encourages discussion and feedback. To connect to the Presentation Server 64-bit Technology Preview forum, go to http://support.citrix.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=102





    Web Interface for SharePoint – WISP Technical Preview



    Description:

    Web Interface for SharePoint (WISP), a webpart for Microsoft® SharePoint, is now available as a Technology Preview. WISP leverages Citrix Presentation Server and SharePoint infrastructure to provide a single point of access to applications and content. WISP provides application enumeration and launching from a consistent User Interface and content association to launch content with the correct application in a Citrix Presentation Server environment.



    Requirements:

    WISP Technology Preview runs with Citrix Presentation Server 3.0 or Citrix Presentation Server 4.0.



    Expiration:

    WISP Technology Preview software expires January 31, 2006.



    Obtaining Technology Preview Software:

    To obtain the Technology Preview for WISP please follow these steps:

    1) Navigate and log on to www.mycitrix.com. If you do not know your user name or password, simply click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link and it will be emailed to you. If you are a new user, simply click on the “New User?” link and follow the registration process.

    2) Select “Downloads”

    3) Select “Citrix Presentation Server”

    4) Select “Technology Preview”

    5) Select “Web Interface SharePoint”, “Windows”, “English”



    Note: Administration and Deployment documents for the WISP Technology Preview are also available to download.



    Participation/Feedback:

    Citrix Technology Previews are not officially supported. However, Citrix provides an unsupported feedback forum to post questions and comments regarding the Technology Preview. Citrix welcomes and encourages discussion and feedback. To connect to the WISP Technology Preview forum, go to http://support.citrix.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=99





    Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Management 2005 - Technology Preview



    Description:

    Citrix has released a Technology Preview of a new management pack specifically designed for monitoring Citrix Presentation Servers from within the Microsoft® Operations Management (MOM) 2005 console. This new management pack specifically supports the new Operator Console introduced with MOM 2005. In a Citrix environment, the Operator Console state view allows the administrator to view the roles a server is providing and the status of particular services such as Citrix licensing server, data collector and farm metric server etc.



    Requirements:

    Management Pack for MOM 2005 Technology Preview runs with Citrix Presentation Server 3.0 Enterprise Edition or Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition.



    Expiration:

    Management Pack for MOM 2005 Technology Preview software has no expiration date.



    Obtaining Technology Preview Software:

    To obtain Management Pack for MOM 2005 Technology Preview please follow these steps:

    1) Navigate and log on to www.mycitrix.com. If you do not know your user name or password, simply click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link and it will be emailed to you. If you are a new user, simply click on the “New User?” link and follow the registration process.

    2) Select “Downloads”

    3) Select “Citrix Presentation Server”

    4) Select “Technology Preview”

    5) Select “Management Pack for MOM 2005”, “Windows”, “English”

    6) Complete the on-line End-User License Agreement (EULA). (Select the “Yes, I Agree” button, Click “Continue”)



    Note: FAQ and Readme documents are also available to download.



    Participation/Feedback:

    Citrix Technology Previews are not officially supported. However, Citrix provides an unsupported feedback forum to post questions and comments regarding the Technology Preview. Citrix welcomes and encourages discussion and feedback. To connect to the Management Pack for MOM 2005 Technology Preview forum, go to http://support.citrix.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=100





    Technology Preview for Project IRIS – ICA Record/ICA Surveillance



    Description:

    The Project IRIS (ICA Record / ICA Surveillance) Technology Preview release is intended to provide customers and partners an opportunity to evaluate a new Citrix technology. Project IRIS uses unique technology to capture user interaction with any application deployed via Citrix Presentation Server. An administrator can configure IRIS to record user sessions in compliance with established company policies and can then play back recorded sessions at a later time to review user activity at a playback console. All recorded sessions are retrievable based on application type, user ID and timeframe.



    The Technical Preview release enables Citrix to collect feedback from customers and partners as part of developing potential product plans. Project IRIS is still under investigation. Citrix has no current release plans for the technologies included in IRIS. Customer and partner feedback will help determine the future possibilities for the technologies in IRIS. Citrix recommends that you read all documentation available on the IRIS Technical Preview pages on www.MyCitrix before installing the components of Project IRIS.



    Requirements:

    · IRIS supports Citrix Presentation Server versions 3.0 and 4.0 and all clients version 6 and higher that support these two releases. IRIS supports all client access methods, including Web Interface, Access Gateway, PNAgent, etc.

    · Participants will be required to accept an End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) prior to downloading the Project IRIS software.

    · IRIS supports current Microsoft server platforms with latest service packs applied, e.g. Windows Server 2000 SP4 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. UNIX platforms and the Technology Preview of x64 Presentation Server are not supported in the IRIS Technology Preview



    Expiration:

    IRIS Technology Preview software expires on December 31, 2005. However, Citrix will continue to update customers and partners who have participated in the technology preview concerning our next steps with Project IRIS.



    Obtaining Technology Preview Software:

    To obtain the Technology Preview for Project IRIS please follow these steps:

    1) Navigate and log on to www.mycitrix.com. If you do not know your user name or password, simply click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link and it will be emailed to you. If you are a new user, simply click on the “New User?” link and follow the registration process.

    2) Select “Downloads”

    3) Select “Citrix Presentation Server”

    4) Select “Technology Preview”

    5) Select "Project IRIS"

    6) Select “Download Software”

    7) Complete the online survey

    Complete the on-line End-User License Agreement (EULA) (Select the “Yes, I Agree” button, Click “Continue”)

    9) Select “Media Download” to download the software



    Note: An Administrators Guide is also available for download.



    Participation/Feedback

    Project IRIS is not officially supported, however Citrix provides an unsupported feedback forum to post questions and comments regarding the Project IRIS. Citrix welcomes and encourages discussion and feedback. To connect to the Project IRIS Forum, go to http://support.citrix.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=98





    Technology Preview Disclaimer



    Citrix Systems Inc., makes available Technology Preview software “as is” and makes no representations or warranties related to any Technology Preview software release, or that its development efforts will be successful or that it will deliver any new version of any Technology Preview in any timeframe. Technology Preview software is not officially supported.



    Sincerely,

    The Citrix Alliance Partners Team
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14
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