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How to configure REAL Windows 7 themes in XenApp 6.5

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We have seen many tweets on articles such as http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133429  on how to configure Windows 7 themes in a shared hosted desktop scenario such as XenApp 6.5 However the issue with this article is it doesn't configure real "Windows 7" Windows 7 Themes. What this article describes is how to enable some Windows 7 like themes. This difference can be illustrated in the following two pictures taken from the Personalize applet from firstly a Windows 7 Machine and secondly a Windows 2008 XenApp 6.5 published desktop after completing the steps in the above Citrix Article.

AppSense DataNow, What is it?

AppSense have recently released various beta versions of their latest product DataNow, so what is it and what can it do for you and your organisation. Firstly, what is it? So AppSense market this using at least two catch phrases, "On premise data solution", and a "Data Broker". Locating your or your companies data in the cloud comes with risks: security, ownership, leakage etc. DataNow avoids those risks as it does not move any of your data to the cloud but rather enables cloud access to your data. This is where the ubiquity comes from. DataNow provides anywhere, anytime, any device access to your data where it is today, inside your organisations firewalls, protected, backed up and importantly still owned and controlled by you or your organisation.