Stratodesk Named Citrix Ready Partner of the Month

Citrix Partner of the Month

Stratodesk is very proud to have been named by Citrix® as Citrix Ready® Partner of the Month for November 2017. Since 2010, Stratodesk has provided  technology solutions that enable system administrators to manage their XenApp and XenDesktop endpoint devices more efficiently. Stratodesk leverages the Citrix infrastructure by providing an additional level of endpoint security, a higher ROI and increased performance.

NoTouch OS (with Citrix Receiver) for PCs, laptops and thin clients as well as a versatile management solution, NoTouch Center,  for endpoints in a Citrix environment  have been verified for Citrix HDX ready for XenApp and XenDesktop. In addition, Stratodesk is the software provider of the HDX Ready Pi, making the Raspberry Pi platform enterprise ready and VDI with Citrix accessible on ultra low-cost hardware.

Stratodesk NoTouch Desktop unifies and standardizes all Citrix endpoints (x86 and Rasperry Pi/Citrix HDX ready Pi) and delivers unchallenged deployment and management options.

Key benefits include:

  • One OS and one management solution for all physical Citrix endpoints (X86 and Citrix HDXready Pi)
  • Increased performance due to Full HDX support: Flash Redirection, Skype for Business. H.264
  • Full configurability of all Citrix Receiver Settings through NoTouch Center, the highly scalable easy to use management suite with asset tracking, reporting engine, user roles, certificate handling

“The Citrix Ready Program is a valued platform for customers looking for verified partner solutions that will truly enrich their Citrix environment,” said Emanuel Pirker, CEO at Stratodesk. “We are very proud to be named Citrix Ready Partner of the Month November 2017 and look forward to many more years of partnering with Citrix on the delivery of cutting-edge solutions, especially on the HDX ready Pi, that will advance the adoption and use of Citrix solutions worldwide.”

NoTouch 2.40.2256 – Huawei FusionAccess Client 1.6.1000

One reason why NoTouch OS is the leading VDI endpoint operating system and why NoTouch is loved so much by sys admins is the fact, that NoTouch supports a vast amount of connection options and applications. Whatever company decision is made, VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle or a mix of two or more, with Stratodesk NoTouch administrators are always on the safe side and never find themselves in a cul-de-sac, stuck with one protocol or application. Besides Citrix Receiver, VMware Horizon View Client, RDP, Oracle Secure Desktop Client and many, many others Stratodesk added support for the Huawei FusionAccess Client 1.6.1000 in NoTouch 2.40.2256, giving system administrators one more possibility for instant access to secure and cloud based infrastructure and applications.

In addition to that, NoTouch 2.40.2256 comes with support for dual monitors on the RaspberryPi with Citrix and various updates e.g. Parallels RAS client, Oracle SDG Client, Firefox, and improvements such as a better certificate handling and improved OpenVPN configurations.

More information about the software update can be found in the release notes in our download portal. As always, we suggest updating to the most current NoTouch Center and Virtual Appliance as well to fully benefit from all the improvements made.

The new software versions (OS, Center and VA) are available for customers with current update subscription in our download portal. If you have questions feel free to reach out to us at any time.

 

KRACK Attack – Have you heard?

You’ve already heard of KRACK, a severe flaw in the encryption protocols used by nearly all modern Wi-Fi networks that could let attackers hijack encrypted traffic, steal passwords and even inject malware into Wi-Fi devices.

KRACK, or Key Reinstallation Attack, affects all OS platforms, including most Linux distributions. Fortunately in NoTouch OS we had our own compiled version of the WiFi stack software wpa_supplicant and we were not able to run any successful attacks in our lab. However, we strongly urge our customers to upgrade!

We also strongly urge you to patch your WiFi equipment. Get patches from Cisco and all these vendors. Make sure also your Windows systems are patched. In any case, make sure things are patched properly!

Our developers have reacted fast, updated our code and replaced the basis for our builds with the very latest fully patched version of wpa_supplicant. The latest NoTouch 2.40.2256 and all following builds will include all these patches that were made to mitigate KRACK.

The patched version NoTouch 2.40.2256 is available for our customers in our download portal. Additionally, we strongly recommend that customers update their management virtual appliances constantly, as is described in our Knowledge Base.

New, Fresh Look – NoTouch 2.40.2144 with Updated User Interface

“Most beautiful, fresh, clean and even easier to navigate and use” … this is only some of the amazingly positive feedback we got from Stratodesk administrators that beta tested the new graphical user interface. After many weeks of development and design work it is finally here and we are now very proud to present NoTouch 2.40.2144 with our most appealing user interface ever.
But not only NoTouch OS got a complete design overhaul, NoTouch Center (4.2.398) and the Stratodesk VA present themselves completely redesigned. Same look and feel no matter, if you are using the local GUI on one of your devices or NoTouch Center and the VA to configure your client network. And did you know, that NoTouch Center is the only client management solution on the market that allows you to manage PCs, Thin Clients, laptops and Raspberry Pi devices altogether. Another fact we are really proud of.

Take a look at the screenshots below to see the new stunning design of all three products:

NoTouch OS – local GUI
NoTouch OS – local GUI
NoTouch Center
NoTouch Center
NoTouch Center
Stratodesk Virtual Appliance
Stratodesk Virtual Appliance

Besides the new GUI design NoTouch 2.40.2144 features the latest Citrix Receiver 13.7.0.1027692x and the most current VMware Horizon View Client 4.6.0-6617224 as well as  the addition of the Chromium browser (at the moment in experimental stage).

Get NoTouch Desktop with the new updated GUI design now and enjoy the refreshed look. The new software versions (OS, Center and VA) are available for customers with current update subscription in our download portal. If you have questions feel free to reach out to us at any time.

 

Stratodesk Rocked VMworld Europe

The Stratodesk team literally rocked VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Our tradeshow team was booked basically day to night all three days. With on-site tech demos of our endpoint OS and management solution NoTouch Desktop, awesome talks about the Stratodesk approach of leveraging existing gear and adding, beside standard hardware, new low cost devices like Intel NUCs or Raspberry PIs to the mix, as well as old and new customers and partners dropping by to chat about great experiences with Stratodesk and future project, our booth was always packed.

We really enjoy to change the way our customers use their desktops today. Stratodesk NoTouch Desktop offers a more secure, easier and more reliable way to use existing and new devices in a VDI environment like VMware or Citrix.  But even more important than that, Stratodesk gives system administrators with NoTouch Center an extremely user-friendly tool to update, configure and monitor their devices from one central location. Together with enterprise grade features like asset tracking, reporting, scripting or a free, pre-configured PXE server for easy roll-out and network boot NoTouch Center leaves admins more time for new project and important tasks.

Just take a look at some of NoTouch Center’s features:

  • Support for numerous operating system
  • Pre-Installed in the Stratodesk Virtual Appliance
  • Cloud Deployment option
  • Group based administration and Inheritance of Settings
  • Browser Based
  • Uniform User Interface
  • Multi-User Support and Rights Management
  • Real-time Device Monitoring and Tactical Overview
  • Reporting Tool
  • Asset Tracking and Peripheral Inventory
  • Scripting Engine
  • Remote Helpdesk
  • And much more

Our team had a lot of fun working our booth raffle for a Parrot Drone. Congratulation to the lucky winner, Rob de Hoog.

If by any chance a polar bear showed up in you company after the show, he probably came from our booth and don’t get jealous if you see one of your colleagues with a cool Stratodesk T-Shirt. There are still some opportunities to see us this fall in Europe and take home some cool Stratodesk swag:

VMUG UserCon Italy: 14/11/2017

VMUG UserCon UK: 16/11/2017

We hope to see you at one of the coming events.

 

Come See us at VMworld Europe in Barcelona!

VMworld Europe in Barcelona is only a couple days away.  If you are heading to Barcelona don’t miss to stop at our booth #E613. We are waiting for you!

Innovative, Enterprise-ready Client Management

Stratodesk will be showcasing the newest features of its endpoint OS and client management suite NoTouch Desktop in booth E613 of the Solutions Exchange. We are especially looking forward to present to partners and customers Stratodesk’s award-winning, highly scalable and extremely user-friendly endpoint management solution NoTouch Center, that can reduce costs, increase security, and improve manageability of their VMware VDI and hosted desktop deployments.

All new: Stratodesk OS on Raspberry Pi

Schedule a free demo of the newest version of NoTouch Desktop working on a Raspberry Pi device and experience how NoTouch OS transforms a Raspberry Pi into a high-performance and ultra-configurable, enterprise-ready solution.

Slots for our demos fill up fast, but you can reserve your space right now! Our team will be in touch to confirm your slot.
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Come visit us at booth #E613 at the VMworld Solutions Exchange from  September 11-14, 2017 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. We can’t wait to see you!

VMworld US is still the place to be

The attendance of thousands of IT people from all over the county at VMworld US 2017 in Las Vegas made it clear that VMworld is still the place to be for IT professionals to fuel their passion in virtualization and VMware, to check out the latest products and technologies demonstrated and showcased in the Solutions Exchange and to get an idea about new emerging industry trends.

It was an amazing show for Stratodesk. The Stratodesk team welcomed thousands of visitors to the booth for great conversations, in-deep tech demos or to pick up one of Stratodesk famous polar bear shirts, cool polar bear keychains or the gadget of the year: a Stratodesk fidget spinner. Weather you stopped by for a meeting, a demo or just to say hi and chat with us about our products and offerings, there was never a dull moment at booth #1130.

So what you could see in the booth?

We always knew that a simple but powerful central management is the key to successfully deploy and use one unified thin OS on any kind of hardware. Therefore it  was a special pleasure for us  to present Stratodesk’s award-winning, highly scalable and extremely user-friendly endpoint management solution NoTouch Center, that can reduce costs, increase security, and improve manageability of their VMware VDI and hosted desktop deployments.

Just take a look at some of NoTouch Center’s features:

  • Support for numerous operating system
  • Pre-Installed in the Stratodesk Virtual Appliance
  • Cloud Deployment option
  • Group based administration and Inheritance of Settings
  • Browser Based
  • Uniform User Interface
  • Multi-User Support and Rights Management
  • Real-time Device Monitoring and Tactical Overview
  • Reporting Tool
  • Asset Tracking and Peripheral Inventory
  • Scripting Engine
  • Remote Helpdesk
  • And much more

Craving for Raspberry Pi(e)? – Stratodesk got you covered!

We presented the newest version of  NoTouch OS working on Raspberry Pi devices. Attendees experienced live how NoTouch Desktop transforms a Raspberry Pi into a high-performance and ultra-configurable, enterprise-ready solution.
Just reach out to us if you want to test NoTouch on the Raspberry Pi platform! And for testing NoTouch on any kind of x86 hardware, register for a free download.

The next show is already around the corner. We are looking forward to seeing you soon at VMworld Europe in Barcelona!

 

Looking Forward to Seeing you at VMworld US

Join us  at this year’s VMworld US in the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Taking place from August 27—31, 2017, VMworld brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology.

Innovative, Enterprise-ready Client Management

Stratodesk will be showcasing the newest features of its endpoint OS and client management suite NoTouch Desktop in booth 1130 of the Solutions Exchange. We are especially looking forward to present to partners and customers Stratodesk’s award-winning, highly scalable and extremely user-friendly endpoint management solution NoTouch Center, that can reduce costs, increase security, and improve manageability of their VMware VDI and hosted desktop deployments.

All new: Stratodesk OS on Raspberry Pi

Schedule a demo of the newest version of NoTouch Desktop working on a Raspberry Pi device and experience how NoTouch OS transforms a Raspberry Pi into a high-performance and ultra configurable, enterprise ready solution. Reserve your demo spot right now!

Stratodesk Solutions that will be on display at VMworld US 2017: NoTouch Center, NoTouch OS, Stratodesk Virtual Appliance. Stratodesk will be also handing out free licenses of OS and management at the booth to qualified attendees.

2017 will mark the fifth  year for Stratodesk at VMworld US, and there’s a good reason why! NoTouch Desktop is THE endpoint operating OS and management solution for any VMware Horizon View environment. NoTouch Desktop helps educational institutions, governmental and military branches, health care providers and large and small companies alike not only save big on hardware costs, but also manage their VDI network simply and securely.

Get excited and visit us at booth 1130 in the exhibitor hall. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Schedule a meeting with us or experience the capabilities of NoTouch Desktop by downloading our free trial.

 

NoTouch OS 2.40.1984: Service update

What makes NoTouch unbeatable? You always have a choice. An update like 2.40.1984 brings important improvements, but if you don’t want to update, no pressure! There is nothing really urgent about it. Unlike Windows endpoints where you constantly have to update, you can take it easy when using NoTouch.

NoTouch 2.40.1984 makes something good even better. Citrix Receiver 13.6, the latest one released by Citrix, on all supported platforms including Raspberry Pi. Several functionality and stability upgrades make this the best NoTouch ever.

More information about the software update can be found in the release notes in our download portal. As always, we suggest updating to the most current NoTouch Center and Virtual Appliance as well to fully benefit from all the improvements made.

The new software versions (OS, Center and VA) are available for customers with current update subscription in our download portal. If you have questions feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Citrix Receiver 13.6: NoTouch OS 2.40.1968

Brand-new: Citrix Receiver 13.6 was just released, and so is NoTouch OS 2.40.1968. Together with its sister release 2.40.1964 it forms the most stable, most awesome NoTouch OS yet.

More information about the software update can be found in the release notes in our download portal. As always, we suggest updating to the most current NoTouch Center and Virtual Appliance as well to fully benefit from all the improvements made.

The new software versions (OS, Center and VA) are available for customers with current update subscription in our download portal. If you have questions feel free to reach out to us at any time.