Microsoft is offering a ‘test drive’ of Office 2007:
The test drive uses a Citrix Browser plug-in….
Citrix…the bane of my worklife…
Citrix… the product that two high profile IT companies could not get to work reliably on my network – whether on site or remotely (can somebody please explain to me why Citrix would be of *any* benefit to an office worker sitting 10 metres away from the primary domain controller????
Citrix… that resellers will push on to potential clients even if it doesn’t suit the client’s environment (after all, they have to maintain their sales levels, y’know)…
Citrix… which is easily replaced by Remote Web Workplace (“RWW”) in SBS networks. Look at my own situation – RWW is working just fine for our network but Citrix is not, because we’re having a few “issues” (translation: likely f**k ups by predecessors) that are stopping VPN from working. No VPN means no Citrix Remote Desktop. As my miracle man said, all we need to do is find the right spanner to hit the network with – damn it, we shouldn’t have to clean up such a mess (for what its worth, the new network is running as sweet as can be… so much pain was experienced while we persevered with Citrix…all that pain is gone now… all we have to do is get the Terminal Server for remote access and VPN sorted out).
RWW, on the other hand, just works via a Web browser. Just last night I used RWW to hook into my own office PC. I then used VNC to jump from that box to another machine that was having issues (the user needed to see what I was doing and not lose any work, yet at the same time I needed to control that box).. there’s no *way* Citrix can do that.
I don’t like Citrix… I don’t need Citrix… Citrix is simply an unnecessary complication – and that is *before* I start discussing and considering the security risks introduced by VPN.
Office 2007 test drive using Citrix is almost as bad as Bill Gates using a Macintosh as his primary computer [;)]