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Citrix Cloud Portal Services Manager–Videos


citrix_cloudFebruary last year (2011) Citrix announced that they had acquired the company called EMS Cortex. EMS Cortex makes a web based control panel that integrates into a lot of different Microsoft and Citrix products and easies the administration and provisioning of services within these products, which includes Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Web hosting, SQL Server, DNS, RDS, MS CRM, Hyper-V and XenApp.


The EMS Cortex control panel is now part of the Citrix product suite and has been renamed to “Citrix Cloud Portal Service Manager

The acquisition is a part of Citrix’s cloud strategy and the fact that they have seen a big potential in delivering software for the service providers out there. Since the acquisition I have been following with a great deal of curiosity how and when Citrix will make this a part of there product suite, because there are no doubt that all the Citrix CSP’s will benefit a lot from this acquisition if the price will be right.

Also it’s really exciting to see how Citrix will connect/integrate all there products together into one big cloud framework which now include the following products: Cloud Portal Service Manager, Cloud Gateway, Cloud Bridge, (Cloud Stack/Open Stack), ShareFile (Follow me data).

Almost a year after the acquisition Citrix is finally ready with there first version of Cloud Portal Service manager, which properly don’t have that many new features but most of all is just a rebranded version of EMS Cortex control panel, but this most likely change in the future and we will properly see integrations coming this year to more Citrix products and new Microsoft products.

With this new release Citrix has published 13 videos which explains how to deploy and configure Cloud Portal Service Manager, they are all available at CitrixTV and I have listed them here:

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Office 365 Related Session Recordings Available from TechEd NA 2011

With inspiration from Henrik Walther’s Exhange blog post here is a list of the all the Office 365 related sessions from TechEd NA 2011. I have not seen them all, but I will try get though the most of them the next couple of weeks :-)

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