Dual Monitor Support With Citrix Workspace
As businesses move toward a hybrid work environment, it’s paramount for your employees to access the tools, applications, and data they need to do their jobs effectively. With that, it’s equally (if not more) critical to ensure the proper security measures are in place, so your employees can use these resources from anywhere without putting your business at risk.
As organizations look to achieve greater agility and control, many are shifting to the cloud. But it’s not always an easy task to make a successful transition, especially when it comes to the complexity of managing public cloud resources alongside on-premises workloads and infrastructure. With a cloud-ready digital workspace like Citrix Workspace to smooth your migration, you can keep your employees productive and your data secure—all while significantly simplifying your IT management.
Citrix Workspace offers an easy-to-use, collaborative workspace that enables employees to use the tools they need from any location and device while also safeguarding critical business resources and information, making it the most flexible solution available to date.
What is Citrix Workspace?
Citrix Workspace is a unified digital workspace, offering the most complete and integrated Workspace to enable people to securely access their web apps, SaaS, Windows, Linux and mobile app, desktop, and files from anywhere using any device. It brings all apps (SaaS, Virtual, Mobile, Linux/Windows), content (On-Prem, Cloud), and devices (PC/Mobile, IOT) together in a single cloud-based interface. This also includes resources that are not Citrix resources, such as SaaS apps. No need to worry about which products to have, as they are all integrated into Workspace.
Dual Monitor Support for Citrix Workspace
Citrix Workspace supports dual monitors. However, when you log in to the Citrix Workspace app, it may default to only using a single monitor. Here are the steps to expand your session to use more than one monitor.
- Launch your published desktop
- Position the VDI Desktop on both available monitors
- Click the down arrow at the top of your desktop screen (Desktop Viewer)
- Then choose Full Screen
- Your Virtual Desktop will refresh and will be expanded to both screens.
The easiest way to get span the Citrix Workspace App over all of the monitors is first to have the Citrix Workspace App running in window mode, so not full screen on one screen. Then you enlarge that window, so it spans the other monitors.
You can first try the two external monitors. If you enlarge the window, you need to make sure it covers at least half of the screens you want it full screen on. Then maximize the Citrix Workspace App again. The easiest way is by clicking the Full-Screen button in the Citrix Workspace App toolbar on the top. It should now run full screen on multiple monitors.
Benefits of Using Citrix Workspace
Citrix Workspace provides a secure way to access your everyday tools and SaaS applications while working outside of the office. This allows you to reap the full benefits of a remote workforce with few to no limitations.
1. Secure Sensitive Data
As technology becomes more advanced, so do hackers. Security threats are at an all-time high, and unfortunately, this will only keep growing as hackers, phishing attempts, and ransomware tactics become more sophisticated. When sourcing cloud services from multiple vendors, inconsistent security policies and fragmented access can leave you vulnerable to attack. Research shows that external attacks on cloud accounts in recent years have increased by 630%.
Citrix Workspace’s single sign-on access to all SaaS and web apps makes it remarkably easy to monitor and manage risk across vendors and keep data secure, while secure browsing keeps your data safe from browser-based attacks. It also allows IT administrators to automatically restrict activities like copying, pasting, printing, and downloading any time the risk of data exfiltration is high.
2. Increase Productivity
Citrix Workspace’s intelligent capabilities boost worker productivity by streamlining work and giving employees time back to focus on meaningful work. Your employees can easily interact with all apps and content in one place, regardless of where it’s stored. And with a cloud-ready network made possible by Citrix SD-WAN, you can set policies to prioritize bandwidth for specific applications to ensure people can keep working without interruption. Your remote and branch users will experience the same level of performance and reliability, no matter where they work or which workloads they’re using.
3. Promotes Collaboration
Consistent communication allows your employees to brainstorm, problem-solve, share feedback, and work together to accomplish great things for your business. Citrix Workspace includes Citrix Content Collaboration, making it even easier for employees to access their documents and files, no matter where they’re stored. With connectors to OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more, workers can access files through a single interface (Citrix Workspace), improving the employee experience and simplifying IT management. Users can collaborate on all documents, such as network shares or third-party cloud repositories, directly within their native file viewer, in a virtualized desktop, or within Workspace.
Citrix Workspace integration with Microsoft Teams further enhances your team’s productivity. Citrix Workspace microapp actions can be forwarded from the Citrix Workspace app to Microsoft Teams (users or channels) by the user or automatically when configured by the IT administrator.
4. Save on Hardware Costs
As with any virtual solution, Citrix Workspace provides sustainability and cost-efficiency for your business. It supports multi-session virtualization, which supports more users with less computing power. In fact, on-premise hardware costs reduce significantly—if they don’t become entirely obsolete—which means you can focus your budget and efforts on more important things. The scalability of Citrix Workspace, along with other Citrix services, means you only pay for what you use. This helps you cut unnecessary costs for unused computing power.
Citrix Support In Philadelphia
At Menark Technologies we understand how important it is to work from anywhere. We specialize in supporting Citrix environments for our Philadelphia clients. Citrix’s pioneering technology offers our clients the ultimate end-to-end approach to secure application delivery across any network, empowering them to work with seamless and secure access to their business wherever they go and on whatever device they choose to use. Why not make use of a team that not only knows how to fix Citrix issues but also builds and manages environments that scale. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Citrix support engineers. Thanks to our friends at Mathe, a Citrix partner for their help with the information in this article.
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