When working in technology there is a lot of value in try before you buy. However, some companies just have really great free tools that are invaluable to our technical work days. If you can simplify your work day wouldn’t you? So which tools are great and which ones are not? Where can you find the best tech freebies for your enterprise environment? The following list is a great place to start, and also check back once in awhile as I expect to update this list often.
eG Enterprise Express Free Logon Simulator for Citrix and VMware Horizon – Are your Citrix/VDI end-users complaining of slow logon? Use this free logon simulator to proactively monitor logon performance and application availability, and diagnose slowdowns before your end-users are affected!
Goliath Performance Monitor Free Trial for Monitoring & Troubleshooting the End-User Experience – With a free 30 day trial, learn how to anticipate, troubleshoot, and document your end-user performance issues regardless of where workloads, applications, or users are located.
Microsoft WVD Cost Calculator and Whitepaper – This online cost estimator for Microsoft WVD is within the free Introduction to Microsoft WVD Whitepaper by Liquidware. This Whitepaper provides an overview of WVD and a historical perspective of the evolution of Windows desktops – especially multi-session Windows. This paper was authored by industry veterans who have been actively involved in multi-session Windows desktop computing since its inception in the early 1990s.
Stratusphere UX – Know your Windows users’ experience ratings at a glance with this free fully functioning 15-day trial. When users complain that their Windows user experience is less than satisfactory often it’s difficult to put your finger on the root cause. Now you can try Stratusphere UX for free to determine your users’ current level of user experience and quickly get to the root cause of any negative performance trends. With this free trial you’ll be able to diagnose log login times, slow application response times, IOPS storm spikes, and overall negative user experience. Download here.
Is your Citrix monitoring ready for Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x – With the EOL of XenApp 6.5, organizations across the world are migrating to the latest version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7. This upgrade comes with radical changes to Citrix architecture, configuration, policies, protocols and deployment models. With so many changes in effect, traditional methods of monitoring may no longer be viable. Your monitoring solution should be ready to adapt to the new enhancements in the 7.x product line.
SolarWinds® AppOptics™ Dev Edition is a free version of the SaaS-based SolarWinds AppOptics infrastructure and application performance management (APM) solution. AppOptics Dev Edition is well-suited for development environments to test, optimize, and troubleshoot custom applications before they go live in production operations.
IGEL Workspace Edition contains all the essential elements for highly secure, powerful, and easy to manage ultra-thin endpoint computing. It includes IGEL OS, the platform-independent software that can turn any compatible x86-64 device into a highly secure, fully managed IGEL software-defined endpoint. It also includes IGEL’s Universal Management Suite (UMS) software with a singular focus on enabling easy and secure endpoint management and control.
IGEL UD Pocket Combined with IGEL Workspace Edition, the UD Pocket is a powerful integrated solution for evolving workspace environments. No larger than a paper clip, UD Pocket offers high performance and enables remote and mobile workers access to cloud services, server-based computing applications or virtual desktops.
The more tech freebies I find for you, the more I will add to this list! Enjoy!