Chapter 1. Getting Started with XenApp 6

Citrix XenApp is now the leader of application virtualization or application delivery. Several years ago, back when the word Virtualization didn't exist, people used to talk about application hosting. Citrix was founded in 1989 and they developed the first successful product in 1993 called WinView. It provided remote access to DOS and Windows 3.1 applications on a multiuser platform. Citrix licensed Microsoft's Windows NT 3.51 source code from Microsoft; and in 1995, they shipped a multiuser version of Windows NT based on MultiWin engine, known as WinFrame. This allowed multiple users to logon and execute applications on a WinFrame server. Citrix in 1996 licensed the MultiWin technology to Microsoft, establishing ...

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