10 Useful features that can be added with your Custom Citrix/RD Web Interfaces
These are some useful features you can keep in mind when you brand your Citrix Storefront or Citrix Web interface or . There are so many features you can think based on your organization needs however these are 10 generic and useful features you can think of. Dart Innovations can help you add these value added features and enhance your user experience with your custom branded interfaces.
The announcements module can be implemented in both log-in and after log-in pages. Our custom IAdmin module gives you ability to post your announcements with an easy to use interface. You can post your announcements in your preferred order and with custom dates. Our HTML editor on the IAdmin post announcement page will give you ability to format your content like font, styles, color, hyperlinks and lot more. This editor helps you present your content in your own customized way. The announcement module is very useful when you want to convey some important messages such as an event, your awards, your new moves/migrations, new policies, upcoming holidays, maintenance schedules and lot more.
We can say it as bookmark utility or index of useful resources. Our custom IAdmin interface provides ability to post links with icons, hyperlinks and titles for it. We can add more custom fields based on your interests such as descriptions or notes or anything you need. This links module is generally useful when you want to index your company’s web resources for easy reference. For example your organization uses different web tools such as CRM, accounts package, time sheet management, learning resources, document system etc which you can list inside the Citrix Web Interface as a widget format. This links module provide click and go benefit for your users/staffs to their daily tools, search utilities or libraries.
This feature let’s your users to book mark their applications into a separate Tab called favorites, that is more like the browser’s book marking utility. IAdmin module let’s the admin to display default favorites in group based manner. User can add/remove/delete their own favorites and list them in their preferred order. This feature is more useful when a user likes to group his frequently using applications in a separate Tab for quick reference.
Documents is a utility that provides you ability to post useful documents for your users. Administrator can post the documents on AD group based from our custom interface manager (IAdmin). You can post documents with an icon, title, description and version number. In addition we can provide any custom fields based on your interests. Admin can add/edit/delete and sort the documents order at any time. This useful feature let’s you share your documents like training materials, user guides, reports, company handbooks or other manuals among your users in a group based manner.
Let’s say you want to provide a centralized place to distribute your corporate tools, utilities, software patches or desktop clients, our downloads module let’s you do this within your custom Citrix or RD Web interfaces. You can upload any format of applications, executable files, compressed zip files or any other formats from the IAdmin module and distribute them to your uses in a group based manner. Same like documents you can upload your files with Title, description, version number and notes.
Alerts is a similar kind of utility like announcements but forces the user to read it at least once. It pops up after log-in hence the user must read and mark as read, until it keeps popping up each time the user logs in. Alerts can be posted from IAdmin. As like other utilities interface manager has options to add/edit/delete an alert. This feature is useful when a company wants to notify their new policies and force the users to agree/disagree. It is also useful when you want to force your staffs or a group of users to notify about some maintenance schedules or force them to finish up some tasks urgently.
Active Directory Integration
We can add a little block of information in your custom interface which will have Active directory information about the logged in user. Last logged in time, Email id, Phone, Title, Department and Company are some useful information to display on the page.
Client Information Module
Same like AD info module it is another tiny utility. It displays the client name, client IP, ICA client version and web interface server name. The custom block can be added anywhere in the interface like even on the footer bar.
Integration of Social Widgets
Integrate your facebook wall or twitter timeline feeds into the interface. Admin can configure the facebook account or twitter account from the Interface Manger. RSS feeds can also be integrated in the same way.
Email integration is another feature in which we integrate your exchange server OWA interface. We do SSO with your outlook web app URL using the logged in AD user credentials. We can open your outlook web app interface in a separate tab or in a separate browser page or in a light box within the interface.
Apart from the above features there are still more features such as Videos Tab, Integrated Inbox widget (gmail, yahoo etc), calendar, world clocks, weather, blog posts and lot more. These features in general can be integrated with your custom Citrix Storefront, Citrix Web Interface and with MS Remote Desktop Web Access Interfaces.
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