FSLogix Office 365 and Profile Containers with Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS) - Better Together!

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Oct 18, 2018 9:07:57 AM

Nutanix is one of the big hypervisor players in the Enterprise Cloud market. The VDILIKEAPRO State of the Union showed results that Nutanix is the number one upcoming replacement for current hypervisors, even beating out those considering moving on-premises workloads to the public cloud!

Nutanix delivers a complete scale-out file system, called Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS) next to their Acropolis Hypervisor Server product. With AFS it’s very easy and straightforward to create, setup, and deploy a complete redundant fileserver cluster to store, for instance your FSLogix Office 365 and Profile Containers. In this blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how Nutanix and FSLogix are working better together.

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Topics: Nutanix, Acropolis File Services, FSLogix Office 365 Container, FSLogix Profile Container

Office 365 and Profile Container now include FSLogix Cloud Cache technology with Azure Page Blob support!

Posted by Gabe Knuth on Oct 5, 2018 4:06:24 PM

Back in May, we announced Cloud Cache, a revolutionary new technology that allows companies to store user profiles in multiple locations at the same time, on-premises or in the cloud. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Cloud Cache has been released, and that it’s included in FSLogix Profile Container and Office 365 Container!

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Topics: Cloud Cache, User Profiles, profile containers, Office 365, Office 365 Containers

Microsoft announces Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure

Posted by Brandon Lee on Oct 2, 2018 1:03:41 PM

Microsoft lit the kindling at Ignite when they announced Windows Virtual Desktop, which is a "cloud-based service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience, optimized for Office 365 ProPlus, and includes free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale Windows and Office on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance." 

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Topics: Microsoft 365, Azure, Virtual desktops, Windows 10, Office 365

Using FSLogix Cloud Cache for Office 365 deployments

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 18, 2018 12:19:09 PM

Office 365 adoption is growing at an unprecedented rate. As organizations make the transition to Office 365, they inevitably encounter some pitfalls associated with enabling all of the functionality and performance of applications such as Outlook.

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Topics: Office 365, Outlook, Cloud Cache, VDI

Time to finally get rid of those Outlook PST Files with Office 365, PST Migrator, and FSLogix

Posted by Chad Baker on Sep 18, 2018 11:42:19 AM

PST files, otherwise known as Microsoft Outlook data files, have been in-use for over 20 years.  Once the redeemers of under-sized Exchange mailboxes, they now create headaches for IT storage, security, messaging, and support teams.

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Topics: Office 365, Outlook, PST Migrator

FSLogix Company News: Expanded Advisory Board and employee accolades

Posted by Gabe Knuth on Sep 7, 2018 9:47:35 AM

One of my roles since joining FSLogix has been to build up and leverage a top-notch Technical Advisory Board. Today, FSLogix is proud to announce that we’ve added Shane Kleinert, Aaron Parker, James Rankin, and Joe Shonk to a group that already consists of Jarian Gibson, Tim Mangan, and Ian Parker. Personally, I'm a huge fan of each of these people, and we're very fortunate to be able to work more closely with them.

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Topics: FSLogix

Clive Longbottom: MSPs need to think beyond physical security

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Aug 28, 2018 10:29:36 AM

As an MSP, you probably spend a lot of time making sure that your platform is secure — using long, complex passwords and (hopefully) two-factor authentication wherever possible; specifically named superuser accounts, rather than general shared sysadmin ones; heuristic-based anti-malware tools; and so on.

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Topics: MSP, security, DLP, DRM

FSLogix Profile Containers and PolicyPak - Better Together!

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Aug 21, 2018 10:49:33 AM

The two most critical components of a successful implementation, are control and user experience. Whether considering Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenApp (Multi-User) and XenDesktop (Single-User) or VMware Horizon, when you combine a native user experience with Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) profile technology and a broad set of configuration settings, you create limitless configuration possibilities for your IT administrators and settings for your end-users.

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Topics: PolicyPak, FSLogix Profile Container, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, VHD

How to use Office 365 Containers with Microsoft UPD to roam OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, and Search on remote desktops

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Aug 16, 2018 9:53:32 AM

Are you using User Profile Disks (UPD) in your Remote Desktop Services environment? Do you want to extend that with the support for Outlook Search roaming, OneDrive, and SharePoint for Business in your Virtual Desktop environment? Did this all make you curious? Please read the rest of the blog.

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Topics: FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, UPD, Microsoft, Outlook, Remote Desktops, Cloud Cache

Expanding and sharing Cloud knowledge - by joining the VDILIKEAPRO and Parallels VIPP community programs

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Aug 7, 2018 10:46:25 AM

Working for FSLogix Inc. as Cloud Architect and Evangelist for around almost 3 months now (yes, time flies when you’re having fun!) - has been a great and fun ride from a personal and business perspective, and it’s just all the beginning of something… Ok, let’s do a summary of the last three months. Wrote some cool content, been involved with some significant game-changing new products – engaged with some large enterprise customers ending up doing some mind-blowing presentations and demos on our Digital Workspace products – It’s always amazing to see the enthusiasm of a customer after seeing our technology.

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Topics: cloud, EUC, VDI

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