Quocirca is always pleased to see innovation from the UK IT sector and, over the years, IT security has produced many successful companies, often eventually acquired by US giants. Quocirca’s March 2016 Computer Weekly buyer’s guide on external identity management focussed mainly on US vendors, which dominate the identity and access management (IAM) market. However, there was one UK company covered in the report, ProofID which remains independent and continues to innovate.
Topics: Identity and Access Management
Moderated by Dr. Benny Tritsch, this joint webinar with FSLogix Technical Alliance Partner DeviceTRUST, provides a deep dive into context aware endpoint devices and their effect on dynamic license management and application access control when combined with FSLogix. In other words, deviceTRUST provides monitoring of endpoints through context awareness and uses policy/admin defined triggers that provide FSLogix Apps the ability to control application access on those endpoint devices in virtual sessions. WATCH NOW
As many of you know, after 21 years in the industry, this past July I left the daily grind of blogging and being an industry analyst on BrianMadden.com. When asked “What will you do next?”, I answered, “I don’t know.” (Because really, I didn’t know!)
The recent global distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against large chunks of the global internet used consumer IP cams as a part of the bot net that generated the network traffic. The massive growth in the use of cameras for home security, nature watching and so on means that there are millions of such devices attached to home networks, creating part of the ‘consumer’ internet of things (IoT). These are generally far from being dumb devices, however – the majority come with a version of Linux as an operating system. Anyone getting access to that base operating system can do a lot with such devices.
Let’s make one thing clear; context awareness is one of the most important topics in the IT landscape today. Without context awareness, IT departments cannot fulfill the requirements of their customers (means users) and the security and compliance requirements of their business. Not considering this fact may result in a disadvantage over the competition and in worst case it costs the business money.
FSLogix is opening registration for the next version of Office 365 Container. This release is focused on enabling Windows Search database roaming, to support Outlook's search capability for Citrix XenApp/RDSH environments.
If your users need search on RDSH, or your organization is using Office 365 with virtual desktops, sign up for our beta program to get early access to code, prerelease blog approval, and automatic registration for participation prizes. If this is something that could help your organization, act now, because our last two beta's closed early due to the high response rate.
"FSLogix gives us true cached Exchange mode through its Office 365 Container. Our Outlook launch times went from several minutes to seconds. We also saw a dramatic improvement in the ongoing performance issues when navigating within Outlook such as opening a new email and composing an email, replying to an email, and switching to the calendar. FSLogix removed the roadblock that Cherry Health had reached with its Office 365 migration." -- Tim Riegler, Cherry Health
There is all sort of potential for IoT-related (Internet of Things) applications to streamline business processes and provide new ways of interacting with customers. This was recognised by a cross section of industry sectors surveyed in a new Quocirca report that covered the UK and German speaking region (European Perceptions, Preparedness and Strategies for IoT Security, Oct 2016). 68% said the IoT was already having an impact or would do soon.
A bit more than two weeks ago I presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great tools and add-on products provided by community fellows. I actually felt like the anchor of a news show walking people through some real-world use cases. After my session, I received emails asking me for more details regarding the tools. Here we go…
One problem that caused me a little headache for some days where the corrupted OST files of a customer of mine that uses Office365 / Exchange Online on top of a non-persistent (MCS) XenApp Desktop environment. One of my earlier challenges were to level the old performance with the performance they used to have before with the on-premises Exchange 2010 mail server setup. As you probably know already, Office365 is cloud based, what makes the client performance depending on the internet connection instead on the LAN, and Outlook Cache Mode a required then recommended option to configure.