Roaming Profiles - What works on the latest Windows Update?

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 27, 2016 12:49:49 PM

Concern around the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update 1607, has brought about numerous questions that James Rankin, the AppSense Bigot, seeks to answer in his blog series, "Everything you wanted to know about virtualizing, optimizing and managing Windows 10...but were afraid to ask."

In his recent edition, which focuses primarily on roaming, James states, "For the record, most Windows 10 settings roam fine, but the main one that we've all been struggling with is the Start Menu. And this is really annoying, because the Start Menu is the first thing that the user generally interacts with when they use a Windows 10 desktop, and possibly the most "in your face" part of the new OS features."

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Topics: roaming profiles, The AppSense Bigot, User Profiles, Windows 10

FSLogix CMO, Brad Rowland, Honored as “Volunteer of the Year” at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

Posted by Brad Rowland on Sep 26, 2016 11:11:41 AM

CDOC Volunteers Honored at Annual Banquet

Canon City, CO:  “The Colorado Department of Corrections is like a jigsaw puzzle; a single missing piece leaves it unfinished.  Without any one of you, we would not be complete.  You promote rehabilitation, personal growth, character development and provide hope.  Your unique skills, talents, and strengths are a perfect fit with us.”  This was the opening statement made by Volunteer Coordinator for CTCF, Lt. Linda Worthen at the 2016 Annual Volunteer Banquet.

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Onward and Upward - Potential Energy and GA Release of FSLogix Apps 2.6

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 21, 2016 2:09:42 PM

Atlanta, GA – September 2016 

Have you ever worked at a job that genuinely gets more thrilling with each passing day? They are few and far between but then there are times when you know you're nearing that edge of the event horizon, and you begin to experience that slow coursing feeling of anticipation, much like the climb to the top of a rollercoaster. As we continue our ascent at FSLogix, we strive to maintain an accord with our core principles and culture, by providing unique, yet simple solutions that will define the digital workspaces of tomorrow.

That sums up how it feels to be at FSLogix right now and today is no different. I get to share a peek (pun intended) with you, the reader, inside our latest GA release of FSLogix Apps 2.6. But what makes this release highlight reel worthy? Well, along with our Office 365 Container, released in FSLogix Apps 2.5, which saw the industries first drop-in solution for Office 365 that enabled critical functionality on virtual desktops, we’ve added some really cool stuff to our ever-growing, yet focused, feature set. 

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Topics: profile containers, User Profiles, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, java version control

Cellular rises as a driving force for SD-WAN adoption

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Sep 12, 2016 2:46:07 PM

There is no doubting the impact that software defined networking (SDN) is having in changing traditional approaches to connectivity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the WAN with software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN).

This combination of cheaper commodity line connections, fast and streamlined hardware, all controlled by remote management software in the cloud is growing fast. In part this is because it offers lower cost, while still being well managed and secure. It also delivers on the software defined potential for truly flexible connectivity and capacity.

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Topics: cloud, Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Wide Area Networks

The Future of Computing, 2016 Edition

Posted by Tim Mangan on Sep 12, 2016 2:29:14 PM

 

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This summer we held the final (we think) BriForum here in Boston.  These 20 conferences have been both fun and very educational and I’m sorry to see them end.  So at the conference I pulled together a panel of some of the top minds in the desktop and virtualization space and had an excellent informative and fun session called “The Future of Computing”.

Joining me for the session were:

  • Shawn Bass (CTO of EUC at VMWare)
  • Ruben Spruijt (CTO at Atlantis Computing)
  • Dr. Benny Tritsch
  • Rick Dellinger
  • An awesome audience

In the session we started by asking the audience to answer a survey with couple of questions, which we then used as topics to discuss. I promised to post the full list after the conference.

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Topics: BYOD, cloud, Big Data, Future of Computing

Select the best configuration management tools for your company

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Sep 9, 2016 11:25:33 AM

What characterizes the best configuration management tools for your company? Read about the different tools available and which ones would address your company needs the best.

Choosing the best configuration management tools is not easy. There is a raft of options on the market, ranging from simple command-line interface scripting tools to full-blown packaging and provisioning systems, as well as application release automation and orchestration tools. The key to selecting the best configuration management tools is to focus on what the organization needs are and analyze which of the many offerings will suit your enterprise.

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Topics: devops, Configuration Management

Office 365: Planning, Implementing, and Optimizing on Virtual Desktops

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 8, 2016 12:12:59 PM

There is a lot of information to consider with Office 365 on virtual desktops, especially in a vast enterprise, and that can be a major pain! Often times, architecting these environments can be quite the daunting task and any number of things can cause a major hiccup. But users don't care, they just want it to work, and they want it to work well. Combine that with the evolving digital workspace, and there will inevitably be unexpected/unintended consequences. 

So what can we do about that? WATCH NOW

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Topics: Office 365, Virtual desktops

Profile Container and Office 365 Container - Quick Start Guides

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 7, 2016 10:04:33 AM

How simple is it to configure and test FSLogix Profile Containers and Office 365 Containers? Answer: About the same amount of time it would take you to read this brief little blurb on our Quick Start Guides. Here are the links to all of our Quick Start Guides:

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Topics: profile containers, Office 365 Containers, java version control, Application Masking

Things I Learned at VMworld in Las Vegas

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Sep 6, 2016 9:01:48 AM

I had the opportunity to attend VMworld in Las Vegas the last couple of days. Here’s a summary of what I have learned. In the Day 1 keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used “Digital Transformation” as the #1 buzzword. He also said that all business is digital business today and 80% of compute is virtualized by now. But 50% of all enterprise applications are still traditional client/server applications – in other words, there is still a majority of conventional Windows applications out there. Neither mobile apps nor native web apps are dominating, yet. According to a VMware survey, there is an average of 188 internally created (Windows) applications in enterprises which may need to be maintained for quite a while. This means that remoting into Windows applications hosted in on-premises datacenters, private clouds and public clouds will continue to be an important aspect of VMware’s strategy. This is great news for End-User Computing (EUC). I still wonder if this also applies to Pat’s announcement to extend their hybrid cloud approach not only to VMware-based clouds (now including IBM/Softlayer), but also to non-VMware-based clouds like Amazon, Azure and Google.

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Topics: VMware, EUC, VMWorld

Delivering Great User Experience for Office 365 with FSLogix

Posted by Aaron Parker on Sep 1, 2016 10:55:04 AM

It seems that the adoption of Office 365 is accelerating at a rapid pace, at least that’s the impression we get from talking to clients, on a daily basis, about Office 365. These clients are either planning a migration or actively using Office 365 today.

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Topics: XenApp, non-persistent VDI, Office 365

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