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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

Roaming Office 365 OST cache in physical desktop environments using FSLogix

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 27, 2018 10:34:12 AM

Office 365 is the fastest growing product in Microsoft's history. With that in mind, George Spiers, took the time to address the challenges around Office 365 and how FSLogix can resolve those challenges in not only a virtual environment, but also a physical desktop environment.

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Topics: Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, Physical Desktops, OST Cache

State of the EUC 2018 Survey Results

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 5, 2018 12:53:36 PM

VDI Like A Pro (https://vdilikeapro.com) released the results of their State of the EUC 2018 survey featuring valuable insights into real-world deployments, configuration and usage, both on-premises and in public cloud environments. With over 750 respondents from across the globe, this unbiased, independent, community driven survey focused on covering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Desktop as a Service (DaaS), public cloud, security, devices, Server Based Computing (SBC), storage, hypervisors, GPUs, and the key EUC initiatives for 2019. The goal of the survey was to get a clear view on how the industry is changing and to support all involved with valuable, independent, and unbiased research results based on actual and objective customer data. 

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Topics: VDI, SBC, EUC, DaaS, UEM, Microsoft

Office365 + FSLogix = Party Time

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 29, 2018 12:51:50 PM

If you haven't had a chance to experience Citrix Synergy in the flesh, all I can say is, add it to the bucket list and you won't be disappointed. Suffice it to say, this year's Citrix Synergy was a major highlight for FSLogix, taking home Best New Technology and Best of Show for Cloud Cache. For first time attendee, James Kindon, he "...expected the event to be awesome, but had no idea how amazing not just the conference is, but how priceless the chance to meet with the community, and the inner team around the products we work day to day in."   

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Topics: Office 365, Cloud Cache, Citrix Synergy

FSLogix takes home Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 New Technology and Best of Show Awards for Cloud Cache

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 11, 2018 2:11:17 PM

Citrix Synergy 2018 in Anaheim, CA marked yet another milestone achievement, where FSLogix was proud to receive the prestigious Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 New Technology and Best of Show awards for Cloud Cache!

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Topics: Cloud Cache, Citrix Synergy, Best of Synergy

Using FSLogix Profile Containers as a Workspace Repository

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 8, 2018 11:22:08 AM

Industry expert, Matthias Schlimm, recently shared his experience using FSLogix Profile Containers during a Nutanix VDI PoC, in the Expert Insights blog space at mycugc.org. During the PoC, Matthias deployed the VMs with MCS from XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU1 Test Environment, which worked very smoothly. However, the Customer had PVS running for their Production XenApp Environment, but PVS Version 7.13 does not support Nutanix's native hypervisor AHV. Suffice to say, there were some challenges that needed to be addressed.

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Topics: profile containers, Nutanix

Using FSLogix to Implement Scale Out File Server (SOFS) Backup Solution

Posted by Brandon Lee on Apr 10, 2018 12:22:05 PM

While working with FSLogix Profile and 365 Containers to support user personalization on Virtual Desktops, Leee Jeffries discovered Scale-Out-File-Server (SOFS). The SOFS allows us to host files that are meant to be continuously available, but there is next to no information on backup solutions.

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Topics: Scale Out File Server, FSLogix, Backup Solution

Deployment Guide Video for FSLogix Profile Containers and Office 365 Containers

Posted by Brandon Lee on Mar 27, 2018 12:47:49 PM

Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP, and Solutions Architect for Insentra, Aaron Parker takes us through his Deployment Guide for FSLogix Profile Containers and Office 365 Containers, where he lays out a step-by-step process for installation and implementation.

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Topics: Aaron Parker, Insentra, profile containers, Office 365 Containers

How to manage device-based licensing on XenApp and RDSH using FSLogix Apps

Posted by Brandon Lee on Feb 20, 2018 11:37:58 AM

James Rankin and Kevin Howell, of HTGUK, recently published an article discussing the problems with per-device licensing on XenApp and RDSH and how to properly manage those issues with FSLogix App Masking. Using per-device licensed software on XenApp or RDSH servers can be a murky, annoying, costly pain. So how do we manage it without all these issues? 

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Topics: Application Masking, XenApp, RDSH, per-device licensing, license management, FSLogix Apps

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