Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff works as a Cloud Architect and Evangelist for FSLogix Inc. Where he focuses mainly on Public Cloud infrastructures and End-User Computing environments for the larger multinational enterprise customers. In addition to his work, he also shares his knowledge by speaking at large international conferences, such as Citrix Synergy, E2E – PubForum, local user groups (Dutch, Irish and Denmark User Group), and provides webinars and writes articles for IT vendors, as well as his website, christiaanbrinkhoff.com – to share his passion for Cloud innovation. This community-related work got him the privilege to achieve the following three vendor awards, such as Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Azure, Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), and VMware vExpert. There are currently only five people in the world that have all these titles combined.
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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

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

A new chapter in life – Why I joined FSLogix as Cloud Architect and Evangelist?

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Jun 11, 2018 9:07:58 AM

As of today, I’m joining FSLogix as Cloud Architect and Evangelist. (Which I’m pretty excited about!)

Why I joined FSLogix?

Sometimes you get opportunities in life that you cannot ignore. A couple of months ago, I got in touch with FSLogix for the first time, and they asked if I would consider a permanent role within the company – main focus on region EMEA. The message was straightforward and solid, we are growing and need expansion on our technology experts team (Jim Moyle, Benny Tritsch, Michel Roth, Kevin Goodman and Gabe Knuth). Switching jobs usually is something that could happen once in 4 years to continue growing, although now I’m going to work for a vendor, which is something that was on my list for a very long time. Jim Moyle described it perfectly in his “Why I became a Technical Evangelist for FSLogix” article, which he’d written when he joined the team – “Working with people smarter than you are as a route to personal growth”. I’m very much looking forward to working with this extremely knowledgeable team!

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Topics: FSLogix, Office 365, Citrix, Cloud Cache

How to configure Citrix Workspace Environment Management 4.3 for XenApp or XenDesktop, including NetScaler Broker Load Balancing

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Jun 20, 2017 12:51:22 PM

At Synergy, Citrix announced a new version of their own User Environment Management software called: Citrix Workspace Management – or WEM in short. As you may know already – Citrix acquired Norskale VUEM last year, in September and renamed it afterwards to Citrix Workspace Environment Manager. Read the whole announcement article here.

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Topics: Citrix Workspace Environment, XenApp, XenDesktop

How to Roam your OneDrive data with FSLogix, based on a non-persistent Citrix XenApp desktop

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Apr 18, 2017 12:23:17 PM

I’ve written about the FSLogix Container solution in the past. About 6 months ago, I wrote an article about FSLogix named - Office365 on a non-persistent Citrix Desktop – where I describe how you can implement FSLogix on a Citrix XenApp (RDSH) non-persistent environment for making use of Office365 - Exchange Online / Cache Mode functionality. At that moment of writing, the OneDrive Container feature was still under development/investigation - but that changed last month – I’ve tested the today's latest FSLogix version 2.8 successfully, including the caching of all my OneDrive files!

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Topics: Citrix, Office 365, OneDrive, Citrix XenApp

Office365 on a non-persistent Citrix Desktop? FSLogix does that for you!

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Oct 17, 2016 3:07:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Office 365, Citrix, non-persistent VDI, XenApp, XenDesktop, Outlook, Cached Exchange Mode, Microsoft

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