Kevin Goodman

Founder and CEO, FSlogix A veteran in the software industry for over twenty years, Goodman has had successful management roles in a number of private and publicly held high-tech companies including RTO Software, VMware and DCA. Goodman is the author of two books published by M&T Publishing – Windows NT: A Developer’s Guide, and Building Windows 95 Applications, and has been a frequent contributor to several computer industry magazines. Goodman has also been awarded four patents.
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Office 365 - How Difficult it is to Make it Look This Easy

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Aug 16, 2016 9:51:27 AM

“You don’t know how difficult it is to make it look this easy.”

We’ve been very pleased with the response to our Office 365 containers. Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing product ever. Office 365 is on a $4.4B run-rate and 70% of Fortune 500 companies have purchased Office 365 in the last 12 months (source:Microsoft).

But, did you know that without FSLogix, the Office 365 suite doesn’t roam correctly in XenApp and XenDesktop non-persistent? You read that right: By default, Outlook and OneDrive for Business do not roam correctly. OneDrive for Business is not supported in RDSH / XenApp environments and Outlook if it is in Cached Exchange Mode has issues in both RDSH / XenApp and non-persistent XenDesktop. (Check out this MS-Ignite session discussing this issue and recommending FSLogix)

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, Office 365, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode

Fare thee well, Brian Madden

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Jul 1, 2016 4:59:40 PM

I saw where Brian announced his retirement yesterday on http://www.brianmadden.com/opinion/Brian-is-leaving-BrianMaddencom-BriForum-2016-Boston-will-be-the-last-one and although  I am not surprised, I can’t help but reflect on the impact Brian has had on our industry. I say I am not surprised because Brian has been giving us hints over the last year: His closing session at the Denver Briforum last year and his podcast retrospective on his career.

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Topics: VDI, BriForum, Brian Madden

Introducing FSLogix™ Office 365 Container for Citrix

Posted by Kevin Goodman on May 23, 2016 2:06:21 PM

It’s been one year since FSLogix released FSLogix™ Profile Containers and won Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 for Desktop and Application Virtualization. We’ve had an incredible number of enterprises adopt the solution, often after piloting for just a few weeks. Many of these customers have such a firm belief in the future of virtual desktops that they had learned to live with super long logon times, or very substandard performance in mission critical applications like email. After a year of strong market adoption, we’ve demonstrated that our solution fills this void and fixes problems that have only gotten worse over the last decade.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenApp, virtual desktop, non-persistent VDI, profile containers, Office 365, Office 365 Containers, Cached Exchance Mode, Citrix UPM, OneDrive

Thanks and Good Luck, Andy Boyle!

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Apr 18, 2016 11:28:48 AM

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When I first asked Andy Boyle to take a look at FSLogix I was expecting a polite decline.  After all, we were a new start-up coming out of stealth, literally starting from scratch.  Andy’s reputation and career history had been dedicated to building out UK and European channel for new companies in the Citrix space, just the person we needed to kick off our presence outside the US, and we knew it was a long shot to get him on our project.

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BriForum 2015, Denver!

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Jul 13, 2015 1:36:00 PM

In just one week we'll be joining you in the Mile High city of Denver, for the 18th BriForum, the show many attendees call, "the best IT conference they've ever attended."  And I would have to agree.

 

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Topics: Powershell, BriForum 2015

Java: Write Once, Silo Everywhere?

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Aug 7, 2014 12:15:00 PM

When one of our customers told us that they were using FSLogix to isolate versions of Java my first thought was, “I didn’t know anyone was still using Java.” The customer went on to explain that most of their web apps were converted to HTML 5 a while back, but they still had some legacy Java code in house as well as the dreaded NetScaler Java configuration issue. He alerted us that our UI made it difficult to implement, however. “It should be like three clicks max to set this up,” he explained. One thing I always tell our sales team is that our customers get to set the priorities on the next features of FSLogix Apps. Therefore, our 1.next Beta -- which is available now -- includes support for isolating Java applications in “like three clicks max”.

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FSLogix Apps Makes Citrix Ready

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Jun 3, 2014 9:03:00 PM

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It is great to see Citrix welcome us into the fray and declaring us Citrix Ready®.

The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. Customers seek out Citrix Ready solutions because this validates that a particular product has been tested and proven to work on Citrix platforms. We validated our FSLogix Apps product with Citrix XenApp® and Citrix XenDesktop®.

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Topics: Citrix, Citrix Ready

My Favorite BriForum Moment

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Apr 28, 2014 11:38:27 AM

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of BriForum. It is one of my favorite conferences. I have had the privilege to speak at some of the conferences and will do so again at BriForum Boston.

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Topics: BriForum

What AppDetective Wants AppDetective Gets

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Feb 4, 2014 1:46:00 PM

New Approach to Per-User Application Management

I do not know who the blogger and tweeter @AppDetective is but I know that his blogs and tweets have the attention (and in many cases the respect) of ~1300 twitter followers and countless viewers on brianmadden.com. For a while his avatar was an ugly baby and it was an appropriate one since he has the reputation of calling many vendor’s products ugly. I know many in the industry who disparage him and spend countless hours deliberating his true identity. I personally find him scathing but truthful. Most every time I read him throwing stones at a vendors’ product or strategy I tend to agree with him. Some of us do have ugly babies for products. So it makes you wonder why someone would deliberately engage with him in a public forum, but I want to know what he thinks so I did.

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Application Virtualization Smackdown

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Dec 12, 2013 1:18:00 PM

Many of you are likely familiar with Ruben Spruijt of PQR in the Netherlands, from his appearances at BriForum, and his work in the Citrix, VMware and Microsoft virtualization communities.  In 2007, Ruben and several colleagues launched the first version of a comprehensive white paper analysis of the leading app-virt solutions called, “Application Virtualization Smackdown.”

The whitepaper quickly became an industry standard in benchmarking and evaluating app-virt solutions.  The Smackdown team are known as longtime experts who understand the technology, are very unbiased in their approach, and welcome new solutions and innovations that solve problems and meet customer needs.  It also created a forum for rich (and lively) discussions and debates at trade events like BriForum, with each vendor vying for pole position to pitch and demo our latest features to IT pros immersed in this technology.

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Topics: Application Virtualization

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