Randy Cook

Founder and CTO, FSLogix Randy Cook is the creator of Altiris SVS / Symantec SWV. He has worked in application management and virtualization throughout his career at FSLogix, Symantec, Altiris, FSLogic, Caldera, and Novell. Based in Utah, Randy enjoys running, hiking, reading, and his family.
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FSLogix, Now a Part of Microsoft!

Posted by Randy Cook on Nov 19, 2018 12:02:37 PM

When we launched FSLogix in 2012, our goal was to build software that helped customers reduce the amount of resources, time, and labor required to support virtual desktops. Our first two products, FSLogix Apps and FSLogix Profile Container, focused on addressing critical needs that have existed from the dawn of desktop virtualization. Our most recent product, Office 365 Container, is designed to enhance the Microsoft Office 365 experience in those virtual desktop environments.

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IT control of Microsoft Office Add-ins

Posted by Randy Cook on Apr 21, 2014 3:19:00 PM

IT control of Microsoft Office Add-ins has typically been a problem, especially on multi-user and shared systems.  After an Add-in like Workshare Professional is installed, it will be active for all users of the system.  What if the user doesn’t need access to the Add-in?  The Add-in will show up in the interface, it will consume memory, and there may be unintended licensing consequences.  The memory that some of these Add-ins consume is around 10 – 15 MBs and can add up quickly.

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Topics: Citrix, RDS, Add-on management

Replacing the Default Task Manager at the User Level

Posted by Randy Cook on Apr 17, 2014 3:24:56 PM

Introduction

The task to be done today is to replace the regular Task Manager with a third party task manager like TSTaskman (http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au/files/TSTaskman.txt) or Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx).

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

FSLogix Apps 1.3 Now Available!

Posted by Randy Cook on Apr 7, 2014 8:46:00 PM

Thanks to a rigorous beta and a lot of customer feedback, the FSLogix team is pleased to announce the availability of FSLogix Apps 1.3, our third release since we came out of stealth last year at BriForum.

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Topics: VDI, DaaS, Citrix, RDS

Beta 1.3 completed - thank you!

Posted by Randy Cook on Mar 26, 2014 4:29:00 PM

Thanks everyone for your participation in our Beta program and helping to make our product better.

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Topics: beta

Symantec SWV and FSLogix Apps Demo

Posted by Randy Cook on Mar 25, 2014 8:33:57 PM

Recently we’ve done some testing here at FSLogix to make sure that our Apps product works with Symantec’s SWV (SVS) application virtualization product.

We’ve also put together a demo video that shows the products working together along with some of the interesting use cases: http://youtu.be/fcITmXiuhKM

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Topics: Symantec Workspace Virtualization, SVS

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