Rory Monaghan

Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert\EUC Champion & Citrix CTA. Co-Author of the popular Application Virtualization Smackdown community white paper. 10 years experience in end-user computing. Competent at some things, expert at rambling on!
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Using App-V for Legacy TLS

Posted by Rory Monaghan on May 29, 2018 1:26:28 PM

This post is titled 'Using App-V for Legacy TLS' but could be applied for various different Internet Explorer settings. I picked TLS because I was speaking with a former colleague who was approached by his management about needing to disable legacy versions of TLS right away, he was concerned that various web apps required it and they didn't have any workaround for those to continue to function.

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Topics: App-V, TLS, GPO

Citrix Director: What is it Good For?

Posted by Rory Monaghan on May 8, 2018 9:51:34 AM

Recently at the Citrix Masters Retreat,  I attended a session oddly named Citrix Sucks.

A lot was discussed, it was a pretty great session. One point that was brought up was the fact that Citrix's monitoring product Director just isn't very good. Personally, I have to agree. It's not the best product out there for monitoring a Citrix environment. Director doesn't hold a candle to competing products such as those from Goliath TechnologiesEG InnovationsLiquidware StratusphereExtraHopControlUp and likely others! I will get into each of these at some point on this blog post. Some of these products are very different than others so it's definitely a worthy topic for further discussion.

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Topics: Citrix Director, XenApp, XenDesktop

Episode 16 - vSphere 6.7, Satan Ransomware, RDS HTML5 Client, Master's Retreat & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Apr 24, 2018 12:32:19 PM

Episode 16 features info on vSphere 6.7, Satan Ransomware, RDS HTML5 Client, Master's Retreat & More

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Topics: EUC News, vSphere 6.7, Satan Ransomware, RDS HTML 5, Masters Retreat

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 14 - Up and Down Week for Microsoft Cloud, Cloudfare DNS Resolver, PowerShell Fun & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Apr 10, 2018 10:37:55 AM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 14 features lots of info on an Up and Down Week for Microsoft Cloud, Cloudfare DNS Resolver Launch, PowerShell Fun & More 

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Topics: Microsoft, cloud, Cloudfare, Powershell, Microsoft Cloud

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 13 - Nvidia Announcements, Teams MSI, WannaCry, Brian Madden Returns & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Apr 3, 2018 1:36:22 PM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 13 features lots info on Nvidia Announcements, Teams MSI, WannaCry, Brian Madden Returns & More & More

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Topics: 5 Bytes Podcast, NVIDIA, WannaCry, Brian Madden

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 12 - Server 2019 Preview, RDP Attack, SetACL Anniversary, Gopher Merch & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Mar 27, 2018 10:41:16 AM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 12 features lots of info including Server 2019 Preview, RDP Attack, SetACL Anniversary, Gopher Merch & More

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Topics: RDP, Server 2019, 5 Bytes Podcast, SetACL, Gopher Merch

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 11 - Patch Tuesday Warnings, macOS app QA Hiccup, Sophos Update Citrix VDA Issue & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Mar 20, 2018 9:57:18 AM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 11 features lots of info on Patch Tuesday Warnings, macOS app QA Hiccup, Sophos Update Citrix VDA Issue & More

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Topics: 5 Bytes Podcast, Citrix VDA, EUC

BYOD: Get Your MDM Off My Device

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Mar 12, 2018 2:51:34 PM

This article title has a couple of those oh, so wonderful acronyms we love to throw around in the tech industry. BYOD = Bring Your Own Device and MDM = Mobile Device Management. These two acronyms go hand in hand.

For years now, enabling BYOD has been a goal for many organizations. Those working as IT professionals have probably heard that in the past, IT has been the department of No and today, modern IT teams need to be the department of Yes.

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Topics: BYOD, Mobile Device Management

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 9 - Meltdown And Spectre Ending?, Microsoft Privacy Case, VMware Dell Merger & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Mar 6, 2018 10:43:32 AM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 9 features Meltdown And Spectre Ending?, Microsoft Privacy Case, VMware Dell Merger & More

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Topics: Meltdown and Spectre, Microsoft Privacy Case, VMware, Dell

5 Bytes Podcast: Episode 8 - Meltdown and Spectre Update, Horizon Cloud Windows 10 on Azure, Web Decentralisation & More

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Feb 27, 2018 10:59:49 AM

Thanks to everybody for supporting the 5 Bytes Podcast. I have been learning a little as I go, I'm sure the quality will get better and better. If you do have feedback, please reach out to me via Twitter.

Episode 8 features Meltdown and Spectre Update, Horizon Cloud Windows 10 on Azure, Web Decentralisation & More | Feb 23rd 2018

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Topics: Meltdown and Spectre, Horizon Cloud, Windows 10, Azure, Web Decentrilasation

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