Top 5 ways Microsoft MVPs and MCSEs are Using Office 365 Containers

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 20, 2017 12:03:06 PM

When it comes to Office 365 in virtual environments, enabling critical application functionality, such as, Outlook cached exchange mode (OST/PST), Outlook search, OneDrive for Business sync, and Skype for Business global address list (GAL), is just as important as ensuring a pristine and optimized end user experience. FSLogix Office 365 Containers encapsulate these vital aspects to enable a successful Office 365 deployment/implementation within the enterprise organization. No wonder Microsoft MVPs and MCSEs are making a lot of noise surrounding Office 365 Containers and how much value it brings to the table. 

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Topics: VDI, Office 365, Microsoft RDS, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, Outlook Instant Search, Skype for Business, Microsoft MVP, Global Address List

FSLogix Office 365 Container saves the day - Install, Configure, and Test

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 16, 2017 12:22:00 PM

WilkyIT recently augmented his blog from last August to cover FSLogix Office 365 Containers at much greater depth, while addressing the problems, risks, and solutions for enabling Office 365 on shared desktops/VDI. As part of this augmented blog series, the discussion includes a configuration guide that provides a step-by-step approach for installation, configuration, and testing of FSLogix Office 365 Containers.

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Topics: VDI, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business

Resolving Cached Exchange Mode Problems in Stateless Virtual Workspace Sessions

Posted by Brandon Lee on Feb 14, 2017 1:19:17 PM

Industry expert Arno Meijroos, recently took the opportunity to attend a presentation where FSLogix addressed the challenges surrounding Cached Exchange Mode (CEM) in Outlook and offered up a unique solution in our Office 365 Container for Citrix product. Issues surrounding Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook have always been present for virtual environments. With the introduction and hyper adoption of Microsoft's Office 365, these issues are bubbling to the surface at an alarming rate. While there are a few 'workarounds' in the wild, their success is typically shaky at best and often times are not suitable for achieving an acceptable user experience.

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Topics: Office 365, Cached Exchance Mode, FSLogix Office 365 Container, Virtual Workspace, Stateless Virtual Workspace Session

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

Outlook in cached mode with non-persistent VDI seemed like a pipe dream until FSLogix came along.

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jul 1, 2016 10:19:44 AM

In his latest op-ed on brianmadden.com, Independent Industry Analyst, Gabe Knuth, documents the evolutionary changes that have taken place with FSLogix since his previous article, regarding FSLogix Profile Containers. However, the underlying motivation for this article and the prime focus, rests with FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, which he cites as "...a no-brainer to enable functionality that we’ve wanted for the last fifteen years."

By capturing the technological essence of FSLogix, Gabe is able to provide a very thorough accounting of the key aspects and advantages of our methodology, along with the positive impact it has on one's infrastructural hardware and performance. 

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Topics: Citrix, XenDesktop, VHD, Office 365, Outlook, OST, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, Cached Exchance Mode

PQR UEM Comparison White Paper Excerpt

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 15, 2016 11:45:02 AM

The PQR team released their latest User Environment Management (UEM) comparison white paper v16.03, formerly known as the UEM Smackdown.

"...I got questions from people not familiar with the smackdown what it is, the name is not something native English people would use. In English a comparison white paper with a winner is a bake-off. This white paper doesn’t bring out a winner so a bake-off was the wrong word as well. The white paper compares User Environment Management solutions to each other and therefore it is a comparisons white paper." -Rob Beekmans

Below is an excerpt from that white paper, courtesy of Rob Beekman and the PQR team. Updated May 25 2016. 

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, User Profiles, Office 365, UEM, Cached Exchance Mode

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

The AppSense Bigot describes FSLogix as the last piece of the Office 365 Jigsaw Puzzle

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 23, 2016 1:22:09 PM

James Rankin, aka The AppSense Bigot, goes into detail regarding the classic struggle of how to best (if at all) approach Outlook in Office 365 for Citrix. However, he not only provides us with the historical context of dealing with this problem, but also the end all solution that has effectively eliminated this challenge.

James shows the striking simplicity for configuring FSLogix Office 365 Containers for Citrix under any AD environment. But most of all, his clearly defined benchmarks and comparative metrics provide ample proof of a dramatic performance increase that details quite the compelling story.

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Topics: Citrix, Office 365, Office 365 Containers, Outlook, CEM, Cached Exchance Mode

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