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

Is MSIX the future for App-V?

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jun 12, 2018 10:33:23 AM

At the Windows Developer Conference this March, Microsoft announced MSIX as their latest idea of the future for application delivery.  This followed with more details released at the Microsoft Build Conference in May. I applaud these efforts by Microsoft; they follow the call I made last year for the development of a new standard application format that meets both the needs of the developers and of IT Professionals that deal with them. In this post, I’ll explain what I know about MSIX, both the good and the less then perfect, and what I am looking for to determine if MSIX will be the true successor to App-V.

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Topics: App-V, MSIX, Microsoft, Windows, Package Support Framework (PSF), Application Delivery

The Road to Windows 10 is Paved with Good Intentions

Posted by Jeremy Moskowitz on Jun 6, 2018 4:20:59 PM

Microsoft will implement Windows 7 end of life in January 2020, meaning it will discontinue all support, including paid support; and all updates, including security updates. Most companies are well aware of this, however migrating to Windows 10 isn’t as easy as flipping a switch.

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Topics: Microsoft, Windows 10

State of the EUC 2018 Survey Results

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 5, 2018 12:53:36 PM

VDI Like A Pro (https://vdilikeapro.com) released the results of their State of the EUC 2018 survey featuring valuable insights into real-world deployments, configuration and usage, both on-premises and in public cloud environments. With over 750 respondents from across the globe, this unbiased, independent, community driven survey focused on covering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Desktop as a Service (DaaS), public cloud, security, devices, Server Based Computing (SBC), storage, hypervisors, GPUs, and the key EUC initiatives for 2019. The goal of the survey was to get a clear view on how the industry is changing and to support all involved with valuable, independent, and unbiased research results based on actual and objective customer data. 

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Topics: VDI, SBC, EUC, DaaS, UEM, Microsoft

Citrix announced Office 365 support in UPM/WEM. How does that affect you?

Posted by Gabe Knuth on May 18, 2018 11:33:20 AM

Last week at Synergy, Citrix announced support for Office 365 cache data in their Profile Management and WEM products, and more than a few people showed up at our booth and asked what it meant for us. Since so many attendees had questions about it, we figured it was worth writing a blog post so that people who weren’t at Synergy know what’s up, too.

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Topics: Cloud Cache, Citrix, Citrix Ready, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype for Business, Microsoft

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

Registration is open for our product launch webinar on May 2!

Posted by Gabe Knuth on Mar 23, 2018 2:52:16 PM

I recently had the pleasure of giving a presentation about FSLogix at Virtual Expo, Erik Haaverstein’s awesome day-long virtual conference. During my session, I announced that we are now accepting registrations for a product launch webinar on May 2, 2018, which we’ll be hosting at Erik’s xenappblog.com.

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Topics: beta, ccd, Citrix, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware

Gabe Knuth: Why I joined FSLogix

Posted by Gabe Knuth on Feb 1, 2018 9:09:03 AM

Sometimes life gives you an opportunity that you can't pass up, and I've been fortunate to have a few of those occasions in my career. The first was a random encounter with Brian Madden when we both worked at a reseller in Cleveland, OH, who said he was off to do a proof of concept for this thing called "MetaFrame" and asked if I wanted to come along. I'd been a desktop support engineer for a year or so, but had just been promoted to "server guy" after getting my CNA (it was the 90's!). I'd only been in the new role for a week or two when I learned about MetaFrame, but that one proof of concept shaped my entire career, and I was immediately pulled back towards desktops.

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Topics: FSLogix, Gabe Knuth, RDSH, Microsoft, Windows

The case of 100% Delivery via App-V

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 3, 2018 11:34:52 AM

While I will admit that I thought about this possibility, I never would have written about it unless I found a customer actually doing this.

I met them in a recent training class, and here is their story.

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Topics: App-V, Citrix, Microsoft, Application Layering

Microsoft: Significant Improvement Using FSLogix

Posted by Brandon Lee on Aug 23, 2017 4:03:38 PM

In a recent article on microsoft.com, Dealing with Outlook search in non-persistent environments (under the Office 365 in RDS and VDI deployments topic), the results of the RDS Gurus report comparing FSLogix Office 365 Container and native User Profile Disk roaming solution is examined.

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Topics: Microsoft, Microsoft RDS, RDS Gurus, Outlook, UPD, OST

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