One problem that caused me a little headache for some days where the corrupted OST files of a customer of mine that uses Office365 / Exchange Online on top of a non-persistent (MCS) XenApp Desktop environment. One of my earlier challenges were to level the old performance with the performance they used to have before with the on-premises Exchange 2010 mail server setup. As you probably know already, Office365 is cloud based, what makes the client performance depending on the internet connection instead on the LAN, and Outlook Cache Mode a required then recommended option to configure.
It seems that the adoption of Office 365 is accelerating at a rapid pace, at least that’s the impression we get from talking to clients, on a daily basis, about Office 365. These clients are either planning a migration or actively using Office 365 today.
A headline for a blogspot, on Citrix blogs about XenApp best practices reads, "XenApp Best Practices #1: For the best user experience, application and backend data must reside together on a fast, low latency network."
How do we achieve this best practice when all of our apps and backend data are potentially distributed all over the globe?
Marius Sandbu, Citrix CTA, Azure MVP, vExpert suggests a compromise to achieve the best user experience.
"Because that should be our end goalDeliver the best user experience." -Marius Sandbu
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.
Michael Thomason displays just how easy it is to manage applications and profiles using FSLogix.
"Learn how to leverage all user data from a central store and stop roaming and streaming your profile data. This will be one of the BIGGEST impacts to login times yet!"
"Learn how to deploy video-conference solutions through VDI while reducing GPU workloads over 50% per guest!"
Topics: VDI, BriForum, virtualization, non-persistent VDI, profile containers, roaming profiles, profile management, Brian Madden, BrianMadden, End User Computing, BriForum 2015, VHD, User Profiles, Office 365, VHDX
If you missed the live great live webinar with Ruben and Kevin, click here for the recording and learn how combining Atlantis Computing and FSLogix can totally turbocharge your virtual desktop. End to end optimization that brings back "locally installed" (or better) performance for your enterprise workspace, including hosted Exchange and Office 365.
Duncan Murdoch of Amber Reef (and author of the AR.c suite) has just released Part 5 in his series on Alternative Deployment and Management for non-persistent VDI, including a cool video demo.
Duncan Murdoch at Amber Reef (and author of the AR.c suite) just published an in-depth, 4 part series of articles on Alternative Deployment and Management methods for non-persistent VDI, using App-V and FSLogix. Duncan explores how FSLogix can be used in this environment to help achieve 6 critical milestones with an existing implementation including;