Office365 on a non-persistent Citrix Desktop? FSLogix does that for you!

Posted by Christiaan Brinkhoff on Oct 17, 2016 3:07:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, Microsoft, non-persistent VDI, Office 365, Outlook, Cached Exchange Mode

Delivering Great User Experience for Office 365 with FSLogix

Posted by Aaron Parker on Sep 1, 2016 10:55:04 AM

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.

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Topics: XenApp, non-persistent VDI, Office 365

Are Some XenApp Best Practices Still True?

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 16, 2016 9:55:11 AM

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.

Why?

"Because that should be our end goalDeliver the best user experience." -Marius Sandbu

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenApp, RDSH, non-persistent VDI, Office 365, Outlook, Best Practices, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business

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

Video from BriForum 2015 - VDI v2: So Good that Users Will Think They are Running on Physical Desktops

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 9, 2016 10:16:15 AM

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!"

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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

Turbocharge Your Virtual Workspace with FSLogix and Atlantis Computing

Posted by Brad Rowland on Dec 11, 2015 10:26:33 AM

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.

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Topics: VDI, RDSH, non-persistent VDI, Atlantis Computing, Office 365

Amber Reef publishes Part 5 of Alternative Deployment and Management for non-persistent VDI

Posted by Brad Rowland on Apr 8, 2015 10:12:06 AM

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.

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Topics: VDI, App-V, App Packaging, App Virtualization, non-persistent VDI

Amber Reef publishes 4 part article on Alternative Deployment and Management for non-persistent VDI

Posted by Brad Rowland on Mar 26, 2015 5:42:00 PM

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; 

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Topics: VDI, App-V, non-persistent VDI

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