Videos are now Available for XenAppBlog's Virtual Expo March 2017

Posted by Brandon Lee on Apr 11, 2017 12:21:45 PM

**LIMITED TIME**

The replays from the March 2017 XenAppBlog Virtual Expo are now available to the public for a limited time. If you are already a xenapptraining.com member then you need not worry. Otherwise, take the time now and view this amazing line up of industry veterans speak on a wide variety of topics ranging from Profiles, Storage, Performance, Monitoring, User Experience, NetScaler, Office 365, Azure, Desktop Virtualization, Cloud and More!

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Topics: xenappblog, Office 365, Outlook, OneDrive

FSLogix Apps 2.8 - Roam XenApp Email Search and OneDrive

Posted by Brandon Lee on Mar 28, 2017 11:15:53 AM

With the official release of FSLogix Apps 2.8, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix can now roam all XenApp email search, including gmail, outlook, and other email clients. Note that this is not limited to just XenApp, but will work on multi user mode environments (MUM) as well, such as standard RDS. The entire OneDrive App can now be roamed in an ODFC container. The key takeaway here is that the entire OneDrive App can be roamed without any external profile management requirements. Meaning, an adminstrator no longer has to struggle to figure out how to roam user info and can just hit the big easy button to roam OneDrive because FSLogix can seamlessly roam both the app and user data!

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Topics: XenApp, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, OneDrive, FSLogix Apps

Running Office 365 in VMware Horizon? Why Insentra says "You need FSLogix"

Posted by Brandon Lee on Mar 14, 2017 9:30:27 AM

Microsoft MVP, Citrix Technology Professional, and VMware EUC Champion Aaron Parker, of Insentra, discusses VMware's recently released white paper detailing Best Practices for Delivering Microsoft Office 365 in VMware Horizon 7 with Published Applications.

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Topics: VMware, Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, Cached Exchange Mode

The Waiting is Over: Outlook Search on XenApp

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jan 24, 2017 4:03:29 PM

In today's modern world of technology, email has evolved into one of the fundamental aspects of everyday business. Many of us rely on day-to-day email clients, such as Outlook, not only for the purposes of communication, but also as an archive for retaining vital information. Outlook's search functionality is something that is often taken for granted until it's no longer available. For individuals in XenApp environments, the ability to search has long been desired but never fully realized. 

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Topics: XenApp, Outlook, Outlook Instant Search

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

Run Office 365 on Citrix - Microsoft Ignite On-Demand Session

Posted by Brandon Lee on Oct 4, 2016 6:52:06 PM

Citrix and Microsoft Ignite Session Recommends FSLogix to Address OST Cached Exchange Mode with Office 365 on Virtual Desktops

Hosted by industry experts, Adam Pulsakowski, Lead Systems Engineer, Citrix UK, and Jon Maunder, technical specialist at Microsoft, with a core focus on the Office experience, they outline the significant scenarios to consider with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business, when choosing to run Microsoft Office Apps inside Citrix virtual environments.

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Topics: Citrix, Office 365, Outlook, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business

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

FSLogix Logon Improvement Metrics From uberAgent

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jul 7, 2016 8:07:04 AM

In this Webinar hosted by Trond E. Haavarstein (xenappblog.com) and Helge Klein (uberAgent), we explore logon metrics, but in particular, uberAgent metrics that allow us to better understand how user logons are being impacted. Kevin Goodman (CEO) and David Young (Solutions Architect) fill out the panel from the FSLogix team to dive into some of the technical nuts and bolts in order to help dissect the results.

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Topics: profiles, profile containers, folder redirection, Office 365, Outlook, logon times

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

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

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