Using FSLogix Cloud Cache for Office 365 deployments

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 18, 2018 12:19:09 PM

Office 365 adoption is growing at an unprecedented rate. As organizations make the transition to Office 365, they inevitably encounter some pitfalls associated with enabling all of the functionality and performance of applications such as Outlook.

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Topics: VDI, Office 365, Outlook, Cloud Cache

Time to finally get rid of those Outlook PST Files with Office 365, PST Migrator, and FSLogix

Posted by Chad Baker on Sep 18, 2018 11:42:19 AM

PST files, otherwise known as Microsoft Outlook data files, have been in-use for over 20 years.  Once the redeemers of under-sized Exchange mailboxes, they now create headaches for IT storage, security, messaging, and support teams.

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Topics: Office 365, Outlook, PST Migrator

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: Microsoft, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, UPD, Cloud Cache, SharePoint, Remote Desktops

FSLogix Containers – Search Index Considerations and Troubleshooting

Posted by James Kindon on Jul 11, 2018 11:10:40 AM

Co-authored by James Kindon (@james_kindon) Gareth Carson (@CitXen) James Rankin (@james____rankin) Nigel Woods (@NigelWoods27)

Windows Search is a feature that has existed in the Windows OS since Windows Vista, although it did exist as freeware called Windows Desktop Search for XP and Server 2003. It replaced the Indexing Service that first arrived as part of the Windows NT4 Option Pack, which was deprecated in Windows 7 and finally removed in Windows 8.

Windows Search builds a full-text index of files on a device. The time required for the initial creation of this index depends on the amount and type of data to be indexed and can take up to several hours. In persistent environments, this does not present a problem, as the creation of the index is a one-time event. However, in non-persistent RDSH or VDI environments like XenApp and XenDesktop, this can present an issue.

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Topics: VDI, XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, profile containers, Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, Windows Search, Windows Server

How to use FSLogix Office 365 Containers with Ivanti/RES ONE Workspace

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 5, 2017 12:17:14 PM

In today's modern workspace we're seeing a shift towards running non-persistent environments. Devices run from a single Golden Image and user data is saved in roaming, streamed, or hybrid profiles. This has a lot of benefits, but it comes with a big drawback in managing the Microsoft Office 365 cache. In Chris Twiest's latest blog, Why you should use FSLogix Office 365 Containers and how to use them with Ivanti/RES ONE Workspace, he explains what the problems are, how FSLogix Office 365 Container solves them and how to integrate the solution into your Ivanti / RES ONE Workspace environment. 

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Topics: Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, OneDrive, Skype for Business, Ivanti, RES ONE Workspace

How to mix FSLogix Office 365 Containers and Online Mode in non-persistent Citrix Environments

Posted by Brandon Lee on Nov 30, 2017 4:05:21 PM

Sometimes it makes sense to use online mode in non-persistent Citrix environments. In James Kindon's latest article, FSLogix or Office Online - Selective use in Non Peristent Environments, he breaks down the considerations of catering for environments where some need profile containers and Cached Exchange Mode, while online mode should suffice for the rest. He specified three easy to drive technologies to achieve this goal.

  • AppLocker
  • Restricted Groups
  • Citrix Workspace Environment Management
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Topics: Citrix, Office 365, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode, FSLogix Office 365 Container, Citrix Workspace Environment, Online Mode

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, Outlook, OST, UPD, RDS Gurus

RDS Gurus Benchmark and Analyze Outlook Performance in Non-Persistent Environments

Posted by Brandon Lee on Aug 22, 2017 1:50:30 PM

In the latest installment from RDS Gurus, Outlook Performance in Non-Persistent Environments Using FSLogix's Office 365 Containers, they ran  performance tests on Outlook in non-persistent environments using FSLogix’s Office 365 Containers solution. The goal was to illustrate the user experience of remote desktop users working in an RDS environment configured to use FSLogix Office 365 Containers relative to the typical user experience when using native RDS UPD technology. The primary focus was to measure how performance degrades when multiple users are simultaneously working with Outlook (“noisy neighbor effect”).
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Topics: non-persistent VDI, Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, RDS Gurus

Enabling Modern Authentication for Office

Posted by Aaron Parker on Jul 17, 2017 12:40:04 PM

Enabling Azure AD and Office 365 features including multi-factor authentication and Conditional Access will impact your users because they’ll need utilise App Passwords (one time passwords used for authentication with legacy applications). Unfortunately this will only serve to confuse users and result in calls to your service desk. Modern authentication is, of course, the way to improve user experience but it’s not enabled by default.

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Topics: Azure, Office 365, Outlook, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, multi-factor authentication

FSLogix Apps 2.8.4 - Skype for Business Global Address List and Device Based Licensing Enhancements

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 27, 2017 12:17:50 PM

What's new with FSLogix Apps 2.8.4? For starters, we've been working with a number of customers that have had issues surrounding the Skype for Business Global Address List (GAL) in non-persistent VDI environments. Check out this BLOG from Solutions Architect and Product Champion, Dave Young, where he dives into a specific example of how FSLogix Office 365 Containers was able to resolve this particular issue. 

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Topics: Office 365 Containers, Outlook, Skype for Business, FSLogix Apps, Global Address List

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