Top 5 ways Microsoft MVPs and MCSEs are Using Office 365 Containers

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 20, 2017 12:03:06 PM

When it comes to Office 365 in virtual environments, enabling critical application functionality, such as, Outlook cached exchange mode (OST/PST), Outlook search, OneDrive for Business sync, and Skype for Business global address list (GAL), is just as important as ensuring a pristine and optimized end user experience. FSLogix Office 365 Containers encapsulate these vital aspects to enable a successful Office 365 deployment/implementation within the enterprise organization. No wonder Microsoft MVPs and MCSEs are making a lot of noise surrounding Office 365 Containers and how much value it brings to the table. 

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Topics: FSLogix Office 365 Container, Office 365, Outlook, Outlook Instant Search, Cached Exchance Mode, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft MVP, Skype for Business, VDI, Microsoft RDS, Global Address List

FSLogix Office 365 Container saves the day - Install, Configure, and Test

Posted by Brandon Lee on May 16, 2017 12:22:00 PM

WilkyIT recently augmented his blog from last August to cover FSLogix Office 365 Containers at much greater depth, while addressing the problems, risks, and solutions for enabling Office 365 on shared desktops/VDI. As part of this augmented blog series, the discussion includes a configuration guide that provides a step-by-step approach for installation, configuration, and testing of FSLogix Office 365 Containers.

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Topics: FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode, VDI

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, OneDrive, Outlook

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 for Business App can now be roamed in an ODFC container. The key takeaway here is that the entire OneDrive for Business 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: FSLogix Apps, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, XenApp, Outlook, OneDrive

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

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, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Outlook

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: Office 365, Cached Exchance Mode, Outlook, RDSH, XenApp, XenDesktop

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

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