Citrix announced Office 365 support in UPM/WEM. How does that affect you?

Posted by Gabe Knuth on May 18, 2018 11:33:20 AM

Last week at Synergy, Citrix announced support for Office 365 cache data in their Profile Management and WEM products, and more than a few people showed up at our booth and asked what it meant for us. Since so many attendees had questions about it, we figured it was worth writing a blog post so that people who weren’t at Synergy know what’s up, too.

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Topics: Cloud Cache, Citrix, Citrix Ready, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype for Business, Microsoft

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

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

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

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

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

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