Roaming Profiles - What works on the latest Windows Update?

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 27, 2016 12:49:49 PM

Concern around the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update 1607, has brought about numerous questions that James Rankin, the AppSense Bigot, seeks to answer in his blog series, "Everything you wanted to know about virtualizing, optimizing and managing Windows 10...but were afraid to ask."

In his recent edition, which focuses primarily on roaming, James states, "For the record, most Windows 10 settings roam fine, but the main one that we've all been struggling with is the Start Menu. And this is really annoying, because the Start Menu is the first thing that the user generally interacts with when they use a Windows 10 desktop, and possibly the most "in your face" part of the new OS features."

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Topics: roaming profiles, The AppSense Bigot, User Profiles, Windows 10

Onward and Upward - Potential Energy and GA Release of FSLogix Apps 2.6

Posted by Brandon Lee on Sep 21, 2016 2:09:42 PM

Atlanta, GA – September 2016 

Have you ever worked at a job that genuinely gets more thrilling with each passing day? They are few and far between but then there are times when you know you're nearing that edge of the event horizon, and you begin to experience that slow coursing feeling of anticipation, much like the climb to the top of a rollercoaster. As we continue our ascent at FSLogix, we strive to maintain an accord with our core principles and culture, by providing unique, yet simple solutions that will define the digital workspaces of tomorrow.

That sums up how it feels to be at FSLogix right now and today is no different. I get to share a peek (pun intended) with you, the reader, inside our latest GA release of FSLogix Apps 2.6. But what makes this release highlight reel worthy? Well, along with our Office 365 Container, released in FSLogix Apps 2.5, which saw the industries first drop-in solution for Office 365 that enabled critical functionality on virtual desktops, we’ve added some really cool stuff to our ever-growing, yet focused, feature set. 

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Topics: profile containers, User Profiles, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, java version control

PQR UEM Comparison White Paper Excerpt

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 15, 2016 11:45:02 AM

The PQR team released their latest User Environment Management (UEM) comparison white paper v16.03, formerly known as the UEM Smackdown.

"...I got questions from people not familiar with the smackdown what it is, the name is not something native English people would use. In English a comparison white paper with a winner is a bake-off. This white paper doesn’t bring out a winner so a bake-off was the wrong word as well. The white paper compares User Environment Management solutions to each other and therefore it is a comparisons white paper." -Rob Beekmans

Below is an excerpt from that white paper, courtesy of Rob Beekman and the PQR team. Updated May 25 2016. 

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, User Profiles, Office 365, UEM, Cached Exchance Mode

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

FSLogix 2.0 - Simplicity Still Wins

Posted by Thomas Krampe on Aug 20, 2015 11:46:00 AM

FSLogix added a new feature in version 2.0 which dramatically simplifies the administration and the management of user profiles on Windows machines. Instead of configuring local or roaming profiles the old way and managing them through various more or less complex tools, FSLogix is moving the entire user profile to a virtual hard disk (VHD or VHDX) which will be saved on a network share. In the following blog post I try to show how to configure this feature.

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Topics: profile containers, profile management, VHD, User Profiles

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