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

State of the EUC 2018 Survey Results

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 5, 2018 12:53:36 PM

VDI Like A Pro (https://vdilikeapro.com) released the results of their State of the EUC 2018 survey featuring valuable insights into real-world deployments, configuration and usage, both on-premises and in public cloud environments. With over 750 respondents from across the globe, this unbiased, independent, community driven survey focused on covering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Desktop as a Service (DaaS), public cloud, security, devices, Server Based Computing (SBC), storage, hypervisors, GPUs, and the key EUC initiatives for 2019. The goal of the survey was to get a clear view on how the industry is changing and to support all involved with valuable, independent, and unbiased research results based on actual and objective customer data. 

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Topics: VDI, DaaS, Microsoft, SBC, UEM, EUC

DABCC Podcast - FSLogix: Solutions for the Digital Workspace, Office365, Citrix & VDI

Posted by Brandon Lee on Aug 22, 2017 1:14:27 PM

Douglas Brown, of dabcc.com, sits down with Jim Moyle to feed him a little "noise and grief." Combined with some humorous anecdotes of what it means to be a technical evangelist, these two industry experts keep it light while discussing industry trends. Hear what Jim has to say regarding FSLogix and the state of the EUC world, DaaS, Citrix, economics of the cloud, Office 365 and much more! 

Listen to the Podcast at dabcc.com

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, cloud, Office 365, FSLogix

How to fix performance issues in VDI

Posted by Aaron Parker on Jul 25, 2017 11:51:23 AM

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Topics: VDI, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container

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

Tips for buying hyper-converged systems

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Jun 12, 2017 12:50:10 PM

Hyper-converged infrastructure has become a commonly used term. But what is it? And is it necessary for your organisation?

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Topics: VDI, hyper-converged infrastructure

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

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Enterprise Application Management

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Feb 7, 2017 9:54:46 AM

I'm usually not one for posting blogs on [rorymon.com] in reaction to public announcements BUT I’ll make an exception for a couple that occurred in the first two weeks of this year. First, on the 2nd of January, Symantec put out a release to state that their Workspace Virtualization product is now End Of Life. Second is the announcement out of Citrix Summit that Citrix acquired Unidesk. These announcements warrant a post in my opinion because to me it highlights a major shift in the application virtualization and application delivery space.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, App-V, Application Virtualization, Application Layering, Unidesk

FSLogix Apps 2.7 - What's New & Why you should Upgrade

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 15, 2016 6:26:08 PM

FSLogix Apps 2.7 is now available.

As many of you are well aware, a number of limitations can arise while trying to implement Office 365 across your organization. Poor application performance leading to grumpy users does not typically lead to cheerful workspaces. Request an evaluation copy and put a little cheer back in your digital workspace this holiday season!

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Topics: VDI, XenApp, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, FSLogix Apps

Context awareness is important for your business!

Posted by Sascha Goeckel on Nov 7, 2016 2:31:27 PM

Let’s make one thing clear; context awareness is one of the most important topics in the IT landscape today. Without context awareness, IT departments cannot fulfill the requirements of their customers (means users) and the security and compliance requirements of their business. Not considering this fact may result in a disadvantage over the competition and in worst case it costs the business money.

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Topics: VDI, RDS, XenDesktop, XenApp, BYOD, VMware, security, EUC

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