Fare thee well, Brian Madden

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Jul 1, 2016 4:59:40 PM

I saw where Brian announced his retirement yesterday on http://www.brianmadden.com/opinion/Brian-is-leaving-BrianMaddencom-BriForum-2016-Boston-will-be-the-last-one and although  I am not surprised, I can’t help but reflect on the impact Brian has had on our industry. I say I am not surprised because Brian has been giving us hints over the last year: His closing session at the Denver Briforum last year and his podcast retrospective on his career.

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Topics: VDI, BriForum, Brian Madden

FrontLine Chatter Podcast E29 with Kevin Goodman - Project Flux

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 22, 2016 1:26:21 PM

On this episode of FrontLine Chatter, FSLogix CEO Kevin Goodman joins Jarian Gibson and Andrew Morgan for a discussion about FSLogix's Flux Project and Citrix Synergy updates.

"With [FSLogix] generic containers what you're doing is, and a combination of your search features as well, you're going to allow [users] to have instant access to those files, indexing, searching, and everything on demand. So I think it's a real game changer...Kudos to you and I'm really looking forward to what you're doing next." -Andrew Morgan

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, Microsoft, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, FSLogix

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

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

Make the Extraordinary Happen in Your Companies: Synergy 2016 Wrap Up and Announcements

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jun 1, 2016 10:13:01 AM

Read our Synergy Announcement from Kevin Goodman, CEO, FSLogix
Register for our Latest Beta to supercharge Office 365 on XenApp and XenDesktop
Download and Evaluate FSLogix Apps in your environment

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, Microsoft, Office 365, Windows 10, Citrix Synergy, FSLogix, FSLogix Office 365 Container

Microsoft Using Citrix XenDesktop to Deliver Remote Windows 10 Desktops from Azure

Posted by Benny Tritsch on May 31, 2016 2:38:29 PM

During his Synergy opening keynote on Tuesday, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov made a spectacular announcement: As part of the refreshed Citrix and Microsoft partnership, XenDesktop VDI hosted on Azure will deliver remote Windows 10 desktops from the cloud. To be very clear, Kirill was not speaking about a Windows Server desktop that pretends to be Windows 10. He was talking about the “real thing”. The days of #FixVDA (= broken virtual desktop access licensing) will be gone as soon as this service is available. This is an event the entire RDS and VDI industry has been waiting for. And here are some more details.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, Microsoft, Azure, Windows 10

Fix Office365 performance issues with FSLogix Office 365 Containers for Citrix!

Posted by Freek Berson on May 23, 2016 3:39:05 PM

I’ve written about FSLogix in the past. About a year ago I wrote an article on masking specific applications & plugins for specific users and running various java versions on the same OS. Check it out here: Managing your Azure RemoteApp application landscape using FSLogix Apps.

FSLogix is a set of tools with an extremely small footprint and has an amazing set of features that fix really specific problems, applicable in almost any VDI or RDSH environment!

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, RDSH, VHD, Office 365, VHDX, Office 365 Containers, OST, GPO, FSLogix

Introducing FSLogix™ Office 365 Container for Citrix

Posted by Kevin Goodman on May 23, 2016 2:06:21 PM

It’s been one year since FSLogix released FSLogix™ Profile Containers and won Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 for Desktop and Application Virtualization. We’ve had an incredible number of enterprises adopt the solution, often after piloting for just a few weeks. Many of these customers have such a firm belief in the future of virtual desktops that they had learned to live with super long logon times, or very substandard performance in mission critical applications like email. After a year of strong market adoption, we’ve demonstrated that our solution fills this void and fixes problems that have only gotten worse over the last decade.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenApp, virtual desktop, non-persistent VDI, profile containers, Office 365, Office 365 Containers, Cached Exchance Mode, Citrix UPM, OneDrive

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

Turbocharge Your Virtual Workspace with FSLogix and Atlantis Computing

Posted by Brad Rowland on Dec 11, 2015 10:26:33 AM

If you missed the live great live webinar with Ruben and Kevin, click here for the recording and learn how combining Atlantis Computing and FSLogix can totally turbocharge your virtual desktop.  End to end optimization that brings back "locally installed" (or better) performance for your enterprise workspace, including hosted Exchange and Office 365.

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Topics: VDI, RDSH, non-persistent VDI, Atlantis Computing, Office 365

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