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: VMware, Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, Cached Exchange Mode

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

Things I Learned at VMworld in Las Vegas

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Sep 6, 2016 9:01:48 AM

I had the opportunity to attend VMworld in Las Vegas the last couple of days. Here’s a summary of what I have learned. In the Day 1 keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used “Digital Transformation” as the #1 buzzword. He also said that all business is digital business today and 80% of compute is virtualized by now. But 50% of all enterprise applications are still traditional client/server applications – in other words, there is still a majority of conventional Windows applications out there. Neither mobile apps nor native web apps are dominating, yet. According to a VMware survey, there is an average of 188 internally created (Windows) applications in enterprises which may need to be maintained for quite a while. This means that remoting into Windows applications hosted in on-premises datacenters, private clouds and public clouds will continue to be an important aspect of VMware’s strategy. This is great news for End-User Computing (EUC). I still wonder if this also applies to Pat’s announcement to extend their hybrid cloud approach not only to VMware-based clouds (now including IBM/Softlayer), but also to non-VMware-based clouds like Amazon, Azure and Google.

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Topics: VMware, EUC, VMWorld

Is your Windows laptop/tablet feeling bloated?

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Jul 18, 2016 1:32:44 PM

I really enjoyed the UK Citrix User Group meeting in London last week; great speakers, the chance to meet up with old friends and make new business connections.

One tip that came up was a free VMware tool that will optimize a Windows OS. Of course, their intention is for generating a sound base for gold images, but using it on limited-resource laptops can really help by removing unnecessary services and bloatware.

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Topics: VMware, OS Optimization Tool, Bloatware

The Final Countdown: The last EMC World before Dell Technologies

Posted by Clive Longbottom on May 10, 2016 12:54:21 PM

The recent EMC World event held in Las Vegas could have been a flop. With the Dell takeover of the EMC Federation (EMC Corp and all its divisions of EMC II, VMware, RSA, Pivotal and Virtustream) in full swing, it would have been easy for the EMC management to claim that they were in a ‘quiet period’ and so refuse to disclose much.

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Topics: VMware, Dell, EMC, IaaS

After E2EVC is Before E2EVC

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Jun 8, 2015 8:17:44 PM

About a week ago I returned back home form the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference (E2EVC) in Hong Kong – and in about a week I will be speaking at E2EVC in Berlin. For those of you who don’t know E2EVC, it’s an independent community event initiated and organized by Alex Juschin (@E2EVC). It’s original name was PubForum and it first started in 2003 with just four terminal server geeks meeting in a pub and sharing deep technical insights of what was called server-based computing at the time.

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Topics: Citrix, E2EVC, VMware

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