Office 365 - How Difficult it is to Make it Look This Easy

Posted by Kevin Goodman on Aug 16, 2016 9:51:27 AM

“You don’t know how difficult it is to make it look this easy.”

We’ve been very pleased with the response to our Office 365 containers. Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing product ever. Office 365 is on a $4.4B run-rate and 70% of Fortune 500 companies have purchased Office 365 in the last 12 months (source:Microsoft).

But, did you know that without FSLogix, the Office 365 suite doesn’t roam correctly in XenApp and XenDesktop non-persistent? You read that right: By default, Outlook and OneDrive for Business do not roam correctly. OneDrive for Business is not supported in RDSH / XenApp environments and Outlook if it is in Cached Exchange Mode has issues in both RDSH / XenApp and non-persistent XenDesktop. (Check out this MS-Ignite session discussing this issue and recommending FSLogix)

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, Office 365, Outlook, Cached Exchance Mode

Outlook in cached mode with non-persistent VDI seemed like a pipe dream until FSLogix came along.

Posted by Brandon Lee on Jul 1, 2016 10:19:44 AM

In his latest op-ed on brianmadden.com, Independent Industry Analyst, Gabe Knuth, documents the evolutionary changes that have taken place with FSLogix since his previous article, regarding FSLogix Profile Containers. However, the underlying motivation for this article and the prime focus, rests with FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, which he cites as "...a no-brainer to enable functionality that we’ve wanted for the last fifteen years."

By capturing the technological essence of FSLogix, Gabe is able to provide a very thorough accounting of the key aspects and advantages of our methodology, along with the positive impact it has on one's infrastructural hardware and performance. 

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Topics: Citrix, XenDesktop, VHD, Office 365, Outlook, OST, FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix, Cached Exchance Mode

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

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 5.1.0

Posted by Matthias Schlimm on Jan 30, 2016 6:19:53 PM

the perfect way to seal your Base Image

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, Powershell, Base Image, BISF, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft RDS

Login Consultants – Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) Version 5.0.2 now supports FSLogix

Posted by Matthias Schlimm on Aug 18, 2015 9:52:13 PM

The PowerShell Framework "BIS-F" prepares your golden image in your environment for Citrix PVS, MCS, XenApp or XenDesktop. If an image will be installed from scratch or updated for the lifecycle process, some preparation must be taken to complete these steps, GUID’s from Software (like antivirus, SCCM, SCOM, App-V or other) must be deleted to prevent ghost entries in the Management consoles.

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, Powershell, Citrix PVS, MCS

What are Brian Madden's Favorite New Products and other BriForum 2015 London updates

Posted by Brad Rowland on May 21, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Brian Madden and team just completed their 17th BriForum.  Wow do I feel old now.

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Topics: VDI, BriForum, XenDesktop, XenApp, Brian Madden

FSLogix selected as a Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 Award Winner

Posted by Brad Rowland on May 15, 2015 1:00:00 PM

It was an honor to be named as one of the Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 Award Winners, and the winner for the Application and Desktop Virtualization category.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, profile containers, profile management

The Art of Measuring Remote End User Experience

Posted by Benny Tritsch on Apr 9, 2015 11:29:00 AM

“To me, when we say mobile first, it’s not the mobility of the device, it’s actually the mobility of the individual experience,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in November 2014 at a UK event. When remoting into Windows desktops and applications is part of your enterprise mobility strategy, acceptable end user experience is an important success factor. Unfortunately, traditional benchmarking parameters, such as frame rates and system performance counters, do not entirely represent the perceived end user experience (EUX) on a remote client. But what are the parameters and metrics that allow you to judge remote EUX and manage customer expectations?

 

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Topics: XenDesktop, XenApp, RDSH, test tools, CX

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