Microsoft announced a “FREE” VDI solution

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For almost a decade, every single year is announced to be “The year of VDI”. Microsoft just put another coin in the juke box today annoucing a Windows Virtual Desktop service included in Windows 365 subscriptions (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compare-all-microsoft-365-plans) The product has been introduced during the Microsoft Ignite event in Orlando and a blog article (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/24/microsoft-365-adds-modern-desktop-on-azure/): Today, we are announcing Windows Virtual Desktop, the best virtualized Windows and Office experience delivered on Azure. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only cloud-based service that delivers […]

E2EVC 2018 Cape Town

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On April 12-13, the first E2EVC of the year (and the 37th one) has taken place in Cape Town, South Africa. This has been the first event in Africa and it was the perfect occasion to meet local people to have some insights on the South African End User Computer market. As usual, Alex has organized a nice and friendly event. More than the content that has been really good, the exchanges we had during those days allowed us to […]

Securing the Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop VDA registration

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Even if the VDA registration with the Delivery Controller is already secured, in an environment where security is not an option, there are some configuration steps you can put in place in order to enhance the VDA registration process security. Why should you care about VDA registration? VDA registration is the link between the Delivery Controller (or Cloud Connector the Citrix Cloud customers) and the VDA. There is two communication channel established: VDA to Delivery Controller Delivery Controller to VDA […]

ControlUp version 7.1 is coming

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As a ControlUp Expert, I do have access to some alpha and beta versions and the upcoming 7.1 version (expected on March 1st 2018) will offer some new interesting features: Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop Published Applications – ControlUp can now be integrated with XenDesktop to offer unprecedented real-time visibility for published applications. All your published apps are now available in ControlUp’s powerful grid, which allows for quick troubleshooting, assessment of current activity and fast drill-down to the session level to […]

VDI Like a PRO survey – 2018 edition

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Independent research organization ‘VDI Like a PRO’, started a survey in 2013, with the goal to provide a yearly insider view of the End User Computing (EUC) community. With the bulk of the questions repeated yearly, the survey not only gathers data about the current status of the industry but also discovers changes and trends. Last year close to 1000 respondents participated in the survey, making this initiative one of the largest researches on the EUC market. Topics in the […]

Citrix acquires Cedexis

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Citrix has just announced that they bought a new company: Cedexis is now part of Citrix! Cedexis is a leader in Internet measurement and optimization. Their Linkedin page says: Founded in 2009, Cedexis is an international company delivering Cloud-based Web Traffic Optimization. The unique family of on-demand tools provide unparalleled visibility and control over global web and cloud deployments — maximizing customer experience around the world while managing costs. Cedexis is the only Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) solution to […]

One year as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP)

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Last year, I’ve been awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and I’m really proud for being renewed this year. This article will try to sum up this year. The official description from Citrix of the program is: “The Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP) Program provides an opportunity for participants to gain deeper insight into Citrix strategies and technologies, including advance knowledge of planned projects. Awardees engage with Citrix leaders to help shape the future of cloud computing technologies that enable […]

Virtualization experts? Where to go in 2018?

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2017 is already almost over and we need to schedule our priorities for 2018 conferences. When I attended to my first E2EVC a couple of years ago in Brussel (in June 2014), I didn’t realize that this will change my, at least professional, life! I discovered a great bunch of guys and I quickly find out that becoming independent was the way to go for me! Since Brussels, I’ve attended at least 2 events per year in the following cities: […]

E2EVC Prague 2017 – Again, a great event!

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The E2EVC has taken place in Prague from the 9th to the 11th of June 2017. I’m still impressed of how the things are going in this event. It’s the 3rd E2EVC I attended this year and I’m already registered for the 4th one. Here is a recap of this event: E2EVC is a family! Alex, the organizer, is doing his best to make people talk to each other. Everything starts at the airport! The linkedin group is the place […]

XenApp 7.14 – (Really) Manage a DR!

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Announced a few days ago, the 7.14 version includes a new cool feature : Now, you can really manage the disaster recovery of a XenApp environment! Before 7.14, the only setting available to manage the load throttling was this one: Concurrent Logon Tolerance setting You can control the number of pending logons a server delivering Server OS machines can concurrently accept by setting the Concurrent Logon tolerance. This helps avoid server performance problems. The Concurrent Logon Tolerance setting is equivalent […]