First step to the Cloud using Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure ASR

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This blog post is cross posted on arnaudpain.com and tech-addict.fr, as we (Arnaud Pain and Samuel Legrand) have worked together to present this topic to the Citrix User Group XL Florida in Orlando on January 2019. We have decided to work on this presentation to help users understand how they can rely on Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud for their Disaster Recovery Plan. Here after some more information on the implementation and our feedback. Citrix Cloud is the very first […]

How to have a fully backup and resilient server on Azure?

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All my consulting billing solution is based on a nice open source project called Dolibarr (https://www.dolibarr.org/). I used to keep a VM running on my laptop or my lab but the main pitfall of those solutions is that there is no real backup/resiliency and, as billing is the most important thing for a company, I looked for a better solution and here we are: let’s move it to the Cloud! As a Microsoft partner, I do have $100 credit per […]

Why I joined ControlUp?

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Today, I shared through LinkedIn with the community the news: I joined ControlUp! Few minutes after the publication I started to receive lots of warm congratulations and using this blog post I want to share why I decided to work closely with this company. A bit more than 4 years ago, I attended my first E2EVC in Brussels where I met a couple of great guys during this conference and Yoni Avital was one of them. I can still remember […]

ServiceNow integration in ControlUp

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Being working on a PoC with my buddies at ControlUp, we have been asked for an integration with ServiceNow to automatically create incidents for example. As there is not a real “integration”, I started to look at both product documentations to find a way to answer this question. As a member of the ControlUp Expert program, I do have access to an unlimited version of the product, so it was easy for me to test some customizations. The good thing […]

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 […]

Joining the Parallels VIPP Program

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I’m glad to have been selected to integrate the Very Important Parallels Professional Program VIPP Program. This program allows its members a better understanding of the technologies around Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) while providing critical and valuable feedback to key stakeholders within the Parallels organization. This program is directly linked with Parallels leaders, and the members can work with those leaders to shape the future of remote access and cloud computing solutions. The “official” announcement link: https://www.parallels.com/blogs/ras/samuel-legrand/ Parallels is well […]

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 […]

VMware vExpert 2018 award

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I received the VMware vExpert award this year for the first time and I’m very honored to join this community. From VMware is an overview of the program: Overview The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and […]

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 […]