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 […]

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 […]

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 […]