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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]