Throughout the last couple of months a lot has been said (and shown) about and around the Windows Virtual Desktop, so much that I thought a summary would be in place. Do note that I’m relying on what’s publicly available or what I’ve picked up from hearsay. In case of the latter I will make note of it.Continue Reading
Finally, it’s here! I decided not to publish the last 6 chapters (including 2 appendixes) separately. Instead, the book, as a whole, is now available as a PDF download. I have also included an interactive Table of Contents (ToC), making it easy to navigate from the ToC to a specific chapter and vice versa.Continue Reading
Throughout the last couple of weeks we’ve had some great and positive feedback on our book project – next to a whole bunch of contributions/submissions, of course. And by the way, we is Christiaan Brinkhoff and myself. We spoke about supporting a charity case before, and when multiple others suggested something similar we decided to just go for it. Here’s what we have in mind…Continue Reading
A couple of months ago I wrote about how Liquidware and Microsoft’s WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop) are better together, read more here. Today I’d like to talk a bit on how Liquidware solutions help in transitioning to the new WVD offering, including the on boarding process as well as continues management and monitoring once in production.Continue Reading
About two months ago I published an updated version of the Cloud Services Cheat Sheet, the amount of (positive) feedback has been overwhelming, to say the least. Again, I have added and updated multiple columns including Big Data/Warehousing and Ping/latency times (visuals included) to the various European Data centers (from all three vendors) next to a few smaller updates. Note that I performed two separate Ping tests, one using standard ICMP and a second one using HTTP requests.Continue Reading
Average time to read: 9 minutesThe idea behind this project is simple, we’re looking for as many Cloud related design principles, best or common practices, (funny) quotes, tips & tricks, and architectural recommendations as possible. Almost anything goes. Forget about AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Oracle, and all others, it’s the concept that matters, not the underlying vendor – 99 out of 100 times anyway. It can involve SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, PaaS, RaaS, or whatever aaS you can think of – private, public, or hybrid Cloud are all optional. General recommendations are more than welcome as well, it doesn’t have to involve technology per se. Please, read on.
Average time to read: 2 minutesI have just published another six chapters of my book Inside Citrix the FlexCast Management Architecture. You’ll find the links in this article. I’d also like to share my plan on publishing the other chapters and the book as a whole (in PDF format) within the next couple of months.
Average time to read: 20 minutesI will be the last one to tell or promise you that moving to the Cloud will save you money. It definitely could, but it’s not a certainty by any means. In fact, if that’s you’re only objective and short-term focus/strategy (saving money, that is) you might want to reconsider. Having said that, Cloud computing does give us an almost unlimited amount of options (services) to choose from, which can help in getting work done more efficiently. Making the right decisions on what, where to use, and how to implement and configure is often the tricky part… Read on.
Average time to read: 4 minutesRemember when I told you about VDI Drones, back in September 2018? No? Click the link below if you would like to learn more. Anyway, since then we got a ton of feedback. In this post, we’d like to share what has happened in the meantime. Again, we would like to thank you all for your time and efforts throughout the last couple of months, to say you’ve been helpful would be a major understatement.
Average time to read: 6 minutesCitrix has had a very busy year. After the release of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16 in November of 2017, four new versions were released throughout 2018 – XA/XD 7.17, 7.18, and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1808, and 1811. Wow! From delegated control to the Workspace App, numerous HDX and ICA improvements, LHC, Config Logging, and the list goes on. Release after release brought new and improved features and functionalities, awesome! But what about printing..?