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Using FSLogix Office 365 Container for Outlook Search in Non-Persistent RDS Environments

When Outlook is running in cached Exchange mode, Outlook data is stored in user-specific .OST files. These .OST files must follow the users as they roam from host to host. Windows Search Service indexes locally stored .OST files and creates an index catalog for each user to enable search functionality in Outlook. In non-persistent andContinue Reading

Written on August 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm, by

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Why I Became an Investor and Team Member of FSLogix

This article was previously posted on the FSLogix Blog. Here’s my little story of becoming an FSLogix investor earlier this year: Since launching my first technology startup when I was a university student, I’ve always been watching the international startup ecosystem very carefully. I’ve had the opportunity to be in leading positions at several internationalContinue Reading

Written on July 11, 2017 at 8:18 am, by

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A Beginner’s Guide to XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure

This article was first published on the RDS Gurus blog, by Benny Tritsch and Kristin Griffin. Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop in Microsoft Azure is an interesting solution for everybody who wants to deliver Windows desktops or applications from the public cloud. Citrix and Microsoft are working closely together to develop this modern application deliveryContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2017 at 10:31 pm, by

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My Take on Microsoft’s Announcement to Retire Azure RemoteApp

On Friday, August 12, 2016, Microsoft made the announcement that they are planning to retire Azure RemoteApp (ARA). According to the article, Microsoft and Citrix are jointly developing a new cloud-based solution for delivering Windows apps. This Azure RemoteApp 2.0 service was referred to as XenApp “express”. Only minutes after the Microsoft announcement, Citrix postedContinue Reading

Written on August 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm, by

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Microsoft Using Citrix XenDesktop to Deliver Remote Windows 10 Desktops from Azure

During his Synergy opening keynote on Tuesday, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov made a spectacular announcement: As part of the refreshed Citrix and Microsoft partnership, XenDesktop VDI hosted on Azure will deliver remote Windows 10 desktops from the cloud. To be very clear, Kirill was not speaking about a Windows Server desktop that pretends to be Windows 10. He was talkingContinue Reading

Written on May 27, 2016 at 3:13 am, by

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New Azure Region in Germany

Microsoft announced their plans to establish a geo-replicated German Azure datacenter region located in Frankfurt am Main and in Magdeburg, with the launch date in mid-2016. The specific Azure infrastructure components and software will be provided by Microsoft, but the datacenters will be owned by German Telekom and operated by T-Systems. The basic idea isContinue Reading

Written on November 28, 2015 at 12:51 am, by

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GPU Announcements at VMworld

This article highlights some of the topics covered in the upcoming new version of the “3D Graphics for Virtual Desktop Smackdown” whitepaper authored by Team Remote Graphics Experts (@TeamRGE). Stay tuned for the announcement of the release date. Currently NVIDIA, AMD and Intel are the most relevant graphics processor (GPU) manufacturers in the world. When IContinue Reading

Written on September 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm, by

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Is Layering the Future of User Profile Management

This article has been in my pipeline for quite a while, and after talking to a number of subject matter experts I thought that now is the time to finally publish it: When dealing with virtual Windows desktops or remote user sessions, profile management and personalization pops up as a discussion topic or a painContinue Reading

Written on April 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm, by

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The Art of Measuring Remote End User Experience

“To me, when we say mobile first, it’s not the mobility of the device, it’s actually the mobility of the individual experience,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in November 2014 at a UK event. When remoting into Windows desktops and applications is part of your enterprise mobility strategy, acceptable end user experience is an importantContinue Reading

Written on January 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm, by

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Is There a Microsoft “Mobile First, Cloud First” Strategy for VDI?

Since Satya Nadella became Microsoft’s CEO, “mobile first, cloud first” is the new mantra.  But what about Windows desktops and applications delivered from the cloud?  If you want to establish an enterprise-level VDI or remote desktop environment that is only based on Microsoft products and components, you will be confronted with different management challenges. WhileContinue Reading

Written on April 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm, by

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