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Windows Virtual Desktop Announcements

Last week was dominated by Microsoft’s announcement that Windows Virtual Desktop including Windows 10 Enterprise with multi-user capabilities is in public preview now. For those who don’t know what Windows Virtual Desktop is, I want to recommend to check out http://aka.ms/wvd. What’s important to know is that any user who has either of the followingContinue Reading

Written on March 24, 2019 at 5:59 pm, by

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Microsoft acquires FSLogix – Two months later…

It’s almost 18 months ago since I wrote my last article on this blog, and I thought that it’s about time to come out of my self-imposed stealth mode again. From one of my previous articles you can see that I became an investor in FSLogix in July 2017 – and this is where theContinue Reading

Written on January 31, 2019 at 10:43 am, 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 Professional Year 2016 in Review (Part 2)

In part 1 of my 2016 review I put the emphasis on my engagement with Lakeside Software which consumed a substantial amount of my work time. This part 2 is about all my other activities, like short projects, workshops, presentations and community work. Let’s start with the short projects and the customer workshops. Primarily theyContinue Reading

Written on January 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm, by

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My Professional Year 2016 in Review (Part 1)

2016 was an exciting year for me. It was my first full year working as an independent consultant, with Lakeside Software as my biggest customer. In addition to my part-time engagement with Lakeside, I’ve completed a number of successful smaller Microsoft, Citrix and VMware end user computing projects and workshops. Some of the projects wereContinue Reading

Written on December 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm, by

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Tools I’ve used in my Ignite session

A bit more than two weeks ago I’ve presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great toolsContinue Reading

Written on October 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm, by

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Things I Learned at VMworld in Las Vegas

I had the opportunity to attend VMworld in Las Vegas the last couple of days. Here’s a summary of what I have learned. In the Day 1 keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used “Digital Transformation” as the #1 buzzword. He also said that all business is digital business today and 80% of compute is virtualizedContinue Reading

Written on September 3, 2016 at 1:15 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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