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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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Joint Webinar with FSLogix and deviceTRUST

On November 16, I had the great pleasure to moderate a joint webinar with FSLogix and deviceTRUST. I like both companies and their products very much as you can see from previous articles (FSLogix, deviceTRUST). But combining the two is even better! In this webinar Kevin Goodman and Sascha Goeckel demonstrated how deviceTRUST provides monitoring of endpoints through context awareness andContinue Reading

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm, by

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deviceTRUST – Dynamic Device Context Awareness

Only recently I became aware of a new player offering an interesting product that gives you real-time access to the system properties of the endpoint from which a user is currently connected to a remote Windows session. The company’s name is deviceTRUST (www.devicetrust.de/en) and they refer to their solution as “dynamic device context awareness”. InContinue Reading

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NVIDIA GRID Hardware Chart

When Ruben Spruijt and I presented our session “Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Apps – 2016 Edition” at BriForum in London last week, one of our PowerPoint slides showed a chart comparing the different GRID cards. The chart includes lots of information, such as number of GPUs per card, GPU type, clock speed, number of GPU cores, performance (TFLOPS), memory size,Continue Reading

Written on May 28, 2016 at 2:34 am, by

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Graphics Virtualization at NVIDIA GTC 2016

Last week, I’ve attended NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose in Silicon Valley. This year’s focus of GTC was virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars. NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made a number of spectacular announcements around these topics and showed impressive demos, including Steve Wozniak in a real-time VR simulation of a missionContinue Reading

Written on April 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm, by

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FSLogix Application Masking

FSLogix provides a unified approach to image management, profile access, and application provisioning. I’ve already introduced FSLogix in a previous article about layering, check it out if you want to learn about the details. In a nutshell, what FSLogix Apps does is allowing users to see and launch only the applications they were assigned to, configured toContinue Reading

Written on April 5, 2016 at 4:05 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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Graphics and Multimedia System Tools

Last week I presented a 75-minute breakout session titled “Computer Graphics and Multimedia: A Survival Guide for IT Pros” at BriForum in Denver. In essence, my session covered an introduction of the most common application programming interfaces (APIs) and file formats commonly used for graphics and multimedia: GDI, DirectX, WPF, OpenGL, AV, Silverlight, Flash andContinue Reading

Written on July 28, 2015 at 7:41 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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Product Review: Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5

In late 2013, Citrix encouraged me to install XenClient Enterprise 5 in my lab, run some graphics performance tests and deliver a video with my findings. In the end, I recorded two videos, one about installing XenClient Enterprise 5 and another with the test results. Citrix used the second video internally. Now, after more thanContinue Reading

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