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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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After E2EVC is Before E2EVC

About a week ago I returned back home form the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference (E2EVC) in Hong Kong – and in about a week I will be speaking at E2EVC in Berlin. For those of you who don’t know E2EVC, it’s an independent community event initiated and organized by Alex Juschin (@E2EVC). It’s originalContinue Reading

Written on June 7, 2015 at 12:26 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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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

Written on December 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm, by

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Microsoft RemoteApp À GoGo

From my previous blog posts HERE and HERE you may know that I’m a big fan of seamless remote Windows apps. Last week I had the opportunity to present an entire breakout session on Microsoft RemoteApp at BriForum in Boston — find the slide deck here: BriForumUS 2014 – RemoteApp 101. Preparing this session was greatContinue Reading

Written on July 31, 2014 at 4:07 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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Seamless Remote Apps Reloaded

What a coincidence! While I was working on the draft version of a slide deck Nico Luedemann (@NicoLuedemann) and I want to use during our “Microsoft RemoteApp versus Citrix Published Applications” sessions at Citrix Synergy in Anaheim and BriForum in London, VMware made a spectacular announcement. They said they will include access to Microsoft Remote Desktop SessionContinue Reading

Written on April 10, 2014 at 9:47 am, by

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3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

Yesterday, Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt), Shawn Bass (@shawnbass) and I published our brand new whitepaper “3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown”. Our intention is to provide an independent overview of GPU-accelerated desktop virtualization solutions and products. Like Ruben and Shawn, I’m absolutely convinced that accelerating the remoting of 3D graphics by hardware is a game changer in our industry. Running high-end CAD/CAMContinue Reading

Written on April 9, 2014 at 8:55 am, by

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Remoting Protocol Testing Methodology

Over the last couple of weeks and months, Shawn Bass and I have presented the latest findings of our remoting protocols comparison tests at several industry events, such as Citrix Synergy, BriForum and VMworld. Even though I have already published a blog article on “How to Compare Remoting Protocols”, session attendees are still asking usContinue Reading

Written on September 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm, by

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Building a Windows Server 2012 RDS Test Environment

I’m traveling a lot and I like to be able to test and demo things while I’m on the road. This is why I wanted to build an entire Windows Server 2012 RDS environment on my Windows 8 laptop with Hyper-V installed. A major goal was to make sure that I can play around withContinue Reading

Written on April 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm, by

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