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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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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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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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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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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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Azure RemoteApp General Availability on December 11

When Microsoft announced the availability of Azure RemoteApp Preview in May, I was so excited that I immediately posted a blog article: Azure RemoteApp Preview at Microsoft TechEd. With Azure RemoteApp (ARA), you can enable your users to access seamless corporate applications from anywhere and on a variety of devices, such as Windows PCs, iPads,Continue Reading

Written on December 5, 2014 at 8:19 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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Azure RemoteApp Preview at Microsoft TechEd

Boom! During his keynote at Microsoft TechEd North America, Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced the availability of Azure RemoteApp preview. Like many other virtualization experts, I was waiting for this moment as we’ve all heard rumors about the project code named “Mohoro” since a couple of months. Despite the fact that Brad only covered itContinue Reading

Written on May 16, 2014 at 12:51 am, by

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SenseConnector – an RDP Client for Hyper-V and Azure

I like to get my fingers dirty with new Windows tools and technologies. Typically, I only believe what I see in my own test lab. This helps me both in my role as CTO for bluecue consulting and as an active member of the virtualization community. A typical scenario is that I install an entireContinue Reading

Written on September 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm, by

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