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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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An Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization on Channel 9

On May 7, Ruben Spruijt and I delivered our breakout session titled “An Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization” at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. Find an overview of the content in a previous blog post. Our session was live streamed, which was an exciting and brand new experience for Ruben and me. Now you can find the recordingContinue Reading

Written on May 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm, by

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Our Microsoft Ignite Session

Tomorrow, on Thursday, May 7 at 1:30PM, Ruben Spruijt and I will be delivering our Microsoft Ignite breakout session titled “An Insider’s Guide to Desktop Virtualization”. Here is the abstract of our session: “Ready to drink from a fire hose? In this highly energized session, learn about insights, best practices, and hear unfiltered thoughts aboutContinue Reading

Written on May 6, 2015 at 5:55 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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New Session Videos

The Fall 2014 conference season has just started, and here are brand new videos of two of my sessions I recently presented: The first video is about “A Survival Guide to Microsoft-only VDI” delivered at E2EVC in Brussels – watch the video on YouTube. The second video shows Nico Luedemann and myself presenting on “Citrix Published ApplicationsContinue Reading

Written on September 30, 2014 at 11:27 am, 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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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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Synergy 2014, here we come…

In a little bit more than a month from now, it’s Citrix Synergy time again. Synergy will take place May 6-8, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. This global Citrix conference is focused on virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud solutions. I’m looking forward to play an active role in three breakout sessions inContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm, by

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RemoteApp on Windows 7

Many people know RemoteApp programs as applications that are accessed remotely through Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 (R2). RemoteApp programs appear as if they are running seamlessly on the end user’s local computer. Not many people know that RemoteApp programs are also configurable on Windows 7.

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