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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

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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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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

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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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GPU Accelerated VDI

A little while ago, VDI expert and community fellow Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) asked Shawn Bass (@shawnbass) and me if we want to join him to write a new “smackdown” whitepaper on hardware accelerated graphics solutions for VDI. In the past, Ruben has published a number of such comparison whitepapers covering various topics, and they enjoyContinue Reading

Written on January 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm, by

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Why Desktop Virtualization

At one of the virtualization conferences where I presented a breakout session, I was asked to join a couple of other speakers for a panel discussion. To my big surprise, the conversation got sort of confusing when the question “What are the benefits of desktop virtualization?” came up. I thought that by now everyone inContinue Reading

Written on December 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm, by

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The VDI Party is Over

When looking through some of the documents I have collected over the last years, I found an interesting statement made by Yankee Group. Their prediction was that VDI will get mainstream in 2009. Well, this prediction is a couple of years old and we all know that it didn’t happen. I don’t want to putContinue Reading

Written on May 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm, by

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VDI in the Cloud at HP Discover 2011

A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to attend HP Discover 2011 in Vienna. AppSense was one of the exhibitors there and I presented our sponsor session at day 1. It was my first time at Discover and I must say that I was impressed: 7,000 attendees, 270 executive meetings and 533 trackContinue Reading

Written on December 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm, by

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RemoteFX Backgrounder

Over the next weeks, Shawn Bass and I will be presenting our latest results on comparing remoting protocols at different events and conferences, such as BriForum and Microsoft TechEd. One of the protocols we are testing intensively is Microsoft RDP 7.1 with RemoteFX, typically only referred to as “RemoteFX”. Now people started asking me questionsContinue Reading

Written on April 30, 2011 at 10:48 am, by

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