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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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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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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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VDI Market Constellation 2.0

For so many years we took it for granted that when it comes to End User Computing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Microsoft and Citrix are close friends and VMware is their enemy. This rather simple view of the world allowed IT consultants and IT architects to make equally simple statements about hypervisors and desktop brokers.Continue Reading

Written on November 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm, by

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My Thoughts on Synergy 2013

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the CTP meeting followed by Citrix Synergy in Anaheim. In contrast to last year, I must say that this time it was a great experience. Citrix seems to be back on track when it comes to their “bread-and-butter” business around XenApp and XenDesktop. During his keynote, Citrix CEOContinue Reading

Written on May 29, 2013 at 10:32 am, by

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Return of the Terminal Server

While at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona and at AppSense Management Summit in Daresbury over the last two weeks, I had many opportunities to exchange thoughts with customers, community peers and colleagues. One of the topics discussed most was the announcement of Citrix Excalibur as part of project Avalon, which is a solution designed to deliverContinue Reading

Written on October 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm, by

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Citrix Synergy Europe 2011 – Impressive and Confusing

I’ve been in Barcelona last week, attending Citrix Synergy. If I were a Citrix customer, I’d be both impressed and confused after this event. There is a simple reason for this: While Citrix introduced amazing new products and announced spectacular acquisitions, they missed to present a clear strategy or just a simple overview. What isContinue Reading

Written on October 30, 2011 at 11:24 am, by

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MVP Summit 2010 – Microsoft’s Universe of Virtualization

When I attended the MVP Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond last week, there was this moment when a simple truth struck me: Microsoft is sooooo different from VMware and Citrix and Apple.  Well, you may say that this doesn’t come as a big surprise.  Most probably you are right, but this time it’s forContinue Reading

Written on February 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm, by

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My Sessions at Citrix Synergy 2010 in San Francisco

Citrix has finalized the program agenda for Synergy San Francisco on May 12 – 14, 2010.  Yesterday they confirmed that they have scheduled Shawn Bass and me for the breakout session “Mastering User Profiles in Virtual Desktop Environments”.  Session date-time/location is Thursday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.  – 12:20 p.m. in Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone 2016-2018.

Written on January 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm, by

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