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A Beginner’s Guide to XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure

This article was first published on the RDS Gurus blog, by Benny Tritsch and Kristin Griffin. Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop in Microsoft Azure is an interesting solution for everybody who wants to deliver Windows desktops or applications from the public cloud. Citrix and Microsoft are working closely together to develop this modern application deliveryContinue Reading

Written on March 31, 2017 at 10:31 pm, by

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My Professional Year 2016 in Review (Part 2)

In part 1 of my 2016 review I put the emphasis on my engagement with Lakeside Software which consumed a substantial amount of my work time. This part 2 is about all my other activities, like short projects, workshops, presentations and community work. Let’s start with the short projects and the customer workshops. Primarily theyContinue Reading

Written on January 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm, by

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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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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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Windows Server 2012 Licensing

Only days after I have published my blog articleon Azure and Windows Server, Microsoft officially announced their Windows Server 2012 licensing model including pricing. You can check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2012-editions.aspx. The interesting thing about this Microsoft announcement is that it fits nicely into what I have predicted: Microsoft is getting ready for the cloudContinue Reading

Written on July 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm, by

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My TechEd 2012 Thoughts

After being a speaker on the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow and an attendee of Microsoft TechEd in Amsterdam, I want to share with you what my thoughts are on Microsoft’s current strategy. I get the impression that the more people are complaining and bitching about the Windows 8 user interface, the more relaxedContinue Reading

Written on June 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm, by

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Client of the Future

A couple of months ago, Citrix invited me to join a GeekSpeak Live panel session about the client of the future. I was on stage with three other virtualization experts, and we were having a lively conversation about what we think where remoting clients will be going. One of the other speakers on the panelContinue Reading

Written on March 26, 2012 at 7:40 am, by

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Some Nordic Thoughts on App Remoting and User Interaction

Last week I attended the Norwegian Citrix User Group Spring Event in Lillestrom (which is close to Oslo). There were roughly 100 attendees and this crowd is really inspiring. Despite the fact that they were never cheering and screeming while I was presenting my sessions, I had some really good conversations with individual memers of this group.Continue Reading

Written on May 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm, by

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Will Cloud Computing Change the Application Landscape

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking at a German cloud and virtualization conference, dominated by attendees working at Internet Service Providers and physical datacenters. There were many sessions about cloud computing, but speakers were also covering topics like datacenter climate control and energy efficiency improvements. It is interesting to note, that there wereContinue Reading

Written on October 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm, by

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Things I learned when traveling…

During the last couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling a lot – speaking at international conferences and meeting with customers. As always I took the opportunity to get a realistic feeling of what “the market” is up to by talking to many people. Interesting enough, it’s not necessarily the topics major vendors want us toContinue Reading

Written on June 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm, by

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