0810 xenapptraining – Building PVS Images Automatically On a Schedule

0825 Thomas Poppelgaard – Improving XenApp and XenDesktop Experience with GPUs

It isn’t just CAD/CAM applications that can benefit from GPU-accelerated remoting. The same is true for Microsoft Office, web browsers and the Windows 7/8/10 desktop. Join this session to learn how accelerating the remoting of 3D graphics by hardware improves the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop user experience. In this session, you will also learn: About the opportunities this technology brings to the Enterprise – The use cases that are best suited for GPUs on XenApp and XenDesktop hosts – Competitive positioning of the available Citrix solutions for GPU-accelerated remoting.

0930 FSLogix – Turbo Charge Your Virtual Workspace with FSLogix Apps and Profile Containers

Optimize your virtual workspace for enterprise class performance, scale, and maximum ROI.  FSLogix Apps eliminates folder redirection, eliminates infrastructure overloading from login storms, eliminates long login times, and allows enterprise applications to perform as if natively installed, including cloud hosted email.  Massively reduce your gold images, consolidate server silos, get the most out of your infrastructure investment, and give your users the performance they need for maximum productivity.

0945 Jarian Gibson – Citrix Monitoring Updates And Customization

The latest version for Director has added much needed features and functionality for monitoring your Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment. Along with new features come new ways to extend Director. In this session I will talk about the new Director features, ways to extend Director functionality, integration with HDX Insight, and functionality the Comrade Management Packs acquisition brings to monitoring Citrix. This session will help you understand the transition from EdgeSight with IMA to Director with FMA.

1045 ControlUp – VDI Management and Collective Analytics

1100 Iain Brighton – Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7.x With Powershell DSC

The industry is currently awash with buzzwords such as “automation”, “orchestration” and “DevOps”. Microsoft’s new automation platform is PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Learn what DSC is and how you can leverage it provision Citrix XenDesktop environments for training, development and/or proof-of-concepts with a “simple” configuration document.

1215 Liquidware Labs – PowerUP Your Citrix Environment with Today’s Hot Technologies

Application Layering, User Environment Management & Monitoring, Oh My!  Application Layering is quite a hot topic these days, with Citrix newly released Citrix AppDisk for Citrix 7.8 users. When you combine Application Layering with User Environment Management and Monitoring you get a powerful triad of technology that can take the performance of your Citrix environment to new levels. Join Liquidware Labs VP of Product Marketing Jason E. Smith, who breaks down the how, when and why you should leverage advanced enterprise solutions to handle App Layering, UEM, and Monitoring.  Included in this presentation will be an advance use-case demo of Application Layering, combined with UEM in a Citrix environment.

1230 Anton van Pelt – Deploy Citrix XenMobile in an Enterprise Environment

There are various Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions available which allows you to manage your mobile devices. Citrix XenMobile allows you to offer both Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Management. In this session Anton explains how to setup Citrix XenMobile in a enterprise environment to allow a smooth and secure deployment of Apple devices via the Apple Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program. This will give you a zero-touch installation without the need for individual iTunes accounts.

1330 Ravello Systems – Citrix Smart Labs on AWS/Google Cloud for Software Training, Sales & Testing

Once upon a time – not too long ago – setting up repeatable application environments with complex networking, multiple VMs took days or even weeks and capacity planning was a nightmare. With Ravello Smart Labs, one can quickly spin up complex environments on leading public clouds and run any VMs – including any existing VMware/KVM virtual machines/virtual appliances with Layer 2 networking including same IPs, netmask with multiple subnets, broadcast and multicast. In this session, we will demonstrate live how you can build your favorite Citrix deployments with data-center capabilities on AWS / Google cloud using Ravello’s SaaS platform with a couple of clicks. Ravello is powered using nested virtualization engine and software defined networking overlay.

1345 Mike Nelson – Microsoft Application Containers For Geeks

Linux Application Containers have been around for a long time, but with the pending release of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V vNext, Containers are now native to the core Windows operating system stack. They are also a built-in part of Microsoft Azure as well. Since the release of Windows Server 2016 TP4, we’ve had a chance to tool around with the technology a bit and they are way fun and very cool, aren’t they? In order to understand what this new technology can do for you, you need to know how it works, not just from slides, but in the real world. In this session, we’ll take that dive, after going through the brief basics, and show you in action the Windows and Hyper-V Containers. PowerShell management and NanoServer will be discussed, as well as talk to some of the possible solution opportunities are for you and your company along the way.

1445 Login VSI – Deliver the Best End User Experience

VDI success comes down to one thing: End user experience. Whether you are using Citrix, VMware or Microsoft, the inherent complexity of your environment, compounded by constant application updates, can and will affect performance in your virtualized desktop environment. Throughout the VDI lifecycle different approaches are required to satisfy the users need for a great performing desktop. In this session Mark Plettenberg will walk you through his experiences and the products from Login VSI to deliver the best desktop performance possible to your end-users while preventing disasters.

1500 Niek Boevink – Bumpy Ride To The Hybrid Cloud

Nowadays, “hybrid” is a popular industry buzzword, and it’s estimated that 25% of applications will be deployed through the hybrid cloud model this year. This session  tells how “bumpy a road to the Hybrid cloud” can be. I use an customer case to give insights about some tough design questions and issues during the implementation . This hybrid cloud contains Office 365, Exchange online, Nutanix, RES One Workspace and the full Citrix stack.

1600 uberAgent – What is uberAgent?

uberAgent is a Splunk agent for Windows. It does not just collect data – it gives you the information that matters. Other monitoring products rely on the performance counters built into Windows. uberAgent has its own metrics, covering key aspects of user experience and application performance. uberAgent tells you everything you need to know about physical PCs, virtual desktops, Citrix XenApp or VMware Horizon View without affecting your systems’ user density. Whether it’s SBC, VDI or RDS: uberAgent covers it all.

1615 Paul Braren – Building The “Worlds Fastest” Kickass Home Lab

IT Pros and PC enthusiasts face challenges with running virtualization effectively at home, including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix Acropolis and/or Linux KVM. Tougher still to make it simple to install and maintain a server affordably at home 24×7, including UPS and automated graceful shutdown. Intel’s new Xeon D-1540 solves this need for simplicity and speed with the TinkerTry’d efficient mini-tower called the Supermicro SuperServer SYS-5028D-TN4T. Room for up to 8 drives, including the latest fastest NVMe SSDs. Peace of mind with preconfigured bundles shipped worldwide. We’ll get into the weeds about some of the early-adopter challenges that needed to be resolved, along with discussing novel use-case scenarios that have piqued the interest of so many already, including the SuperServer Workstation (ESXi+Windows 10). This platform is a huge step up from the Intel NUC, with eight Xeon CPU cores, two Intel 1GbE and two 10GbE network connections, and a whopping 128GB of affordable DDR4 RAM. Join us for presentation and demonstration. An opportunity for learning, Q&A, and heaps of fun.

1715 UniDesk – Unidesk Layering for XenApp PVS Environments

Ron Oglesby will show how Unidesk not only can deploy application layers in a traditional way, but will also demonstrate our newest ability to create Layered Images that can manage PVS environments. Our solution will truly change your management load, so that you only have to deal with a single copy of any OS and Application.

1730 Aaron Parker & Shane Kleinert – Managing the Modern User Experience In The Hybrid World

With Windows 10, the Windows Store and new types of PC devices, Windows is heading full charge into the hybrid world. What does this mean for the end-user experience and how will the enterprise manage it? If you’re considering how to manage your hybrid estate in the new normal of cloud-based identity, collaboration, data sync, apps and security, this session is a must. Join our dynamic and interactive discussion on the steps to take to prepare for the inevitable and working towards taming the modern user experience. This session will focus on how Citrix fits into the hybrid world to continue deliver legacy applications while managing the new modern applications, identity, data sync and multitude of devices and various form factors. Our eight ball says the future is bright for RDS/RemoteApp/XenApp and XenMobile/AirWatch etc. But what about VDI? Will the modernized user experience be delivered through a virtual desktop, or more of a mesh of services to the existing end-point? Lets discuss!