0810 60 Minute Automation Master Class Recipes

This session will be packed with live demos. I’m going to show you some of the awesome recipes I use in my Automation Framework Master Class. You’re going to see with your own eyes how you can build a complete Production Environment with Active Directory, SQL Server, Citrix Delivery Controller and Provisioning Server with a working optimized vDisk. All this independent of the underlying Hypervisor running on a $750 Intel NUC.

I’ll also cover how to choose the perfect hardware for your lab, automated Hypervisor installation through PXE, Image Factory, Automated StoreFront // ADFS // Federated Authentication Service and even Netscaler Gateway. All without lifting a finger…

0915 ControlUp – What’s New in 7.0

0930 Jarian Gibson and Patrick Coble – Desktop Virtualization Lockdown: Securing Your Deployment

Citrix has been in the Application and Desktop Virtualization Game for over 26 years, and it has been primarily deployed for Centralization and Security reasons. In this session, you will learn how to secure your Citrix deployment against intellectual property theft, how to survive a penetration test along with some of the most common attacks. The amount of attacks continues to rise, and the amount of data that has been released\leaked from so many companies is staggering. Just like most things, many of these breaches could have been prevented by having basic security policies in place and some basic patching in many cases. We will show you all the free things you can do to lock down your deployment and what products people use to go to the next level in security. Citrix has one of the most comprehensive and secure deployment options compared to any other solution out there, but many partners\clients never take the simple steps to lock it down because of the extra time it takes. Come and listen to learn how to implement true security for your deployment, not just the cookie-cutter, typical vendor solution.

1030 FSLogix – High Performance Office 365 Implementations on VDI and XenApp

1045 Christiaan Brinkhoff – Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud: A Digital Workspace Match Made in Heaven…

One of the great Cloud innovations throughout last year, as result of the increased partnership between Microsoft and Citrix – is definitely the release of XenApp and XenDesktop in the Microsoft Azure (Public) Cloud – named XenApp and XenDesktop Essentials. During the session – I’ll walk you through all the Citrix on Azure architectural concepts, best practices, lessons learned and will answering all the most common questions you’ll need to know before you start implementing Citrix inside Microsoft Azure. There is also room for a short demo and Q&A at the end of this presentation. It’s really easy!

1200 Turbo.Net – Turbo Containers

1215 Andrew Morgan – Horizon on Azure Overview

1315 Dan Challinor – A Year of Field Experience with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Norskale Virtual User Environment Management now Citrix Workspace Environment Management was purchased by Citrix in September 2016. This session looks at the experiences and lessons learned in the field over the last year implementing Citrix WEM, covering topics such as using Citrix WEM to reduce the amount of User AD Group Policy Objects required at user login, the benefits of using System Optimization so that there are no CPU/IO bottlenecks and to reclaim Memory from idle applications, using Whitelisting and Blacklisting to secure the user environment, and using the Transformer feature to convert old PC’s into Thin Clients. Citrix WEM is a must have for all Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop implementations, so come and find out how it will benefit you!

1415 Dave Kawula – Notes from the field on Windows Server 2016 – Storage Spaces Direct

This session looks at the field notes from production deployments of Storage Spaces Direct over the past six months. Various scenarios are covered from two-node SMB to enterprise configurations and everything in between. We look at some lessons learned for hardware configurations, firmware updates, and core network configurations.   This session is action packed and you should definitely come ready to learn—delivered by Hyper Converged expert MVP Dave Kawula who has deployed Storage Spaces Direct all over the world.

1615 Shane Kleinert and Rick Dehlinger – Multi-Site Scenarios with Citrix and Nutanix