0800 BRT // 0700 EDT Welcome
0810 BRT // 0710 EDT PolicyPak – You Gotta Try This
See what Carl Webster, Citrix CTP means when he says “You owe it to yourself to look at PolicyPak Software!” 20 minutes isn’t enough, but during this demo you’ll see how to manage all your Applications, Desktop, Browser, Java, and Security Settings. Works with Citrix, desktops, laptops, VDI.. anything Windows! No infrastructure, and up and running in 5 minutes. Don’t miss this session. Presentation by Jeremy Moskowitz, PolicyPak CTO and Microsoft Group Policy & Management MVP.
0830 BRT // 0730 EDT Aaron Parker – The Modern Management Methodology Imaginarium
When you leap into the new world of deploying modern desktops – you’ll need a solid methodology. Come with me on a journey through time and space to learn the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Modern Management for the Windows Desktop.
In this session you’ll learn what challenges modern management is attempting to solve, how to assess PCs, users, applications and other use-cases, and finally how to do the lot securely. We’ll look at the tools, processes and considerations to be successful deploying the modern desktop.
0915 BRT // 0815 EDT Break
0925 BRT // 0825 EDT FSLogix
FSLogix Profile Container revolutionized how desktop admins roam user profile data by wrapping the entire profile in a VHD container that’s centralized on the network. Today, Profile Container are solving more problems than ever before with the introduction of Cloud Cache. Customers can now store their profile and Office containers in multiple locations at the same time, on-premises or in the cloud.
In this session, FSLogix’s Product Marketing Manager, Gabe Knuth, will show you how the world’s first active/active profile storage solution can open up many use cases that have been impossible or extremely expensive to implement in the past.
0945 BRT // 0845 EDT David Wilkinson – Citrix Cloud deployment considerations & Costing your cloud workload in Azure
A review of considerations when deploying citrix cloud including the different deployment types, sizing and current limitations. Additional accurately costing your workload in Microsoft Azure using a self-developed cost calculator which is freely available.
1030 BRT // 0930 EDT Break
1040 BRT // 0940 EDT eG Innovations – Citrix Monitoring Specialized for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x
With XenApp 6.x reaching EOL, organizations around the world are migrating to the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x. The shift from 6.x to 7.x has seen radical changes in the delivery architecture, protocols, configurations and deployment models. The best practices used for monitoring earlier versions of XenApp and XenDesktop are not sufficient any longer.
Join this 20-min demo to see how eG Innovations delivers specialized and purpose-built monitoring capabilities to support Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x. Incorporating built-in support for Citrix Cloud, HDX Adaptive Transport (EDT), GPU, WEM, Linux VDAs and more, eG Innovations helps Citrix administrators to ensure exceptional performance of their Citrix workspaces.
1100 BRT // 1000 EDT Esther Barthel – NetScaler management with NITRO, adding NetScaler MAS to the mix
In this session Esther will show you how NITRO (REST APIs) can compliment you NetScaler MAS DevOps strategy, by automating not just NetScaler configurations, but the NetScaler MAS tasks as well. You will learn how to use NITRO to add NetScaler instances to MAS, configure license settings, automate Maintenance tasks and Configuration Jobs and last but nut least use custom Stylebooks as well to automate all aspects of NetScaler configurations and deployments.
1145 BRT // 1045 EDT Lunch
1215 BRT // 1115 EDT Infrastructure as Code (IaC) – Automation Framework 3.8
Learn how Automation Framework 3.8 and the new Infrastructure as Code feature can help your organization and customers to automatically stay up to date. Start embracing #winops today to get a head start on the competition (or hackers). Tomorrow could be to late!
1235 BRT // 1135 EDT Dennis Span – Image Optimization Tools Comparison and Best-Practices
Optimizing your image is a must for all environments. But how to start? Which components require optimization and how to optimize them? In this session we will discuss why optimization is important and which components to optimize. You will learn the difference between optimizations, customizations and security settings. And most importantly, we will take a look at and compare the available image optimization tools.
1320 BRT // 1220 EDT Break
1330 BRT // 1230 EDT Liquidware
Upgrade your Citrix Environment to the latest version and Windows 10/Server 2016 quickly with zero user downtime! Don’t you wish you could just update your base image OS and tell users to logon and all of their applications and user profiles would follow them? Unlike basic profile and app layering tools, Liquidware ProfileUnity with FlexApp is helping Citrix customers end the migration cycle for end users and lighten the load for Admins. See a demo of layered applications, user profiles, including the Office 365 cache, follow the user across OS versions with zero user downtime!
1350 BRT // 1250 EDT Thomas Poppelgaard – GPU choices for EUC vendors Citrix, VMware, Microsoft ano September 2018
GPU for EUC is popular in 2018 and many companies around the globe is adopting faster GPU for EUC. In 2018, the overview of GPU vendor overview is complex, in this session Thomas will simplify and cover all the latest GPU vendors technology options for EUC, and how it supports Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Learn how you can enable you VDI or RDS workload with GPU and accelerate your workload providing the users with awesome user experience and making people work faster. GPU are everywhere it’s time to adopt.
1435 BRT // 1335 EDT Break
1445 BRT // 1345 EDT ControlUp
ControlUp is known for VDI performance monitoring, quick and effective contextual problem remediation, user experience optimization and interactive reporting with global benchmarking. With Controlup 7.2 we’ve doubled down on this promise and added tons of metrics, use cases and improvements for every VDI admin. Yoni Avital, ControlUp CTO and co-founder will show you an exclusive live demo of new ControlUp v7.2 and ControlUp Insights exciting features and capabilities.
1505 BRT // 1405 EDT Christiaan Brinkhoff – Disaster Recovery-As-a-Service and High Availability with Azure Site Recovery and Citrix Cloud – What to Consider?
Moving towards a simplified Digital World can be a long and bumpy road to follow. A good and solid Disaster Recovery plan is needed to ensure the Business Continuity of your Citrix environment, and It’s to obvious to think that a Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) Cloud solution isn’t needed within a Public Cloud – Digital Workspace Environment. Join me, and get to know how Azure Site Recovery can help you with different Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud scenarios, and as well with the Digital Transformation to Microsoft Azure.
1550 BRT // 1450 EDT Break
1600 BRT // 1500 EDT Martin Zugec – Authentication, Authorization and Federation 101
This session has been created for normal Windows enthusiasts and administrators. Do you want to learn the difference between authentication and authorization? Learn about the industry standards for authentication (SAML, OAuth, OpenID-Connect), what’s the difference between them, how they work and when to use them? Why we need to get rid of passwords and how federation is an important technology for passwordless future? Join us in this session and we discover the mysteries of modern cloud standards and old dusty enterprise technologies.
1645 BRT // 1545 EDT Break
1655 BRT // 1555 EDT Jarian Gibson – Automating Citrix with Nutanix Calm
Are you running Nutanix or trying out Nutanix CE? Learn about Nutanix Calm automation. This session will show you how you can automate with Calm. You will be shown how you can deploy Citrix environments using Calm Blueprints. At the end of this session you will be provided with a Calm Blueprint you can use and deploy in your own environments.
1740 BRT // 1640 EDT The End