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Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff
Christiaan Brinkhoff works as a Sr. Workspace Consultant at Detron, one of the largest IT Company’s in the Netherlands. Within Detron he mainly focus on the area of expertises Workspace and Compute & Infrastructure on the larger enterprise customers. Next to his work, he also loves to share his knowledge on several platforms, such as on Citrix Blogs, MyCUGC, his own blog on ChristiaanBrinkhoff.com, DABCC and the NetScaler MVP & IGEL Community Insider program. Throughout the last year, he is also been awarded as Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert and participate in the Citrix Subject Matter Expert program (SME) for writing and contributing to new Citrix exams.

Citrix App Layering: A Masterpiece of the New Digital Workspace

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When you think about optimizing your Digital Workspace, you’re probably thinking about several things. One of the most time-consuming parts of managing and maintaining a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment, whether it’s a Provisioning Services or Machine Creation Services, on-premises, hybrid and/or full cloud deployment – is the application maintenance of the golden image. At Citrix Synergy last year, Ron Oglesby showed a nice example how all the processes […]

How to configure Citrix Cloud – App Layering 4.8 to deliver virtualized apps and Office 365 caching – User Layers for XenApp and XenDesktop Service Cloud Workspaces in Azure

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When you think about optimizing your Digital Workspace, you’ll probably think about several things. One of the most time-consuming part of managing a maintaining a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop – wherever it’s a Provisioning Services or Machine Creation Services on-premise Hybrid and/or Full Cloud environment – is definitely the application maintenance part of the golden […]

How to configure Workspace 365 to use Office 365 and Citrix XenApp as application bridge through one unified portal

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The IT world is changing and companies are currently performing or looking how to approach the digital transformation. The discovery phase to move on-premise workloads to a reliable Cloud platform – such as Microsoft Azure – is one of the most important fundamental parts of this process. Migrating as much as possible corporate applications into […]

A Breakdown on Citrix Cloud Digital Workspaces in Microsoft Azure

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There’s no denying that I’ve been very busy sharing my knowledge on Citrix Cloud workspaces over the past three months. So for that reason, I thought I’d dedicate a final review article on this specific topic. Although Citrix keeps innovating on their Cloud platform, here’s what makes this blog article never completely final… I’m ready for the digital […]

Mixed Content warnings when using SSL Offloading? Use the Citrix NetScaler Rewrite Policies…

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Citrix NetScaler is one of the most advanced and impressive products that I used throughout the past 5 years. Started with the configuration of the NetScaler Access Gateway, and ended up with all the advanced features, such as URL Rewrite, Content Switching (CSW), Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) and URL transformations. (I’m also advice you […]

How to Lift-and-Shift on-premise VMware workloads to the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the new Azure Migrate Service

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Lift-and-shift on-premise workloads to Microsoft Azure just made a lot easier with Azure Migrate Service, which Microsoft released in preview during Microsoft Ignite event back in September this year. Azure Migrate gives you the advice and confidence that your workloads could be migrated to Azure IaaS with minimal impact to the business! “One feature that […]

How to configure Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Citrix Cloud Workspaces with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership in Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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The Digital Transformation can have different approaches. Most of the common reasons to follow this road – phasing out on-premises resources to a simplified – and eventually easy manageable environment with the lowest TCO (Total-Cost-of-Ownership) as low as possible, would be one of the main goals. Lifting and shifting your on-premise environment to the Azure […]

How to Solve User Logon Issues with the FREE Logon Simulator Software for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop from eG Innovations

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One of the most important parts of a successful XenApp and/or XenDesktop implementation, wherever it’s an on-premises or in the Public Cloud implementation, is definitely the testing phase at the end. In the Netherlands, we have a nice quote, which says “Measuring is Knowing or To Measure is to Know”. Poor performance and slow user Experience / logon times are […]

How to configure a Bring-your-Own NetScaler VPX in Azure for XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp and XenDesktop Service from the Citrix Cloud

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In addition to my latest blog article – How to configure the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Azure Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer – I’m now sharing my insights on how to use an own NetScaler VPX and StoreFront server inside Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-As-a-Service) to provide access to your Citrix Cloud Digital Workspace […]

How to use Citrix Smart Tools – Smart Scale to reduce your XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Cloud resource costs

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Most of the Citrix Architects and Consultants out there in the field, nowadays looking to (or already are) partitially moving to the Public Cloud. The most approach that I’ve seen throughout the year, are first choosing for a hybrid and/or Proof-of-Concept Cloud scenario. Lifting and shifting small pieces of their resources to the Cloud, just […]

Virtual Expo – Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud: A Digital Workspace Match Made in Heaven…

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As you probably have seen on my socials, I’ve presented last Friday on the Virtual Expo event, which is great online Community event what take place twice a year. I’m very honoured to be part of the impressive line-up of people who have spoken last Friday and in the previous years! With an total of […]

How to configure the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Azure Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer

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In addition to one of my previous blogs about Smart Scale, that I’ve posted 2 weeks ago. I already wrote about the advantages of Smart Tools: Smart Scale. I’ll now would like to share my insights on the XenApp and XenDesktop service from the Citrix Cloud. This will be a blog series of 4 articles in […]

How to manage and secure your Citrix NetScaler infrastructure in Azure with NetScaler MAS Service from the Citrix Cloud

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Throughout the year, Citrix changed their release strategy to Cloud-first / multi-Cloud, which they announced at Synergy. One of the first results of this strategy choice is the release of NetScaler Management and Analytics System (or MAS in short) in the Citrix Cloud. Every NetScaler administrator in the field (needs to) know that standardisations and […]

CUGC Webinar – Building a Citrix XenApp Disaster Recovery Environment? Consider NetScaler GSLB & Azure Site Recovery

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As you might have seen on my socials or on the MyCUGC.org website, I presented a (my first actually) MyCUGC webinar last week – on Thursday, together with Dave Brett and Carsten Bruns. With a total of 332 registrants and 145 live attendees, it was a great success. I started a bit nervous, but really started enjoying it after the […]

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