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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.

Analyzing and Monitoring the Citrix Digital Workspace: What are My Built-in Options? Why Do I Need Third-Party Monitoring Tools?

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From an IT perspective – you always want to gather statistics to get better insights into what happens in your Workspace environment. Administrators are responsible for the performance and need to track faults proactively. Next, to performance monitoring tools, analytics comes in place – which is a new approach to analyzing the end-user behavior on […]

Using Citrix Cloud with Nutanix InstantOn for Acropolis Hypervisor to deploy Windows 10 VDIs – the easy hybrid Cloud way!

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One of the most important alliances partners of Citrix is definitely Nutanix. Nutanix released their new Citrix Cloud support end of last year as – Citrix Ready partner program and included Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) support – through the new CWA-plugin for Citrix Cloud. Which makes Nutanix one of the most critical players in the […]

How to use Azure Quick Deploy and Workspace Site Aggregation for Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service – Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments in Azure

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I’m currently still buzzing after last week Citrix Synergy, which was by far the most impressive Synergy in my opinion. Gave a well appreciated Break-Out session together with George Kuruvilla on Citrix Cloud Best practices on different Clouds, and we had a completely packed room! Next, to that, I’ve seen many significant improvements and new […]

How to use Liquidware Profile Portability as ProfileBridge to switch between different Windows 10 VDIs builds without the need to create new user profiles

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Windows 10 was first released almost three years ago and since that time Microsoft has said that it will be the last Windows OS in name with future updates/releases coming in anongoing manner. Which we’ve now seen in the updates, presented as “new” version of Windows 10, sometimes with minor changes, other timeswith major changes […]

How to configure the Enlightened Data Transport UDP Protocol (EDT) when using the Citrix Cloud – XenApp and XenDesktop Service with the VDA and NetScaler placed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Citrix did some great innovations on their product line throughout last the 2 years. One of them was the release of the Enlightened Data Transport Protocol. I’ll always thought to write an article on this specific topic, but it actually never came to writing, that’s gonna change today… “Citrix sessions over 200ms latency long-haul WAN connections? […]

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 […]

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