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Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

Comparison between Horizon Cloud and Citrix Cloud on Azure

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The last couple of weeks I have been working with VMware Horizon Cloud for Microsoft Azure, and tesing the bits and pieces about the platform, and especially I’ve been looking at how it compares against Citrix Cloud in general. Therefore I decided to write this blog post to maybe enlighten how it differs in terms […]

More info on VMware HCX

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After looking into the blog post announcements on VMware HCX after VMworld I decided to get a bit more info what HCX actually is. This blog post will try to summarize what it is and what it can do. HCX is not a single product, but a combination of multiple VMware products which will be […]

What is Microsoft security story?

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Looking back at 2017 so far is has been alot of development from Microsoft when it comes to security products. Just by looking at the Microsoft Ignite which was a couple of weeks back most announcements were security focused with new products such as Azure ATP, improved version of Windows Defender ATP as well and […]

Shared Computer support Office365 and Citrix with AD PTA

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One of the issues that has been with delivering Office 365 on a non-persistent Citrix environment is how to manage licensing and activation. Previously we needed to have a ADFS infrastructure in place with Group Policy to allow “Automatic Activation with federated credentials” to allow for seamless activation without the end-user to need to do […]

Just in time Access for Virtual Machines in Azure

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The issue with sometimes having a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure is that if it is publicly accessible that the IP is uses is on a known IP range (Microsoft publishes the IP ranges here – –> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653 which will make those IP addresses quite popular by hackers using different brute force mechanisms. (Having a […]

Why Azure Container Instances is a such a cool feature!

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For those who haven’t seen it yet, Microsoft this week announced Azure Container Instances which is a new way of delivering Container instances on Azure. Up until now Microsoft has had the ability to deliver Containers on Azure using Azure Container Service, where we specify which kind of orchestration engine we would like to use […]

Creating Azure ARM template with Veeam Agent unattended setup

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One of the things that you need to remember to have when moving to the public cloud is to do backup of your stateful virtual machines since this is not something that is included as part of the basic service that cloud platforms provide (Azure, Google and Amazon) for instance. NB: Azure has an Backup […]

Microsoft Azure Stack – Secure by Design

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Previously I have blogged about the underlying architecture and features which is going to be part of Azure Stack → http://msandbu.org/what-is-azure-stack-and-want-is-the-architecture/ Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Stack as well → https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-stack-is-ready-to-order-now/ Responsibility model in Cloud Now I want to focus a bit on one aspect that was not included in the previous blogpost, […]

Running and Optimizing Citrix in Microsoft Azure – Webinar Recap

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This is a recap of  the webinar me and a fellow CTP Dave Bretty, had earlier today on MYCUGC “Delivering and Optimizing Citrix from Microsoft Azure” since the webinar itself only covered a big overview of the big picture I decided to do some more work in-depth of the webinar.So therefore I’ve started on a […]

Nutanix + GCP match made in heaven?

It has been quite here on this blog for some time now, there are alot of reasons for this. First of I have been swamped in work lately which has affected the time I have had available to actually do any blogging, and also I have been busy with some other side projects which will […]

Setting up Citrix SSO with Windows 10 and Azure AD Join

A While back I blogged about setting up Citrix FAS and using NetScaler as a SAML iDP, which you can find here –> http://msandbu.org/setting-up-saml-authetication-for-netscaler-and-storefront-with-sso/ now I wanted to extend upon that and show how you can use Windows 10 Azure AD Join together with Citrix FAS and SAML to provide a full SSO option from […]

Considering GPU in the Cloud for VDI deployments? Not so fast…

At Citrix Synergy myself and Phillip Jones https://twitter.com/P2Vme has a presentation at the NVIDIA Booth on the first day of the conference where we talked about different deployment scenarioes for NVIDIA GRID both for HCI (Which Phillip covered) and in Cloud which I talked about. This also something which I discussed at the hot topics […]

So you are considering Citrix Cloud? What do you need to think about

After attending Citrix Synergy this week, there is no denying that Citrix is quite serious about their cloud offerings and announced more offers that will be arriving later this year. This includes offerings like their Citrix Analytics Services and Workspace Service, but still it will take some time before these services will be available. Today […]

Citrix OMS monitoring Tech Preview

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So Citrix recently released a Tech Preview which allows monitoring of your Citrix infrastructure using Microsoft OMS. Now I’ve been a fan for OMS for quite some time, and I try to use it as much as possible. OMS also comes in a free tier which allows uploading of 500 MB of data each day […]

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