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RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans
Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

(Re-)gain control of your web-data with Avanite and cleanup user profiles

In my last blog, I wrote about cookie handling by news sites as presented at E2EVC. Avanite was presenting their solution there and I thought it would be a good idea to give it a test ride. Avanite developed a solution called WebData control to clean up user profiles after users have visited websites that […]

Beware of the catch-22 when setting up Google security

This morning I went to a party my daughter had organised the day before. Lot’s of youngsters, teenagers and students, around with their mobiles. Party went on all night long and when I arrived to were cleaning up. A few of the young guys were wandering around looking and asked for a computer. As I […]

Deploying your Citrix workload on-premises; From XenApp 6.5 to today

On the internet, in several mailing and blog, I see messages that migrating from Citrix XenApp 6.5 to Citrix XenApp 7.18. XenApp 6.5 is nearing its end of life date soon and customers will need to upgrade. The idea that upgrading to XenApp 7.18 is a tough job and moving to a competitor is easier […]

A journey beneath the waves of the web

From the 8th until the 10th of June E2EVC aka Pubforum landed in Amsterdam. 150+ geeks off all kinds gathered. Some amazing products were presented during E2EVC, one of them I will discuss in this article. I attended a session by Avanite, both Liza-Marie and Francesco were present and I had a nice good talk […]

VMware and Citrix offer long term service releases, who is offering what, a short overview

We live in a 24/7 environment and if we need to believe marketeers everything else needs to move at that speed as well. You are supposed to upgrade and follow suit when an update is released. Some organizations with specific requirements, however, can’t upgrade at that speed. Applications they run are not supporting the new version […]

State of the Citrix Market 2018 (Migration Trends)

Looking for information about how the other organizations are handling Citrix migrations? Interested in what the bottleneck is market-wide for peers? Look no further, a survey held by DABCC and eG Innovations shows the information you are looking for. Several Citrix products are end-of-life or coming to close it. It is interesting to see if […]

A Chromebook opens a backdoor to Google’s services, authentication out the window

As everyone should do, I enabled two-factor authentication for my Gmail account. I think the extra step while logging in is worth the hassle. I think, living in an era where social media platforms are turning against us (with the help of foreign powers and machine learning development), adding an extra layer of authentication isn’t […]

Howto setup VMware Verify to enable two-factor authentication

VMware Verify is a relatively new player on the two-factor authentication method, one that you can use for VMware Workspace ONE for instance. Today I had a customer where we wanted to test VMware Verify. The setup is rather straightforward, there are only a few things to do and in this article, I will show […]

Deploying VMware Workspace One 3.x

One of the most advanced portals on the market is the one from VMware, VMware Workspace One.  Workspace One if you would dissect it is Identity Manager and AirWatch combined. Identity Manager is the one taking care of offering secure single-sign-on connections for provisioned applications. AirWatch offers the compliance and device management capabilities. Working on […]

eG Enterprise version 6.3 from eG Innovations

In January, while Citrix Summit was going on eG Innovations released version 6.3 of their monitoring solution. There are several reasons Citrix and eG Innovations are important to each other. One of them is that Citrix Summit and Citrix Synergy is monitored by eG Enterprise. For eG Innovations, Citrix is an important vendor and many […]

IGEL Distrupt EUC Bremen, A Short Recap

Last week in Bremen IGEL Disrupt EUC was the conference to visit. Together with a few hundred others I enjoyed the event and participated. I thought I give a short impression of the event and the vendors/solutions I saw there. IGELI think it goes without explaining as everyone knows IGEL, they are one of the leading […]

Spectre and Meltdown, what do we know about real-life performance impact so far?

They could be titles of a James Bond movie but they are not. They are bugs in the Intel processors, bugs that have been there for ages. A few weeks ago the world learned that anyone with a coding background could get access to our data. All this because of a serious flaw in security […]

VMware Horizon 7.4 – Blast gets necessary update to support Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4 with H.264 –

VMware released Horizon 7.4 and besides some interesting features like collaboration, I noticed one other announcement. In a previous article, VMware Horizon 7.2: New kid, Blast (Extreme) is the rising star, I wrote about differences in protocols and showed them. One of the blog readers, P.Cruiser, also noticed that there was a rather important announcement in […]

Deploying the Golden Image

There has been a popular request for this article, in the series I was writing number four was missing. I thought, and boy was I wrong, that no one would be interested in reading about a deployment of a Windows 10 image in a virtual environment. The seriesThis series consists of a couple of articles, […]

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