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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.

Microsoft Enterprise State roaming – public preview

Microsoft Enterprise State roaming – public preview Writing and updating the UEM Smackdown is challenging as vendors bring out new technology while you sleep. Microsoft was one of the vendors that was pretty stable on this, not much changed over the year, GPO, GPP, UE-V, USV, we all knew how it worked and where it […]

Liquidware labs Flex Apps- Micro isolation

Liquidware labs FlexApp – Microisolation Liquidware labs recently launched a new feature for their FlexApp product, micro isolation it is called. Micro isolation in short is away to differentiate between applications and file requests. In this article I’ll tell you a bit more on the why and how. Quick history lesson I’m an old guy born in the […]

VMware App Volumes 3.0

VMware App Volumes 3.0 Today VMware released App volumes 3.0 a major release that shows the determination of VMware to work on their EUC portfolio. I’m glad they didn’t acquire anything but are working hard to integrate and expand the products they have. I’ll walk you through the announcements today to show what is coming. AppToggle A […]

FAQ: XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 webinar

Last evening or morning depending on your timezone I presented a webinar together with Srinivas of eG Innovations. They offered me the platform to talk about the best practices when migrating to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6. We had 470 people online which is pretty cool I think. I had too much topics to talk about […]

Feature request: VMware vCenter role audit tool

Feature request: VMware vCenter role audit tool A short blog about a missing feature in VMware vCenter and the vSphere client.  Implementing products and creating designs makes me read product documentation to seek for requirements. Some vendors have extensive requirement documents where everything you need to set is written down exactly. They make our life easy. […]

Citrix Acquires Comtrade Management Packs

Citrix Acquires Comtrade Management Packs Yesterday during the keynote of Citrix Summit the news was presented that Citrix acquired Comtrade management pack for Citrix environments. They did not acquire Comtrade, just the Citrix related management packs for Microsoft SCOM. Let me start of with being positive, it’s always good news for customers if they need to work with less […]

UEM Smackdown – Time for an update

UEM Smackdown – Time for an update In the past years PQR, together with several members of the community, worked to create a couple of whitepapers to compare different solutions to one another. These whitepapers have been valuable in IT. One of these whitepapers is the UEM Smackdown, it’s an overview of all the UEM […]

VMware Horizon view – What, I need to click twice?

VMware Horizon view – Click to get focus This blog will show you an issues with VMware Horizon View that is very irritating to users. At a customer site they are experiencing this issue and the only solution they have at this moment is to revert to RDP where the issue is not appearing. Customer […]

Unified communications in your virtual environment

Unified communications in your virtual environment  In our customer environments unified communications is like the coffee you get in the morning, it’s just there. There is no way you can design any environment these days without taking this in account. If however you look at what is possible and offered it’s rather shocking to see […]

Feature request VMware VRealizeOps: multi-widget interaction

Feature request VMware VRealizeOps: multi-widget interaction A quick blog about something I ran into while building a PoC with VMware vRealize Operations Manager, called vROps after this. When you build dashboard you start with selecting the widgets you want to see in the dashboard. Let’s assume you want to see the health with a weather […]

My iPad connects to the wrong WiFi every time

My iPad connects to the wrong WiFi every time I got of the phone with a co-worker yesterday and we discussed an issue he had at a customer site. We do this often to kill traffic jam time, this topic stayed in my mind and I decided to look a bit further. The case was […]

Citrix: Bring back the Rollup packs

Citrix: Bring back the Rollup packs In the past Citrix had several software updates available, these days the options are different. In this short article I explain what has changed and why I think that’s causing issues. In the old days you had: Software Hotfixes Feature packs Rollup packs. The Rollup packs used to contain all […]

Discussion article: VMware monitoring solutions

Discussion article: VMware monitoring solutions VMware offers vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) as their monitoring solution. If you, like me decide to use vROps for monitoring you’re in for a bit of a quest. Let me show you in this article what I ran into while working with a customer selecting a monitoring solution. Any ideas […]

Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive

Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive In this blog I will talk about how to add a drive to your MCS driven Citrix XenApp solution.  Why a persistent drive? Perhaps you wonder about why I wanted a persistent drive with an MCS driven solution. With a PVS driven solution it’s a common solution […]

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