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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.

VMware Workspace ONE explained

VMware Workspace ONE Today VMware is releasing a major update of their datacenter and end user computing portfolio. I’ve been honoured to be given an insight just before the launch so I can share what is announced already. In this article I will go into the announcement around Workspace ONE. YES a rebrand, we got to learn a new […]

VMware Horizon 7 – announcements

VMware Horizon 7 – announcements – part1 VMware announced Horizon 7 today, it will be released Q1. In this article I walk you through the major changes from the last version.  This is part 1, part 2 has more announcements Let me start by making a list of topics; That’s a vast list, let’s walk through […]

VMware Horizon 7 – Announcement – Part II

VMware Horizon 7 – announcement – part II In the first part of the article I wrote about cloud pod architecture, SSO and access point. In this article I briefly want to address the other announcements. AMD Multiuser support with vDGA First one to talk about is the enhanced with AMD hardware for VMware Horizon […]

VMware Horizon View 7 – Blast Extreme

VMware Horizon View 7 – Blast Extreme One of the biggest announcement of VMware, next to Instant clones, for me personal is Blast Extreme. When they first announced Blast it was a nice feature but nothing great, features were lacking and usability therefore was limited. Rumours where going around that VMware was going to give Blast a […]

VMware Horizon 7 Instant clones

VMware Horizon 7 Instant clones I was having a discussion in the office about whether cloud based deployment are starting to be de-facto or if we still see many old school deployments. Later on I was pointed at Shawn’s blog where he mentioned flying cars. I  had to think back to that blog while starting this […]

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 […]

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