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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.

VMworld 2017: Sessions of Interest

In one month VMworld 2017 will be held in Las Vegas, conference like this are overwhelming when you experience them the first time. This blog is here to help you be prepared when you walk in Mandalay conference center. This year the conference will be held in Las Vegas for the second year in a […]

Ivanti and RES Software, while the dust is settling….

After the initial shock of the announcement, a video surfaced on the Ivanti website where they discussed the acquisition. Still after the video many question still remained unanswered. I decided to get in touch with Ivanti and RES software to see if they could provide me more details.  Today I had a conference call with […]

Ivanti acquires RES Software – Analysis by Rob Beekmans

Today the End User Computing world was rocked by the news that Ivanti acquired RES Software. As you might remember, last year LANDESK (Ivanti is a merge of HEAT and LANDESK) acquired AppSense. Read my article on that right here – LANDESK acquires AppSense  and the analysis here AppSense and LANDESK, what do they bring to the […]

A little PowerShell script to delete content

Nothing fancy but something I thought I need to share. A customer asked me to create a solution for left-over-files on laptops. Their laptops should not have local files at all but in some circumstances someone might need to create some. They operate in areas with limited to no Internet connection. Access to the virtual […]

Citrix Feature Requests; Database design and Provisioning Versioning

The blog about an issue with Citrix director, got well received. I got saw a tweet from Citrix engineering they are looking into it. They might add a functionality to check for stale data. I think that is awesome and shows the commitment of the engineering team working on it. I really get a smile […]

Citrix XenDesktop Director shows no metrics, perhaps you got some stale data you need to clear

You might have seen a few tweets from me lately about an issue I was working on. At a customer we finished a Citrix XenDesktop environment and for some reason Director showed no metrics. What kind of metrics you might wonder, things like the connected session for example. Also any metric except the machine usage […]

Savision, when you got Microsoft SCOM and Citrix management packs but lack visibility

As a tradition I write a blog post about a new sponsor of my website, two reasons behind it. First one is as a courtesy to the sponsor, a thank you for doing business. The second reason is to make sure you as visitors know what the logo on the side if off, and if […]

Helpdesk functionality added to VMware Horizon 7.2

In the management console of VMware Horizon we missed some features. One of the features was the ability to support the user. Administrator who deploy desktops or want to manage the environment from a technical point of view can use this console. Citrix has been working hard on their support or helpdesk consoles since the […]

Citrix TaaS and Scout, reporting feature and feature request

Citrix introduced TaaS back in 2010 or 2011. It was a tool to debug your environment by collecting data, upload it to Citrix so they analyze it. I wrote some articles on it back then – Citrix Auto Support: Scout, Citrix troubleshooting done right and  Citrix Scout and TAAS, a golden combination . Wonderful tools to get […]

New kid VMware’s Blast (Extreme) is the Rising Star

VMware just released Horizon 7.2.  I could show you a summation of the new features. I’m sure that there are several other blogs out there doing just that, so I decided against it. I thought I focus on something different here, something as important and with less attention. I’d like to focus on the protocol […]

NVIDIA M60 for Citrix XenDesktop; licensing issues due to MAC address change

With the introduction of the M series of NVIDIA also came a license model. Working for a customer today on a Citrix XenDesktop 711 environment (M60 Q1/2) we experienced something that I thought I need to share with you. We are running XenDesktop 711 to offer a AutoDesk ACAD environment for a company to has […]

Citrix Analytics services, much need insight in behaviour of users and applications

Citrix announced new functionality at Synergy in Orlando. It will provide analytics and with that security. Citrix has announced that it will be available by fall 2017. I thought it might be interesting to shed a little light on this. There is not that much information available but the idea is clear. Let’s take a […]

Goliath Technologies redesigns dashboards and improves monitoring your Citrix environment

Beginning of this month Goliath Technologies released their newly designed dashboard with their Citrix monitoring solution. Before that their console, which had an awful lot of metrics, looked a bit 90s. We spoke about that on several occasions. I try to give positive feedback to vendors while looking and testing their products. I’m happy to […]

Vembu BDR Suite – A Brief Overview

As a gesture to new sponsorships (advertisement on my blog) I write an article about the solution they offer, not paid but a courtesy to them to thank them for the sponsorship. In many case interesting as it takes me into products not always known to me that well. Vembu came around and backup/recovery is […]

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