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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.

VMware partners with FRAME to deliver apps with Workspace ONE App Express

At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas one of the big announcements made by VMware had to do with apps from the cloud. On Tuesday VMware announced Workspace ONE App Express.  Workspace ONE App Express is designed to provide quick-provisioning of application you normally would run in a RDSH/SBC farm. Applications like browsers, viewers and more […]

Skype for Business and Horizon 7.3!

With the release of VMware Horizon 7.3 VMware is adding more features to the Microsoft Skype integration. The Microsoft Skype integration is designed to offload the hosted environment when making video calls to other Skype users. The local client will process the call and handle the video/audio streams while the end user still works in […]

VMware VMworld and Microsoft ignite coming up, meet my blog sponsors on the exhibition floor –

VMware VMworld is around the corner and soon after Microsoft Ignite will open its doors. My blog sponsors, the companies that have an advertisement on my blog, will be there as well. some of them on both conferences and some on a specific one. I want to make sure you know they are at the […]

Select your monitoring solution with this easy scorecard

A quick blog about a toolkit I noticed at the Goliath Technologies website. The scorecard can be used in the process of selecting a monitoring solution. Selecting a monitoring solution can be a burden.  Vendors will most likely say they can do most of what you ask, talking to sales is not always helpful. With […]

Top 5 questions regarding Microsoft SCOM and OMS

With Microsoft talking about OMS (Operations Management Suite) people are assuming it is a competing product against Microsoft SCOM. Microsoft SCOM has been around for several years and is the backbone of Microsoft’s monitoring solution. At conferences Microsoft OMS is presented as the replacement of Microsoft SCOM (or is that just what people hear) but […]

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 […]

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