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founder and author of the VanBragt.Net Virtualization website. On this website Wilco publishes virtualization related product reviews, articles, reviews of freeware products and blogs about several virtualization topics and events. Wilco also writes for other well-known virtualization websites and is member of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) Steering board. Wilco also presents/presented on several events like BriForum, E2EVC, NGN, DuCUG and Citrix Synergy. After working for a couple of consulting firms as a senior technical consultant and technical project leader Wilco started his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy in April 2008. Wilco is also a RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional), Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) on RDS.

Installing and configuring Citrix XenDesktop Linux VDA

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Citrix released the Linux VDA back together with the XenDesktop 7.6. At the moment of writing the article Citrix released version 1.4 of the Linux VDA. For previous version Citrix released a PDF with the installation and configuration steps, for 1.4 this is currently only available in the edocs. Unfortunate both available options are not […]

Systancia AppliDis Reviewed by VanBragt.Net

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Several years ago there were numerous products on the market offering a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution. VDI was introduced and even more products became available. However, in the last years many of these products are not here anymore. In the current landscape the big three dominating this market are: Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon View […]

Failover (im)possibilities of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 5

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In the earlier article series Failover (im)possibilities <> I wrote about the failover/load balancing possibilities in XenDesktop 7.x, where 4 was about Desktop 7.9. In this article I will discuss the XenDesktop 7.11 release and will also go into a bit more detail what is expected in future releases (where possible). Connection Leasing (formerly known […]

VanBragt.Net E2EVC 2016 Rome Day 2 Recap

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Already day two of E2EVC after a nice night out. Most of the people are still recovering, but many were available in the first sessions. I blogged my two day experiences in this blog. I started with the session of Rasmus Raun-Nielsen about GPU acceleration for the Office users. He started why you should use […]

VanBragt.Net E2EVC 2016 Rome Day 1 Recap

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On the 18th of November E2EVC Rome started. I arrived right on time to jump into the actual start of the conference. As usual I’m blogging my experiences. When I arrived Alex just came in in a gladiator suite (don’t ask me why) in which he opened the event. Logically I thanked the sponsors to […]

Dutch Citrix User’s Group – DuCUG 2016

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On the 14th of October we held our 10th DuCUG event already. With two events a year, it was also our fifth anniversary. Therefore we booked a very special location within the themepark “De Efteling”. In a fairytale environment we had (in our opinion) the best speakers on this event and with the sponsoring we […]

Zones in Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.11

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On 14 September Citrix released XenApp/XenDesktop 7.11. Each release Citrix adds several enhancements to the product. One of those enhancements is the new functionalities to the Zones component (which became available in version 7.9). The enhancement is a re-inventing of the Zone Preferences in Presentation Server 4.5/5 or Worker Groups in XenApp 6.5. In this […]

Unattended Installation Scripts Citrix XenDesktop 7.x – Part 4

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In the earlier articles I wrote down how to install unattended the XenDesktop components. The article was based on the versions of XenDesktop 7.6 till XenDesktop 7.8 (dependent of the article). Currently Citrix is releasing every quarter a new version, so it’s time to update the articles with the new installation information of later release(s) […]

Configure Single Sign On (SSON) for Citrix Receiver

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Citrix Single Sign-On or Pass-through is already for a really long time. The configuration is not changed a lot in this years, however when I was configuring this at a customer it took me again some time before it was running. The configuration with the latest Receivers is changed a bit and there is not […]

Failover (im)possibilities of Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Part 4: After the XenDesktop 7.9 release

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In the earlier article series Failover (im)possibilities I wrote about the failover/load balancing possibilities in XenDesktop 7.x, where part 3 was about what is available in XenDesktop 7.7. In this article I will discuss the XenDesktop 7.9 release (and corresponding the 7.8 release when this applies) and will also go into a bit more detail […]

First look at the HDX Ready Pi: Enterprise Ready?

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At Citrix Synergy 2016 Citrix announced that ViewSonic and Micro Center have manufactured a HDX Ready Pi. This is a Raspberry Pi in a nice case including ThinLinx configured, so the Pi is ready to be used as a Thin Client without any software installation. With ThinLinx you can also the Thinlinx Managent Server to […]

Acceleratio SysKit Review (formerly known as Terminal Services Log)

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In an earlier article series (“Selecting a Monitor Solution for SBC/VDI Infrastructures”), I discussed the monitor solutions market for SBC/VDI environments. One of the main takeaways was that monitoring is becoming more and more important within organizations. This was already recognized for back-end infrastructures, but now also front-end infrastructure (which is key to accessing the […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 3

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The last day of Citrix Synergy already arrived. This third day is based on breakout sessions only. My experience of this day are again blogged in this article. I started the day with the presentation Desktop Virtualization Round-up by Jarian Gibson and Eduardo Molina. They started of describing the architectures of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 2

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Already day 2 of Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. Day starts with a general keynote, followed by a set of breakout session. My experience of day 2 are in this article.The keynote was opened by Tim again after a short video of day 1. Tim started with the innovation awards. After the innovation awards […]

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