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E2EVC Barcelona 2017 Review

E2EVC Barcelona 2017 Review

On Friday the 17th of November E2EVC Barcelona 2017 started. The unique event by and for the community. I really enjoyed attending this conference for many times in the past and again it was a wonderful experience this time. Traditionally I have blogged my experiences in this blog of all three days.

As I was flying in on Friday morning so I just arrived at the moment that Alex was opening the event. So the first session I actually attended was  the ControlUp session by Eugene Kalayevin (which is traditionally the first actual presentation on E2EVC. The nice thing about ControlUp that the whole session is actually showing the product instead of marketing slides. Eugene started off with some well-known features of ControlUp (if you already have seen the product or presentations earlier). Based on question Eugene explains about the current status of monitoring VMware Horizons (which is on the road map). Next question was about Linux support, which is currently actively researched and is aimed for H2 2018. Next topic was about monitoring AWS and Azure, where ControlUp also shows the costs of using the cloud for AWS. Azure is currently not supported. Next topic was Control Insights, the product for historical analysis. Eugene explained the product and showed in a live demo. Beside the cloud version there is on-prem version available based on another product that gathers data. Some new features in 7.1 were shown, like support for Citrix NetScaler and support for vGPU monitoring.

Next session was Your Modern Workplace Strategy by Adnan Hendricks. After a big promo to get E2E VC to Capetown Adnan really started with his presentation starting with the Win10 releases. Adnan discusses that Microsoft is changing the rules regularly. Next topic was EMS (different version, new is Intune for Education) and Windows auto-pilot. Also paths to Modern Management were discussed (cloud first, big switch transition, group by group transition, iterative/co-management), where Adnan dived a bit into more details about the co-management transition. Adnan also traditional versus modern were compared on topics like management options and configuration & security. Adnan showed the MDM Migration Analysis Tool. Last topic was about modernizing applications.

Claudio Rodriguez, Christiaan Troll and Thomas Poppelgaard were next on stage with the session Manage and share your PowerShell script collection with OneGlass. Claudio kicked off with the problem: different consoles for products (from the same vendor), several vendors involved, automation takes time to build (vendor dependent). The solution of Claudio is single plan of glass for building and management environment: They called it OneGlass and exists of four different modules. Christiaan dived into more detail about the PowerShell modules which has the following characteristics: Organizing/Sharing, Command Orchestrator, RoboGUI. The showed the product in real life for example running a migration from one supplier to another. They discussed about PowerShell Paint Point, which can be made easier via RoboGUI.

Read the entire article here, VanBragt.Net Virtualization – E2EVC Barcelona 2017

Via the fine folks at Wilco van Bragt.

Wilco van Bragt 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.

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