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Gabe Knuth: Why I joined FSLogix

Gabe Knuth: Why I joined FSLogix

Sometimes life gives you an opportunity that you can’t pass up, and I’ve been fortunate to have a few of those occasions in my career. The first was a random encounter with Brian Madden when we both worked at reseller in Cleveland, OH, who said he was off to do a proof of concept for this thing called “MetaFrame” and asked if I wanted to come along. I’d been a desktop support engineer for a year or so, but had just been promoted to “server guy” after getting my CNA (it was the 90’s!). I’d only been in the new role for a week or two when I learned about MetaFrame, but that one proof of concept shaped my entire career, and I was immediately pulled back towards desktops.

The second was years later, as I oversaw all things Microsoft for a trucking company in Omaha, NE. Brian called, explaining that he needed some help to expand his blog, BrianMadden.com, and he wondered if I was available to become a part of his newfound team. On January 1, 2007, I officially joined The Brian Madden Company, as an independent industry analyst and blogger. Together, we built an industry event called BriForum, and we built a community-oriented website that united people around the world with a focus on desktop virtualization.

In 2008, BrianMadden.com was acquired by TechTarget, which gave us the freedom to continue doing exactly what we loved to do–talk to companies and share what we felt was important in the world of desktop virtualization–without having to run a business. Since then, I’ve covered the highs and lows of desktop virtualization, and I’ve talked to many, many (many!) companies along the way that could solve one of the problems that exist in IT.

The only downside to being in a position overseeing an entire industry is that as more products are released, I wasn’t able to dig as deeply into any single one as much as I would have liked. When I started, the world revolved around RDSH (though we didn’t call it that), and over time it grew so large that I rarely got to scratch beyond the surface of anything new or exciting.

Read the entire article here, Gabe Knuth: Why I joined FSLogix

Via the fine folks at FSLogix.

FSLogix Founded by industry veterans Kevin Goodman and Randy Cook, FSLogix is a startup that came out of stealth mode at BriForum Chicago 2013. FSLogix Apps provides Dynamic Application Visibility, which enables policy-based control of when any application is visible to individual users or groups from a single golden image. With FSLogix Apps, IT administrators realize the benefits of application virtualization for all Windows® applications on physical, VDI and Citrix/RDSH platforms.FSLogix Apps is an advanced application filtering solution that enables administrators to dramatically reduce the number of images required to support any enterprise, with any deployment system, on any Windows based infrastructure. FSLogix Apps delivers Dynamic Application Visibility, and policy based control of application visibility to individual users or groups from a single golden image.

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