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Windows User Profile Disks are Good but…

Liquidware
With the widespread adoption of Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox Enterprise, etc., Windows user profiles are now more bloated than ever before. In virtual workspace environments this can be a big challenge because if your users don’t have very fast access to their large user profile, user experience suffers greatly. Some type of […]

VMware Fusion 11 is Here!

VMware
Hot on the heels of macOS Mojave’s release today, we’re proud to announce that our latest major upgrade to Fusion: VMware Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 Pro, is available now! We are incredibly proud of this release as we continue to focus on developer workflows and increasing our automation capabilities, while still improving on GPU […]

Citrix and Microsoft 365: Extending the Value of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop

Citrix Systems
Citrix is excited to extend Windows Virtual Desktop through our comprehensive Citrix Workspace offering and technologies. At Ignite, Microsoft unveiled its vision for Windows Virtual Desktop, the future of the Remote Desktop platform. Available only on Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop is a new cloud-hosted service that virtualizes and delivers business applications and desktops. The new […]

Microsoft Video: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

Microsoft
Make the shift from Windows 7 and Office 2010 to Windows 10 and Office 365. Learn more about Windows 7 End of Support: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

FSLogix Containers – Search Index Considerations and Troubleshooting

FSLogix
Windows Search is a feature that has existed in the Windows OS since Windows Vista, although it did exist as freeware called Windows Desktop Search for XP and Server 2003. It replaced the Indexing Service that first arrived as part of the Windows NT4 Option Pack, which was deprecated in Windows 7 and finally removed […]

The Road to Windows 10 is Paved with Good Intentions

FSLogix
Microsoft will implement Windows 7 end of life in January 2020, meaning it will discontinue all support, including paid support; and all updates, including security updates. Most companies are well aware of this, however migrating to Windows 10 isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. There’s a lot that goes into an OS migration – […]

Why we use Microsoft App-V

FSLogix
It seems strange that I’ve never written this article before.  I haven’t needed to.  But we need to be reminded now and then. Those of us using App-V, which includes most of the largest, and best run, enterprises around the world, do so because it is the easiest way to customize, prepare, and deliver applications to […]

Microsoft Office 365 and One Drive – One User, Two Desktops, Windows 7 and 10

Liquidware
Many Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft RDSH customers leverage ProfileDisk and Profile Containers to handle large profiles for non-persistent VDI and RDSH environments. ProfileUnity accomplishes this by containerizing all or part a users profile to virtual disk. One of the use many ProfileDisk use cases that has been proven over the years is Office 365 Cached […]

Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Now Supports Amazon WorkSpaces Running Windows 10

Amazon Web Services
Starting today, you can use Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (WAM) to deploy your applications to Amazon WorkSpaces running Windows 10. Amazon WAM gives your users on-demand access to centrally managed desktop applications, and applications available through the Amazon Marketplace for Desktop Apps. Amazon WAM uses application virtualization technology to simplify application provisioning and provide fine grain controls […]

Do you really NEED to persist Office 365/Outlook Indexing?

Liquidware
One of the many feature benefits in ProfileUnity is its ability to persist Office 365 Outlook Search Indexing from non-persistent desktop, DaaS, RDS, and Citrix XenApp sessions. This is very helpful to end users because in a non-persistent environment you would not want to keep indexing or OST files in the users roamed or streamed […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft
With Windows 10 we built the most secure Windows ever, by hardening the platform itself and by developing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) – a unified endpoint security platform that helps stop breaches. This means that for the first time we’ve built threat and exploit protection, and Endpoint Detection & Response right into the […]

Meltdown and Spectre: Quick start guide for testing

Login VSI
So you know the mitigations for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are going to have a measurable impact on the performance and efficiency of your system, not to mention user experience. The only way to get ahead of the problem is to start addressing it now. Some of the numbers we are hearing from our customers […]

The impact of Meltdown and Spectre patches on Windows 7

Login VSI
In my previous article I outlined how Windows 10 scalability is affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches delivered by Microsoft. From our customers and the community, we got messages that Windows 7 (via Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon view) would be impacted more than Windows 10 so obviously that one was next to be […]

IGEL Technology Year in Review with Jed Ayres – Podcast Episode 296

IGEL Technology
In episode 296, Douglas Brown interviews Jed Ayres, CEO and President of the Americas and Global Chief Marketing Officer at IGEL Technology. Douglas and Jed discuss IGEL’s year in review! Jed updates us on the who, what, why of this amazing growth IGEL experienced in 2017 along with a bit about IGEL’s upcoming DISRUPT EUC […]

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