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2018 Will Be The Year of Citrix Migration! eG Innovations and DABCC Survey Reveals Industry Trends for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x Migration

eG Innovations
eG Innovations, a global Citrix technology partner, and DABCC joined hands to conduct an industry survey across 795 Citrix professionals worldwide. The survey was conducted between November 2017 and February 2018 across all verticals and industry segments covering organizations of all sizes (a few hundred users to 10,000 users and more). The goal of the […]

Best practices for tape backup with Veeam

Veeam
When speaking about backup storage strategies, Veeam’s recommendation is to keep the initial backup chain short (7 – 14 points) and use general purpose disk that will allow you to recover data in the shortest amount of time. The long-term retention should come from secondary and tertiary storage, which typically boasts a much lower storage […]

The impact of Meltdown and Spectre patches on Windows 7

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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 […]

How to patch all your Microsoft Windows Servers and 3rd party installed apps quickly using Ivanti Patch

Jason Samuel
I’ll be first to admit it’s hard to maintain Windows Server patches, even with a full time patch management team. It seems like there’s always a new exploit which in turn means a new critical security patch around the corner these days. I help advise companies on how to make their environments better but it’s […]

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3

ComputerWorld Group
Just before Christmas (2017) Veeam released Update 3 for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 in addition to  updates for Veeam Agent for Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. The links to the KB release notes are at the bottom of the post but below is a quick summary of some of the features announced. Built-In Agent […]

Deploying the Golden Image

There has been a popular request for this article, in the series I was writing number four was missing. I thought, and boy was I wrong, that no one would be interested in reading about a deployment of a Windows 10 image in a virtual environment. The seriesThis series consists of a couple of articles, […]

Major updates for Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux

Veeam
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 brings some MAJOR enhancements to our flagship product, but this milestone also brings updates to both Veeam Agents. In my previous blog post, I introduced you to the #1 feature of Update 3: Centralized Management for the Veeam Agents. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our […]

Using Microsoft Windows symbolic links with Citrix ShareFile Sync to sync folders from multiple drives – JasonSamuel.com

Jason Samuel
The ShareFile Sync for Windows client allows you to change your Sync Location on your local system in Sync Preferences. In my case I had a very large hard drive installed on my workstation as the E: drive so I chose to put my ShareFile root folder there like this: The problem was I had […]

The Biggest Release in Veeam’s 10-Year History Provides Centralized Data Management for Virtual, Physical and Multi-Cloud Workloads

Veeam
Extends the industry leading VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper‑V data protection to deliver No.1 Availability for Any App, Any Data, across Any Cloud from a single “pane of glass”; Enterprises can finally replace their legacy backup and eliminate data management siloes with a single Availability platform for multi-cloud enterprise; Expands storage integrations with IBM and Lenovo in addition to the current […]

Veeam Vanguards Q&A

Veeam
Veeam has just released a significant update for its flagship solution Veeam Availability Suite — Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 — which brings several of the most requested capabilities. We invited Veeam Vanguards, our influencers and VeeamON Tour Virtual speakers, to share their vision and expertise on how customers can leverage and gain the […]

Optimizing Desktop Images with VMware OSOT

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It is a fact that by default Microsoft Windows desktop images contain a lot of features that you wouldn’t necessary need in a VDI environment but finding these services, background tasks and other nifty performance optimization tricks can be quite a challenge. In the upcoming time, I will be testing the effects of optimizing your […]

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: Power through advanced workloads

Microsoft
In the new world of work, advanced professions increasingly require high-performance computing capabilities. We’re working to ensure Windows meets your needs, even in demanding and mission-critical scenarios, which is why we announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in August. For data scientists transforming big data into input signals and experimenting with multiple machine learning models, […]

NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 Released: The Biggest Release in Veeam’s 10-Year History Provides Centralized Data Management for Virtual, Physical and Multi-Cloud Workloads

Veeam
Extends the industry leading VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper‑V data protection to deliver No.1 Availability for Any App, Any Data, across Any Cloud from a single “pane of glass”; Enterprises can finally replace their legacy backup and eliminate data management siloes with a single Availability platform for multi-cloud enterprise; Expands storage integrations with IBM and Lenovo in addition to the current […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video: Building On-Demand Classrooms and Labs Using Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon Web Services
Explore how education can create equitable learning experiences in the era of bring-your-own-device and Google Chromebooks, by delivering Microsoft Windows applications to students with Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0. We discuss how students of all ages can use design applications, business intelligence tools, technical programs, and even desktop games such as Minecraft as part […]

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