|Desktops & Desktop Management from the
Cloud with Horizon Air & Horizon Air Hybrid. In this deep
dive session, we will show you what Horizon Air and Horizon Air Hybrid
We will talk about network and active directory integration as well as
different user access strategies.
Sebastian started his career 18 years ago at the first German Citrix
Partner as a Citrix and Security Consultant when Citrix was a one
product company with a product called WinFrame. During his years as a
consultant he did a lot of VDI and RDSH as well as a lot of Firewall
and Content Scanning projects. Sebastian has a number of accreditations
including CCIA and MCSE. Sebastian joned VMware in 2014 and is
currently responsible for the VMware Global Accounts in Germany. In his
free time he plays tennis, watches football and he loves long and
intensive discussions with valuable results.
Peter Schraml, Horizon
Air Senior Solution Architect, EMEA, VMware. Peter is the Horizon Air
Senior Solution Architect at VMware. He serves as a trusted adviser
across EMEA, leading a specialist team that helps customers transform
business processes and deliver a more user and application-centric
experience. As a mobile evangelist he remains passionate about the ways
in which mobile is transforming business today and he has played a
pivotal role in the rapid pace of innovation that has come from
VMware’s end-user computing portfolio. Peter has more than 15
years of experience working in the technology sector, having previously
held senior positions at Citrix, BT Engage IT and OCS where he was
responsible for the design, planning and deployment of multiple desktop
and applications, including Citrix XenDesktop POC.
|What’s New In XenServer 7.0, With a Deep
Dive Into Intel GVT-g. The latest release of XenServer is out.
So what? In this session we'll go into the technical detail of the new
features, particularly those that are unique to XenServer (e.g.
XenServer Tools in Windows Update, and the Direct Inspect APIs, a
unique security feature to help prevent zero days attacks on guest
VMs). We’ll also dedicate 20 minutes on a whole section dedicated to
Intel GPU virtualisation (GVT-g), given that XenServer is the only
commercial hypervisor that this is available on. We’ll end up with
taking views from the floor as to what you think we should be doing in
the next release!
David Cottingham, David
runs the partner engineering and product management teams for Citrix
XenServer. He joined Citrix in 2009, and has been working on XenServer
ever since. He spends his time talking to engineering teams at OEMs,
IHVs, ISVs and major cloud providers, trying to work out what customers
want, running a small OpenStack engineering team, and helping out with
product strategy. He’s spent many hours triaging customer and partner
problems, writing product requirements, and debating architectural
designs. David holds a PhD in computer science, which means he knows
nothing useful about it, but can talk at length about wireless networks
and routing algorithms to anyone who will listen.
Paul Durrant, Paul is
XenServer data-path architect and lead engineer. His responsibilities
include graphics virtualization (both NVIDIA GRID vGPU and Intel GVT-g)
as well storage and network data-paths, and paravirtualized drivers for
Windows. He is an active member of the Xen community and maintainer for
the x86 I/O emulation and viridian (Windows PV enlightenments)
|Azure RemoteApp past, present & future.
With the initial release, Azure RemoteApp had very limited
functionality as many common features were not fully implemented at
this stage. But immediately after the initial release it became clear
that Azure RemoteApp takes part in Microsoft’s continuous development
strategy which is applicable for every Azure component. Many iterations
later, Azure RemoteApp has grown into a much more mature solution to
publish legacy applications from the cloud, as a full-blown service. In
this technical deep dive session, we will take a closer look at where
Azure RemoteApp came from, but more importantly where it stands today
and what Microsoft’s future plans are. Even though Benny and Freek are
both Microsoft MVPs on Remote Desktop Services, they are both
independent consultants and will tell you the whole unbiased truth
about Azure RemoteApp, including limitations and pitfalls you need to
be aware of. They will cover the good, the bad and the ugly. Join their
session to get fully up to speed with Azure RemoteApp including the
latest features like HTML5, user based assignment, the (new) Azure
Portal and Azure Resource Manager integration options.
Freek Berson. Freek works
as technical consultant at Wortell, a system integrator company based
in the Netherlands, where he focusses on End User Computing and all
related technologies mostly on the Microsoft platform. He is also a
managing consultant at rdsgurus.com. He maintains his personal blog
where he writes articles and blog posts related to Remote Desktop
Services, Azure RemoteApp and other Microsoft technologies. Freek is
awarded Microsoft MVP on RDS since 2011 and speaks at various
conferences including BriForum, E2EVC and ExpertsLive. You can follow
him on twitter via @fberson.
Dr. Benny Tritsch. Benny
is the Chief Technology Officer with bluecue Consulting in Germany. He
is a principal consultant, market analyst, author, and all-around geek
specializing in enterprise Windows remoting and virtualization
solutions. His areas of expertise include: Remote Desktop Services,
remote end user experience, high-end graphics remoting, cloud
solutions, hypervisors, enterprise Windows deployment, PowerShell for
IT Pros, and user workspace management. Benny speaks around the world
at several conferences each year, including Microsoft TechEd, Citrix
Synergy, BriForum and E2EVC. He is a founding member of the Citrix
Technology Professional (CTP) award program. He has also been awarded
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and MicrosoftRegional
Director. If you want to know more about Benny's community activities,
check out his
|XenServer session continues.
|#VDILIKEAPRO: testing and tuning VDI like a
Pro. Whether you are a total newbie or a true expert in VDI
engineering, testing, benchmarking or performance tuning, this is your
ultimate performance testing and tuning session. Together with Jeroen
van de Kamp you will deep dive and learn all the important best
practices he has learned with Project VRC and #VDILIKEAPRO. Learn all
the essential testing best practices and critical performance insights
for tuning Windows 10 and how to get more out of VMware’s OS
optimization tool, also when you are a XenDesktop user.
Jeroen van de Kamp, Jeroen works as a Chief Technology Officer, he is
responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login
VSI and Login Consultants. From the start, Jeroen has played a critical
role in the growth and accreditation Login has accumulated over the
years. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login VSI
and Login Consultants to easily differentiate in the cloud and
virtualization market. Jeroen is also responsible for several
well-known solutions like Flex Profiles (now VMware UEM), the
independant ProjectVRC.team virtualization research platform,
#VDILIKEAPRO, Login VSI and solution4 (now Automation Machine). Because
of his contribution to the technical community van de Kamp is
recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and
has become a residential speaker for seminars like BriForum, Citrix
Solution Summit and many others.
|The ShareFile End User Experience.
Come and join a full end-to-end demo session on ShareFile as an
Enterprise grade EFSS solution.
Our focus is user productivity, so let’s show you how we demo the
ShareFile End User Experience against our popular enterprise use case
George Christophi became
part of the Citrix ShareFile team in 2013, as a Lead Systems
Engineer. In this role, he guides and assists customers, partners
and Citrites through the pre-sales process to define and adopt
ShareFile for businesses.
Dean O'Gorman, Dean has
over 15 years experience in the IT Sales and Operations sectors
covering a wide range of technologies and industries. He is also
experienced in strategic planning, implementation and management of
diverse infrastructures on a national and international scale.
Currently Dean is Pre-Sales systems engineer with ShareFile.
with Data Virtualisation – a double win. Why is Data
Virtualisation such a big win when building or buying a hyperconverged
platform? Understand the workings and impact of SimpliVity’s DVP
and how it boosts the efficiency of a hyperconverged platform vs simply
collapsing down number of physical devices in enterprise infrastructure
stacks. Learn how this translates to reduced hardware
requirements, simplified management and reduces the impact of
traditionally “heavy lifting” tasks.
Stuart Gilks, Stuart is
Solutions Architect Director at Simplivity. Having joined SimpliVity in
2014 Stuart is responsible for SimpliVity’s Technical Services in the
UK & Ireland through both SimpliVity Field staff and a network of
SimpliVity authorised partners. Designing & implementing
HyperConverged solutions to meet & exceed customer requirements
from distributed Remote Offices, to Data Centers, from Test & Dev
to VDI to Tier 1 Apps is all in a day’s work for SimpliVity Solution
Architects. An industry veteran having spent over 20 years at
Open Systems Vendors including most recently European Director for
NetApp Systems Engineering, Stuart has a BSc in Economics,
Computing and Statistics & half blue for motorsport from University
of Bath. Stuart is a keen motorsport competitor building, driving
and navigating on regional and national stage events round the UK.
Workspace Cloud - Why should you care?
James O’Regan, James is a
Citrix CCE-V, RES RCP and Microsoft MCSA He works as an EUC Solutions
Architect at Zinopy, an Irish Platinum Citrix partner where he assists
customers with projects based around End User Computing. James has just
lead a team that has completed the largest RES project in Ireland for a
large financial institution.
|Application Layering and User Environment
Management – Why they are Inseparable. Application Layering is
all the rage but without proper User Environment Management there are
gaping holes in your application delivery strategy. With features
such as application settings portability, application rights management
and “Run as Admin” registry edits, User Environment Management
solutions are great complements to Application Layering. Learn how
Application Layering and User Environment Management solutions work
together to dramatically lower base image management needs. We’ll also
review real-world customer use cases of these technologies working
together, including Unidesk with ProfileUnity UEM, AppSense with
FlexApp Layering, and ProfileUnity UEM with FlexApp Layering.
Jason E. Smith, Jason is
VP Products, Liquidware Labs. Jason was co-owner of ProfileUnity before
Liquidware Labs acquired the solution in 2009. He has also led
strategic product and consulting responsibilities for Citrix, Red Hat,
Scriptlogic and RES. His recent speaking engagements include Citrix
Synergy, VMworld, and VMware Partner Exchange.
Joy and Pain of Deploying XenApp in Enterprise Environments.
Enterprise Environments are sometimes hard to handle. You have to deal
with many different teams and responsibilities and need tons of
information for them to support you in the integration process. I will
walk through the different teams and the necessary information and give
you tips from real world experiences.
Sinisa Sokolic, Sinisa
is CCE-V, MCITP and VCP with over 16 years of experience in EUC
solutions. He is CTO of a company called RIS Consulting GmbH located in
Cologne in Germany. He has worked as Solutions Architect for large
enterprise customers in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. It´s
his 3rd speaking engagement at E2EVC after Berlin and Lisbon in 2015.
best of Windows Server 2016. Join this session for the Best of
Windows Server 2016 — The New Foundation of your Datacenter. You’ll be
one of the first to know about new, exciting improvements that are
coming in Windows Server 2016 and how they’ll improve your day-to-day
In this hour-long presentation Thomas Maurer (Microsoft MVP) will guide
you through the highly anticipated innovations including:
•Hyper-V 2016 features
•Storage Spaces Direct
•Windows Server Containers
Thomas Maurer works as a
Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company
located in Switzerland, which has been awarded by Microsoft as
“Microsoft Datacenter Partner of the Year for the past four years.
Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud
Platform based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and
Microsoft Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server,
Storage, Networking, System Center and Azure Stack. In 2012 Thomas
Maurer was awarded the first time by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP
(Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Virtual Machine
(Hyper-V). And in 2014 Thomas was awarded the first time by Cisco with
the Cisco Champion Award. Thomas works closely with Microsoft and
partners to promote Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and
other Technical events.
Michael Rueefli, Michael aka
Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a
technology enthusiast and automation geek, working as cloud architect
at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in
With more than 15 years’ experience in integrating enterprise
infrastructures for mid to large size customers, he’s focused on
Microsoft Private and Hybrid Cloud Deployments, Server Virtualization
(Hyper-V), Datacenter Automation, Active Directory Design and
troubleshooting, Smart Card / PKI / Kerberos troubleshooting,
Powershell development, Crash Dump Analysis
Citrix XenMobile in an Enterprise Environment. There are various
Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions available which allows you to
manage your mobile devices. Citrix XenMobile allows you to offer both
Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Management. In this
session Anton explains how to setup Citrix XenMobile in a enterprise
environment to allow a smooth and secure deployment of Apple devices
via the Apple Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program.
This will give you a zero-touch installation without the need for
individual iTunes accounts.
Anton van Pelt, Anton is
a Consultant with over 10 years of Citrix experience. Anton's focus is
primarily on Enterprise Mobility solutions such as Citrix XenMobile,
ShareFile and NetScaler. He is active in presenting his technical
knowledge throughout the community (Citrix IRC channel, Citrix Support
Forums, NetScaler KB and so on) and as a speaker at various
international conferences. He is also the co-author of Enterprise
Mobility Management Smackdown, PQR and User Environment Management
Smackdown, PQR. Anton is a Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional)
and RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional).
|Using Cloud IaaS resources to improve your
day-to-day work: use-cases and benefits. Using Cloud
Infrastructure as a Service for your production workloads isn't
something that many IT Professionals are considering today… However,
there are quite a few use-cases that allow you to take great advantage
from these resources in your day-to-day work. In this session we will
look at a few, describe the pain points that we have today and solve
them by putting 'the cloud' to work.
Mike Resseler Mike is a Technical Evangelist for
Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System
Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many
occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike
has been awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter
Management since 2010 and received the Hyper-V MVP since 2014.
His major hobby is discussing and developing solid Disaster Recovery
scenarios. Additionally, he has enterprise-class experience in
Private Cloud architecture, deployment with marked focus on protection
from the bottom to the top. He holds certifications in many
Microsoft Technologies such as MCITP. Follow Mike on
desktop is under attack Whitelisting, admin rights removal and
patching are considered the top 3 items that can be used to mitigate
risk. See and learn how AppSense can whitelist without the need to
whitelist! Learn how AppSense Insight v10 can help u understand who and
what before you implement anything
|"IoT perspective on interactive Windows
Logon and Fast User Switching"
Alex Danilychev. Alex is
an experienced system architect specializing in distributed
applications. With over 15 year track record working with Fortune 500
Companies. He was responsible for design and implementation of eDocs
financial document delivery system for Washington Mutual ($2-$3B in
monthly throughput). Was credited with one of the largest XenServer
deployments in the healthcare industry. He is also key contributor to
iShadow Application Suite, Virtual Display Manager and MicroPOD.
of Things (IoT) and Citrix Products - how do we pair those two
Ingmar Verheij. Ingmar
works as a Systems Engineer for Citrix. He is responsible for
identifying and matching technology opportunities with customer’s
business issues and objectives, as well as channel partner training
& enablement. He assist in development of business value
propositions around Citrix products and solutions. Drives sales with
technical expertise, account management skills, sales ability and a
superior customer focus.
Since 2011 Ingmar is a group leader of the Dutch Citrix User Group
(DuCUG) community and had successfully organised multiple events.
He previously had presented at different events (Citrix user groups,
E2E/PubForum and BrightTALK) about Citrix related topics and measuring
perceived performance. He is Citrix Certified Integration Architect ,
Microsoft Certified IT Professional , RES Certified Professional and
Denamik trainer. In 2014 RES Software named me RES Software Valued
EUC in 2016 and Beyond. In this session Shawn will share
the latest updates that VMware EUC has brought to the market recently
and provide updates on where the industry is headed.
Shawn Bass, Shawn is a
recognized expert in the End User Computing industry. With more than 20
years of consulting experience, he has worked with all facets of End
User Computing (Terminal Services, Virtual Desktops, Application
Virtualization and Enterprise Mobility Management) since the very
beginning of these technologies. Shawn joined VMware in September
2014 to help lead and define a long-term strategy for VMware’s End User
Computing products and works closely with the product team in
implementing the strategy in the years to come. He is currently
serving as CTO of End-User Computing.
troubleshooting tools and utilities. A deep view, with Demo's on
what resource are now available to succesfully troubleshoot and
maintain Citrix environments.
Jarian Gibson. Jarian is
an independent consultant/solutions architect focused on
application/desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility
technologies. He started his own business in September of 2014. With
more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, he has worked on
many assessment, design, and implementations projects for
application/desktop virtualization solutions. For the past 10 years he
has worked for two Citrix Platinum partners (5 years at MTM
Technologies and 5 years at Choice Solutions) as a consultant focused
on application and desktop virtualization. For the past 5 of the 10
years I worked as a virtualization practice manager (Choice Solutions)
focused on application/desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility
solutions while also continuing to consult with the customer
base. He is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums
and Citrix IRC channel. I have presented at conferences
(BriForum, Citrix Synergy, and E2E Virtualization Conference), been
named Citrix Geek of the Week, recognized by Citrix as one of the top
five Citrix engineers in the central region at Citrix Synergy 2011, and
contributed to Desktop Virtualization Deployment Insights eBook
published by Citrix.