|The Ultimate EUC Home Lab - On A
Budget. As a UEC enthusiast and Citrix CTA I need to keep
up to date on what's out there and what's hot in the industry. The only
way to do that is with my home lab. Now as a father of twins and with a
wife and kids that has to come in on a budget and limited space. "The
toys take up LOTS of space!" There are options out there with the super
server and the like but I wanted to explore what you can do with a
regular PC built as a hypervisor and a MSDN subscription (as most IT
pros have). In this session I will show how you can build a complete
Citrix XenDesktop estate with PVS and MCS provisioning in a hybrid
cloud environment, NetScaler GSLB and remote access as well as
XenMobile all on a single IP and a minimal amount of hardware. All
supported by Containerised Turbo app provisioning!
|Remote Desktop Services in
Windows Server 2016 - whats new.
Cláudio is a Senior Technical Architect/Consultant based in Ottawa, ON,
Canada. He has been deploying server-based computing solutions since
the OS/2-based, Citrix WinView days. Thanks to his contributions to the
Terminal Services community, he was the first person to ever receive
the Microsoft MVP award for Terminal Services. He was the CEO of
Terminal-Services.NET, the company that originally developed tools such
as WTSGateway Pro and WTSPortal, later acquired by 2X Software Ltd and
also the CEO of TSFactory, the first company ever to release an ICA/RDP
session recorder for Citrix/TS. His main goal was to bring easy to use,
reliable and affordable tools to the server-based computing market.
Cláudio has also worked all over the world doing terminal
services/Citrix deployments and speaking at many different and
interesting places. After leaving 2X in February 2006, he is now
working on new and exciting products and ideas for the TS community at
WTSLabs Inc. In his spare time he manages to do consulting work,
conducting on-site trainings, and speaking at several conferences.
|Hybrid IT with VMware, Linux and
Microsoft Azure. Ever imagined Microsoft will offer great
solutions around VMware and Linux? Join this presentation from
Microsoft employee and former MVP Benedict Berger to watch VMware Hosts
with Linux VMs being protected by Microsoft Azure desaster recovery
works as Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft Germany. In
this role at Microsoft Black Belt he supports customers and partners
around Microsofts business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.
Technologies like Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup and StorSimple are
the focus of his work around hybrid datacenters.
Benedict was head of solutions consulting at a Microsoft gold partner
prior to joining Microsoft. The former Microsoft MVP is one of the
founders of the German Hyper-V community, author of “Hyper-V Best
Practices” and very active in several technical communities. He speaks
regularly at technology events like Microsoft TechEd, Technet
Conference, Microsoft Azure Conference, E2EVC.
|NetScaler goes Cloud
Thomas Poppelgaard has 18 years of IT experience in
various positions like Administrator, Senior Consultant, IT Architect,
Solution Architect, Concept Manager and Product Manager. He currently
works as an independent Technology evangelist at his own company,
Poppelgaard.com. Thomas works with IT-strategy, pre-sales,
architectural designing, planning and implementation solutions within
Citrix for ISV, Cloud Providers, Distributors, Resellers and End
Customers. He is highly involved in Proofs of Concept to help prove why
business should adapt new technologies. Thomas travels the World
evangelizing Citrix solutions; specifically, remote graphic solutions
HDX 3D & HDX 3D Pro. He is also a speaker at conferences,
webinars, seminars and road shows about Citrix and 3rd party Citrix
solutions in the USA and EMEA. Thomas has developed his in depth
knowledge on XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro since 2008 and XenApp HDX 3D since
first version and GPU pass-through with XenServer. In 2011, he was one
of the organizers of a successful HDX 3D Pro event where vendors
including Citrix, HP, Autodesk and NVIDIA were gathered to demonstrate
HDX 3D Pro to a wider audience and in 2013 talked at NVIDIA GTC. Thomas
specializes in how CAD/CAE/CAM applications can be virtualized with
Citrix/NVIDIA (SBC/VDI) technologies and how the GPU is an important
component in the virtualization space. Thomas also enjoys speaking at
various industry events such as E2EVC and DKCUG, NOCUGCUGtech. You can
find him sharing knowledge on his blog www.poppelgaard.com or on
|Netscaler and containers (not the
garbage kind). Netscaler, containers and NMAS how does it
fit in a real world scenario. Is it garbage or does it really bring
Henry and Edwin talking about NMAS, Netscaler CPX in/and with
containers and Netscaler 11.x. Showing you all the new cool stuff and
thingies you never thought or heard about.
|Edwin Houben. With
over 15 years of experience in IT, Edwin is an Solution Architect and
Solution Manager for ConoScenza. Edwin is very pragmatic and focused
and always looking for the best solution for and with the customer.
Edwin is an EUC expert and has done a lot of large datacentre
migrations and implementations in the field. Edwin holds several
Microsoft and Citrix certifications, MCP, MCITP, CCA, CCEA, CCEE, CCIA.
CCP-M and is rewarded as an Atlantis ACE.
|GPU acceleration for the Office
workers?! Yes! "GPU's are not just for highend
applications. We all know that. But how much improvement, if any, can
be expected for a normal user? Experiences, benchmarks and findings
based on a Citrix customer case."
Rasmus has been working professionally with IT since his graduation as
an AP Graduate in Computer Science in 2000. In 2002 he started his
Citrix-centered career by implementing and administering a Citrix
Metaframe XP-farm and since then, the professional career has revolved
around the Citrix products. For the last 5 years he has been working as
a Citrix consultant for Conecto A/S, a Danish Citrix specialized
consultant company. As a CCE-V he is primarily working with
architecting, implementing and optimizing XenApp- and
XenDesktop-environments but with a specific interest and focus on
graphics virtualization and delivery. A member of the Nvidia GRID
Community Advisor program and has been presenting at Nvidia GTC.
Insights from the EUC Community - user activity, app performance and
more global stats! Sitting on a huge mountain of performance
stats from hundreds of EUC environments worldwide, we are happy to
share some of the benchmarks and insights with you community experts.
Eugene and Yoni will address areas like application resource
consumption trends, user experience, patterns of activity, and discuss
potential implications for consultants, admins and vendors in the EUC
space. Are you curious about an EUC-related global trend? Tweet your
question with @ControlUp and we'll try to dig out some answers!
Eugene Kalayev in
the VP of Product Management for ControlUp, responsible for planning
the product's technological vision and translating it into concrete
R&D activities. His areas of expertise include virtualization,
cloud computing, Windows Server, PowerShell, VDI. Eugene has extensive
experience in training IT professionals, and holds various industry
certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, and the Scrum Alliance,
as well as a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology.
Xendesktop 7.8 deployment and give an outline of the project and the
lessons learned from implementing Windows 10 and the tools required to
optimize and customise W10 to meet the customer needs.
|How to Create a GUI
for your powershell script.
|Improve Yoßur Application
Troubleshooting Skills. Applications often do strange
things neither their users expect nor their creators intended. The
reasons for this are manifold, but in order to be able to find the root
cause of a problem you need to have at least a basic understanding of
how developers work.
In this session Helge explains the world from the point of view of a
developer. Building on that he describes why applications work they way
they do. Then he examines how powerful tools like Sysinternals Process
Explorer show what is going on inside applications and how that
knowledge can be used to troubleshoot all sorts of issues, ranging from
hangs to analyzing the performance footprint of applications.
In this session you will learn:
- How to better troubleshoot application issues
- How to properly use powerful analysis tools like Sysinternals Process
- How to identify obstacles to great application performance
is an independent consultant and developer. As a consultant, he has
worked in Windows and Citrix projects for various larger German
corporations. As a developer, he architected sepago's user profile
management product sepagoPROFILE whose successor is now available as
Citrix Profile Management. In 2009 Helge received the Citrix Technology
Professional (CTP) Award, in 2011 he was nominated a Microsoft Most
Valuable Professional (MVP). Helge's professional interests are focused
on Microsoft server technologies, various Citrix products and
programming in several languages. He publishes his knowledge in English
in his blog, and he can also be found on Twitter as @HelgeKlein. Helge
has delivered sessions on many occasions, for example, at Citrix
TechEdge Munich 2009, ice Lingen (2009 and 2011), PubForum (2010 and
2011), Microsoft TechDay Online 2010, Citrix Synergy 2011, and several
Geek Speak events. He is the author of SetACL, a powerful open source
tool for managing Windows permissions from the command line or from
scripts and programs, that has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
SetACL's modern cousin SetACL Studio comes with an intuitive graphical
user interface and is available for a small fee. Helge lives in
Jarian Gibson is an independent consultant/solutions
architect focused on application/desktop virtualization and enterprise
mobility technologies based out of the Kansas City area. With more than
15 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on many
assessment, design, and implementations projects for
application/desktop virtualization solutions. Jarian has and maintains
industry certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware to name a
few. Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support
Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, and has his own website.
Jarian has 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.
|What is the building blocks of
SAML authentication? More and more companys are mixing
cloud services and on premise services. This creates a growing need for
simple and effective user management across systems and clouds.
SAML is a standard for seperating services and identity management.
This session will give you an overview of the SAML components (iDp, SP,
Proxy etc.) and a few troubleshooting tips. Real world examples will be
presented with SAML roles on Netscaler and/or ADFS servers and how to
mix them (or not)
|How secure is your data?
is a Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing with 19 years of
experience in the IT industry. In the last 12 years he has become a
true specialist in End User Computing, Application and Desktop
Delivery. With his developer background Remko has a unique knowledge of
windows and application internals that he uses to get applications to
work well in virtual environments without sacrificing security. Remko
shares this unique knowledge thru his well-known blog, presentations at
community events such as E2E (previously PubForum), the Dutch Citrix
User Group and international Citrix User Groups. On his website, Remko
publishes a lot of VDI/SBC and virtualization related freeware, tools
and scripts that assist consultants and administrators. Remko is also
co-founder and steering group member of the Dutch Citrix User Group.
|Microsoft Operations Management
Suite (OMS) meets Citrix. Operations Management Suite
(OMS) is the new born star from Microsoft. OMS is a suite of solutions
for different Microsoft technologies, but it provides also platform for
injecting data via different interfaces. The injected data can be
visualized and used for deep data analysis. Stefan and Stefan will give
you and overview what OMS can do in terms of Citrix and how it might
deliver some ideas how a Citrix administrator can benefit using OMS.
|Stefan Roth works at
itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland.
Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud
Solutions based Microsoft System Center,Azure and Service Management
Automation. He's also a passionate about PowerShell and interested in
Stefan Roth was awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Most
Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Cloud and Datacenter
Management. He works closely with Microsoft and partners to promote
Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and other Technical
events such as System Center Universe and E2EVC.
Stefan Johner works
at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in
Bern/Switzerland. Stefan is mainly focused on Microsoft Cloud and
System Center technologies especially Self-Service and Automation of
Business and IT processes with System Center Service Manager and
| The truth about S2D (Storage
Spaces Direct). Want to know everything about the new
Storage Architecture in Server 2016? In this Level 400 session, you’ll
be guided from architecting to deploying S2D with a lot of deep dive.
Caution! Geek factor >99%
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 Bern/Switzerland.
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