Agenda 092019

Agenda

0600 BRT // 0500 EDT – Welcome

0610 BRT // 0510 – Automation Framework 1909

0630 BRT // 0530 EDT Chris Twist and Chris Jeucken – Automating Citrix Cloud and Windows Virtual Desktops

In this session Chris and Chris will share their views on automating and scripting DaaS solutions Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Citrix Cloud. They will share tips and things to watch out for. The session finishes with scripting demo’s.

0720 BRT // 0620 PolicyPak – You Gotta Try This

See what Carl Webster, Citrix CTP means when he says “You owe it to yourself to look at PolicyPak Software!” 20 minutes isn’t enough, but during this demo you’ll see how to manage all your Applications, Desktop, Browser, Java, and Security Settings. Works with Citrix, desktops, laptops, VDI.. anything Windows! No infrastructure, and up and running in 5 minutes. Don’t miss this session. Presentation by Jeremy Moskowitz, PolicyPak CTO and Microsoft Group Policy & Management MVP.

0740 BRT // 0640 Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk and Eltjo van Gulik – The performance guide to the Windows 10 VDI Workspace

Learn how to approach VDI Operating System Optimization on Windows 10 to achieve customer goals including fast logons, superior user experience, and high host density. A true guide that will lead you to success. It is not just an opinion, it is all proven with data from the performance community platform G0-EUC.

0825 BRT // 0725 EDT – uberAgent – Your Favorite Monitoring Tool Now With Support for Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is a critical component in every Citrix deployment as it provides a secure gateway to published resources from all over the world. Since it is such an important component, administrators need to know if it is fast, secure and configured correctly. uberAgent does right that by monitoring appliance, gateway and virtual server performance. Join this session to learn how.

0845 BRT // 0745 EDT Rody Kossen – How to optimize User-Experience with SD-WAN in a (hybrid) Cloud scenario

We are in the era of hybrid Cloud deployments, where organizations try to get the best User Experience for their employees by utilizing SaaS or other Cloud services and combining them with their On-Prem environments. But with all the modern ways of working organizations forget that connectivity is key in this situation. Single connections, active-passive or simple VPN tunnels are still very common. In this session you will learn how to do it in a modern way by utilizing Software-Defined technology, SD-WAN.

0940 BRT // 0840 EDT eG Innovations – Performance Monitoring for Citrix Cloud

It’s no secret that Citrix Cloud adoption is growing. As more organizations embark on their Citrix Cloud journey, it’s important to consider a well-thought-out performance strategy. Given the hybrid nature of Citrix Cloud deployments, it is challenging to detect performance bottlenecks. Relying on built-in Citrix tools is not sufficient to troubleshoot performance issues.

In this session, we will discuss how eG Innovations provides 360° performance assurance for Citrix Cloud deployments. From tracking user experience of Citrix Workspace users to monitoring performance of control plane and resource plane components and using synthetic simulation for proactive troubleshooting, there is so much that you can and must do. If you are looking to try Citrix Cloud or already have workloads running on Citrix Cloud, this session is a must-attend. Don’t miss it!

1000 BRT // 0900 EDT Samuel Legrand – Virtual Apps and Desktop DR Best Practices

Sometimes (and be sure it will happen), things can go wrong with your infrastructure. This session is all about giving you some insights from the field on how you can prepare yourself (and your design) to the worst-case scenarios! If you are thinking that Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is resilient by itself, let’s see how wrong this assumption is!

1130 BRT // 1030 LoginVSI – Windows 10 – Performance tuning for Citrix virtual Apps and Desktops

Learn how to successfully performance tune Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop environments for better user experience, improved scalability and predictable impact of changes e.g. a new Windows 10 build, or an infrastructure update from Citrix. In this interactive session we’ll show what we’ve learned doing performance research in our labs.

1300 BRT // 1200 EDT Liquidware – Windows Virtual Desktop and FlexApp:  How to make Image Management easy

Whether it’s Windows 2016 or 2019 RDSH or it’s the new Windows 10 Multi-user, image management is never easy especially in the Cloud.  FlexApp allows administrators to cut down on the number of images required AND the time and effort required to keep them updated by separating the applications away from the image.  We’ll show how this is done and the options available for delivery of applications to those images.

1320 BRT // 1220 EDT Marius Sandbu – How to Catch the Bad Guys with Azure Sentinel and ATP

How do you know if your infrastructure and other resources are not being used by a malicious command and control on the web? If you are not using Azure Sentinel you most likely don’t. In this session we deep dive into the detection capabilities that exist today, how we can leverage Security graph and advanced hunting mechanisms to detect abnormal behavior in our infrastructure. I will  also share Best Practices on how to organize configuration and setup of Azure Sentinel and Windows Defender ATP + share some horror customer stories.

1415 BRT // 1315 EDT ControlUp – Upcoming ControlUp Release Sneak Peek

You know ControlUp for our real-time VDI performance monitoring, fast, effective contextual troubleshooting, remediation, and, most recently, Automated Actions that allow you to automatically remediate problems based on triggers that you define in advance.

In this session, Yoni Avital, ControlUp COO and co-founder, will provide the first demo of upcoming new features, including VMWare Horizon connection server integration , a new UI, an update on new automation scenarios  and a preview of a new managed service to test the availability of your VDI resources.

1505 BRT // 1405 EDT Mark Knouse – DaaS – Notes From The Field

Mark S. Knouse, 25 year IT veteran will share his experience deploying desktops within Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Mark will educate the audience on technical design aspects, managing a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) partnership, and offer answers to common DaaS myths.

1600 BRT // 1500 EDT Nutanix Frame

We’ll cover how Nutanix makes your EUC deployments shine, whether you want to optimize VDI performance with Citrix on hyper-converged infrastructure, go all-in with DaaS in the cloud, or operate in both worlds with a hybrid approach. We’ll also demo how Nutanix Frame makes it incredibly easy to create and manage a complete DaaS environment on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and on-prem infrastructure – all from the same cloud-based service.

1620 BRT // 1520 EDT Trentent Tye – Deeper Dive into Logon Performance Analysis with Procmon

t’s always nice to find Group Policy or Profiles are consuming the majority of your logon times. But than what? You can’t disable Group Policy or whatever component. Learn how to specifically target your delay generators in this session.

1715 BRT // 1615 EDT Parallels

Join our demo to learn how Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) delivers applications and desktops securely to any device, while reducing IT complexity and cutting costs. We will demonstrate how you can install, configure and maintain the Parallels RAS farm using our configuration wizard or PowerShell API. In addition, we’ll show you how to easily migrate away from Citrix XenApp 6.x with our free Migration tool. We almost forgot,  if you are you moving to the cloud, we have a few more good news!  Parallels RAS supports other deployment approaches like Microsoft Azure and AWS.

1735 BRT // 1635 EDT Patrick Coble – Citrix ADC – Secure The Things

This session will go over the major security features that the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) offers and some deployment techniques to implement them in your organization. The Citrix ADC appliance is a security engineer’s Swiss Army knife and you will discover tools you may not know about.

1820 BRT // 1720 EDT Break

1830 BRT // 1730 EDT Workspot – Notes from the Field

This presentation will showcase Workspot’s inherent simplicity through providing technical content with structure about why Workspot is unique and why the three presenters are excited to work for Workspot and have the opportunity to share their lessons learned with the EUC community.

1850 BRT // 1750 EDT Steve Noel – Logon Simulators – Options and Breakdowns

Logon Simulators should be part of any production deployment. They take away the anxiety from worrying about session launch failures, access problems, and backend issues. In this session we’ll go over a handful of different vendor options that exist today. We will also drill down into the details of the pros/cons as well as actions to make your simulations a success.

1935 BRT // 1835 EDT Break

1945 BRT // 1845 EDT Automai – How to run Affordable Performance tests for any Business Process

Learn how Automai’s robotic technology and visual approach cuts down on time and cost to test applications, (including those running on Citrix, VMware, and Windows).  I will show you how to script a complex business process with no coding, and run a performance test by simulating 100 virtual users.  See the actionable results and reports that can be used immediately to resolve issues. Learn how this approach not only makes testing apps from any access point (thin client, fat client, web) accessible and affordable, but also is the gateway to streamlining automation across different functions: application performance monitoring, functional testing, and RPA.

2005 BRT // 1905 EDT Arnaud Pain – Netscaler GSLB on Azure Step-by-Step Guide

In this session I will explain the step by step required to implement Citrix Netscaler High Availability (HA) pair with Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) in Azure for Disaster Recovery purposes. Learn the best way to prevent Single Point of Failure.