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FRIDAY 25TH OF MARCH 2022

LONDON 10:00 BST // NEW YORK 05:00 EDT

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0600 BRT // 0500 EDT – Welcome

0610 BRT // 0510 EDT LoginVSI – Expect the Unexpected – Testing 2 vs 4 vCPU’s

It’s common knowledge that adding more vCPU’s to a machine equals better performance, with a small penalty for scalability…. But is this actually true or is it an urban myth that no-one ever challenged because it seems so logical? Join the Login VSI team of performance experts as they unravel this story and share the findings of their research. This session might just help you slash the costs of your VDI environment, or give your users the performance and experience they deserve.

0630 BRT // 0530 EDT Manuel Winkel – Evergreen Script – Update your Software, The Lazy Way

Or better said…Why I had no more motivation to install Microsoft Teams. How can any administrator be assisted by the Evergreen Script in the annoying search and installation of updates for the standard software. We all just want to be lazy :-). Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) – Lead IT Consultant – Deyda Consulting.

 

0715 BRT // 0615 EDT 5 Minute Break

0720 BRT // 0620 EDT uberAgent – uberAgent – What’s new!?

uberAgent 6.3 is around the corner – what’s in it for you? In this session, the uberAgent team shows you features like Citrix Protocol Insights, Intelligent Disk Buffering, and the current state of the security product uberAgent ESA.

 

0740 BRT // 0640 EDT James Rankin – Applications, Applications, Applications

Should we be thinking differently about how we deliver applications to our users? Are there newer ideas or approaches we should look at within a modern world? This session will discuss how we can adapt the ways in which we put apps into the hands of our user bases.

 

0825 BRT // 0725 EDT 5 Minute Break

0830 BRT // 0730 EDT deviceTRUST – Context everywhere – Use deviceTRUST to secure all your digital workplaces. Local, Remote and in the Cloud!

With our latest release, we took our Context based security approach one step further: You can now use deviceTRUST to secure all your digital workplaces, be them on your fat clients, in remoting environments or SaaS / DaaS. We will show our core function principle. Based on that we’ll give ideas on how to secure your application and resource access and this way improve your zero-trust concept.

0850 BRT // 0750 EDT Andreas Fleischmann – Some Pull Request Friendly CI/CD Stuff with GitHub Actions for Automating Azure Compute Gallery Images for Azure Virtual Desktop

In this session you will learn how to use GitHub Action as CI/CD pipeline in a build process of Azure Compute Gallery Images for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop. We are going to use Packer Ansible and Terraform and apply software developer practices like “pull request”, “git merge” and “git push”, which fires off a GitHub Action to build and version our images.

0935 BRT // 0835 EDT 5 Minute Break

0940 BRT // 0840 EDT eG Innovations – How to Optimize your EUC Help Desk Functions

Fed up of L1 / L2 support escalations to the Citrix or VMware admin when it’s really a network or database issue but the end-user who called said “Citrix was slow”. Learn how to go beyond supplying help desk with checklists or decision trees and learn how to track and expose to management help desk weaknesses by supplying help desk with AIOps powered root-cause monitoring and analysis tools and automated knowledge base functionality.

1000 BRT // 0900 EDT Benny Tritsch – Digital Workspace Performance Myths Debunked with the EUC Score Community Toolset

“What perceived user experience can we expect?” This is a common question many EUC experts ask themselves before changing a digital workspace configuration. Sometimes the answer is based on a myth, which may be garbled truth, disordered details, or simply guesswork. Benny Tritsch introduces you to the latest version of his EUC Score community toolset and the underlying scientific test method used to quantify digital employee experience (DEX) in an objective manner. In his session, Benny shows examples on how to set up test labs, run simulated workloads, collect telemetry data, record screen videos, analyze raw data, and interpret the findings. His mission is to produce repeatable DEX benchmarking test results and to replace myths by facts. If you want to know more, check out https://eucscore.com

1045 BRT // 0945 EDT 5 Minute Break

1050 BRT // 0950 EDT Goliath Technologies – Utilizing industry only embedded intelligence and automation to proactively monitor, troubleshoot and objectively score Citrix end user experience against Citrix best practices.

Citrix Experts are few and spend too much time on tedious root cause isolation and troubleshooting tasks. Meanwhile, most tools require Citrix expertise, therefore challenging the IT generalist. Finally, user experience ratings for IT are often highly subjective, surveys for example. Join us to see how embedded intelligence and automation can enable more IT pros to resolve performance issues, not just the experts – and how you can ditch surveys and objectively score IT performance.

1110 BRT // 1010 EDT Mick Hilhorst – Turbo ADC, What Is It And What Good Is It To Me?

Turbo ADC is a toolkit developed to ease up the typical administration tasks ADC consultants. In this presentation I would like to show you how to use it, how it works, and what you can expect. All based on the Nitro API + Python. Citrix Consultant @ Login Consultants Citrix CTA Focussed on the ADC (+ Nitro API) Loves Automation & Ducks.

1155 BRT // 1055 EDT 35 Lunch Break

1230 BRT // 1130 EDT Martin Therkelsen – Automate your Citrix Cloud Images With Azure DevOps

How do you manage your Citrix Cloud image today? Learn how to use Azure DevOps to update images, deploy those images to the machine catalog in Citrix Cloud without you having to touch anything but new software packages. We will look at the Citrix Cloud RestAPI and Azure DevOps to see how easy it can be to automate your Citrix environment. Also, we can integrate Azure DevOps into Microsoft Teams to inform or interact with Azure DevOps directly.

1315 BRT // 1215 EDT 5 Minute Break

1320 BRT // 1220 EDT Automai – Flexible EUC workloads with Automai

Get going quickly with your automations.  Find out how to configure prebuilt User Stories (workloads) to meet your exact needs. More tips and some nuts and bolts on building automations that are commonly used in  Citrix, AVD, and all EUC environments.  Not to be missed.

 

1340 BRT // 1240 EDT Mike Streetz Ray Davis Kasper Johansen – FSLogix Deployments and Configurations, Notes from the Field

In this presentation we will be going over best practices, misunderstandings to do with what settings actually do and typical misconfigurations in deployments we’ve seen and what you want to do instead. You don’t want to miss this super session.

1425 BRT // 1325 EDT 5 Minute Break

1430 BRT // 1330 EDT ControlUp – What’s Coming Next to ControlUp

Whether people are working from home, working at the office, or working from their favorite coffee house, the past two years have shown us that people really can work from anywhere. Remote work WORKS, but with ControlUp, it works better. We invite you to a sneak peek at our roadmap for 2022, which includes features—user sentiment metrics, unified communications monitoring, DEX scoring, and SaaS and web app monitoring—that will make it simpler than ever for you to deliver a great digital employee experience.

1450 BRT // 1350 EDT David Segura – OSDCloud – PowerShell OS Deployment

This session will demo how to use Microsoft Feature Updates to deploy Windows 10 or Windows 11 directly over the internet with a deployment infrastructure for just about any Virtual or Physical device. Azure Storage can be leveraged to deploy a custom WIM, and Azure KeyVault can be used to secure PowerShell deployment scripts.

1535 BRT // 1435 EDT 5 Minute Break

1540 BRT // 1440 EDT Christiaan Brinkhoff – Windows 365 Cloud PC – Product roadmap deep-dive

Christiaan from the Windows 365 Engineering team will share all the latest news around Windows 365 and will demonstrate the features in a demo deep-dive that you don’t want to miss. It will be a fun and energized session, make sure to join!”

 

1625 BRT // 1525 EDT 5 Minute Break

1630 BRT // 1530 EDT Jarian Gibson – Citrix Hybrid/Multi Cloud with Nutanix Cloud Clusters

In this session we will be going over what Nutanix Cloud Clusters are and how they can be use to have hybrid/multi cloud Citrix environment. We will cover Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS and Azure, the functionality, the features, and demo. Discuss how Nutanix Cloud Clusters can be used for your bursting and disaster recovery use cases.

1715 BRT // 1615 EDT 5 Minute Break

1720 BRT // 1620 EDT Patrick Coble – State of Information Security 2022

In this session you will learn about the most common successful attack methods used to get into companies. These methods have been adapting quickly due to the Work From Home Surge due to COVID-19 in 2020 and the changes in where things are hosted and how much more money there is to be made as an attacker. We will then learn how these threat tie into VDI deployment and the EUC space.