FRIDAY 24TH OF SEPTEMBER 2021
LONDON 10:00 BST // NEW YORK 05:00 EDT
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0600 BRT // 0500 EDT – Welcome
0610 BRT // 0510 EDT LoginVSI – How to Save Costs with Proper Cloud Capacity Planning
Migrating workspaces to the cloud, but which Azure VM performs best? How to determine which instance type meets your needs without overspending? Login VSI tested 3 Azure instance types on an Azure Virtual Desktop environment by simulating real user activity. In this session we’ll show how Login VSI can support with these decisions – saving your business money and delivering an excellent user experience. We will also discuss test results of 500 sessions on AVD (cost and performance), and share sizing and performance-related information, including FSLogix on Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-session.
0630 BRT // 0530 EDT Christiaan Brinkhoff – Windows 365 – Everything You Need To Know!
Christiaan Brinkhoff from the Windows 365 Engineering team will be talking Windows in the Cloud. A new and extremely easy way of consuming windows from any device with unlimited flexibility without the need of VDI knowledge due to complexity. Customers can leverage their existing management solution for both physical, cloud PCs and mobile devices. Lots of demos will be covered – so a must attend session!
0715 BRT // 0615 EDT 5 Minute Break
0720 BRT // 0620 EDT uberAgent – Creating a browser extension report with uberAgent & PowerShell
Browser extensions in a nutshell: third-party code running on your PCs, accessing even HTTPS-encrypted data. Getting the shivers already? Do you know which extensions are installed in your organization? Do you know which sites extensions have access to? In this session, Helge Klein shows how to set up reliable browser extension inventory reporting, based on uberAgent, PowerShell, and Splunk. Scripts and dashboards will be shared on GitHub after the session.
At the moment, terms such as DevOps, SCRUM, Infrastructure-as-Code, WVD, Cloud, etc. are all hot in the End User Computing market. Many organizations are on the eve of, or are busy with, the migration from a traditional management or project organization to an agile organization. But what does such a transition entail? In this session, Rick Stijnman will explain the journey from a traditional management organization to a SCRUM / DevOps approach. In addition, Patrick van den Born will explain the DevOps idea of rolling out the Windows 10 Multi User environment on Azure. Here you will learn how Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform) and Image-as-Code (Packer) can be deployed via Azure DevOps.
0825 BRT // 0725 EDT 5 Minute Break
0830 BRT // 0730 EDT deviceTRUST – Take conditional access to the next level with our context-based approach!
In an ever-changing world, old role-based models are not sufficient anymore. deviceTRUST combines contextual information and dynamically applied controls to overcome static configurations and supply your modern world requirements. In or session, we will show how deviceTRUST can describe your users, devices and accesses granularly and apply controls accordingly. We will grant and block access to sessions and applications. Additionally, we will set Citrix policies dynamically – based on our vast set of information.
0850 BRT // 0750 EDT Rory Monaghan – App Packaging & Delivery in 2021 & Beyond
In this session, Rory will talk about the options or lack thereof of enterprise class application packaging and delivery solutions in 2021. He will go through some of the products currently available on the market with demos of several solutions providing you a chance to possibly see new tech you haven’t seen before. He will also look into his crystal ball to try to figure out what lies ahead in app packaging.
0935 BRT // 0835 EDT 5 Minute Break
0940 BRT // 0840 EDT eG Innovations – Monitoring, Diagnosis and Reporting for Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktops
Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktops (AVD) is fast emerging as the popular technology for delivering Windows desktops from the cloud. While Microsoft Azure Monitor can be used to monitor AVD, it can be cumbersome to set up and operate. Furthermore, estimating its cost can be a challenge. In this session, you will hear about how eG Innovations has extended its digital workspace monitoring technologies supported so far for Citrix and VMware Horizon environments to Microsoft AVD as well, so organizations can have a consistent way to monitor, diagnose and report on all types of EUC environments.
1000 BRT // 0900 EDT Neil McLoughlin – The real cost of your AVD including Windows 365
In this session Neil will go through the different Azure components required to run a Azure Virtual Desktop solution, how to save some costs and how they compare to Windows 365. If you want to hear some hints and tips to save yourself some serious money on your Azure Virtual Desktop deployments then come and listen to this session!
1045 BRT // 0945 EDT 5 Minute Break
1050 BRT // 0950 EDT Goliath Technologies – Say Goodbye to Instantly Escalating Citrix Tickets
In this session, learn how you can reduce ticket escalations and remediation times, delivering exceptional end-user experience regardless of Citrix expertise. Goliath makes it possible with embedded intelligence and automation that automatically discovers and maps your Citrix Delivery Infrastructure, monitors it based on best practices, and then alerts IT on any issues that may impact end-user experience – empowering your team to proactively resolve issues before end-users are impacted.
1110 BRT // 1010 EDT Trentent Tye – How to troubleshoot with Procmon
Come on a journey with me while I share my procmon tips and tricks and use some real examples on how to troubleshoot slow logins and more! Former Microsoft MVP for AppV/RDS, Citrix CTP, vExpert. Solving problems before anyone else. ControlUp employee.
1155 BRT // 1055 EDT 15 Minute Break
1210 BRT // 1110 EDT Parallels – How Parallels RAS Enhances Azure Virtual Desktop
In this session, Don Clemmer will discuss how Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) supports, integrates, and extends Azure Virtual Desktop capabilities, providing organizations with a unified experience for admins and end-users alike. You’ll learn how this integration simplifies and enhances VDI capabilities, improves the user experience, and optimizes costs. Don will also provide an inside look at how the integration itself actually works.
1230 BRT // 1130 EDT Arnaud Pain – Citrix Image Portability System migration from on-prem to Google Cloud
Image Portability is a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Tool that dramatically simplifies the management of images across platforms. This Tool is especially useful for managing images between an on-premises Resource Location, and one in a public cloud, like Google or Azure. In this session I will provide some Tips and feedback that will help you manage your migration to Google Cloud Platform.
1315 BRT // 1215 EDT 5 Minute Break
1320 BRT // 1220 EDT Automai – Stop guessing! Use Robotic Load Testing to determine the best Azure instance size for your AVD environment.
One of the early design decisions for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is determining your Instance type. With 5 Instance families, and over 100+ combinations (vCPU/MEM, Disk Type, CPU Class, vGPU, etc) choosing the perfect instance type can be a daunting task. It’s time to say goodbye to canned personas and test with YOUR real application workflows and user behaviors! Last thing you want to do is model your AVD costs based on a “knowledge” worker persona only to find out your workloads require double or triple the projected costs! Learn how Automai Robotic Load Testing can help streamline your host pool design decisions such as best load balancing method, Max sessions, tuning/validating Autoscale and more. Live demo included.
Azure Virtual Desktop extent the possibilities of End-User-Computing in the Microsoft Azure cloud. There are many ways to manage the desktops and handle the application life-cycle. One straightforward way of doing that is by using free community solutions and modern software distribution technologies. Let’s start managing AVD like a pro with WVDAdmin, Project Hydra, custom scripts, and more.
1425 BRT // 1325 EDT 5 Minute Break
1430 BRT // 1330 EDT Get a sneak peek of the next version of ControlUp and its newest, coolest features!
Ever wanted an easier way to see and manage your Azure resources? Check out what our Azure integration will look like (and feel free to provide feedback). But wait! There’s more! We’ll also show our upcoming Digital Employee Experience (DEX) and remote user productivity reports, plus lots more. Join us and be among the first to see what’s new!
1450 BRT // 1350 EDT Ruben Spruijt – Top 5 DaaS Mistakes and How to Avoid Them!
If you are actively working in the WFx industry with Amazon, Citrix, Microsoft, Nutanix, or VMware solutions, you won’t want to miss this session. Join Ruben Spruijt, Sr. Technologist at Nutanix and all-round EUC geek while he will dig into essential topics, and provide technical details, examples, and best practices to help you deliver a successful DaaS deployment. Ruben will share his top DaaS mistakes and share his view how to avoid them. Topics include, data locality strategy, Windows 10 Multi-session is NOT the future?!, storage and GPU options and challenges in public clouds including AWS, Azure and GCP, Cloud Smart and much more. It will be an information packed and awesome session!
1535 BRT // 1435 EDT 5 Minute Break
1540 BRT // 1440 EDT Workspot – Highlights from the 2021 ACEC IT Operations Industry Survey
Join us as we share insights into the results of the 2021 ACEC IT Operations Survey, a third party survey of IT leaders conducted by high-performance computing thought leader and CIO, Andy Knauf. This industry survey is run annually to identify IT leaders’ top priorities, challenges, key areas of investment, IT budget trends, and more. 2021 topics include using the public cloud, protecting against ransomware, employing authentication solutions, and supporting remote work and BYOD. Find out the latest on what matters most to IT organizations!
1600 BRT // 1500 EDT Guy Leech – Don’t Fear the Regex
A gentle introduction to the black art of regular expressions to try and dispel the myth that you need a brain the size of a planet to understand and use them. A demo heavy session using PowerShell showing how useful they can be but the knowledge gained can be used across a multitude of tools and systems. Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP, VMware vExpert, Parallels VIPP and Inventor of AppSense Application Manager.
1645 BRT // 1545 EDT 5 Minute Break
1650 BRT // 1550 EDT 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 by Jeremy Moskowitz, PolicyPak CTO and Group Policy & Management MVP.
1710 BRT // 1610 EDT Owen Reynolds – Troubleshooting without paid tools
We have paid tools such as the excellent ControlUP / eG Innovations to aid us with troubleshooting virtualized environmental issues , it’s always good to triage your performance / outage with some good ‘ol fashioned troubleshooting that doesn’t need to make use of paid tools. If you’re a consultant like me, you aren’t always going to be able to install/configure paid tools for your clients, or perhaps the client is VERY small, 1 or 2 virtualization hosts, so , it doesn’t make sense to setup these tools either. This presentation covers using the OSI model to triage basic performance / outages in your virtualized environment.
1755 BRT // 1655 EDT 5 Minute Break
1800 BRT // 1700 EDT Tricerat – Empower and Enhance Citrix Workspace deployments through better printing and scanning workflows
Join us to hear Tricerat’s CTO, Andrew Parlette discuss Citrix Workspace printing and scanning strategies. Andrew shares best practices on how IT teams across any industry can build and optimize their printing and scanning environments within the Citrix platform. Key takeaways will include: #1 How to boost productivity by simplifying your Citrix printing and scanning management #2 How to easily manage large-scale workstation environments #3 How to increase both administrator and end-user satisfaction by enhancing the function of daily printing and scanning.
1820 BRT // 1720 EDT Patrick Coble – Broker Security Smackdown
This presentation will look at Amazon Workspaces, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft AVD, Nutanix Frame, VMware Horizon and Workspot security features and their default security settings. There will be two winners one with the most default secure session settings and the other with the most security features in their portfolio.