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FRIDAY 29TH OF MARCH 2019

LONDON 12:00 BST // NEW YORK 07:00 EDT

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Agenda

0800 BRT // 0700 EDT Welcome

0810 BRT // 0710 EDT 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.

0830 BRT // 0730 EDT Jim Moyle – Windows Virtual Desktop and what you need to know

We’ll take you through the new Microsoft DaaS offering, what the features are, what it’s missing and how it integrates with other vendors.

You’ll learn how WVD is licensed, architected, costed and accessed in this all you need to know session.

0915 BRT // 0815 EDT Break

0925 BRT // 0825 EDT Parallels – Irons out the complexity of application delivery and VDI with Parallels RAS

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.

0945 BRT // 0845 EDT Anton van Pelt & Patrick van den Born – Hosting your Citrix stack on Microsoft Azure

Anton and Patrick designed and build a customer environment where the Citrix stack was completely deployed on Azure. This stack includes Citrix XenDesktop backend, Citrix Smart Scale, Citrix VDI-desktops, Citrix Session Shared Desktops and Citrix ADC all on Azure only. During this session we will share all the details of this deployment and the knowledge we’ve gained about the Azure specific configuration and issues.

Topics also covered in this session: Machine Creation Services, Citrix ADC (NetScaler) deployment, Sizing and Costs.

1030 BRT // 0930 EDT Break

1040 BRT // 0940 EDT eG Innovations – Citrix Monitoring Specialized for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x

With XenApp 6.x reaching EOL, organizations around the world are migrating to the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x. The shift from 6.x to 7.x has seen radical changes in the delivery architecture, protocols, configurations and deployment models. The best practices used for monitoring earlier versions of XenApp and XenDesktop are not sufficient any longer.

Join this 20-min demo to see how eG Innovations delivers specialized and purpose-built monitoring capabilities to support Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.x. Incorporating built-in support for Citrix Cloud, HDX Adaptive Transport (EDT), GPU, WEM, Linux VDAs and more, eG Innovations helps Citrix administrators to ensure exceptional performance of their Citrix workspaces.

1100 BRT // 1000 EDT Dave Brett – Multi-Site (Recommended) Practices

In this session we will cover how to deliver a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment in a multi datacenter environment. We will cover off some of the common mistakes people make as well as some of the design decisions that need to be undertaken to deploy a successful multi-site deployment.

1145 BRT // 1045 EDT Lunch

1215 BRT // 1115 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.

1235 BRT // 1135 EDT Claudio Rodrigues – TBA

1320 BRT // 1220 EDT Break

1330 BRT // 1230 EDT Liquidware

Upgrade your Citrix Environment to the latest version and Windows 10/Server 2016 quickly with zero user downtime! Don’t you wish you could just update your base image OS and tell users to logon and all of their applications and user profiles would follow them? Unlike basic profile and app layering tools, Liquidware ProfileUnity with FlexApp is helping Citrix customers end the migration cycle for end users and lighten the load for Admins. See a demo of layered applications, user profiles, including the Office 365 cache, follow the user across OS versions with zero user downtime!

1350 BRT // 1250 EDT James Rankin – Windows Virtual Desktop – what does this mean for Citrix?

Windows Virtual Desktop is Microsoft’s new Azure-based offering. What do we know about it, what will it look like, what will it cost – these are all questions we want answering, but the most pertinent is…what exactly does this mean for Citrix? Is WVD going to see Citrix offering added value to Microsoft’s new service, or are Microsoft trying to eat Citrix’s lunch?

1435 BRT // 1335 EDT Break

1445 BRT // 1345 EDT ControlUp

ControlUp is known for VDI performance monitoring, quick and effective contextual problem remediation, user experience optimization and interactive reporting with global benchmarking.  With Controlup 7.2 we’ve doubled down on this promise and added tons of metrics, use cases and improvements for every VDI admin. Yoni Avital, ControlUp CTO and co-founder will show you an exclusive live demo of new ControlUp v7.2 and ControlUp Insights exciting features and capabilities

1505 BRT // 1405 EDT Nicolas Ignoito – The State of Citrix Cloud – April ’19 Edition

Explore how Citrix Cloud can help you in a lot of different deployments whether you are committed or not to the Cloud. In this session, Nicolas will share his experience with Citrix Cloud. You will also learn about features that are available in Citrix Cloud, as well as those that are upcoming (and some missing).

This session will hopefully help ease some of the pain and confusion for those who want to get started with Citrix Cloud. Learn about Citrix Cloud and its components. This session is an overview of Citrix Cloud including:

  • What is Citrix Cloud?
  • How to use Citrix Cloud
  • Features for Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud [April 2019]
  • 5 types of customers using Citrix Cloud
    Pros & Cons
  • What’s coming soon to Citrix Cloud

1550 BRT // 1450 EDT Break

1600 BRT // 1500 EDT Master Packager

1620 BRT // 1520 EDT Paul Stansel – Citrix Cloud Migrations: Successes and Challenges

After migrating dozens of customers from traditional on prem deployments of virtual apps and desktops to Citrix Cloud, there are some clear areas for easy wins and some definite challenges that we face for the migration process. Whether it’s traffic routing, hosting decisions, or just moving large and complex implementations to the Cloud Control Plane there are decisions that need to be made early for a successful transition. I will be going through these challenges, some proper design decisions, and tooling to help you on your Cloud Migration journey.

1705 BRT // 1605 EDT Break

1715 BRT // 1615 EDT 10 Issues uberAgent helps identify in minutes

uberAgent collects so many high-quality metrics that the hardest decision may be which one is the most useful. In this session, Helge Klein picked the top 10 issues seen in the field and shows how to pinpoint each one of them in minutes with uberAgent.

1735 BRT // 1635 EDT DJ Eshelman – Have you ever wondered what those Citrix consultants know that you don’t? What are their secrets?

I have served as an ad-hoc resource for Citrix Consulting and several Platinum-level partners as well as running my own consulting operation specializing in Citrix exclusively. As you can imagine, I have seen a lot during my assessments and projects over the last 10 or so years!

I’ve parsed well over 350 individual recommendations over the past 2 years. Sorted. Parsed. And I’m going to reveal to you the worst offenders… The 12 most repeatedly made recommendations.

We’ll cover Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (XenDesktop) as well as Citrix ADC / NetScaler as well as some problems I keep seeing in Active Directory, storage and hypervisors that should be addressed.

You’ll come away from this session with a list of things to check in your environments and on your next health check.

1820 BRT // 1720 EDT Get a Jumpstart on WVD with CloudJumper! – Get an overview of the CloudWorkspace Management Suite!

In this session CloudJumper CTO Drew Walz will explain the CloudJumper CloudWorkspace architecture and showcase the CloudWorkspace Management Suite. From Scripted Events, to Workload Scheduling, learn how easy CWMS makes it for users to manage their Desktop Virtualization Platform in Public, Private or True Hybrid clouds.

1840 BRT // 1740 EDT Sean Massey & Ryan Butler – Devops for Desktops

Chances are you have heard the buzzwords continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) but assumed it’s only for application development. In this session we cover what it takes to look at gold image creation from an application deployment pipeline perspective and how these concepts translate to image management. We cover the basic concepts of CI\CD and tooling available to streamline the normal day to day image management along with Windows 10 lifecycle.

1925 BRT // 1825 EDT The End

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