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Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x LTSR or CR, which one...

With the release of Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp (I will use XenDesktop for the further article) 7.6 FP3 [ ... ]

Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 1

After two days of CTP Meetings where the second was in the unconference format (which was a good thi [ ... ]

Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 2

Day 2 of Citrix Synergy 2017 started pretty early with the first break-out sessions at 8:30u. They p [ ... ]

Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 3

Already last day of Citrix Synergy 2017. Day three started with a keynote by Gen. Colin Powell, foll [ ... ]

Citrix Solution Day 2017

One the events Citrix Benelux is organizing is Citrix Solution Day. The 2017 edition took place on the 5th of October 2017 in Barneveld. In this blog I wrote down my experiences of this day.

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Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 3

Already last day of Citrix Synergy 2017. Day three started with a keynote by Gen. Colin Powell, followed by a lot of breakout sessions. In the blog my day 3 experiences of Citrix Synergy.

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Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 2

Day 2 of Citrix Synergy 2017 started pretty early with the first break-out sessions at 8:30u. They planned really good session at the early morning time so the rooms were filled, at least the session I attended. My experiences of this second day are in this blog.

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Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 1

After two days of CTP Meetings where the second was in the unconference format (which was a good think although I was a bit skeptical). Now it’s time for the official conference starting with the vision keynote. As usual I’m blogging my experiences.

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DuCUG 2017-1

On the 7th of April our first full day DuCUG 2017-1 event took place at De Oude Duikenburg in Echteld. Personally I found it a wonderful location with good facilities. As usual I blogged my experiences of the day.

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E2EVC 2016 Rome Day 2

Already day two of E2EVC after a nice night out. Most of the people are still recovering, but many were available in the first sessions. I blogged my two day experiences in this blog.

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E2EVC 2016 Rome Day 1

On the 18th of November E2EVC Rome started. I arrived right on time to jump into the actual start of the conference. As usual I’m blogging my experiences.

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DuCUG 2016-2

On the 14th of October we held our 10th DuCUG event already. With two events a year, it was also our fifth anniversary. Therefore we booked a very special location within the themepark “De Efteling”. In a fairytale environment we had (in our opinion) the best speakers on this event and with the sponsoring we also had a spectacular closing of this event. As usual I blogged my experiences of this event.

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Citrix Synergy 2016 Day 3

The last day of Citrix Synergy already arrived. This third day is based on breakout sessions only. My experience of this day are again blogged in this article.

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Citrix Synergy 2016 Day 2

Already day 2 of Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. Day starts with a general keynote, followed by a set of breakout session. My experience of day 2 are in this article.

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Citrix Synergy 2016 Day 1

After two days of unbelievable but also exhausting CTP meeting days Citrix Synergy is really starting. The day starts logically with a general keynote. Just as the last years I will blogging my experiences of Citrix Synergy on a daily basis.

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DuCUG 2016-1

On Friday 18 March we organized already our ninth event. This time the event was hosted by Global Knowledge Utrecht. Traditionally our chairman Jon opened the event. He started thanking the sponsors, followed by explaining the agenda.

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E2EVC 2015 Lisbon Day 2

On the 14th November 2015 the second day of E2EVC Lisbon took place. It’s bit like the show must go on after the tragedy in Paris last night. My day 2 experiences can be found in this blog.

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E2EVC 2015 Lisbon Day 1

On the 13th of November the 27th E2EVC started in Lisbon this time. In a nice atmosphere, wonderful weather, a nice city and probably an overloaded internet connection. As usual I’m blogging my experiences of this session I attended during this event. Day 1 can be found in this blog.

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DuCUG 2015-2

On 25th of September we hold our second DuCUG event in 2015. This time the event was hosted by Cisco in Amsterdam. We had thre foreign speakers and our Bring/Choose Your Own Sessions providing the technical content. As usual I blogged my experiences of the sessions of this event in this blogpost.

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E2EVC 2015 Berlin Day 3

E2EVC Berlin 2015 is taken place from 12 to 14 June. After a nice citytour and an excellent diner arranged by Geert, it is already the last day of the event. My day 3 experiences are in this blog article.

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E2EVC 2015 Berlin Day 2

From 12 of 14 June 2015 E2EVC Berlin is taking place. Already day two of the event. My experiences of day two can be found in this blog.

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E2EVC 2015 Berlin Day 1

From 12 to 14 June E2EVC Berlin was held. In flew in right on time from the nice airport Rotterdam. As usual I’m blogging my experiences of this event. Let’s start with my experiences day one of E2EVC Berlin.

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Citrix Synergy 2015 Day 3

From 12 to 14 May Cirix Synergy is being held. It’s already the last day of the conference. In this blog I wrote down my experiences of the sessions that I attended during this day.

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Citrix Synergy 2015 Day 2

During 12 to 14 May Citrix Synergy 2015 is held in sunny and warm Orlando. In this blog I wrote down my experiences of day two which started with a general keynote.

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Citrix Synergy 2015 Day 1

From 12 to 14 May Citrix Synergy 2015 was held in Orlando. In this blog I will describe my experiences of the sessions that I attended. On this first day I attended four sessions.

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DuCUG 2015-1

On 6 March 2015 we organized our first DuCUG event for 2015. Already our 7th event. Again the event was well visited again and had again several great speakers. Also we had several people who spoke for the first time as such an event, one of our target as the DuCUG to get new speakers on stage. In this blog I wrote down my experiences of the day.

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MVP Summit 2014

Although I’m already a MVP since 2007 it was actual the first time I could attend the MVP summit. As the MVP summit is a NDA event I cannot mention much detail are discussed during the sessions. Nevertheless I wrote down my experiences which I can share in this blog item.

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DuCUG 2014-2

On the 26th September we hold our sixth event at Cisco Amsterdam. With around 130 attendees we again accomplished to get a nice group of attendees. Traditionally I blogged my experiences of the day.

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E2EVC 2014 Brussels

From 30 May till the 1st of June the E2EVC Brussels event took place again. With about 150 people of 19 countries the event was again well visited and with a full agenda (including a session presented by me and Freek). I blogged my experience of the event in this blog post.

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Citrix Synergy 2014 Day 3

Day 3 is already again the last day of Citrix Synergy 2014. Also for this last third day I blogged my experiences.

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Citrix Synergy 2014 Day 2

On the 8th of May the second day of Citrix Synergy 2014 was held. I blogged again my experiences of this day.

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Citrix Synergy Keynote 2014 + Day 1

On the 6th of May Citrix Synergy 2014 really started (yesterday the tradtion Geak Speak Live was held) with the keynote of Mark Templeton. Traditionally I wrote down my experiences of the keynote and the other activities of day 1 of Citrix Synergy 2014.

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DuCUG 2014-1

On 14 March we (DuCUG) held our fifth event. For me it's a real special event as I'm involed as a organizer and also this time selected as a speaker of one of the BYOS sessions again. As usually I wrote down my experiences of the session of this day, which can be found in this blog.

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CiTIE 2013

On the 12th of December Citrix Benelux organized CiTIE 2013 again in the Efteling. With a good filled agenda it was looking to become an interested event again. As usual I blogged my experiences of the day.

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E2EVC 2013 Rome

E2E VC was this time in Rome, one of the most wonderful cities within Europe. So I decided to combine the best of both. So some nice siteseeting and picking the best sessions of E2EVC. Because of that, only one blog article of all days of this E2EVC event as I attended a limited set of sessions. Although I was not all time at the conference, you can feel the good atmosphere of the event directly. My experiences of the event and the sessions I attended can be found it this blog.

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DuCUG 2013-2

On the 18th of October we held our fourth DuCUG event with lot of good content delivered by the community and four CTPs. Between the preparations and daily tasks to run an event I wrote down my experiences.

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Citrix Technology Exchange 2013

Citrix Benelux held the Citrix Technology Exchange on Tuesday the 25 of June in the old Van Nelle fabric in Rotterdam. We as the DuCUG were partner of this event, so all steering group members were attending this event. Logically I blogged my experience of this event.

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E2EVC 2013 Copenhagen Day 3

Last day of E2E 2013 Copenhagen already. Just like the second day the first sessions started at 8:15. As that were again good sessions lots of people were there again, just as me. You can find my experiences of this day in this blog.

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E2EVC 2013 Copenhagen Day 2

Already day 2 of the E2EVC Copenhagen 2013 started at earlybirds session running at 8:15. As usual I blogged my experiences of this second day.

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E2EVC 2013 Copenhagen Day 1

On the 31th of May 2E2VC Copenhagen started. As normally I blogged my experiences of the first day. 

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Citrix Synergy US 2013 Keynote

As I could not attend Synergy in the US I viewed the live stream of Citrix Watch Live (Citrix TV) in the HQ of Citrix Benelux together with a group of invited people out of the government sector in the Netherlands. Nevertheless, I blogged my experiences and highlight of the keynote.

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DUCUG 2013-1

On the 15th of March our third DUCUG event was held. As I was both part of the organization team and also presentated a session I was really looking forward to this event. As usual I blogged my experiences of this third DUCUG event.

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APPVUG 2013

On the 8th of February 2013 the second European APPVUG event (2012 edition) was held again at the Microsoft NL Head Quarters in Amsterdam (Schiphol). This time I was only attending and as usual I wrote down my experiences of that day.

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E2EVC Hamburg 2012 Day 3

The last day of E2EVC Hamburg 2012 started. Again the rooms are filled pretty full at this early time. Logically I blogged my experiences of this day.

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E2EVC Hamburg 2012 Day 2

Second day of E2EVC Hamburg 2012 started with some pretty good weather, so I decided to do an walk through the city and take some photos. As it was a full long day , I stil have lots of experiences blogged on this second day.

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E2EVC Hamburg 2012 Day 1

On the 2nd of November 2012 E2EV (aka PubForum) started with the keynote of Alex starting with the history of the PubForum/E2EVC, the agenda en house rules.


The first session is Citrix Synergy 2012 Barcelona Update by Ralph Stocker. They started with the hightlights of XenServer 6.1(live storage vmotion, batch conversion of VMware VMs), followed by XenClient Enterprise (TP 4.5 at this moment).

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DUCUG 2012 Event 2


On the 21nd of September 2012 we hold our second DUCUG event. We had a good crowd and good sessions. Good to see talking the guys with eachother and discussing. Logically I wrote down my experiences of this day.
 

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Welcome to the new VanBragt.Net Virtualization website

Welcome to the completely redesigned VanBragt.Net Virtualization website. After several years it was time for a change. The website has been moved from Mambo to Joomla, a complete new design is set-up, content is re-organized, social media is integrated and a new URL is introduced.

A new URL was necessary, because the website is already covering for years a lot more than SBC (Server Based Computing) only. Together with the URL change, also the name officially changed to VanBragt.Net Virtualization. All current links to the articles will be automatically re-directed to the new URL, so you don’t have to change your Favorites or links to website directly (although I will appreciate if you change the links). Also remember to change your RSS feed to the new URL, the old RSS URL is redirected, but I advise to use the new URL.

With the new URL and changed name I expect to continue the support the community better and offer the content in an even more attractive way.

Love to know how the new look and feel and functionality is working for you and send your comments if something is not in place right now. Although I tried to check every bit, it is still possible that something is not working or not shown in the right way. I know the fonts are not similar on all pages, but unfortunate this is not easy to fix caused by the migration from Mambo to Joomla.

Hope you like the new style and will visit VanBragt.Net Virtualization on a regularly basis.

 

NGN Citrix Day 3

On the 11th of June the third Citrix Day of the NGN took place. . Unfortunate less people were attending than the previous edition, while the content was really good. Beside presenting two sessions I blogged my experiences of this day.

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CiTie 2012

At the 5th of June the second CiTie event took place, a technical event organized by Citrix Benelux. Only breakout sessions were scheduled mostly around Cloud and Desktop Virtualization. It was a good event with interesting sessions and good to catch-up with several people again. Logically I I blogged my experiences of this CiTIE 2012 event again.

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Citrix Synergy 2012 US Day 2

My day two of Citrix Synergy US 2012 exprienceces including the general sessionsand several break-out sessions.

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Citrix Synergy 2012 US Day 1

Citrix Synergy US 2012 has started officially. I blogged my experiences of the event and the sessions I attended.

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Pre Citrix Synergy: Geak Speak

It's getting an tradition to start Citrix Synergy with Geek Speak live on the day before. My experiences of the Geek Speak event.

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DUCUG 2012-1

Today our first Dutch Citrix User Group event took place. After a short introduction by Edwin Houben ( our leader of the pact ) Andres van Wingerden of Citrix started the first presentation.

The session was about the future of Citrix and Andres kindly asked not to communicate the content of the session.  It's really cool that Citrix shares such information on our first event, but logically I can not blog about this session.

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Dutch VMUG 2011

On the 9th of December 2011 the yearly Dutch VMUG event took place. The Dutch VMUG leader opened the event and he even got a visit of the MonsterVM. The keynote was held Willem van Enter and Jeremy van Doorn. Willem started the session with some good examples of the usage of current techniques en how it influence current life. The new employees are looking for a Facebook alternative for business aspects and use their own devices. Consumers are already living their personal cloud and this is moving to companies.

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Dutch Citrix User Group launched

More than two years ago I met Edwin Houben to start-up a Dutch Citrix User Group. We had good ideas, but a lack of time and resources we never got the chance to really get it going on.  In October 2011 the Dutch Citrix User Group was restarted with a brainstorm session with logically Edwin and five other great guys (Kees Baggerman, Ingmar Verheij, Remko Weijnen, Jon Jager and Barry Schiffer). We restarted the Dutch Citrix User Group (DUCUG) after several successful launches of Citrix User Groups (CUGS) in nearby countries.

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NGN 2nd Citrix Day 2011

Today the second Citrix day of the Dutch organization NGN was held. The day started logically with a keynote by Ruben Spruijt and Roy Ramlagan. The session kicked off with the question of to create the best workplace leading to an overview of the current developments. The first topic was the amount of devices available currently especially smart phones and tablets.  Ruben continued with Consumerization of IT and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 

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E2E VC Londen 2011 Day 3

Day three of E2E VC started again at 9:00 o'clock with a session of Alex comparing XenApp with RDS functionality. I just entered at the end of the session.

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E2E VC London 2011 Day 2

Day two of E2E VC started for me with a presentation of Aidan Finn about Hyper-V in Windows 8. He started with the increased scalability (cluster/host/VM maximum possibilities), followed by the features (hyper-v replica [disaster discovery], bitlocker and HA, Live Migration separated from Failover Clustering, RemoteFX via WAN, Virtual fibre channel adapter, guest NUMA). Aidan continued in more detail about this feature, starting with Hyper-V replica.

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E2E VC London 2011 Day 1

E2E VC Day one started today on Friday the 18th of November. I flew probably from the smallest airport in Europa (Antwerp)  and landed just in time to pick up the last words of Alex opening.

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Citrix Synergy 2011 EU Day 2

Day two of Citrix Synergy started with my co presentation in the session Best Practices for Migrating to the latest version of Citrix XenApp 6.5. For those attended I hope you enjoyed the session and can use the information provided.

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Citrix Synergy EU 2011 Day 1

The day started for me with BYO and the virtual workplace (Nirvana or Neverland) session by Rene Vester, Claudio Rodriguez, Jim Moyle, Gabe Knuth, Andrew Wood and Chris Rogers.  The session started with a quick check which of the attendees are using BYO, followed by the experience and opinion of the presenters. This lead to a discussion what BYO brings and cons are. Also why using BYO pops up: is it costs or user satisfaction. Personally I think Andrew really hit the points several times why BOY is not easy, but also Claudio has some really good arguments.

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Configuring XenApp 6 Session TimeOuts GPO

In the progress to install and configure Terminal Server fully unattended the configuration of session time out values was not delivered standard. With the release of Windows 2003 there were standard RDP policies available, fine for Windows Terminal Servers only but fatal for servers with a Citrix SBC solution (won't mention all the names here anymore) on it. See one of my first articles ever on this topic here. Don't forget this still applies to all current versions of Windows and Citrix. In those days we used a custom ADM template to configure Citrix ICA and MS RDP session time outs; one of the most popular was the True Control Template.

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Citrix Technology Information Exchange 2011

On the 23rd of June 2011 Citrix Benelux organized for the first time (as far as I know) the Citrix Technology Information Exchange (CiTIE), which was a technical event on invitation only basis. I personally like the event a lot, there were good sessions and I really knew a lot of people, so many to talk and discuss during the day. The day exists of 4 slots of three parallel sessions. In this blog you will find my experiences of that day.

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NGN Citrix Day 2011

On the 13th of April 2011 the first Citrix Day of the NGN was held. The NGN is a Dutch association mainly for system administrators and IT Professionals. The Citrix Day was visited by about 200 people, so for a first event this was a good result. I was available as an Ask an Expert person. Unfortunate there was not a specific spot arranged, so we were just between the attendees. Probably this caused that I only got a few questions to answer (the asked questions were good by the way). This gave me enough room to visit most of the sessions given my good Dutch presenters. My experiences of this day are written down in this blog.

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