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FSLogix for everyone!

By |March 21st, 2019|

Last November Microsoft announced the acquisition of FSLogix. “…Office 365 ProPlus is currently the best Office experience, and, with FSLogix enabling faster load times for user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive, Office 365 ProPlus will become even more performant in multi-user virtual environments (including Windows Virtual Desktop)…” The main question that was left behind was what the licensing model would be like. Integrated into a Microsoft 365 license or O365 license? What about on premises deployments? Is it only going to be available on Azure? *** ANNOUNCED TODAY *** FSLogix may be used when you have the one of the [...]

Windows Virtual Desktop: Public Preview Available

By |March 21st, 2019|

As of today, Windows Virtual Desktop is available in Public Preview! Having been part of the private preview since the early releases of RDmi, it’s great to see it being available for everyone to test drive as part of the public preview! To get started, follow this link for more information: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/topics/announcements/ We can now also share some more details on the licensing of Windows Virtual Desktop. If you want to use Windows 10 Multi Session as the operating system, you can do so based on either of the following licenses · Microsoft 365 E3/A3 · Microsoft 365 E5/A5 · [...]

RD Web Client (HTML5) – New Features In 1.0.11

By |March 7th, 2019|

On February 22nd Microsoft released version 1.0.11 of the RD Web Client (also known as the HTML5 client). Here are the features that were added to this version. RD Gateway is no longer required Previous versions of the RD Web Client required using RD Gateway in the deployment. For internet facing scenarios this makes sense. (We also advise to add RD Gateway to every deployment to add an additional layer of security.) But there are also times when RD Gateway is not needed, for example, if users are local to the deployment. This latest version of the HTML5 Client does [...]

Microsoft RD Web Client (HTML5) Performance – Part 1

By |March 29th, 2018|

In January we published a blog post on our first experiences with the HTML5 RD Web Client. Now, in this multi-part article series, we investigate the overall performance of this new client (out in public preview). Our testing focuses on the perceived end-user experience.  For these tests we: Used REX Analytics workloads to generate automated work in the user session Recorded the user experience of the primary user using Camtasia software Used REX Analyzer to visually compare the recordings To simulate a real-world scenario, we created our RDS environment in Azure (West EU) and we connected to the deployment from [...]

Test-Driving XenApp Essentials

By |March 30th, 2017|

By: Freek Berson & Kristin Griffin Citrix XenApp Essentials is live! Here's a little background on what XenApp Essentials is, and why you might want to use this service. As many of you may know, Microsoft made the decision to retire Azure RemoteApp (read more on that from Benny Tritsch's blog post).  XenApp Essentials is its replacement. Simply put, Citrix Cloud builds and maintains the RemoteApp deployment. It builds the XenApp workload servers for you in your Azure subscription (based on your custom server image). It provides a secure web storefront for you from which users can access their remote apps from any device, and [...]

Creating a Highly Available Windows 2012 R2 RD Gateway Environment with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

By |November 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

To read this article in pdf click: Azure-MFA-and-RDG-HA In our last article about RD Gateway and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, we showed you how to add Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Azure MFA) to your on premises RD Gateway deployment to further secure the login process. In that walkthrough we used one RD Gateway server and one MFA server.  This configuration works well, as long as the servers never go down.  We thought it would be a good idea to plan for a situation more in line with reality. In this article we will show you how to configure load balanced RD Gateway [...]