A couple of months ago VMware released a beta tool to help optimize your image for your VDI/RDS deployment, when you look at the VMware OS optimization tool it will report possible optimizations for your image and if needed it can execute the optimizations so you have an optimized image based on the recommendations from VMware.
Archive for October 13, 2014
While closing up on one of my projects we started a proof of concept with two factor authentication based on Microsoft Azure MFA. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is the service that requires users to also verify sign-ins by using a mobile app, phone call, or text message. You can use it together with Azure AD or together with custom applications and directories by using the SDK. You can also use it together with on-premises applications by using Multi-Factor Authentication Server.
During the course of years I’ve experienced a lot of changes in the way we look at IT, we need to do more with less but still we’re over complexing our datacenter just to deliver our services to our end-users. We’re not only delivering our services as a standard user but we need to deliver our services based on context, so which user, what kind of device, where is this user located etc etc.
Just recently I decided to buy myself a new laptop and after a lot of consideration and discussions with my CFO (yes, that’s the misses) I let Barry Schiffer convince me I needed a MacBook, for a brief moment I looked at the MacBook Air but I went for the MacBook Pro because it has a Retina display which apparently is a useful feature when you have to stare at your screen the whole day long.
A while ago Dane Young posted an excellent blogpost on the ITVCE site on how to create a load balanced multi-node Citrix StoreFront 2.0 server group with the Citrix NetScaler 10.1. You can find the blog post over here: http://blog.itvce.com/?p=4605 and I did a blogpost over here: Creating a Load Balanced Citrix StoreFront 2.0 Server Group with Citrix NetScaler 10.1
One of the benefits of living in the Netherlands is that the Dutch Citrix SE’s organize workshops and training from while to while. During one of those workshops my colleagues Patrick Braam heard of Cerebro, a tool to analyze your NetScaler Gateway deployment for XenMobile.