The first 2015 UK Citrix User Group meeting - Meeting XII - will be on Thursday 2nd April at Thistle Newcastle, The County, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
As with all our events, this is free to attend courtesy of our sponsors. We hope to see you there.
We'd like to thank all the people who submitted session ideas. The Steering group really appreciates your input. Here's our first cut of the agenda. We hope you'll agree there is some great stuff here. Rest assured the subs bench isn't secondary: it's just a day is only so long. We have your names, we'll be in touch because there were great session ideas - and we've three more slots to fill this year.
08.30 Registration, coffee and networking
09.00 Welcome and News UKCUG: Citrix 2015 in a Deck and Ant...icipation
Round up of news from the year so far, on going to Synergy, AoB, Where The Exits Are.
09.15 Know your Enemies - Application Analysis in Virtualized Environments: James Rankin: Independent Consultant
A common factor in virtualization projects is insufficient insight into the application estate. How can you deliver applications if you don't know what your users are using? A discussion on common problems around application analysis, and some technological solutions that may be useful to those undertaking it.
09:45 Implementing XenApp and XenDesktop Case Study: Dan Butler: Virgin Money
On delivering on XP Migration, rapid delivery timescales ensuring PCI compliance without it all going up in smoke.
10:10 An Introduction to FSLogix: Jim Moyle: Citrix Technology Professional
An introduction to application deployment without layers using FSLogix
10:30 === Coffee break ===========================
10.45 Delivering with AppDNA : Sheldon Lachambre: Director, Product Engineering App Management, Citrix Systems
From the technical founder of AppDNA - get a tech deep dive on AppDNA, Q&A Session on AppDNA/App-V, depending on time some demo which may, or may not, be performed using the medium of mime.
11:15 Key Things To Know Storefront/Receiver Deployment in 15 Mins or Less: Simon Frost, Product Architect, Citrix Systems
From the man who likely wrote it, or at least - has likely seen the actual code get a quick fire insight into the what, when and why of Storefront and Receiver.
12:00 === Sponsored Lunch ==================================
13:00 On Understanding AppVolumes Peter Schraml: Senior Engineer VMware
App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that enables IT to instantly deliver applications with complete application lifecycle management. In this session we will discuss how it can be used to optimize application delivery and management in XenDesktop and XenApp environments.
13:45 Sponsor: Liquidware Labs
14:00 Why I tweeted "My best user experience for me is #Citrix XenApp and @AtlantisSDS combined with @NVIDIAGRID and managed with @ressoftware" Thomas Poppelgaard, Citrix Technology Professional, Technology Evangelist
Always willing and eager to be challenged, Citrix CTP Thomas Poppelgaard invites opinion on his thoughts on what the best user experience in 2015 is.
14:30 == Coffee ======================================
14:45 NetScaler - An Update : Andrew Scott: Lead Systems Engineer, Citrix Systems.
Lastest updates and what they deliver
15:05 Understanding XenServer Storage Performance : Felipe Franciosi: Staff Software Engineer, Citrix Systems.
This talk will give an overview of the XenServer 6.5 Storage Virtualisation Datapath focusing on performance. It will cover results for various benchmarks, highlight bottlenecks and show how different monitoring tools can be used to identify them.
15:25 Notes from the Field - Delivering Developer Workloads with VDI: Neil Burton: Independent Contractor
Developer workloads can be challenging. Very needy users demanding lots of control over complex environments. Hear Neil's experiences from a recent project.
15:45 Sponsor: Atlantis Computing
16:00 Round Table - discussion topics blank fillers:
What I'm planning for 2015 is <blank>
<blank> is the thing I thought was useful today
if I could have pressed a nonsense button today it would have been on <blank> and here's why...
16.55 Wrap-up; handing in forms and prizes.
17:00 Onward: Networking, sponsored drinks, venue TBC
For the last few sessions we've broadcast the event using Go-To-Webinar, we're looking to do the same thing again. Sign up here!
Meet fellow Citrix users, CTPs, consultants and representatives from Citrix and our sponsors. We've product managers, product directors, product writers and influencers. Here's a key advantage of attending a UK Citrix User Group session - the ability to make new contacts. There may well be a competition, so bring your face-remembering-game face.
Thistle Newcastle, The County, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Handily over the road from the Central Station if you're coming by rail or Metro. If you're flying to Newcastle airport you can take the Metro to Central Station. Ferry? Get a bus from the terminal to right outside the venue. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk, although avoid the Central Station car park, its expensive. If you're cycling, running or walking in - go you.
We have a reduced rate for the Wednesday or Thursday nights if you'd like to stop over and enjoy the North East without subtitles: contact us for the code.