London Summer Meeting – 28th September

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Join us for our eighteenth UK Citrix User Group meeting will take place in London sponsored by AppEnsureExtraHop, Liquidware Labs, Nutanix, Uniprint, AppSenseAtlantis Computing, eg Innovations  FS Logix and UniDesk. This event is ticketed but, thanks to our sponsors, it is free to attend.

When

Wednesday September 28th. Registration opens 8.30am for 9.00am start. 5.30pm finish followed by drinks.

Where

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP

Nearest underground or rail stations

The nearest tube station to Tower Bridge is Tower Hill (District and Circle lines).  Fenchurch Street rail and Tower Gateway DLR stations are also close by.

Nearest car parking facilities

There is on-street parking available outside Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (parking meter charges apply). The nearest car park is the Minories car park located on 1 Shorter street, which has 401 car park spaces. Please telephone 020 7481 3153 for details of current parking charges, or visit http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/ for more parking locations

Why?

Agenda (provisional)

08.30 Coffee and registration
09:00 News – UKCUG
09:30 Sponsor Slot
09.45 Persistent VDI using MCS with Full Clone: Ben Dowen (Citrix Session)
10:15 Securing EUC – Why it’s our problem: Simon Townsend (Community Session)
11:00 Sponsor Slot
11.15: Coffee break

11.30: The Last Word on Windows 10 for XenDesktop (Volume 1): James Rankin (CTA Session)
12:15 Sponsor Slot
12:30 Citrix HDX Display Codec Deepdive : Barry Schiffer (CTP Session)
13:15 Sponsor Slot

13:30 Lunch

14:30 NetScaler Automation – Talking NITRO with PowerShell: Esther Barthel (CTP Session)
15:15 Sponsor
15:30 Many Interesting and Insightful Things about Citrix: Jarian Gibson (CTP Session)
16:15 Sponsor:
16:30 Coffee Break

16:45 Round Table
17:30 Wrap up
17:35 Drinks

Register now

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Submit a session idea for our next meeting

Have a good topic, project or case study you’d think would be of interest to others? Submit your session idea for consideration for our Autumn meeting

Attend online

Can’t make it out of the office? We broadcast the meetings via GotoWebinar. Sign up here to listen in online. We try and broadcast the presenter via webcam, but audio/video facilities and quality vary according to venue, internet speed etc so we can’t guarantee a good experience – it’s always best to be in the room.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

AppSensure Logo

Gold Sponsors

Nutanix

UniPrint

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Death, Taxes and The Evolution of the Enterprise Desktop – are you prepared?

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In life we all know a few things are for certain — besides the obvious “death and taxes” — another certainty is that there will also ALWAYS be change.

This maxim can especially be applied to the IT industry and certainly about the desktop/workspace/user/BYOD/DAAS/VDI/SAAS landscape we are seeing morph before our eyes. All of these options certainly raise plenty of questions to an organization trying to figure out what their go-forward desktop strategy should look like.

  • “How do I get started?”
  • “What are the best options for me now and in the long-term?”
  • “How do I keep from making expensive mistakes?”
  • “Am I actually PREPARED to act on my decisions when I want to or more importantly when I NEED to?”

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UK Citrix User Group XVII Review: Fun in the Sun

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Building on our entitlement to drink beer or cider while having a meal the UK Citrix User Group made use of the weather and London’s 30 Euston Square’s very swank roof terrace to be all sophisticated. Thanks to our excellent sponsors (AppEnsure, AppSenseAtlantis Computing, eg Innovations ExtraHop, FS Logix, PernixData, Liquidware Labs, Nutanix,  UniDesk and Uniprint), this was the 17th free-to-attend user group meeting.

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The Steering Group would like to thank all the presenters for their time, effort and engaging presentations: especially for those presenting for the first time. Thanks as ever to the 3D-realtime attendees for providing interesting and useful questions, and for attending; always great to meet and greet new faces (and there were lots this time) we look forward to seeing you again.  Thanks also to those attending on-line via Go-to-Webinar

Who attends UK Citrix User Group events? As a quick stats run down… it is mainly end users of attendees on the day but, you know here in the UK, we love to be inclusive :-

  • 72% end users/partners – we did see lots of new faces (looked to be almost half which was very interesting). Also nice to see old ones who made the trek down/across/up.
  • 9% from Citrix good to see you guys as always. As Jane Rimmer mentions in her review of the XVII UK Citrix User Group event a user group needs the support and focus from the vendor to be successful and we appreciate your contibution.
  • 19% came from a Sponsor
  • The rest put “other” for those of you who like completeness.

Again, thanks to our sponsors for this free-to-attend event, especially Liquidware for the very lovely lunch, Uniprint and Appensure for coffee and Atlantis Computing for the drinks at the end.

We covered…

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Welcome to the new UK Citrix User Group!

Welcome!

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Welcome to the new-look UK Citrix User group!

Introducing the UK Citrix User Group

A few dedicated Citrix engineers and consultants decided the UK had gone without a proper Citrix user group for long enough. So over a beer, a plan was hatched and the results of which you are now reading. It’s still early days, but it’s a start and we look forward to growing the group to become an established part of the Citrix community in the UK over the next few years.

Meetings

We don’t want the group to become a London-only user group, and plan to hold meetings around the country. We welcome suggestions on suitable venues and you can post your own suggestions in the various regional group forums.

Membership

Membership is currently free, although we are investigating the option of having a tiered membership system where a paid membership gives you a number of additional benefits such as discounts on Citrix courses and exams, and access to the Citrix Community Lab infrastructure.

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