Category Archives: News

UK Citrix User Group 2017, Summer Meeting – London

Join us at the Barbican, London for the twenty-first UK Citrix User Group meeting. This event is ticketed but, thanks to our sponsors, this is a free-to-attend event.


Thursday July 6th. Registration opens at 9.00am for a 9.30am start. This is a full day event ending at @5.30pm and will be followed by networking drinks.

Eventbrite - UK Citrix User Group, Spring 2017


Frobisher Rooms, Barbican Centre,  Silk Street , EC2Y 8DS,  London. Map Location


09.00 Coffee and registration

09:30 News & Synergy Review – UKCUG

10:15 The Great SD-WAN Bake-off, Lessons from the Field – Al Taylor, Community Session

11:00 Sponsor: FSlogix

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 GDPR – a Techie’s PerspectiveJames Rankin and Jim Moyle, CTA/CTP Mashup Session

12:30 Secure Remote Access in an Untrusted World – Steve Atkinson, Community Session

13:00 Beyond the Talking Fish: Understanding Hardware Trends for Serious IoT – Secret Squirrel, Community Session

13:30 Lunch

14:15  The Trials of Citrix and EUC in a Multinational Law Firm – Luke Dynowski, End-User Session

14:45 VDI/SBC State of the Nation Survey Results – Mark Plettenberg Community Session

15:30 Sponsor: Liquidware

15:45 Coffee Break

16:15 Global Trends in EUC and the Future of the Enterprise Desktop – Kevin Goodman, Community Session

17:00 Round Table

17:30 Wrap up

17:35 Networking Drinks


by tube

The closest Tube stations are Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website

by rail

The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon.

by bus

Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. Plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map


For more information visit the venue website


  • Free to attend thanks to our sponsors
  • Packed agenda full of real world experiences
  • Network with your peers, Citrix Techology Professionals, Citrix Technology Advocates, Citrix Engineers and product managers
  • Coffee and lunch provided
  • Find out the latest from our industry sponsors
  • Did we mention it’s FREE TO ATTEND?

Join in online

We try and stream the proceedings via GotoWebinar for those that are unable to join us on the day. Note that audio and video might not be great as we don’t have professional broadcasting facilities at our disposal so we always recommend being in the room to get the best experience.


Eventbrite - UK Citrix User Group, Spring 2017

Migration, Migration, Migration….

To Migrate, or not to migrate, that is the question?

Will desktop migration ever end?  It wasn’t that long ago that we were all hurtling headlong towards April 8, 2014, the date when Microsoft ended the extended support of the Windows XP operating system.

Some of us made it in time, while others didn’t, and the rest just took the decision to carry on anyway and accepted the risks involved. There were even a few that decided to pay out the extortionate amounts of money required for Microsoft to continue supporting them until they had completed their migration.

Move the clock forward to today; here you are now having successfully completed your migration, and for those that moved to Windows 7, or were deploying new machines that came pre-built, you are happily running on Windows 7 with an end of extended support date until January 14, 2020, which is way off into the future. Migration is probably one of the last things on your project list, right? Well maybe not if you are looking to deploy the latest Intel-based client devices.

desktop OS share Nov2016In August 2016 Intel announced the latest ‘Kaby Lake’ processors, with the mobile versions first shipping in Q3 2016, followed by desktops and workstations due to ship in Q1 2017. So, all good so far, new, faster CPU’s, faster clock speeds, and improved graphics architecture/performance. What’s not to like?

I hate to be the one to spoil the party, but I’ve got some bad news for you. Microsoft are only planning on supporting Windows 10 on the Kaby Lake platform, which means for those of you still running Windows 7, which, by the way, is just over 40% of the market if you take a look at the figures on the graph. If you are wanting to deploy Kaby Lake-based hardware in your current Windows 7 environment, then you could end up finding yourself being unsupported yet again.

So, what are your options?

Read more »