UK Citrix User Group Summer 2018 meeting – London

Thank you to all who attended our 25th meeting. Slides are now available from the links in the agenda below along with the recording.



Blue Fin Building (10th floor)
110 Southwark Street



Click on the agenda item for the PDF download of the slides from that session. The Gotowebinar recording is also available here

09:30 News and Synergy updates – Gareth Carson (CTP) & UKCUG

10:00 Using VHDs to host Profile Data: An in depth Exploration – Kevin Goodman (Community session)

10.45 Sponsor session (eGInnovations – Keeping up with XenApp changes)

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 The future of apps: MSIX, App-V, Layers, and Images – Tim Mangan (CTP session)

12:15 Minimizing XenApp and XenDesktop logon times – James Rankin (CTP session)

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Sponsor session (FSLogix An introduction to Cloud Cache)

14:00 10 Quick Wins for your Citrix Environment – Jake Walsh (Community session)

14:45 Getting Intimate with Process Monitor – Guy Leech (Community session)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Office 365 in Non-Persistent environment – Product Comparison Matrix – David Wilkinson

16:45 Round Table.  Bring your issues, questions and opinions for our lively discussion hour

17:15 Wrap up & feedback forms prize draw

17:30 Networking Drinks


Gareth Carson

Citrix CTP and former CTA. Background in support services and consultancy. An advocate of keeping things simple and sticking to best practices and sharing knowledge.

David Wilkinson

David is a Principal Desktop Virtualisation architect working for Fujitsu Services in the UK & Ireland with a base in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He works mainly in the private sector and has experience in many different industries such as construction, utilities , retail and banking. He is a Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization and recently Citrix Cloud Certified.

Tim Mangan

Kevin Goodman

Founder and CEO FSLogix
A veteran in the software industry for over twenty years, Goodman has had successful management roles in a number of private and publicly held high-tech companies including RTO Software, VMware and DCA.

Goodman is the author of two books published by M&T Publishing – Windows NT: A Developer’s Guide, and Building Windows 95 Applications, and has been a frequent contributor to several computer industry magazines. Goodman has also been awarded five patents.

James Rankin

James works as a solutions architect for HTG, a boutique consultancy based in the north-east of England. When not trying to fix technical problems that have defeated everyone else, he can be found blogging, writing articles, recording technical videos or presenting at user groups and conferences.

Jake Walsh

Jake is a Technical Consultant working across the UK, predominantly on Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop and NetScaler deployments for medium to large scale public sector clients. Jake’s focus is on improving environment reliability and ensuring that customers get the best possible experience – both for end users and for administrators. Jake regularly blogs in his spare time over at and enjoys sharing his thoughts and findings with the wider community

Guy Leech

Guy, a former VMware vExpert, has worked with Citrix products since 1995 and has a background as a professional software developer. He invented and developed the product which went on to become Ivanti (formerly AppSense) Application Control and frequently releases scripts, tools and blog posts to help troubleshoot and automate Citrix and other environments.


Nearest Tubes: Blackfriars (Circle, District), Southwark (Jubilee), London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern)
Nearest station: London Bridge, Blackfriars (take South of the river exit)

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