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UK Citrix User Group Spring 2021 meeting

Register here now!

Following the incredible success our virtual meetings in 2020, we are delighted to announce that our first meeting of 2021 will also be virtual and will take place on 21 April from 10am to 5pm.

How to access the event platform

Once you have registered, you will automatically be added to the platform and will be sent a joining email. It will come from Swapcard, so please check your spam. If you can’t find it, then you can log into www.swapcard.com and request a magic link. Click the link and it will ask you to set a password. Once you have access, click on the UKCUG logo to access the event.

When

Wednesday 21 April 2021
10:00am to 4pm (followed by the UKCUG Vbeers!)

Where

As before, once you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the event platform a week before the event so that you can familiarise yourselves with the technology and check out our sponsors and create your own schedule. We will feature the usual EXCELLENT content from engaging speakers and a mix of sessions from Citrix, UKCUG, sponsors & the community.

  • An event run by the user group community for the community
  • Network with colleagues via the Discussion Group and 121 messaging
  • Network with our fabulous sponsors and peruse their collateral

Please see our newly revealed agenda below and get involved on Twitter by using #UKCUG.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all virtually!

Agenda

10:00 Welcome & News  – UKCUG

10:15 Citrix Master Image-as-Code via Azure DevOps pipelines – Patrick van den Born (CTP session)

11.00 Control Up Sponsor Session

11.15  Keeping your gold images current with Evergreen – Aaron Parker (CTP session)

12.00 Comfort break

12:15  Craig Hinchliffe, Senior Presales Engineer UK Enterprise – IGEL Technology

12.30 Azure Image builder for Gold Images – Jim Moyle (CTP session)

13:15 Lunch break

13:45 Mastering EUC Performance – Rody Kossen & Kees Baggerman (CTP session)

14.30  Flexxible IT Sponsor Session

14.45 How to deal with OneDrive on Citrix – James Rankin (CTP session)

15:30 Citrix SIA – Securing internet traffic for a distributed workforce – Adam Cooperman, Citrix

16.15 Wrap-up – UKCUG

16.30 Open discussion and vBeers

Submit your session idea

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

Sponsors

Our meetings are free to attend thanks to our generous sponsors. You’ll be able to contact them all, through the virtual meeting platform on the run up to the event, during event day and will be able to log on to all through the year between meetings. Please do take the time to watch their videos and download their content.

A great 21st Citrix Synergy for Liquidware (sponsored)

Citrix Synergy 2018 took place in Anaheim, California May 8-10th. I was at the first Citrix “Thinergy” in 1998 at the Swan Hotel in Orlando. The conference remains one of the most Windows desktop focused conferences in the industry.

The ultimate feedback we received from our customers and the community is that there is now, more than ever, a market need for Workspace Environment Management across all Windows desktops, not just Citrix. If you manage your users centrally you can keep all of your desktops dynamic and add more Citrix, VMware, Amazon, or Microsoft RDS/RDMI desktops at anytime with zero user downtime. Our ProfileUnity user environment management, Stratusphere UX monitoring and diagnostics, and FlexApp layering is solving this central user management dilemma daily for customers.

As John Panaguilas, director, Citrix Ready, states, “Citrix offers the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive. As a nine-year member of the Citrix Ready program, Liquidware provides great value for our customers in supporting our secure digital workspace vision.”

I attended the Citrix Product Management briefings as a Citrix Ready partner. In short, Citrix Cloud is a big focus now and they are introducing new features and products for this initiative. Liquidware has been verified as Citrix Ready since 2009 and we appreciate the NDA updates we get on product direction and focus. I also attended the CUGC (Citrix User Group Community) social event, which attracted quite a crowd! Liquidware has been a proud sponsor of CUGC since this organization launched and we’re glad to see it flourish. We’re also very proud to be the Diamond sponsor of the UK CUGC for the second year running, having previously been a Platinum sponsor for many years.

The Keynote on Tuesday seemed to be well received and also focused on Citrix Cloud. It was the first day of Solutions Expo and it opened with a roar. We publicly demonstrated our latest versions of ProfileUnity with FlexApp and Stratusphere UX. We announced that we’d be demonstrating our new cloud profiles option that are saved directly to Object-based storage on Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.  We also demonstrated Stratusphere UX’s new Process Optimization features for the first time.

Our object-based storage of profiles is already very much in demand because it solves real challenges for a highly available and portable profile that’s seamlessly cloud based. With zero need for SMB file shares, SQL clusters, or IIS servers, it’s very innovative and it is available now.

If you’d like to check out the products we demo’ed at Synergy they are available and ready for you to test. Just visit our download page!

 

Author: Jason E. Smith, VP Product Marketing, Liquidware

Jason E. Smith heads the Product Marketing team, strategically focusing on go-to-market strategies for the company’s innovative desktop solutions. Jason frequently speaks on desktop computing technologies at events such as Citrix Synergy, VMworld, and VMware Partner Exchange.