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UK Citrix User Group: XXI – Welcome to the Jungle

Covering topics on SD-WAN, IoT, GDPR, Secure access, the state of the VDI/SBC union and the future of Citrix, this was our 21st event, and possibly our hotest ever. Thanks to our excellent sponsors Liquidware, Lakeside SoftwareFS Logix, Unicon Software, AppEsnure, Ivanti, Bitdefender, eg Innovations, ControlUp, 10Zig, Atrust, CloudhouseIgel and Dell this was, for all your keys-in-the-door, a free-to-attend meeting.

The UK Steering Group would like to thank all the presenters for their time, effort and engaging presentations: especially for those presenters presenting for the first time at our user group. Thanks to the 3D-realtime-non-augmented-VR attendees for providing insightful feedback especially for hurling some questions at Kevin: apologies for keeping the audio on during the afternoon tea-break. It is always splendid to meet and greet new faces as well as catch up with older hands.

Who attends UK Citrix User Group events? For XXI we had almost 120 registered and we had an excellent turnout on the day. It did fell as if there was some canny dipping in and out of sessions to nip back to the office if I’m not mistaken, which I think we should file under “agile working”.

Again, thanks to our sponsors for this free-to-attend event. Significantly, fsLogix for the lovely lunch and post event beers, and Unicon Software for refreshments.

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February meeting: Is the desktop just another application? – 29/02/12 10:00

Is the desktop just another application?

Building on Daniel Feller’s recent blog post (http://blogs.citrix.com/2011/12/05/the-desktop-is-just-another-application/)

We’ll be looking at the Citrix Flexcast model, to discuss the effectiveness (or not) of the sum of the parts: and importantly – how do you manage that (we’ve a couple of sponsors attending who can perhaps assist there)

“If the solution doesn’t feel natural, it won’t work.” …so how do you position your desktop services so that it feels natural and delivers business benefits?

Does delivering full virtual desktops to iPads really provide a usable platform for your users? What are the main differences between Citrix’ two main products, XenApp and XenDesktop in terms of user experience.

Daniel will join us via GotoMeeting after lunch to lead the discussion on his post and answer any architecture and design questions his post raises. This leads nicely into our popular round table session when everyone get’s the opportunity to get their opinion across and questions answered.

Finally, join us for drinks at a nearby hostelry to reflect on the days discussions.

Provisional Agenda

10:00 Registration & coffee

10:30 Welcome & introductions
10:45 David Gaunt – Citrix Systems Engineer “Flexcast engineering for the end user”

11:30 Coffee break

11:45 Application Delivery Strategy. Cutting through the “wow-to-how” (Chris Marks/Lee Wynn)
12:30 Delivering the Dynamic Workplace (Matrix 42)

12:50 Lunch (thanks to our sponsors)

14:30 Daniel Feller – Citrix lead architect  – Is the desktop just another application? Q&A 
14:50 Roundtable discussion – XenApp or XenDesktop – how do you choose between your children?

15:40 Coffee break

15:55 Finding performance bottlenecks in your Desktop Virtualisation implementation (egInnovations)
16:15 Liquidware Labs – desktop transformation
16:35 XenApp Desktop Experience demo – Neil Spellings

17:00 Wrap up
17:30 Drinks


The central London venue is approx 10min walk from London Victoria rail, tube and bus station.

The Wellington Hotel
71 Vincent Square

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Liquidware Labs

Matrix 42

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