With CUGC Connect, our goal is to provide members with another opportunity for independent learning and shared knowledge. Each CUGC Connect webinar will feature a single technology company, with an expert providing a short and relevant technical presentation followed by direct response to questions from the CUGC community.

Click the links below for more information on each webinar, including information on how to register and reserve your spot:


Click here for recordings and information from previous webinars.


Time to Upgrade to 7.x? Best Practices for a Successful Citrix Migration

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Register via GoToWebinar

Presenter: 

Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO, eG Innovations

Moderator: 

Paul Stansel, Connecticut & Rhode Island CUGC Leader & CTP

What: Upgrading from your current version of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop to the latest platform is an attractive but daunting prospect. You want to be able to take advantage of all the latest benefits of Citrix 7.x capabilities, but may be wary of the risks associated with migrating critical supporting IT services. Although there’s a wealth of technical information available on how to migrate to XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x, there is very little that references how to manage the process and ensure that you get optimum results–increased ROI as well as better user experience before, during and after the upgrade process.

Today’s digital workspace services underpin critical business services, and so performance monitoring must ensure that IT can assure end-to-end performance from the end user’s perspective. This webinar will illustrate how total performance visibility can both reduce the risks associated with migration and establish a foundation for overall digital business service assurance.

Join Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO of eG Innovations, as he highlights the key best practices–from a performance management perspective–that will help you manage your migration process effectively. You will discover how you can mitigate the risks and inherent delays of migration and accomplish the goals of your migration more easily and quickly using:

  1. Pre- and post-upgrade baselining
  2. End-to-End service visibility
  3. User experience management
  4. Performance analytics.

Presentation will include live Q&A and discussion from attendees.

 

Win an Amazon Echo from eG Innovations! Simply opt-in at registration for your chance to win.

Presented by CUGC and eG Innovations, this webinar is free for all members. Register today, space is limited.

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Accelerate Onboarding with IGEL UD Pocket for Citrix

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Register via GoToWebinar

Presenters: 

Douglas Brown
Global Technology Evangelist, IGEL
CTO, President and Founder, DABCC

Simon Clephan
VP Business Development & Strategic Alliances, IGEL


What: The IGEL team will demonstrate how the UD Pocket, IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG), and the Universal Management Suite (UMS) can be used to radically simplify access to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. The demonstration will focus on how to use the UD Pocket to convert an old PC; and how with ICG you can access any device connected to the internet; and how with the UMS you can deliver a configuration to that device. The combination of these three provides a simple, smart, and secure solution for endpoint management.

With this demo you will see how a new employee, working from home, can be Citrix enabled in minutes.

IGEL will also share details on how you can take their survey and attend another short demo to be entered to win a Tesla P100D - the fastest, cleanest, & coolest car in the world!

Presented by CUGC and IGEL, this webinar is free for all members. Register today, space is limited.

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Live Demo and the Latest with FSLogix Apps and OneDrive

Thursday, August 31, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Register via GoToWebinar

Presenter: 

David Young
Lead Solutions Architect and Product Champion, FSLogix


What: Join David Young for a live demo of FSLogix and an overview of the latest release of FSLogix Apps version 2.8.4, featuring Roaming XenApp Email Search and OneDrive App, along with Skype for Business Global Address List and Device Based Licensing. Learn how enterprises are using FSLogix Apps and FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix to enable non-persistent VDI, high performance email, Office 365, Email Search on XenApp, OneDrive for Business, and mission critical line of business applications, sub 15 second logons, massive reduction of gold images, silo elimination, and more!

Presentation will include live Q&A and discussion from attendees.

 

Win a $100 Amazon gift card from FSLogix! Simply opt-in at registration for your chance to win.

Presented by CUGC and FSLogix, this webinar is free for all members. Register today, space is limited.

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Previous Webinars

Troubleshooting & Monitoring the ControlUp Way–Better with ControlUp v7

ControlUp

Held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Yoni Avital, co-founder and CTO of ControlUp, unveiled ControlUp v7 and its new features for troubleshooting and performance monitoring. Through the live tour, Yoni covered new features and capabilities, such as a detailed new view of your datastores, allowing you to troubleshoot any VDI storage related issue quickly, and cloud integration management with detailed performance, configuration and cost metrics. ControlUp can now show you historical data and BI findings in a simple dashboard, integrate easily with your XenDesktop brokers, sites and delivery groups, and now even manage your NetScaler. Tampa CUGC Leader and CTP Jo Harder moderated the Q&A from the audience.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Four Reasons Organizations Include GPU with their Windows 10 Upgrade

NVIDIA

Held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Jared Cowart, Product Manager at NVIDIA, discussed the graphics challenges with Windows 10: more graphics and compute intensive than its predecessors, Windows 10 is posing new challenges to delivering a great user experience. He discussed the reasons organizations are including GPU in their Windows 10 VDI projects, as well as performance and cost data that will aid your organization’s Windows 10 evaluation and help you to identity the right amount of GPU for your digital employees. Cincinnati CUGC Leader and CTP Eduardo Molina moderated the Q&A from the audience.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


The Rise of the Virtual User: What's New with Login VSI

Login VSI

Held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Adam Carter, Product Manager at Login VSI, demonstrated how Login VSI and Login PI employ virtual users to soak-test your infrastructure before you deploy, then constantly record and measure a variety of metrics once you’re in production. The result is predictive insight on availability, workload performance and uptime—reducing helpdesk tickets and ensuring adherence to SLAs. Adam covered: How to quickly benchmark performance and validate your XenDesktop infrastructure, during implementation and whenever changes occur Measure enduser experience, without affecting enduser productivity Provide early warnings on client-side performance or network latency issues, before the trouble tickets start flooding in Generate reports on historical data to identify trends and ensure compliance to uptime SLAs. France CUGC Leader and CTP Samuel Legrand moderated the Q&A from the audience.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Understanding, Troubleshooting and Resolving Citrix ICA/HDX Issues

Goliath Technologies

Held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Lee Gitzes, Sr. Dir. of Technical Operations at Goliath Technologies, with Marius Sandbu, CTP and Networking SIG leader, presented some of their recently-released white paper, "The Citrix Administrator’s Technical Guide to Understanding and Troubleshooting Citrix ICA/HDX," covering key aspects of the ICA/HDX protocol. They talked about what can be utilized, and what steps can be used to understand issues you may be experiencing. The covered the components ICA/HDX is built on, how it works, how it can be impacted by network conditions, and how to troubleshoot it with a short demo. The presentation included Q&A from the audience.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Enterprise Print Management in Citrix: Moving Paper Through Citrix in Every Direction

Tricerat

Held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Andrew Parlette, CTO, with Matt Dove, Sales Engineer, both from Tricerat, walked through their enterprise print management solutions for common print issues in virtual environments. They demonstrated how enterprise print management software can simplify your life, both in presentation and several live demos, covering: what to do if Citrix UPD one-size-fits-all doesn't fit you; how to simplify print driver management without scripting or GPOs; and info on mobile printing, accessing advanced print features, profile management, and more. CTP and Tampa CUGC leader Jo Harder moderated the Q&A discussion. 

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


It's Not Your Fault. Usually.

ExtraHop

Held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

    

Colin Walker (Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer), Isaac Roybal (Director of Product Marketing), and Brian Young (Sr. Director, Business Development), all from ExtraHop, demonstrated how ExtraHop's real-time analytics and cloud-based machine learning can help you pinpoint the source of your IT problems and avoid playing the "IT blame game." The presentation included a product demonstration and live Q&A from attendees. CTP and France CUGC leader Samuel Legrand moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Citrix XenServer Runs on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Nutanix

Held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Steven Duckaert, walked us through Enterprise Cloud and how it works with Citrix XenServer. He covered new features for XenServer 7, which includes enhanced graphics support, tighter Windows integration (Windows VM Driver updates, SCOM Integration and more), and greater security (Direct Inspect APIs). Presentation included a short demo. CTP Mike Nelson moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. And here to download the slide deck.


Unified Endpoint Management in a Citrix Virtual World

IGEL

Held Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Douglas Brown, Global Technology Evangelist, and Simon Clephan, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, both at IGEL, discussed the company's approach to achieving unified endpoint management. They also gave a brief overview of IGEL and its products, and how they work with Citrix technologies. CTP and Cincinnati CUGC Leader Eduardo Molina moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


ProfileDisk & Profile Portability: The Complete Solution for Large Profiles

Liquidware Labs

Held Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Jason E. Smith, Liquidware Labs VP of Product Marketing, demonstrated the company's ProfileDisk UEM Solution for keeping entire user profiles on a single ProfileDisk. He also talked about how organizations use ProfileDisk in production to provide Office 365 caching, handle large profiles, and enable Microsoft Windows and Outlook search for virtual desktops. CTP Theresa Miller moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Introducing Citrix Unidesk: Citrix App Layering Discussion and Demo

Citrix Unidesk

Held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Jeff Pitsch, Citrix Solution Architect, provided an overview of Citrix App Layering. Through his presentation and live demo, he talked about what layering is, how Citrix App Layering is different, and how it all works. Specific features, like Elastic Layering, as well as detailed architecture and design were also included. Through a demo lab, Jeff showed how easy it is to manage a Citrix App Layering environment. CTP Sam Jacobs moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Proactively Troubleshoot & Fix Common Citrix End User Issues Like Logon Slowness & Printing Failures

Goliath Technologies

Held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET

Lee Gitzes, Senior Director of Technical Operations at Goliath Technologies, demonstrated how to troubleshoot and remediate, but also proactively prevent, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop issues (like logon failure and slowness or session latency) for local and remote users. Using three customer case studies, Lee showed how to proactively reduce support tickets and manage the Citrix end user experience, from logon initiation through the entire session. CTP  Esther Barthel moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


FSLogix Apps and Office 365 Container for Citrix

FSLogix

Held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

David Young, Lead Solutions Architect and Product Champion at FSLogix, presented a live demo of FSLogix and an overview of their latest product announcements and beta features. He explained how enterprises are using FSLogix to enable non-persistent VDI, high performance email, Office 365, and mission critical line of business applications, sub 15-second logons, massive reduction of gold images, silo elimination, and more. CTP and Tampa CUGC Leader Jo Harder moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Proactively Troubleshoot and Fix Common Citrix Enduser Issues Like Logon Slowness and Printing Failures with Goliath Technologies

Goliath Technologies

Held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Raja Jadeja, VP of Product Management at Goliath Technologies, held a live XenApp/XenDesktop troubleshooting and remediation session using the same technology that IT teams from Facebook, Xerox, the VA, and Verizon use to proactively troubleshoot and resolve Citrix end user performance issues, like logon slowness, ICA latency, and printing failures. He demonstrated how to proactively reduce support tickets and manage the Citrix end user experience, from logon initiation through the entire session. CTP and CUGC member Thomas Poppelgaard moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


How Nutanix and Citrix Make Virtualization Invisible

Nutanix

Held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM ET

  

Preethy Padman, Senior Manager Solutions Marketing, and Alexander Ervik Johnsen, CTP and Systems Engineer, of Nutanix spoke about how making virtualization invisible means removing the complexity from the design, deployment and operation of a Citrix end user computing (EUC) environment. They also talked about the recent announcement concerning XenServer and Nutanix. Guest panelist Mark Hindle, Head of Technology for Relationships Australia NSW, explained a use-case scenario of how he reinvented the way his datacenter infrastructure design to provide consistent performance and user experience while retaining data security and mobility. CTP and CUGC member Sam Jacobs moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Unidesk Layering for XenApp & XenDesktop: Breakthrough App & Image Management

Unidesk

Held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Ron Oglesby, Chief Solutions Architect, and Tom Rose, CMO, of Unidesk demonstrated how Unidesk delivers apps at login to XenApp published desktops and XenDesktop VDI, enabling you to deliver all of your apps without silos. They also showed how Unidesk Layered Images and integration with PVS/MCS eliminates image management, so you only have to patch and update a single copy of any OS and application; and explained how the same app layers can be delivered to any hypervisor or Azure without re-packaging, making it easy to switch platforms or leverage the cloud to reduce costs. CTP and CUGC member Theresa Miller moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


The Optimal Citrix Performance Management Toolkit–5 Must Haves

eG Innovations

Held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO, eG Innovations provided a live demonstration of the 5 Must Haves for a Citrix Performance Management Toolkit. Citrix infrastructures are highly performance sensitive. Slow logons, session disconnects and screen freezes are just some of the performance issues that Citrix administrators have to deal with. To deliver the best Citrix user experience, administrators must be able to proactively detect and resolve performance issues, before they become business impacting. And when problems do occur, Citrix administrators must be able to quickly determine where the root-cause lies: Is it in the storage, hypervisor, network, delivery controller, provisioning servers, XenApp and/or XenDesktop VDAs, Citrix database, or StoreFront? Diverse back-end applications, remote network connections, client capabilities can also add to the challenge. CTP and Connecticut & Rhode Island CUGC leader Paul Stansel moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar, and here for the presenation slide deck.


Managing Large Profiles in Citrix Environments with Liquidware Labs ProfileDisk Feature

Liquidware Labs

Held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Large profiles, including those with Microsoft Outlook .OST/.PST and Microsoft Office 365 caches can really put a drag on performance and managing Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp environments. ProfileUnity is the only User Environment Management solution to fully incorporate User Environment Management capabilities with the option to have users’ entire user profile on a ProfileDisk. Many organizations are using ProfileDisk in production now to provide Office 365 caching, handle large profiles, and enable Microsoft Windows and Outlook search for virtual desktops. In this webinar, Jason E. Smith, Liquidware Labs VP of Product Marketing, talked about exclusive features in ProfileUnity that help you manage large profiles with ease. CTP and CUGC member Theresa Miller moderated the Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar, and here for the presentation slide deck. 


How to Use Goliath Logon Simulator to Guarantee Citrix Application and Desktop Availability

Goliath Technologies

Held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Raja Jadeja, Goliath Technologies VP of Product Management, demonstrated Goliath's Logon Simulator as a powerful tool for providing availability assurance to end users, and how logon simulation works from a technical perspective. Raja showed how customers such as Universal Health Services (UHS) use Goliath Logon Simulator technology to perform over 460,000 test application launches per month, ensuring that thousands of employees have a positive end user experience from logon to logoff. CTP and UK CUGC Steering Committee member Andrew Wood moderated the post-presentation Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 


The Intelligent Workplace with HPE Edgeline and Citrix

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Held Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Ed Ellis, HPE Moonshot and Edgeline Workspace CT, shared the continuation of the HPE Moonshot and Citrix story, with the description of the HPE Edgeline–the Intelligent Edge Workplace, a context aware compute platform. In the idea economy, turning insights into reality faster than competitors is becoming a necessity. Most organizations have been built with rigid, inflexible IT infrastructures that make it difficult, if not impossible, to implement and act on innovation quickly. At HPE, we believe that ideas matter and to deliver business outcomes at the speed of thought we need to create greater workplace agility so that end users can create, capture and act on insight at the point of the idea. To do this, we need to bring intelligence to the edge, providing autonomy to end users so that they can create and collaborate effectively, all whilst providing secure access to apps and data wherever needed. CTP and CUGC Steering Committee member Tobias Kreidl moderated the post-presentation Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 


ExtraBlu: When Open Platforms Collide!

ExtraHop

Held Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

ExtraHop's John Smith, Solutions Architect and CTP Alum, along with guest panelist Chris Matthieu, Citrix Director IoT Engineering, demonstrated what happens when two open platforms like Octoblu and ExtraHop combine their expertise and technologies–you truly get "Synergy" (pun intended). John demonstrated how to leverage Octoblu's workflows and web hooks with the "eyes and ears" of ExtraHop's Wire Data Analytics to deliver not only unparalleled visibility, but a range of automation and workflows that can augment today's time-strapped Citrix teams. CTP and Atlanta CUGC local leader Tom Gamull moderated the post-presentation Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 


HPE: ShareFile in a Hybrid Office 365 Environment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Held Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

HPE's Ciaran Rafferty, WW Mobility & Cloud File Management Architect, along with Michael Moore, WW Director, End User Workplace Services Portfolio, shared use cases on how to enable your enterprise users to move their unique and sensitive data over to the Office 365 environment. With the huge surge of Enterprise customers moving to Microsoft Office 365, fully cloud accepting or hybrid, many start off deploying OneDrive for Business but also require additional help and advice to manage their many unique business, end-user, and use case requirements. Office 365 is a great solution for managing your productivity infrastructure from the cloud, but for certain highly complex regulatory mandates, compliance and heightened data security threats, it is essential to have a complete and secure solution, and address data sovereignty and security. Finally as an enterprise, you need to take control back (solving the consumer grade “Dropbox” problem) on how sensitive data is accessed, stored and shared among internal and external users. CTP and CUGC member Jo Harder moderated the post-presentation Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 


ControlUp Live Demo: Unveiling ControlUp 6.0

ControlUp

Held Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

ControlUp CTO and co-founder Yoni Avital walked through a live demo of ControlUp 6.0 and its new capabilities for Citrix admins including: XenDesktop integration, detailed ICA bandwidth and latency metrics, Hyper-V integration, and new reporting features. CTP and CUGC member Theresa Miller moderated the post-presentation Q&A discussion.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 


Proactively Troubleshoot & Fix Common Citrix End User Issues Like Logon Slowness and Printing Failures

Goliath Technologies

Held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

Raja Jadeja, VP of Product Management for Goliath Technologies, with Lee Gitzes (VP of Product Marketing) held a live XenApp/XenDesktop troubleshooting and remediation session using the same technology that IT teams from Facebook, Xerox, the VA, and Verizon use to proactively troubleshoot and resolve Citrix end user performance issues, like logon slowness, ICA latency, and printing failures. They walked through how to proactively reduce support tickets and manage the Citrix end user experience, from logon initiation through the entire session. CTP and CUGC member Mike Nelson moderated the post-presentation Q&A.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Find the Needle in That Haystack: Diagnostics in Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp Environments With Stratusphere UX

Liquidware Labs

Held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

Kevin Cooke, Product Director for Liquidware Labs Stratusphere Solutions demonstrated the diagnostic capabilities of Stratusphere UX for extracting deep-dive data in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. Monitoring the Citrix environment is one thing. However, we hit a whole new level of complexity when we need to pinpoint the causes of performance issues on these massive shared system environments–tantamount to finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. In this webinar, Liquidware Labs expert Kevin Cooke outlined how Stratusphere UX is uniquely designed to help Citrix admins diagnose performance issues for Citrix desktops. The presentation included a live demo, and was moderated by CTP and CUGC member Theresa Miller

Click here to view a recording of the webinar, and here to view the presentation slide deck.


Citrix Ready Solutions for App and Desktop Virtualization

Nutanix

Held Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET

  

Kees Baggerman, CTP, CUGC member and Nutanix Staff Solution Architect, along with Preethy Padman, Nutanix Sr. Mgr. Solutions Marketing, presented how Citrix and Nutanix jointly deliver turnkey solutions for desktop and application virtualization, enhanced application delivery, and cloud-based management to organizations with tens to tens of thousands of end users. Nutanix solutions are Citrix Ready certified across a broad product portfolio including Citrix XenApp®, Citrix XenDesktop®, Citrix NetScaler, Citrix ShareFile, and Citrix Workspace Cloud. They covered native product integrations with Nutanix AHV and Citrix Desktop Studio; Synergy 2016 announcements on InstantON VDI for Citrix; joint validation and accelerated deployments; comprehensive tools, educational workshops and services; and techniques to help customers quickly migrate to modern architecturs and maximize ROI. The presentation also included a real-world case study of Nutanix solutions in the healthcare industry. CTP and CUGC member Connie Barrera moderated the discussion, which included Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar, and here to view the presentation slide deck.


Simplify XenApp/XenDesktop Image Management with Application Layering and Enable Easy Expansion to More Apps & Users

Unidesk

Held Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

Matt Allen, Solution Architect, with Tom Rose, VP Product Marketing, presented a deep-dive into application layering, the new “install-free” way to manage and deliver applications using virtual disk containers. They covered how app layering can eliminate image management inefficiencies for both XenApp and XenDesktop, and how layering technologies from different vendors stack up–with a live demo. The also showed a sneak preview of Unidesk’s new Elastic Layering capability, a new technology that “hot-adds” apps at logon based on AD user and group membership to running XenDesktop VMs and even XenApp sessions. For the first time, XenApp users can have their own unique apps and personalization for a persistent VDI-like user experience. CTP and CUGC member Theresa Miller moderated the discussion, which included Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar, and here to view the presentation slide deck.


Graphics For All: Accelerate XenDesktop and XenApp with NVIDIA GRID

NVIDIA

Held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

Jared Cowart, Sr. Solution Architect, GRID, NVIDIA and CUGC member discussed how NVIDIA and Citrix have teamed up to deliver the ultimate end user experience for XenDesktop and XenApp. Using NVIDIA GRID, Citrix users can now share the power of a data center GPU directly into the VM delivering a native experience to any user anywhere. Jared covered the latest and greatest NVIDIA GRID developments along with best practices for deploying this solution within your XenApp and XenDesktop environments. CTP and UK CUGC Steering Committee member Andrew Wood moderated the presentation, which included Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


True HyperConvergence With Hewlett Packard Enterprise–Meet the HC 380

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Held Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

   

Travis Wert, HPE HyperConverged Product Manager, and Kirk Manzer, HPE Technologist, discussed how the newly-launched HC 380 provides true HyperConvergence with not only industry-leading software-defined storage via VSA, but also a game-changing new management console. Built-upon the world’s leading server platform (DL380), the HC 380 is powered by HPE’s OneView with hypervisor integration. CTP and CUGC member Jo Harder moderated the presentation and live Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Advanced Application Layering with FlexApp

Liquidware Labs

Held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Bill Moore, Senior Technical Enablement Manager at Liquidware Labs (and former Citrite), with Jason Smith, VP of Product Marketing (both also CUGC members) presented information about some of the new advanced features included with FlexApp Layering technology and how it can be used to complement the recently released Citrix AppDisk platform. In addition to the live demo of the FlexApp Layering technology, the presentation was followed by extensive Q&A from participants. CTP and CUGC member Mike Nelson moderated the discussion. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Networking With NetScaler and Cisco ACI

Citrix

Held Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Michael Leonard, Citrix Principal Product Marketing Manager, and Dave Potter, Citrix Principal Technical Marketing Engineer (both CUGC members) presented how Citrix NetScaler works with Cisco ACI to automate networking and networking services. They also discussed their deployment guide for using NetScaler and Cisco ACI with XenDesktop and XenApp, and played a demo of how it all works. Presentation was followed by Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


IoT Discussion: Octoblu, Arduinos, GPIOs, Sensors and Other Cool Stuff

Citrix-Octoblu

Held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Ingmar Verheij, Citrix Systems Engineer and Dutch CUGC member demonstrated how to use microcontrollers like Arduinos (or Raspberry Pi / Intel Edison) to build cool stuff, play with sensors, lights, and other stuff MacGyver couldn't do. Connect it to the mighty Interweb and it's IoT... combine it with Octoblu and you’re halfway done taking over the world! (Evil grin!) Want to start your coffee brewing when you swipe your office key card in the morning? Or automate your data center to respond automatically to a fire? Ingmar walked through the basics behind setting up custom IoT scenarios with endless possibilities. Presentation was followed by Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Best Practices for App & Desktop Virtualization

Nutanix

Held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

  

Desktop and app virtualization has historically consumed precious IT time and resources just to maintain infrastructure without improving end-user experience. This webinar explored the benefits, technical details and real world examples of an innovative solution that integrates Citrix® XenDesktop/ XenApp and NetScaler with the Nutanix® Acropolis solution. The session covered migration and end-user related best practices and touched upon future desktop and app virtualization trends. Kees Baggerman, CTP and Senior Solutions & Performance Engineer, with Preethy Padman, Senior Manager at Nutanix presented, with a customer solutions interview with Nelson Remy from Spirit Airlines. Presentation was followed by Q&A from participants, moderated by CTP and CUGC Steering Committee member Tobias Kreidl. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Gain Control of Your Endpoints and Improve User Experience

AppSense

Held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

When it comes to security, your users are the weakest link. But how do you gain control of your endpoints and reduce security risk without degrading user experience? Gary McAllister, AppSense Product Manager (specializing in Application Manager), demonstrated how you can improve endpoint security through privilege management and application control. Presentation was followed by Q&A from participants, moderated by CTP and UK CUGC leader Neil Spellings. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


HPE Moonshot Mobile Workspace Solution

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Held Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

Boosting mobility and mobile workspace productivity. Today’s IT landscape is all about mobility — and how it can impact companies’ workforce. Workers need access to their entire workspace, apps, data, and services, all the time. And of course, they want the flexibility of using whichever device they prefer to do their jobs. HPE Moonshot has partnered with Citrix to provide an end-to-end Mobile Workspace Solution. Ron Neyland, Director of Software and Solution, Moonshot and IoT Systems presented, followed by Q&A from participants, moderated by CTP and UK CUGC leader Neil Spellings. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Delivering the Perfect VDI Experience on Intel Based Thin Clients

Intel

Held Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

VDI software must be optimized on its host platform in order to produce a good VDI experience to end users. This webinar presented the advantages of using platform features such as hardware accelerators and security features available in Intel based platforms to deliver the perfect VDI experience for thin client. Intel Platform Solutions Architect Yen Hsiang Chew presented, followed by Q&A from participants, moderated by CUGC Steering Committee member Tobias Kreidl. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


"It's All About the Apps!"

Liquidware Labs

Held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

"As any Citrix User can tell you, turbo-charging your applications is the number one priority in any Citrix deployment. With the shear diversity of desktop applications today, achieving this goal requires that you have a focused application strategy – one that is crafted based upon correct user experience data and that integrates cutting-edge advancements in user environment management and application layering. Liquidware Labs CTO Jason Mattox will outline a methodology – backed by a solution suite – that will allow you to get the maximum application control and performance from your Citrix investment."  The webinar was moderated by CTP and Tampa CUGC Leader Jo Harder. The presentation includeed Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Nutanix and Citrix: Under the Hood

Nutanix

Held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

Tomas Griger, Senior System Engineer at Nutanix covered the fast growing trend of Hyper-Converged infrastructure for desktop/app virtualization. He discussed the goodness Nutanix brings to Citrix deployments, from Shadow Clones to validated designs with ESXi and Hyper-V to the Citrix Ready Acropolis Hypervisor. The webinar was moderated by CUGC Member Tobias Kreidl. The presentation includeed Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


View to XenDesktop: The Demo

Held Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

Carl Webster, independent consultant and Citrix Technology Professional, and Vishal Ganeriwala, Sr Director Technical Marketing, Citrix, present a demo of VMware Horizon View to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Migration Service using Citrix Lifecycle Manager.  The presentation includes Q&A from participants. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


All Universal Printer Drivers are Not Made Equal. Why?

UniPrint.net

Held Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET

Arron Fu, CTO and patent holder of UniPrint Universal Printing Platform (UPP), examines the different universal printer drivers out there in the Citrix ecosystems - EMF, XPS, and PDF. Why is no single driver perfect? What makes one better than the other? Why are printing problems so difficult to solve? Arron shares factors to consider when choosing one over the other. The webinar was moderated by CTP Jo Harder and includes Q&A from attendees. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.