| Presentation Topic
|| ROOM 2
|10.00 - 10.40
|Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct,
from zero to hero in 45 minutes. Learn the basics and
design principles for successful S2D deployments and how VDI
deployments benefit of S2D.
Michael aka Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for Cloud and
Datacenter Management, a technology enthusiast and automation geek,
working as cloud architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering
company located in Bern/Switzerland.
With more than 15 years’ experience in integrating enterprise
infrastructures for mid to large size customers, he’s focused on
Microsoft Private and Hybrid Cloud Deployments, Server Virtualization
(Hyper-V), Datacenter Automation, Active Directory Design and
troubleshooting, Smart Card / PKI / Kerberos troubleshooting,
Powershell development, Crash Dump Analysis
goes cloud – Part II. News about cloud-based NetScaler on
Azure and AWS. In my session, I’ll talk about the news in cloud-based
NetScaler deployments. You’ll see some Load Testing on cloud-based
NetScaler and learn about scalability of NetScaler on Azure and AWS.
Carsten Bruns, Carsten started his
career in IT about 13 years ago. He currently works as an IT Architect
with Sepago, a German company which specializes in Citrix and Mircosoft
technology. He has extensive work experience in Citrix technologies and
has more than 10 years of experience in the Virtualization field. His
main focus is NetScaler, XenMobile, XenApp and XenDesktop. He is also
an experienced Microsoft technologies specialist. In 2016 Carsten has
also become one of Citrix Technology Advocates.
|10.40 - 10.50
|10.50 - 11.30
Securing Windows desktops – why it’s our
problem! Ransomware attacks are up 300%. Whilst
deploying Virtualised desktops can help keep apps and data in the
datacentre, the responsibility of protecting the users from such
attacks are no longer the job of the InfoSec guys. Securing users and
desktops is fast becoming the responsibility of the End user computing
/ Windows engineering teams.
Jorrit talks through “the basics” of securing a
Windows desktop to help reduce the risk of ransomware attack and
improve image management
Van Eijk – Senior Pre Sales consultant
|Community Session: VDILikeaPro
the State of VDI . They’ve done it again, the VDI Like a
Pro team has launched their almost annual State of VDI survey.
Thousands of industry peers have been asked to participate in the
biggest (and most badass ;)) VDI and Server Based computing survey
known to men and even better, a lot of those have already filled and
returned their results.
In this sneak peek session, we want to update you (as one of the first)
on how the rest of the world of using their VDI environment, what are
the latest trends everybody’s working on and how does that compare to
the surveys we have done in 2015, 2014 and 2013 (Formerly TeamVRC). The
goal of the survey is to share insights about usage, configuration and
trends in the industry.
Plettenberg is product manager at Login VSI and
has played a critical role in the development and growth of Login VSI.
Sharing his views on End User Computing around the world as speaker, on
tradeshows, in workshops or at customer sites, Mark is not just
interested in performance of IT systems but loves to fix and improve
things on his 100 years old house or drive his motorcycle trough the
rural areas of the Netherlands.
|11.30 - 11.40
|11.40 - 12.20
Manage XenApp with SCCM - Take It Or Leave it.
Sinisa Sokolic, Sinisa has over 17 years of experience in
EUC solutions. He is CTO of a company called RIS Consulting GmbH
located in Cologne in Germany. He has worked as Solutions Architect for
large enterprise customers in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
|Be more secure
with Server 2016 in your Enterprise
Adnan Hendricks, Adnan is CEO at Microspecialist
Consulting. Adnan is an International Consultant, Microsoft MVP ,MCT
(Regional Lead) and a member of the Microsoft Windows Technical Experts
Program (previously STEP). Implementing core solutions with focus on
Cloud Infrastructure, Virtual Infrastructure solutions, System Center
,Windows, Deployment & Virtualization and User Workspace. As an
international speaker & trainer he often spends his time
assisting,teaching and speaking at IT community events.Follow him on
|12.20 - 12.30
|12.30 - 13.00
Websites Steal Your Machine's Resources - Browser Performance Analyzed.
Browsers have come a long way. What started as simple applications for
the display of text and the odd image has turned into a platform for
web apps. One could say browsers have become operating systems in their
own right. The average end user easily juggles a few dozen browser tabs
without blinking an eye. This corresponds to an equally large number of
web apps running concurrently - on your machines, consuming your
machines' resources! High time we take a good look at how browsers
utilize system resources, how different browsers stack up against each
other and whether adding a GPU helps reduce overall load. In this
session you will learn:
- How and why browsers significantly impact performance
- Which browsers are best for user density
- What can be done to reduce browser resource footprint
is an independent consultant and developer. As a consultant, he has
worked in Windows and Citrix projects for various larger German
corporations. As a developer, he architected sepago's user profile
management product sepagoPROFILE whose successor is now available as
Citrix Profile Management. In 2009 Helge received the Citrix Technology
Professional (CTP) Award, in 2011 he was nominated a Microsoft Most
Valuable Professional (MVP). Helge's professional interests are focused
on Microsoft server technologies, various Citrix products and
programming in several languages. He publishes his knowledge in English
in his blog, and he can also be found on Twitter as @HelgeKlein. Helge
has delivered sessions on many occasions, for example, at Citrix
TechEdge Munich 2009, ice Lingen (2009 and 2011), PubForum (2010 and
2011), Microsoft TechDay Online 2010, Citrix Synergy 2011, and several
Geek Speak events. He is the author of SetACL, a powerful open source
tool for managing Windows permissions from the command line or from
scripts and programs, that has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
SetACL's modern cousin SetACL Studio comes with an intuitive graphical
user interface and is available for a small fee. Helge lives in
|How to survive daily madness? Use
and organize tons of PowerShell scripts? Do you know
that…? Lots of projects running parallel using total
different technologies like Azure, AWS, Vmware, Hyper-V,
You are the only lucky BOFH who has an rough idea what’s going on and
what to do if hell breaks loose? You have tons of PowerShell scripts
with a lot of magic happening, but no one else can use
them? Welcome to my world! That´s why we created OneGlass.
Find a home for your magic stuff and make it easy to use.
is a Senior Enterprise Consultant and Solution Architect for MoveIT
GmbH in Munich. One of the first Consultants for NetSupport (1998 now
Frontrange) developing Enterprise Solutions with Enteo Netinstall. He
works in server based computing, terminal services and virtualization
since 1999. Christian is a member of the Microsoft Infrastructure Inner
Circle. Since 17 years he designs and develop fully automated server
and client installation, configuration and management solutions.
Special interests are automating everything that is possible on any
system to avoid any manual installation or configuration.
|13.00 - 13.45
|14.15 - 14.55
|XenApp on Azure
Dr. Benny Tritsch is
a solution architect, market analyst, community leader, author and
founder of DrTritsch.com. He is a Subject Matter Expert in IT
virtualization, workspace analytics, Cloud technologies, enterprise
mobility, graphics remoting and remote end user experience
benchmarking. In his role as a principal consultant and technical
evangelist he works with customers and partners across Europe and North
Over the last decade Benny was awarded as a Microsoft Regional
Director, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology
Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert & EUC Champion and NVIDIA
GRID Community Advisor Program (NGCA).
Eugene Kalayev in
the VP of Product Management for ControlUp, responsible for planning
the product's technological vision and translating it into concrete
R&D activities. His areas of expertise include virtualization,
cloud computing, Windows Server, PowerShell, VDI. Eugene has extensive
experience in training IT professionals, and holds various industry
certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, and the Scrum Alliance,
as well as a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology.
|14.55 - 15.05
|15.05 - 15.45
|Making web data and cookies
manageable once and for all. Web data has long gone
unmanaged with websites storing unknown data on systems.
Historically this consisted of small files that were easily
manipulated. With the introduction of the webcache file
roaming web data is difficult and expensive. Security is of
prime concern with the web being the primary source of
malware. WebCache Manager addresses these issues, reducing
the size of the webcache and deleting all unnecessary data from systems.
works at Avanite, a Software company based in the UK. Liza
was only introduced to IT virtualization late 2016 and is responsible
for account management as well as the marketing of the business by
analyzing trends and changes in the world of end-user computing.
Francesco Giarletta is
the Managing Director of Avanite and has over 20 years of experience in
the world of IT. His career began in the field of
virtual reality developing industrial solutions for companies such as
Sainsbury's and HM Prison Services. His love of training was
born when he developed an MSc. course in Virtual Environments. He moved
into an IT consultancy where he was first introduced to Citrix Winframe
and to the world of virtualization. He soon became an expert
in his field and in 2004 joined AppSense Ltd where amongst other roles
he was responsible for heading up the support team and
developing and heading up the Professional Services offering.
|Infrastucture testing with Pester
for fun and profit. Pester is considered so important that
it's probably the first open source code distributed with windows from
Microsoft. Originally made to unit test PowerShell code, it's
now being used to test infrastructure. This session will show
you what Pester is and how you can use it to never encounter the same
Jim Moyle has been an infrastructure technologist with
almost two decades of passionate involvement in the IT industry. Over
the last decade he has been a specialist in the Server Based Computing,
application and desktop delivery sector. He has worked with many blue
chip companies around the UK including being involved in the
architecture and delivery of some of the largest Citrix farms in
Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA
he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class
projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at
various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy
|15.45 - 15.55
|16.05 - 16.45
Horizon 7.1 - whats new?
Shawn Bass, Shawn
is a recognized expert in the End User Computing industry. With more
than 20 years of consulting experience, he has worked with all facets
of End User Computing (Terminal Services, Virtual Desktops, Application
Virtualization and Enterprise Mobility Management) since the very
beginning of these technologies. Shawn joined VMware in
September 2014 to help lead and define a long-term strategy for
VMware’s End User Computing products and works closely with the product
team in implementing the strategy in the years to come. He is
currently serving as CTO of End-User Computing.
|What's new in XenApp/XenDesktop
post 7.6 LTRS and is it worth to upgrade today? Detailed
analysis on what new features the new CR bring to the table. We will
take a look at the most important ones.
Alex specialisation is management, virtualisation and infrastracture
consultancy all over the world. His knowledge and experiences had made
many small, medium and very large virtualization projects a success. He
is certified trainer for Citrix and Microsoft Products. Alex ofter
attend different virtualization conferences held by Microsoft and
Citrix all over the world and present his experiences with different
virtualization vendors - as presenter or "Ask the Expert"
|16.45 - 16.55
|16.55 - 17.35
This session will cover the materials / projects needed to enable
your continuous improvement plan for your customers.
This topic is based on my experience of those implementations on large
customers deployments with virtualization teams spread over the
Jorge Luis is a professional consultant, with full Citrix
CCE-V, CCP-N, CCP-M accreditation and Microsoft MCITP Enterprise
Administrator , currently specializing in the technical architect
design and implementation of Virtualization, Delivery Datacenter, Cloud
Computing, Active Directory, Citrix farms, and Client/Server O/S
management throughout the enterprise.
I’ve started working on IT 20 years ago sealing hardware PC and
managing first one big factory in France (1500 PC / month).
After hardware he decided to focus his attention on software
and signed his first contract in 1999 Winframe 3.51 with Sun
OS. He has implemented all the major CAC 40 Farms all over France and
cover the most important IT’s. His last deployment involved 5000 VDI
with 400 TB of NAS and 100 Hypervisors. He also has been Involved in
multiple large projects with over 250000 Users, to transform standard
IT to Dynamic IT with Microsoft, Citrix & VmWare deployments
|Running your (Citrix)
infrastructure in Containers. In this session we will take
a look at how far we can go with running your Citrix and general
infrastructure components in Windows 2016 Containers. What are the
advantages? What are the dangers? Are we ready for this? Is 42 the
optimal number of Containers to run?
Ton de Vreede has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and in
the user virtualisation space for over 15. He specialises in Citrix and
RDS environments and the various tools that that go with it such as
RES, AppSense and anything to do with Windows. He has designed and
built several Citrix environments using a range of Citrix products such
as XenApp (and its predecessors) and Provisioning Services. Motto:
Spare the admin, automate! He is currently working in Tel Aviv with a
software company about to release a new product based on Citrix,
helping with strategy and implementation scenarios. In his downtime he
likes to work with electronics and plays guitar, harmonica and keyboard
|17.35 - 17.45
|17.45 - 18.30
automation with CensorNet MFA (formerly SMS PASSCODE) and other cool
new stuff.Automation of CensorNet MFA (formerly SMS
PASSCODE) with SMS PASSCODE PowerShell. See what CensorNet MFA is and
learn about the new features, along with why hackers love when you
think Passwords are enough.
is a Tech Guy at Censor.net, he has worked within the IT Industry for
more than 20 years. He has several certifications and is speaking at
technical conferences every now and then. On a daily basis, he works
with technical support and troubleshooting for reseller- and
distributor consultants, setting up SMS PASSCODE in various
environments. Typically, but not limited, to Microsoft NPS (radius),
TMG, IIS, Citrix XenApp, Netscaler, Cisco, Juniper, Barracuda, and
other firewalls, as well as hypervisors like VMware View, HyperV and
XenServer, Moxa and Microsoft Credential provider. Besides this, Gunnar
writes tech docs & whitepapers.
a highly available XenApp 7.x environment. The pitfalls to
avoid when you are designing a highly available XenApp 7.x environment.
I’ll also cover the benefits of the last versions in this session. From
the Storefront Configuration to the Delivery Groups, I’ll try to be as
complete as possible.
Samuel Legrand. Samuel is the owner and IT consultant at LegSam
Consulting a French consulting company specialising in Microsoft and
He spend his time designing, implementing and maintaining Citrix
solutions for his customers (from 10 to 40000 CCUs) with the following
guideline “Keep it F**king simple”!
He often shares his technical adventures during during different
community events, including E2EVC. He loves to learn from other people
and loves to teach himself (as a trainer at Exia-Cesi, a French group
specialized in training and higher education, Citrix Subject Matter
dinner & beers!
of how a company got hacked - part DEUX.
Security is a current topic (that should be) on everyone’s agenda: your
systems, data, identity and IPO are at risk! In order to understand how
to protect yourself against hackers you need to understand how hackers
think and how they operate.
In this session Geert Braakhekke and
Remko Weijnen will present the analysis of a fictional attack against a
car company where hackers managed to capture credentials, bypass
multifactor authentication and hack one of the company’s products.
Hackers used interesting technology such as a USB device that emulates
a keyboard, GPU technology to crack hashes and smartcard emulators.
Emphasis in the session will be to live demo the technologies used
rather than Powerpoint them.
Late night show - NVIDIA Virtualization Club
When it comes to sizing virtual environments companies tend to fall
into one of two traps; over provision to ensure your users are happy or
under provision to make your CFO happy. But what if there was a better
way? This session will look at best practices for sizing vGPU
environments that deliver great user experience at the best possible
is a Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing with 19 years of
experience in the IT industry. In the last 12 years he has become a
true specialist in End User Computing, Application and Desktop
Delivery. With his developer background Remko has a unique knowledge of
windows and application internals that he uses to get applications to
work well in virtual environments without sacrificing security. Remko
shares this unique knowledge thru his well-known blog, presentations at
community events such as E2EVC (previously PubForum), the Dutch Citrix
User Group and international Citrix User Groups. On his website, Remko
publishes a lot of VDI/SBC and virtualization related freeware, tools
and scripts that assist consultants and administrators. Remko is also
co-founder and steering group member of the Dutch Citrix User Group.
Geert is a Senior Consultant and Solution Architect for 4realIT
Solutions and SCWS b.v. in The Netherlands. He has been
working in IT
since 1995. Designing clouds, remote and security solutions
main interests these days.
Freely Speak your mind during this traditional all-geek discussion.
Yes, Beer will be provided ot help you speek freely.