E2EVC 2016 Singapore
E2EVC 2016 USA E2EVC 2016 Dublin E2EVC 2016 Rome
MAY 27-28
JUNE 9 - 12
H10 Roma CItta Hotel

E2EVC 2017 Events schedule

E2EVC 2017 Sydney

March 23-24 (THU-FRI), 2017
E2EVC 2017 Tokio

March 30-31 (THU-FRI), 2017
E2EVC 2016 USA

May 25-26 (THU-FRI),
E2EVC 2016 Prague

June 9-11 (FRI-SUN), 2017

E2EVC 2017 Paris

November 17-19 (FRI-SUN), 2017

E2EVC Virtualization Conference Events is a series of worldwide non-commercial, virtualization community Events.
Our main goal is to bring the best virtualization experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualization vendors product teams and independent experts.
Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 30 very successful events grown to awell-recognized event with over 200 attendees. In the last 13 years and 30 events, our conference has taken place in cities such as Munich, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dublin, Orlando, Paris, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Munich, Nice, Lisbon, Rome, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vienna. On average we have 30 sessions at each event. Topics are - server, application, desktop, storage virtualization with products from vendors like Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and many more. Over 50 of the best virtualization community experts present their topics. Many current virtualization community leaders participated or still participate in our events. It's the people that attend, presenters that present and our sponsors who make this event possible.

What is E2EVC and what do others think about it? Read the reviews below and make your own impression.

Benny Tritsch   Andrew Wood         Be-crITical     Wilco Van Bragt

Jim Moyle, CTP      Michael Rueffli           Neil Spellings   Bas Van Kaam



Our 31st winter E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe on November 18 - 20, 2016 (Friday to Sunday) will take place in ROME, ITALY, H10 Roma Citta Hotel, Via Amedeo Avogadro, 35, 00146-Quartiere Marconi-Rome ( We expect visitors from all over the world, on average 25 countries including most EU states as well as visitors from USA, Canada etc. We expect about 30 sessions, 170 attendees from about 25 countries, topics will be virtualization and virtualization related topics from Citrix, Microsoft, VMware and more. Everyone is welcome to volonteer to present - please inform us about your slot early as we run out of slots really fast!

CONTACT: In case you have any registration issues please contact us: CONTACT US


T & C for all kind of tickets
* the ticket is "non-refundable" (in case of attendees no-show or cancellation the ticket will be transfered (ONE transfer only!) to the next event - in this case E2EVC 2017 PRAGUE
* Attendee be fully complaint with Health and Safety advisories by the organiser (example: not blocking exits of conference room entrance, not standing in the rooms where the presentations are held)
* in case of multiple registrations please provide emails and names of those you have registered
* Your PayPal payment is your registration confirmation
* everyone has to register

E2EVC 2016 Rome is made possible by the following Soonsors

     Platinum Sponsors


- Real-time visibility and control over virtual data center, VDI, RDS, physical servers, endpoints and more. ControlUp creates a continuous and searchable grid view of all hosts, servers, computers, users, sessions and processes in the data center. . With ControlUp, repetitive and time consuming tasks are shorten and unified in a single powerful console:
•    Real-time monitoring of server farms and desktops, especially RDS, XenApp and XenDesktop
•    Rapid troubleshooting and real-time performance bottleneck identification
•    Parallel execution of comprehensive set of tasks on multiple computers or users (power management, policy, file system, ICA session shadowing, monitoring published applications, etc.)
•    Powerful Windows Registry and Services dashboards, which allow instant comparison and parallel management of multiple machines.
•    Comprehensive Remote Systems Management capabilities
•    Windows System Events Diagnostics and Monitoring
•    For more information, please check out
Twitter: @ControlUp


CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, helps more than 4000 organisations and over 1.3 million users worldwide, step up to the challenge of managing the rise of cloud applications in an increasingly mobile work environment. CensorNet Unified Security Service (USS) is a new-generation comprehensive cloud based cyber security solution that provides organisations with greater visibility and control of web access, cloud application use, adaptive multi-factor authentication and email security in one single management dashboard. It gives organisations the power to address the security, audit, compliance and productivity issues associated with the growing use of cloud applications and devices regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile. CensorNet USS also enables organisations to control Shadow IT and safely implement BYOD initiatives. The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK with further offices San Francisco, US; Copenhagen, Denmark and Munich, Germany.
Twitter: @censornet

NVidia Corporation

NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. From our roots in visual computing, we’ve expanded into super, mobile and now virtualized  computing. The introduction of NVIDIA GRID and GPU virtualization delivers visually demanding applications from either on-premise or cloud based virtualized servers.


OctoInsight’s Layer8 technology (Please note that Logfiller has changed its name to OctoInsight.) reveals how end-users actually use and experience IT, not what machines and logs report.  Layer8’s innovative approach offers direct visibility over all physical and virtual desktops/applications. This new information drives visualizations so that end-users, operations and management are all on the same page to facilitate better and faster decisions. OctoInsight is based in Northern Virginia with key staff in the US and UK.


Parallels®, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help both businesses and individuals take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Mac®, Windows®, iOS, AndroidTM, or the cloud. Innovation and ingenuity have been the hallmarks of Parallels since our inception, with dozens of industry firsts introduced in every new release of Parallels products. We solve complex engineering and user-experience problems so that an application’s location is irrelevant. Parallels makes it easy and cost-effective to use applications wherever they might be–local, remote, in the private datacenter, or in the cloud.
Twitter: @Parallels_EU

RES Software

RES Software, is a leader in digital workspace technology, helps organizations achieve better business results with reduced risks in security and compliance — while making enterprise technology easier and less disruptive for the worker to access. RES takes a people-centric approach to making technology access secure, even in complex multi-device/multi-location scenarios. RES boasts numerous patented technologies, fast time to value, and superior customer support for more than 3,000 companies around the world. RES was named a “Cool Vendor 2015” by Gartner, Inc.,  for the innovative capabilities of its RES ONE Service Store.
Twitter @ressoftware

SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure delivers the enterprise-class performance and availability today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics businesses demand. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 discrete components or services) into an x86 building block to create of a single, scalable resource pool. SimpliVity’s unique data architecture improves performance and data efficiency, and enables native data protection and global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity’s true hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT, operations and data; accelerates deployment; and improves recovery objectives—delivering a 3x TCO savings.
Twitter: @SimpliVityCorp

       Gold Sponsors

AppSense. Founded in 1999, AppSense is the global leader in secure user environment management. Our solutions enable IT teams to deliver an enhanced user experience and improved endpoint security across physical, virtual, and cloud desktops. With 3,500 enterprise customers worldwide, we’ve been deployed to 8 million endpoints.
Twitter: @AppSense

IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology is a leader in Managed Workspace solutions as well as thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. We offer our powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients, zero clients, and third party desktop hardware with Windows 7 and 10 OS, or equipped with our software thin client throughout any-size organization. We produce a very wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a very broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that we provide the most up to-date technology and trust-worthy security to our clients. IGEL Technology has offices in the United States, various European countries, Australia, and Asia. Our award-winning, in-house R&D team is located in Augsburg, Germany.
Twitter: @IGEL_Technology

Vast Limits GmbH

vast limits GmbH
. Founded in 2011, vast limits GmbH develops enterprise-grade tools for IT professionals. These include uberAgent for Splunk (user experience and application performance monitoring), Delprof2 (profile deletion), SetACL and SetACL Studio (permissions management). Our tools have been downloaded more than half a million times and are used by organizations worldwide.
Our founder, Helge Klein, blogs and speaks at conferences like Citrix Synergy, BriForum or E2EVC. For these activities he has been awarded with leading industry awards: Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Splunk Revolution Award and VMware vExpert.
Twitter: @uberAgentApp

       Silver Sponsors

Acceleratio Ltd. is a software development company based in Zagreb, Croatia, founded in 2009. Acceleratio specializes in developing high-quality enterprise applications and providing related consulting services. We create innovative software solutions for SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services, and Citrix admins and consultants across the globe.
Twitter:  @AcceleratioNet

Move IT GmbH
MoveIT is a team of IT-professionals since 1998. We offer all services in the field of IT system management. Our customers are
small companies up to large corporations. We can always be found, where our in-depth knowledge of system management is a crucial factor to success.
The key to successful projects? To us it is all about experience and competence. Our emphasis for the right solution – solutions made
by MoveIT simplify daily work routines, reduce redundant work and automate operation and administration of large IT environments.
In all our work we thrive especially for challenges, even of seemingly impossible tasks.

Media Sponsors

Virtual Engine are leading providers of desktop, user and application virtualisation solutions. We are proud Citrix Partners and hold the accolade of being the UK's first RES Consulting Partner.
Utilising our vast App-V, Citrix and RES experience we deliver both real-world consultancy and training. Training is delivered globally using our virtual, on-demand Showcase platform that provides the best user experience possible.
In addition to sponsoring E2E, Virtual Engine support the community with the free RES Demo Showcase, Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) and App-V Configuration Editor (ACE).
Virtual Engine Toolkit:
App-V Configuration Editor:
RES Demo Showcase:

Agenda for the Rome event will start to appear from September, 2016. We are excited to say that more than 70% of the agenda is already filled with amazing presenters and sessions!
Stay tuned!

Friday November 18, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
 Short Presenter Bio
10.00 - 10.25
Welcome note by the Organizer
Alex Cooper
Alex Cooper. 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"
Twitter: @E2EVC

10.25 - 10.30
10.30 - 11.00
ControlUp - all things new and cool for virtualization geeks! In this traditional opening session, Yoni and Eugene will show all the new awesomeness the ControlUp crew has come up with in 2016, and there's a lot to show. ControlUp Real-Time just got better with enhanced support for additional platforms and deeper UX monitoring, and ControlUp Insights is alive and kicking with more reports. Besides, there will be a couple of exciting product announcements and the usual geek fun to get this E2EVC started off on the right foot!

Eugene Kalayev
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.

11.00 - 11.10
11.10 - 12.00
Automation in the Workspace. Workspace management is all about the user experience. But what if a good user experience requires adjustments on machine level? That’s where Automation comes in. Let us to take you on a tour of some interesting Automation capabilities in the Workspace.
Robin Plomp has been working in IT for 19 years. Robin started his career in IT as a helpdesk engineer for a quality assurance company. Since then he has worked for different system integrators. He has had many different roles at customer’s sites while working for an integrator as a consultant. Since December 2014 Robin works at RES as a Professional Services Consultant. As a Professional Services Consultant, his objective is to create a high level of customer & partner satisfaction. Supporting and educating system integrators and RES partners is a very important area to focus on.
12.00 - 12.10
Break Break
12.10 - 12.40
The best of Windows Server 2016 - THE RELEASE. Join this session for the Best of Windows Server 2016 — The New Foundation of your Datacenter. You’ll be one of the first to know about new, exciting improvements that are coming in Windows Server 2016 and how they’ll improve your day-to-day job. Thomas Maurer
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland, which has been awarded by Microsoft as “Microsoft Datacenter Partner of the Year for the past four years. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, Storage, Networking, System Center and Azure Stack. In 2012 Thomas Maurer was awarded the first time by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Virtual Machine (Hyper-V). And in 2014 Thomas was awarded the first time by Cisco with the Cisco Champion Award. Thomas works closely with Microsoft and partners to promote Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and other Technical events. 
Twitter: @ThomasMaurer

Michael Rueefli
Michael Rueefli, 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
Twitter: @drmiru

13.20 - 14.30

14.30 - 15.00

Douglas A. Brown

Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 17 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most visited website dedicated to all elements of virtualization and features news and resources.  Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, "Methodology in a Box", which has more than a million users. Additionally, his peers and management at Citrix named Doug Systems Engineer of the Year in 2002. From 2005 to 2016, Doug was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation for his contributions to the industry. He has also been acknowledged with the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vEXPERT awards for his continued support in the IT community. Doug speaks at leading industry events and has been a prolific author over the past 15 years. Doug is also host of the #1 rated virtualization and cloud podcast show, DABCC Radio and DABCC TV.

Twitter: @DABCC

15.00 - 15.35

15.35 - 15.40
Break Break
15.40 - 16.10

16.10 - 16.15
Break Break
16.15 - 16.50

Tobias Frei is working as a Solution Architect at SimpliVity, responsible for Service Providers and x86 vendors across EMEA. He joined SimpliVity coming from VMware where he worked many years as a Specialist Systems Engineer in the EUC division and has been part of the global CTO Ambassador team. With over 20 years experience in IT business his main focus has always been Server-based Computing and VDI – either from a Consulting or vendor perspective
Twitter: @TFreiX

16.50 - 16.55
Break Break
16.55 - 17.20

17.20 - 17.25
Break Break
17.25 - 17.55

17.55 - 18.00
Break Break
18.00 - 18.30
SMS PASSCODE and CensorNet – News. SMS PASSCODE Multifactor Authentication - New SMS PASSCODE stuff, including CensorNet redefining web security with Unified Security service which is Cloud Application Control and more…


Kennet Johansen
Gunnar Hermansen, Gunnar is a Tech Guy at, 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.
Twitter: @Gundaris

18.30 - onward

Saturday November 19, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
Presentation Topic
10.00 - 10.40
The Ultimate EUC Home Lab - On A Budget. As a UEC enthusiast and Citrix CTA I need to keep up to date on what's out there and what's hot in the industry. The only way to do that is with my home lab. Now as a father of twins and with a wife and kids that has to come in on a budget and limited space. "The toys take up LOTS of space!" There are options out there with the super server and the like but I wanted to explore what you can do with a regular PC built as a hypervisor and a MSDN subscription (as most IT pros have). In this session I will show how you can build a complete Citrix XenDesktop estate with PVS and MCS provisioning in a hybrid cloud environment, NetScaler GSLB and remote access as well as XenMobile all on a single IP and a minimal amount of hardware. All supported by Containerised Turbo app provisioning!

Dave Brett.

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 - whats new.
Claudio Rodrigues
Cláudio Rodrigues.
Cláudio is a Senior Technical Architect/Consultant based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been deploying server-based computing solutions since the OS/2-based, Citrix WinView days. Thanks to his contributions to the Terminal Services community, he was the first person to ever receive the Microsoft MVP award for Terminal Services. He was the CEO of Terminal-Services.NET, the company that originally developed tools such as WTSGateway Pro and WTSPortal, later acquired by 2X Software Ltd and also the CEO of TSFactory, the first company ever to release an ICA/RDP session recorder for Citrix/TS. His main goal was to bring easy to use, reliable and affordable tools to the server-based computing market. Cláudio has also worked all over the world doing terminal services/Citrix deployments and speaking at many different and interesting places. After leaving 2X in February 2006, he is now working on new and exciting products and ideas for the TS community at WTSLabs Inc. In his spare time he manages to do consulting work, conducting on-site trainings, and speaking at several conferences.

10.40 - 10.50
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10.50 - 11.40
Hybrid IT with VMware, Linux and Microsoft Azure. Ever imagined Microsoft will offer great solutions around VMware and Linux? Join this presentation from Microsoft employee and former MVP Benedict Berger to watch VMware Hosts with Linux VMs being protected by Microsoft Azure desaster recovery solutions.
Benedict Berger works as Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft Germany. In this role at Microsoft Black Belt he supports customers and partners around Microsofts business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Technologies like Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup and StorSimple are the focus of his work around hybrid datacenters.
Benedict was head of solutions consulting at a Microsoft gold partner prior to joining Microsoft. The former Microsoft MVP is one of the founders of the German Hyper-V community, author of “Hyper-V Best Practices” and very active in several technical communities. He speaks regularly at technology events like Microsoft TechEd, Technet Conference, Microsoft Azure Conference, E2EVC.

Twitter: @Beber_msft

NetScaler goes Cloud
Carsten Bruns
11.40 - 11.50
Break Break Break Break
11.50 - 12.30

Thomas Poppelgaard

Thomas Poppelgaard
has 18 years of IT experience in various positions like Administrator, Senior Consultant, IT Architect, Solution Architect, Concept Manager and Product Manager. He currently works as an independent Technology evangelist at his own company, Thomas works with IT-strategy, pre-sales, architectural designing, planning and implementation solutions within Citrix for ISV, Cloud Providers, Distributors, Resellers and End Customers. He is highly involved in Proofs of Concept to help prove why business should adapt new technologies. Thomas travels the World evangelizing Citrix solutions; specifically, remote graphic solutions HDX 3D & HDX 3D Pro. He is also a speaker at conferences, webinars, seminars and road shows about Citrix and 3rd party Citrix solutions in the USA and EMEA. Thomas has developed his in depth knowledge on XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro since 2008 and XenApp HDX 3D since first version and GPU pass-through with XenServer. In 2011, he was one of the organizers of a successful HDX 3D Pro event where vendors including Citrix, HP, Autodesk and NVIDIA were gathered to demonstrate HDX 3D Pro to a wider audience and in 2013 talked at NVIDIA GTC. Thomas specializes in how CAD/CAE/CAM applications can be virtualized with Citrix/NVIDIA (SBC/VDI) technologies and how the GPU is an important component in the virtualization space. Thomas also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as E2EVC and DKCUG, NOCUGCUGtech. You can find him sharing knowledge on his blog or on twitter @_POPPELGAARD.

Netscaler and containers (not the garbage kind). Netscaler, containers and NMAS how does it fit in a real world scenario. Is it garbage or does it really bring added value.
Henry and Edwin talking about NMAS, Netscaler CPX in/and with containers and Netscaler 11.x. Showing you all the new cool stuff and thingies you never thought or heard about.
Edwin Houben. With over 15 years of experience in IT, Edwin is an Solution Architect and Solution Manager for ConoScenza. Edwin is very pragmatic and focused and always looking for the best solution for and with the customer. Edwin is an EUC expert and has done a lot of large datacentre migrations and implementations in the field. Edwin holds several Microsoft and Citrix certifications, MCP, MCITP, CCA, CCEA, CCEE, CCIA. CCP-M and is rewarded as an Atlantis ACE.
Twitter: @EHouben

Henry Heres, With over 10 years of experience in IT, Henry is an Technology Professional and Technology Strategist for ConoScenza. Henry is down to earth and focused to always look for the best solution for and with the customer. Henry has a broad range of expertise and has a large focus on the Citrix product stack. Henry holds several certifications: MCP,MCTS,MCSA,MCSE,CCP-M,CCA-N,CCP-N,CCA-V,CCP-V,CCE-V,RPFCP,RAMCP,RCP,RWMCP

Twitter: @hereshenry

12.30 - 12.40
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12.40 - 13.20
GPU acceleration for the Office workers?! Yes! "GPU's are not just for highend applications. We all know that. But how much improvement, if any, can be expected for a normal user? Experiences, benchmarks and findings based on a Citrix customer case."
Rasmus Raun-Nielsen, Rasmus has been working professionally with IT since his graduation as an AP Graduate in Computer Science in 2000. In 2002 he started his Citrix-centered career by implementing and administering a Citrix Metaframe XP-farm and since then, the professional career has revolved around the Citrix products. For the last 5 years he has been working as a Citrix consultant for Conecto A/S, a Danish Citrix specialized consultant company. As a CCE-V he is primarily working with architecting, implementing and optimizing XenApp- and XenDesktop-environments but with a specific interest and focus on graphics virtualization and delivery. A member of the Nvidia GRID Community Advisor program and has been presenting at Nvidia GTC.

Twitter: @RBRConecto

More Insights from the EUC Community - user activity, app performance and more global stats! Sitting on a huge mountain of performance stats from hundreds of EUC environments worldwide, we are happy to share some of the benchmarks and insights with you community experts. Eugene and Yoni will address areas like application resource consumption trends, user experience, patterns of activity, and discuss potential implications for consultants, admins and vendors in the EUC space. Are you curious about an EUC-related global trend? Tweet your question with @ControlUp and we'll try to dig out some answers! Eugene Kalayev
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.
13.20 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.55
Windows 10 &  Xendesktop 7.8 deployment and give an outline of the project and the lessons learned from implementing Windows 10 and the tools required to optimize and customise W10 to meet the customer needs.

James O'Regan
How to Create a GUI for your powershell script.

14.55 - 15.05
Break Break Break Break
15.05 - 15.45
Improve Yoßur Application Troubleshooting Skills. Applications often do strange things neither their users expect nor their creators intended. The reasons for this are manifold, but in order to be able to find the root cause of a problem you need to have at least a basic understanding of how developers work.

In this session Helge explains the world from the point of view of a developer. Building on that he describes why applications work they way they do. Then he examines how powerful tools like Sysinternals Process Explorer show what is going on inside applications and how that knowledge can be used to troubleshoot all sorts of issues, ranging from hangs to analyzing the performance footprint of applications.

In this session you will learn:

- How to better troubleshoot application issues
- How to properly use powerful analysis tools like Sysinternals Process Explorer
- How to identify obstacles to great application performance
Helge Klein

Helge Klein 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 Cologne, Germany.

Twitter: @HelgeKlein

15.45 - 15.55
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16.05 - 16.45
Webcache and why Microsoft is killing roaming. Webcache is the repository for WinInet applications to store history, cookies, temporary internet files, document object model, enterprise mode information and is prolific in its growth.  To roam means roaming this file which wont work even with today's networks.

What is the building blocks of SAML authentication? More and more companys are mixing cloud services and on premise services. This creates a growing need for simple and effective user management across systems and clouds.
SAML is a standard for seperating services and identity management. This session will give you an overview of the SAML components (iDp, SP, Proxy etc.) and a few troubleshooting tips. Real world examples will be presented with SAML roles on Netscaler and/or ADFS servers and how to mix them (or not)

16.45 - 16.55
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16.55 - 17.35
How secure is your data?
Remko Weijen

Remko Weijnen 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 E2E (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.

Twitter: @RemkoWeijnen

How to troubleshoot XenApp with style? Sometimes it´s hard to find the right tool for the Job especially when you´re in trouble. In this session we´re going through the various troubleshooting tools available from Citrix and Microsoft and we will discuss when to use what. 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 environments..
Twitter: @sinisasokolic

17.35 - 17.45
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17.45 - 18.20
Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) meets Citrix. Operations Management Suite (OMS) is the new born star from Microsoft. OMS is a suite of solutions for different Microsoft technologies, but it provides also platform for injecting data via different interfaces. The injected data can be visualized and used for deep data analysis. Stefan and Stefan will give you and overview what OMS can do in terms of Citrix and how it might deliver some ideas how a Citrix administrator can benefit using OMS.
Stefan Roth works at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Stefan is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center,Azure and Service Management Automation. He's also a passionate about PowerShell and interested in software development.
Stefan Roth was awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Cloud and Datacenter Management. He works closely with Microsoft and partners to promote Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and other Technical events such as System Center Universe and E2EVC.

Twitter: @stefanroth_net

Stefan Johner works at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. Stefan is mainly focused on Microsoft Cloud and System Center technologies especially Self-Service and Automation of Business and IT processes with System Center Service Manager and PowerShell.

Twitter: @JohnerStefan

The truth about S2D (Storage Spaces Direct). Want to know everything about the new Storage Architecture in Server 2016? In this Level 400 session, you’ll be guided from architecting to deploying S2D with a lot of deep dive. Caution! Geek factor >99%
Michael Rueefli
Michael Rueefli, 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
Twitter: @drmiru

Sunday November 20, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
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Presentation Topic
10.00 - 10.30
The stony road of a VDI migration from Win7 to Win10. See which obstacles a customer has to overcome when he decide to implement something as an early adopter. Sacha's employer "Die Mobiliar" migrated from Windows 7 to Window 10 starting in late 2015. This journey was definitely outside of the comfort zone but instructive, interesting and most notably successful! "Die Mobiliar" run an environment mixed with physical desktops, dedicated VDI's and pooled VDI's. Focus of this presentation are the virtual Desktops. This is a practical example. Join this session and learn how to avoid stumbling blocks in a Windows 10 migration project.
Sacha Thomet, Sacha is working as a System Engineer for virtualization specialized in Citrix at Swiss Mobiliar an insurance company in Switzerland. He has over 10 years of experience with Citrix technology, especially on the products XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Provisioning Services and in combination with Power Shell Scripts. Sacha had his first public speaking at the Citrix Synergy 2015 where he participated on the GeekOvation competition where he won the award with his PVS PoSh HealthCheck script. He worked former for a service providers for customers in transportation, healthcare, financial and petrochemical. Sacha  is a local leader of the SwissCUGC, the Citrix User Group in Switzerland. In 2016 Sacha received the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Award.

Twitter: @Sacha81

On App/Desktop Deployments. In working with enterprises, I am constantly surprised at the ways in which they bungle getting apps and desktops out.  It isn’t (usually) incompetence, or lack of process.  It usually is inadequate and outdated processes, lack of focus on details, and verification of work performed by others, especially when contractors/third party actors are involved.  We’re going to focus and talk (yes, you don’t get to just sit and drink) about what a complete app/desktop delivery process should include today.

10.30 - 10.40
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10.40 - 11.20
Windows 10 the Big Easy, EUC Management Risotto. The way we managed the endpoint has changed dramatically with the release of Windows 10. Is it a positive move forward or nightmare? Adnan presents ,you decide! In this interactive session learn from his experience fighting Windows 10 in the wild on his asventures for his biggest client Microsoft.
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

Twitter @Microspecialist

11.20 - 11.30
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11.30 - 12.10
Chromebooks in the enterprise. The Chromebook is a cheap device which has great potential to become a corporate mobile thin client. How can it be deployed and managed, how much value does the Citrix Receiver for Chromebooks add on top of the HTML5 Receiver, how does printing work and what are the pitfalls when implementing Chromebooks in your infrastructure. This session includes best practices from a recent 2.000+ Chromebook deployment and valuable feedback from end users. Ruben Giaccotto, Ruben has over 15 years of experience in building SBC/VDI environments. As a freelance Solution Architect he is specialized in designing, building and migrating large environments, focusing on 20.000+ seats. Ruben has presented at BriForum, PubForum (E2EVC) and the Dutch Citrix User Group and is awarded as RES Software Valued Professional.


How to Create a GUI for your powershell script 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 and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.

12.10 - 12.20
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12.20 - 13.00
Display modes in XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x. Based on some customers complains, a feedback from a lot of hours of testing on the impact on bandwidth. During this presentation I’ll present an overview of the different display modes available in the XenDesktop/App 7.x portfolio. I’ll give you some performance impacts (bandwidth, CPU) of each mode. 

Cut my VDI into pieces - simplifying image management. As virtual desktop infrastructures become larger and more powerful the management of those, especially regarding software deployment, patching and updating, increases. In this session we will discuss the challenges that come with traditional "gold image" management and how they can be simplified by layering those with the current release of Unidesk. We'll address topics like broker and hypervisor portability and how we can separate applications from the base image. Also we'll take a look under the hood how things work and talk about restrictions & caveats.   Mathias Kowalkowski, Mathias is a Senior System Engineer for SVA GmbH in Wiesbaden. He started his career 1998 as a Linux Sysadmin and shortly switched interests into virtualization and server based computing. Before joining SVA he worked a decade as an independent consultant assisting companies implementing End User Computing solutions. He's primary focus is designing and implementing VDI environments working with vendors like Citrix, VMware, Nutanix and AppSense. When not on duty he's all over about home automation, even though his spouse threatens his life when things break (which they do often).



Perrine Crampton
Community Programs Manager at Citrix Systems, Attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Lives in Silicon Valley
Twitter: @pcrampton

Sasa Masic
Saša Masic had his first contact with server virtualisation during his studies at Technical University Hamburg, Germany in late 90´s. He then spent many years working with leading server / desktop virtualisation and terminal server solutions. Currently he is working as a Senior Architect for data center infrastructure at Dataport in Hamburg, Germany. His interests beyond IT are his family, basketball coaching and alternative music.
Twitter: @EdoTorp