E2EVC Virtualization Conference 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 August, 2003 with just 4 people and after 44 very successful events grown to a well-recognized event with about 250 attendees. In the last 17 years and 44 events, our conference has taken place in cities such as Athens, Munich, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Dublin, Orlando, Paris, Prague, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Nice, Lisbon, Rome, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Vienna. On average we have 35-40 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 in the past or still participate in our events. It's the people that attend, presenters that present and our sponsors who make this event possible.
Citrix - We empower people to do their very best workWith the right digital workspace technology, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.After three decades as an industry pioneer, we’ve learned a few lessons. Like what it really takes to bridge the gap between employee productivity and innovative thinking. And how a new generation of technologies can help people quiet the noise and focus on the work that matters most. That’s why we’re committed to delivering intelligent, unified workspaces that allow individuals to take control of their work days—and empower organizations to achieve more.
ControlUp - Collective Analytics for IT Operations
First generation IT analytics and big data forever changed the IT industry. At ControlUp we are spearheading the Collective IT Analytics revolution. By harnessing the power of big data analytics from thousands of organizations we find patterns, detect problems, establish dynamic baselines and generate actionable insights - opening the door to smarter IT. Website: https://www.controlup.com/company/about-us/
At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our software forms a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world. Website: https://www.vmware.com/products/desktop-virtualization.html Twitter: @vmwareeucsmtm
Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an all-in-one application delivery and VDI solution that allows users to securely access virtual workspaces from anywhere, on any device, anytime. Our cloud-ready software empowers organizations to embrace digital transformation by centralizing management of the IT infrastructure, streamlining multi-cloud deployment, reinforcing data security and improving process automation. Its flexible and scalable architecture allows organizations to quickly adapt to business demands. The key benefits of Parallels RAS include: · Superior user experience on any device, anywhere · Enhanced data security · IT agility and business readiness · Easy to deploy, configure and maintain · Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) Website: https://www.parallels.com/eu/products/ras/remote-application-server/ Twitter: @ParallelsRAS
DeviceTrust.Our mission is to contextualize the corporate enterprise, allowing users the freedom to access their corporate workspace from any location, on any device, over any network, while giving IT departments the information and control they need to meet their governance requirements. With its patent pending technologies, device
DeviceTrust.Our mission is to contextualize the corporate enterprise, allowing users the freedom to access their corporate workspace from any location, on any device, over any network, while giving IT departments the information and control they need to meet their governance requirements. With its patent pending technologies, deviceTRUST delivers more than 200 hardware, software, network, security, performance and location contextual properties into the virtual and physical workspaces. deviceTRUST can easily integrate with any existing workspace management solution and requires no additional infrastructure. The context is always up-to-date and any change triggers a definable action. Website:https://devicetrust.com/ Twitter:@devicetrust
eG Innovations is dedicated to helping businesses across the globe transform IT service delivery into a competitive advantage and a center for productivity, growth, and profit. Many of the world's largest businesses use eG Enterprise technologies to enhance IT service performance, increase operational efficiency, ensure IT effectiveness,
eG Innovations is dedicated to helping businesses across the globe transform IT service delivery into a competitive advantage and a center for productivity, growth, and profit. Many of the world's largest businesses use eG Enterprise technologies to enhance IT service performance, increase operational efficiency, ensure IT effectiveness, and deliver on the ROI promise of transformational IT investments across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
VastLimits GmbH,the makers of UberAgent. We create software for enterprise IT because that is the market and mindset we understand. We know how IT professionals think and what kind of tools they need.We also know that typical enterprise software is unnecessarily complex to set up and way too difficult to operate. We create enterpris
VastLimits GmbH,the makers of UberAgent. We create software for enterprise IT because that is the market and mindset we understand. We know how IT professionals think and what kind of tools they need.We also know that typical enterprise software is unnecessarily complex to set up and way too difficult to operate. We create enterprise software that people not only tolerate but actually like. Our products help IT pros be more efficient by giving them exactly what they need to get their jobs done; no more, no less. We can do that because we live and breathe enterprise IT; after all, we have done the job ourselves! Our founder, Helge Klein, blogs and speaks at conferences. 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. Website:https://vastlimits.com/#whoweare Twitter:@uberAgentApp
10.00 - 10.15
Welcome note by the Organizer
Alex Cooper, Alex is the founder of E2EVC. He is responsible for the organization and execution of E2EVC/PubForum events since 2003. He is very passionate about bringing together the brightest minds of worldwide <virtualization> community, for a pint of good beer.
10:15 - 11:00
“Freshly baked ControlUp" – traditional greeting session!” It is now a well-established E2EVC tradition to kick-start the conference with the latest innovations in EUC monitoring and management from ControlUp. As usual, you'll see exciting new ways of monitoring virtualization infrastructure, managing virtualized user workloads, and monitoring user experience. Yoni will show cool enhancements to the ControlUp powerful toolkit, and share some evidence from the field on how ControlUp can save your troubleshooting day. Geek fun guaranteed!
Yoni Avital. Yoni is ControlUp's CTO with extensive knowledge in everything related to virtualisation which he converts into features and settings in the award winning ControlUp tool.Twitter: @yavital
11:10 - 12:00
What’s new in Windows Virtual Desktop and Remote Desktop Protocol. Learn technical details about recently released WVD features and take a sneak peak at the
Screen Capture protection
Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal
Microsoft Teams integrations
Azure Government cloud and region expnasion
Denis Gundarev. For two decades Denis was focused on Remote Desktop Services, VDI and application delivery. Throughout his career, he has been a consultant, systems administrator, presales engineer, and developer and has worked at major vendors in VDI and EUC space. Since 2019 he is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Remote Desktop Services group, driving the evolution of RDP and partner integration
12:00 - 12:30
All about contextual security. In the meantime, it has become a cherished tradition for us to give the E2EVC Community an exclusive preview, of our next software release. This time Sascha and Sven will talk about Contextual Security, what are the use cases and also about their own product in the contextual security field - device Trust. The will show you the latest optimizations, as well as the massive enchancements around reporting. Additionally, they will show you an exciting brand new feature, that we are not allowed to talk about yet - be curious.
Sascha Goeckel, Sascha has more than 19 years of experience in the VDI market and during this time has held various positions with resellers and software vendors. First as a Pre-Sales consultant, later in product management and enterprise account management. Since the beginning of 2016, he has held the role of CEO of deviceTRUST GmbH, where he is also significantly involved in product management.
Sven Jansen, Sven has seen both sides of the business: Being an administrator on the customer side in the first place, he used to be a technical consultant for the recent 10 years. He mainly focused on Citrix ADC, as well as Citrix and Microsoft WVD based EUC. In 2020 he joined deviceTRUST as Pre Sales Manager for the DACH region.
Together with Carsten Bruns (@cbruns), Sven runs VCHANSE(@vc_hanse), a community event with focus on virtualization. VCHANSE is part of a German wide community series.
12:40 - 13.20
Optimizing the User Experience: Unified Communications, Browser Content Redirection and GPU's. Due to the higher demand of people to work from home remote access and communication tools became much more important during this past year in which we coped with covid19. In this session you learn how you can optimize Unified Communication solutions like Zoom and how the Microsoft Teams Optimization works in detail. Beside that I will show how you can reduce the server load by offloading Browser Content rendering to the endpoint and how GPUs help to optimize the User experience.
Jan Hendrik Meier, Jan is an Expert for Infrastructure- and Virtualisation-Solutions with a focus on SBC/VDI environments. He has a background of more than 15 years experiences with Microsoft- and Citrix-Products. Thus he has an excellent stock of knowledge in this area and combines this with a deep understanding of the technical connections. During the time he has deepened his knowledge in this area and extended it to other Citrix Products like Provisioning Server and NetScaler. Furthermore he started using graphics acceleration in SBC/VDI-Environment since the first beta release of NVIDIA GRID. In the last years he published several books and articles about Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop and NVIDIA vGPU.
13:30 - 14:20
Writing Robust PowerShell Code. In this session Guy will share some of his tips for writing PowerShell code that will reduce the occurrences of errors and unexpected behaviour, which helps increase reliability and user confidence. Non-PowerShell conversant folk tend to run away screaming when they see those red errors, so learn how to avoid them completely, make them intelligible/useful or rectify the errors withing the script, so users see no indication that anything was ever amiss.
Guy Leech. Guy is a freelance consultant, speaker and developer, a professional PowerShell scripter, a Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP & VMware vExpert and a veteran of 25+ years in the Citrix, Microsoft and VMware End User Computing (EUC) space; presenting at conferences, publishing a multitude of useful scripts on GitHub and sharing useful EUC technical titbits almost daily on Twitter. He specializes in troubleshooting and automation for both end customers and software vendors. Guy was the inventor and initially the sole developer of the security product that went on to become AppSense Application Manager and thence Ivanti Application Control. Twitter: @guyrleech
14:30 - 15:10
Citrix Microapps For The Win! Citrix Microapps is an incredible powerfull tool to help your users make more efficient use of their time. Micro-apps can help users talk to applications in stead of opening them. During this session Chris and Gerjon will talk you through the process and show some easy to build demo apps to help you get started in the wonderfull world of micro apps.
Chris Twiest works as a technology officer at RawWorks in the Netherlands, focusing on RD and the future Workspace. He has more than 10 years of experience in managing, creating and automating workspace environments with a strong focus on virtualization products. He belongs to several technology expert groups, including Citrix Technology Advocates, VMware vExpert community and Login VSI Technology Advocates. He is a speaker at community events, such as Citrix user groups and E2EVC.
Gerjon Kunst works as Principal Consultant at RawWorks in het Netherlands, focusing on future Workspace and Cloud. Gerjon has 20 years experience in the IT business starting as a system engineer working his way up to a IT pro with broad and in depth knowledge of Workspace and Cloud. Gerjon is a known presenter on Citrix User Groups and E2EVC and as he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer you might have met him in a classroom somewhere.
15:20 - 16:00
Parallels Remote Application Server – The latest and greatest.
With the Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) 18 Public Technical Preview straight out of the oven, we are excited to provide you an early overview of the latest and greatest features geared towards Cloud services integrations, improved management and user experience expected to hit General Availability later on this year.
16:45 - 17:00
Microsoft MSIX - Current experiences
Tim Mangan is the Owner of TMurgent Technologies. Prior to launching TMurgent,Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was also the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consortium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim has a patent for improving Windows performance, speaks at many conferences on virtualization and on performance, and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for App-V", and by Citrix as a "Citrix Technology Professional".
17:10 - 17:50
My journey into the world of user experience monitoring . In this session, Barry will be talking about his journey into the world of user experience monitoring. Starting at his former employer where he was responsible to solve the many challenges in regard to offering insights into the user experience of any IT service, XLA’s and end to end monitoring, while making sure that the Managed Services department was able to offer an even higher quality of service while reducing the time required to manage customers IT services.
Barry will also share some of the important industry trends for user or digital experience monitoring and his personal views before sharing a hands on deep dive into eG Enterprise. Barry will demonstrate how easy it is to get started with eG Enterprise and how eG Enterprise delivers incredible value, straight from the installation.
Barry Schiffer is a pre-sales consultant at eG Innovations. He has 20+years of IT experience and deep knowledge in Citrix technologies and is a specialist on Microsoft Windows, Desktop and Server virtualization and application delivery with Citrix ADC. Barry is an active community contributor and Citrix Technology Professional. He is one of the co-founders and a member of the board of the Dutch Citrix User.
18:00 - 18:40
Get Started with Citrix Web App Firewall (WAF) . With security on top of the list for many companies. Do you find yourself having to explore using the Citrix Web Application Firewall? In this session, you will learn how to take advantage of ADC (formerly NetScaler) layer seven firewall. It doesn't have to be scary. Citrix WAF has a cool feature called learning mode to help you implement it. Learn tricks from real-world experience on setting up learning mode and a little fun with webgoat .
Jen Sheerin is an End User Compute specialist with over a decade of experience. Her areas of expertise are in Citrix Virtualization, Citrix Networking, and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure.Jen is a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA), Microsoft MVP (Enterprise Mobility), founder of the USA Window Virtual Desktop User Group, CUGC Women In Tech Mentor, and one of the CUGC Tampa Bay Leaders. She is passionate about technology, learning, and sharing with the community.
18:50 - 19:30
PowerScale – Power Manage your Hybrid Cloud Workloads! Citrix deprecated SmartScale over a year ago, since then, I’ve been maintaining a community driver script that will use Citrix Broker infrastructure to power management and scale workloads. Learn how to install the script, configure, review logs, dashboards and save money in public cloud scenarios. We’ll talk about performance scaling and some challenges within cloud infrastructure when making desktops available for users.
Leee Jeffries , Leee is an IT Professional specialized in Citrix Technologies (CCV-E, CCP-N, Login VSI Technology Advocate). He writes a blog to share his experiences with designing, deploying and troubleshooting technologies within the IT Industry. Leee’s main focus is in end-user computing, but he also works in other areas of IT covering hardware, software, project management and IT processes. He is always surprised with what technology brings and believes that one of the best things we all can do is share knowledge. Twitter: @leeejeffries
19:35 - 20:00
"Citrix Microapp's" Interpreter is the architecture focused on the extending the reach of Citrix Microapps into a broader range of use cases, by serving as a REST interpreter for non-RESTful interfaces, simplifying adoption of Microapps and Citrix Connector ecosystem.The ubiquitous nature and the power of the approach is illustrated by delivering delegated end-user access to VDI snapshots and machine power states from a mobile device on a per user basis.Step by step guidance on how to get started is provided.
Dr. Alex Danilychev
Dr. Alex Danilychev, Alex is specializing in complex Enterprise implementations, with focus on virtualization and distributed systems. Over 20 year track record working with Fortune 500 Companies. Responsible for design and implementation of eDocs financial document delivery system ($2-$3B in monthly throughput). Credited with one of the largest XenServer deployments in the healthcare industry. Key contributor to iShadow Application Suite, Virtual Display Manager and MicroPOD. Currently Alex holds position of Principle SE with Citrix Systems Inc. in Irvine, California, supporting Citrix Enterprise Customers world-wide. Prior to joining Citrix Alex was awarded Citrix CTP status in 2006-2011, as well as Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility (RDS track) in 2006-2018.
10:00 - 10:40
Brothers in ARM - What does M1 Silicon and NVidia buying ARM means for the Industry? Saša will look at technologies involved and share some thoughts about what this could mean for the future of IT and EUC in particular. He will also give his own analysis on the future role of ARM in the IT Industry.
Saša Masic, Saša 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
10:50 - 11:40
Hands-on Kubernetes performance troubleshooting - A case study approach. In this fast paced, hands-on session, Arun will take a live microservices application running on Kubernetes and intentionally inject “faults” which degrades the application performance. Our challenge is to figure out what the root-causes are as quickly as possible and fix them. Why this session? Kubernetes is the de-facto container orchestration tool but it is a complex beast with many moving parts. As IT professionals, our job is to ensure excellent user experience of the application and therefore each microservice. The keyword here is “service” - yet most monitoring tools tend to focus on PODs, and clusters and low-level infra visibility. It’s time we zoom out and understand the why, what and how of optimal troubleshooting in a complex system such as Kubernetes.
Arun Aravamudhan leads the product engineering teams for APM (Application Performance Monitoring) and EUM (End User Monitoring) product lines at eG Innovations. He has been in the software industry for 20+ years in various roles including development, architecture, and ops across multiple verticals such as banking, e-commerce, and telco. He has been an early adopter of APM products since the mid 2000s and his specialization is on performance tuning and monitoring of large-scale distributed applications.
11:50 - 12:35
Microsoft MSIX app attach – Get To Know everything about It.
Christiaan Brinkhoff, Christiaan works as a Principal Program Manager and Community Lead on the Cloud Managed Desktops Engineering team at Microsoft, bringing his expertise to help customers imagine new virtualization experiences. A former Global Black Belt and Senior Technical Specialist for Windows Virtual Desktop, Christiaan joined Microsoft in 2018 as part of the FSLogix acquisition. In his role at Microsoft, he will bring Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) closer together, drive community efforts around virtualization to empower Microsoft customers in leveraging new cloud virtualization scenarios.
12:45 - 13:30
Citrix End User Experience. Optimization Tips and tricks
Wendy Gay. Mum of three, soccer coach, and a multitasker. Founder of Citrixie.com blog site. Wendy has worked in the IT Industry for over 20 years, spending the last 15 working with Citrix technologies. She loves to work and play with technology, and is involved in CUGC Ireland. Wendy is delighted to have made a Citrix CTA this year.
Gavin Connolly. Gavin is a Citrix Technologist on the PreSales Shared Services team at Citrix Dublin, where he has worked since 2017 specialising in Virtualisation, Content Collaboration and Endpoint Management. He is Computer Science graduate from Technical University Dublin. Gavin is also a contributor at Citrixie.com where he has explored Citrix Workspace Intelligence.
13:40 - 14:30
Deep dive Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) 18 Technical Preview
14:40 - 15:50
VMware Cloud Foundation - The platform for #RunAllthethings. VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is the hybrid cloud platform for managing VMs and orchestrating containers, built on full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology. With a single architecture that is easy to deploy, VMware Cloud Foundation enables consistent, secure infrastructure and operations across private and public cloud. Increase enterprise agility and flexibility with the hybrid cloud that delivers it all. VCF is the platform which enables you to run any workloads – VMs or Kubernetes whether it be on-premises or any cloud. In this session, you will get to learn how VCF is the best solution for building Private cloud and Hybrid cloud, develop and deploy Modern Apps on premises or in the cloud and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Lars Fiechtner : Principal Technical Account Manager | Office of the CTO, Global Field in VMware's Customer Experience & Success (CXS) Organization. Speaker at events like VMUG, UserCon, VMworld and other industry events, and blogger about SAP on VMware.
Raiko Mesterheide : Lead Solution Engineer @ VMware (former)VMware Certified Instructor | VMUG Supporter | Excited about *Cloud Native* | Knowledge Transfer Enthusiast | Speaker
Varghese Philipose : Varghese has 20+ years of experience in IT industry , having worked with Citrix , Trend Micro and VMware products and technologies. His areas of expertise include Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Cloud Operations Management. He joined VMware in 2012 as part of TAM METNA team based in Dubai . He is Currently working as Staff Technical Account Manager based in Dubai and is also a Member of CTO Ambassador Program within VMware. Have been speaker at VMworld Europe during 2018 and 2019 . His certifications include VCP on Datacenter Virtualization , Network Virtualization , Cloud Management & Desktop Virtualization , vExpert (2019 & 2020 ) , specialist on vRealize Operations Specialist 2019 & Cloud Services Provider Specialist 2019. He is also part of vExpert Cloud Management 2020.
Twitter : @vPhilipose
16:00 - 16:40
Brian - looking back at 2020
Brian Madden, Brian has spent over 20 years in IT, mostly focused on the future of end-user computing at the enterprise level. He’s currently the Lead Field Technologist in VMware’s End-User Computing office of the CTO. Prior to that, he was known as the creator of BrianMadden.com & BriForum, as well as the author of 6 books and over 2000 articles. Twitter: @brianmadden
16:50 - 17:30
Remote graphic workloads and clients (2020 edition). As we add advanced GPUs to our virtual desktop environments, delivering the best user experience requires tweaking of remote display protocol settings like quality, compression, chromatic sub-sampling, not to mention vendor-specific settings. But what about the different clients? In this intermediate-level session Rody Kossen and Patrick van den Born will show you the difference in user experience between clients and workloads. You’ll learn:
For the 2020 edition we’ve updated the session with the latest Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon and Xi Frame protocols. You can also expect details about Windows Virtual Desktop and clients.
Patrick van den Born
17:40 - 18:25
Privileged Account Management 101. In this session you will learn about how you can manage the most critical accounts in your domain. You will see common exploits that can be used to gain access along with the common defenses. There will also be a lab guide on how to use your VDI deployment as a Privileged Account Workstation to simplify you logging while increasing your security too.
Patrick Coble, Patrick has been working in IT for 22 years and as a consultant for over 12 years. Patrick has been awarded the Citrix CTP and VMware vExpert designations based on his experience in Security, VDI solutions and his community support with speeches across the world on Security and VDI topics. He works at VDISEC which is a veteran-owned business focusing on Information Security and End User Computing. Securing VDI deployments is the key focus for VDISEC along with providing security services to include penetration testing.
*RawWorks - One Mission: Mission One!*
RawWorks takes you on a mission! A revolutionary journey to a cloud-based workplace, where knowledge, data and applications work together seamlessly and everything is available in one place and at the click of a mouse. We create a collaborative workplace portal, tailored to your company-specific wishes. With Artificial Intelligence we automate repetitive processes and we ensure that you always work one step ahead. We lead you on a digital transformation of your work space and make the difference for tomorrow already today.
Different topics and meetings with friends!
"...I used to be a hax0r that was looking for Fame & a job on Facebook. G00g1ing for simple "h@ck$" and speaking in "l33t". Defacing beautiful websites (like this one) with awful looking "90's like" pages, putting wee pink heart symbols all over the place (I love Unicorns, too!). I would leave so many traces EVERYWHERE that my "victims" would send "Hacking for Dummies" books straight to my (parents) HOME address!!! Awkward, for a h@x0r, right?!
But then I learned about the E2EVC Community (whose website I defaced), watched the free, recorded sessions on E2EVC Channel on YouTube, heard about the networking experience, the amazing presenters and just how magnificent the in-person event is.. I totally changed! Now I'm a huge Virtualisation Fan. And you guessed it right - I finally got a job in virtualisation, my first job, ever!!! Now I can finally move out of my parents house!!!
The community spirit of E2EVC is unstoppable, undeniable and will bring a lot of joy (and beer!) and positive change to your life!.. Forever Living Provisioning Services! Thank you E2EVC!"