Virtual Expo – Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud: A Digital Workspace Match Made in Heaven…

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As you probably have seen on my socials, I’ve presented last Friday on the Virtual Expo event, which is great online Community event what take place twice a year. I’m very honoured to be part of the impressive line-up of people who have spoken last Friday and in the previous years! With an total of almost 200 live attendees it was a great experience!

It was actually my second presentation, and I’m really enjoyed giving it! After the session I’ll received a lot of positive feedback from other great Community people. The motivation and energy keeps continuing, already have several presentations planned for the upcoming months / year.

Let me know what you think, I’ll keep tracking the comment section of this article!

Let’s see what the future will bring more!

The subjects of the presentation:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • History timeline around Citrix (Workspace) Cloud releases
  • Citrix Cloud Workspaces:
    • XenApp Essentials
    • XenDesktop Essentials
    • XenApp and XenDesktop Service
  • Feature Comparison
  • NetScaler Gateway (As-a-Service)
  • Demo and Architecture
  • Improvements
  • Best practices and Considerations
  • Did you know?

Thanks again Eric for inviting me and to give the opportunity to speak on this event!

Note: The event will return next year on 30/03/2018.

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Christiaan Brinkhoff – Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud: A Digital Workspace Match Made in Heaven…

One of the great Cloud innovations throughout last year, as result of the increased partnership between Microsoft and Citrix – is definitely the release of XenApp and XenDesktop in the Microsoft Azure (Public) Cloud – named XenApp and XenDesktop Essentials. During the session – I’ll walk you through all the Citrix on Azure architectural concepts, best practices, lessons learned and will answering all the most common questions you’ll need to know before you start implementing Citrix inside Microsoft Azure. There is also room for a short demo and Q&A at the end of this presentation. It’s really easy! Please preserve you’re seat now!

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Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff works as a Cloud and EUC Architect in the Netherlands. Where he primarily focuses on Workspaces and Cloud Compute & Infrastructure for larger enterprise customers. Designing, migrations, helping customers with cloud strategies and building workspaces in cloud­-based environments are what fit him best. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Citrix CTP, former Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert, Networking SIG Leader for CUGC, IGEL Community Insider and Citrix Subject Matter Expert program (SME) for writing and contributing to new Citrix education exams. Next to his work, he writes for the Citrix Blogs, vendors, as well as his own website, If that’s not enough, he also speaks at conferences, user groups, and webinar events to share his passion about cloud innovation. Christiaan is also a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-­V), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-­N), MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Microsoft Azure Specialist and MCSA Windows 10 and Office 365.
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