XenApp Best Practice #4: The Right User Experience


Over the years, I’ve done quite a few wood working projects, like building a coffee table, end table, entertainment center, mudroom lockers, etc. Every project results in leftover pieces of wood. I dislike throwing perfectly good wood away, especially if it is large enough to make something. Last year, my wife asked me if I could build her a large desk. A desk where she could help the kids with art projects, wrap presents and work on photo albums. Lo and behold, I was able to build the desk with 100% scrap wood. Of course, using scraps meant that this … Continue reading XenApp Best Practice #4: The Right User Experience

Windows 10 Optimization – Part 7: ICA


Were you planning to buy that? Nope. Of course, as you saw in my previous blog, my stupid lawn mower wheel snapped off with only 30 minutes left in the season! D’oh! Figured I would just head to the local hardware store and buy a new one. Guess what? Hardware stores in Minnesota don’t sell lawn mowers in late October. I guess no one wants to mow snow, although it might look cool. I went home, got online and eventually ordered a new mower, which happened to be battery-powered. I still can’t believe I did it, but here is why: … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization – Part 7: ICA

XenApp Best Practice #3: Consistency


Back in my college years, I shared an apartment with a few other people.  One night, sitting in my room, at my PC, staring at the keyboard, trying to figure out how to complete a project for my COBOL class (yes, I’m that old). All of the sudden, I noticed some of the letters on my keyboard have been rearranged to spell something inappropriate 🙂  As I asked my roommates who was messing with my keyboard, they starting laughing because they did that over a month ago and completely forgot about it. I never look at my keyboard. I know … Continue reading XenApp Best Practice #3: Consistency

XenApp Best Practice #1: Keep Apps and Data Together


XenApp Best Practice #1: For the best user experience, application and back-end data must reside together on a fast, low latency network.   What if you decided to store your cooking pots and pans in the bedroom? Every time you wanted to cook some Mac & Cheese, you would have to walk through your house, maybe up the stairs and into the bedroom to grab a pot. Then you walk back through your house into the kitchen to start cooking.  And if you are like me, in the middle of cooking your delicious Mac & Cheese you realize you need … Continue reading XenApp Best Practice #1: Keep Apps and Data Together