Skype for Business – Three-way calling


Based on the questions I’ve received, it seems like Skype for Business is a pretty big deal.  So, let’s take a look at another question I recently received with regard to the Citrix RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business: How does this work with 3-way calling? With Skype for Business, in order to do a 3-way (or more) conference call, you need to have the Skype for Business Audio-Video Conferencing Server implemented within your Skype deployment. After initiating a call by communicating over SIP to the Skype Server, all parties within the call have their voice/video (SRTP) pass through … Continue reading Skype for Business – Three-way calling

Windows 10 Optimization: Part 8 – The Results


Statistics are fun. It is amazing what interesting insights you can get from statistics. For example About 20% of workers would work harder if their employer offered a $1,000 shopping spree at the store of their choice – You hear that Citrix! About 20% of the people who watch the Super Bowl do so for football, the rest watch commercials About 20% of copy machine issues worldwide are caused by people sitting on them – That is awesome Over the past year, my blogs are 20% funnier And my absolute favorite statistic is from Homer Simpson (who else): People can … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization: Part 8 – The Results

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

Windows 10 Optimization – Part 5 – Runtime


The difference between laziness and ingenious is in the eye of the beholder. For example, operating my telescope can almost all be done remotely. I do have to go outside and manually roll off the roof of the shed but after that, I can connect to my PC remotely and control my telescope, my camera, my focuser and my guide scope. Some people say I’m lazy, but it gives me a much better experience. Some of the clearest and most stable skies are in the winter. But when the temperature is -20F (even 0F) I can’t be out there for … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization – Part 5 – Runtime

Windows 10 Optimization – Part 4 – User Interface


I think I create my to-do lists wrong. I never feel like I’m making any progress. For example, one item on my to-do list was “Fix sailboat rudder”. It was looking pretty gnarly, plus my tiller broke, which made for an interesting sail back to the mooring. This one item on my list took me almost 2 weeks to complete! Talk about not making any progress. What I should have done is break the tasks down into small chunks like Remove rudder hardware Sand Fill cracks/holes Sand and clean Paint first coat Sand and clean Paint second coat Sand and … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization – Part 4 – User Interface

Windows 10 Optimization – Part 3 – Scheduled Tasks


Living in the cold north, you learn to take vacation during the 3 weeks of summer (it really isn’t that bad). I typically spend this time windsurfing, sailing, biking or camping (notice all outdoor activities). Unfortunately, when vacation time gets close, I start to see a growing honey-do list. I spent a good portion of my last summer vacation staining 11 interior wood doors, building closet shelving, and shoveling 7 tons of rock (ugh). All of these “scheduled tasks” hurt my vacation experience. Scheduled tasks can hurt, and Windows 10 has a lot of scheduled tasks, which is why we … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization – Part 3 – Scheduled Tasks