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

Video Proof: Optimizing Microsoft Lync on XenApp and XenDesktop


I spent the last few blogs, dissecting Microsoft Outlook and how we can integrate an Exchange Online server, as part of Office 365, with XenApp and XenDesktop. Can I use a Cached Exchange Mode with XenApp and XenDesktop When to use Cached Exchange Mode with XenApp and XenDesktop How to use Cached Exchange Mode with XenApp and XenDesktop (I really need to be a little more creative with these titles) As we saw in these blogs, when you start deploying Office 365 to your users, Cached Exchange Mode becomes more important if you want a good user experience. But what … Continue reading Video Proof: Optimizing Microsoft Lync on XenApp and XenDesktop

How to use Outlook Cached Exchange Mode on XenApp and XenDesktop


A little bit of knowledge can save you a lot of time (or even an arm). As I mentioned previously, I’ve been building a new desk for my wife. For this particular project, I drew the entire desk to scale in a CAD program. The drawings were detailed to the point that they included the depth and width of the dados and rabbets (not the animal hopping in my yard). I wasn’t always this detailed. Years ago when I started woodworking, I would oftentimes just wing it. I would have no plans, no dimensions; only an idea in my head … Continue reading How to use Outlook Cached Exchange Mode on XenApp and XenDesktop

When to use Outlook Cached Exchange Mode on XenApp and XenDesktop


The other day, I was in my workshop building a new desk for my wife when one of my kids came in asking me about the different tools I had scattered all over the room.  I said “this is a radial arm saw, this is a circular saw, this is a band saw and this is a scroll saw”.  Of course they asked “Why do you have so many saws?”.  I replied “Because each saw does something really well and if I use the wrong one for the job, we will have big problems.” Your IT toolkit will also contain many … Continue reading When to use Outlook Cached Exchange Mode on XenApp and XenDesktop