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Swiss Citrix User Group Meeting

Tue, 2018-05-15 13:58
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

UK Citrix User Group Summer Meeting

Tue, 2018-05-08 10:56
The 25th XL Summer 2018 meeting of the UK Citrix User Group will be held in London on June 12th 2018.

Liquidware to Participate as a Silver Sponsor at Citrix Synergy 2018

Tue, 2018-05-08 10:51

Company will Showcase New Ability to Unchain Enterprises from On-Prem to DaaS Alongside Other Unique Abilities and Features

Chicago, Ill. - May 8th, 2018 - Liquidware, the leading third party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced that it will participate as an exhibitor and silver sponsor of Citrix Synergy 2018, from May 8-10 in Anaheim, Calif., for the ninth consecutive year. The company will use this high profile event to showcase, among others, the just-released v6.7.6 of ProfileUnity, its User Environment Management (UEM) solution with the ability to save direct to object-based cloud storage and unchain enterprises from on-prem to desktop as a service (DaaS).

A nine-year Citrix Ready veteran whose solutions provide “must-have” value atop underlying end-user computing (EUC) platforms, including Citrix, Liquidware is fully invested in Citrix and this annual showcase of transformative technologies that are shaping the future of digital transformation. The company’s product teams will be accompanied to this year’s show by senior executives including CEO, David Bieneman, CTO, Jason Mattox, and VP of Products, Jason E. Smith.

"When it comes to a focused conference on virtual and RDS desktops - there is no better single event in the industry right now than this one. Every attendee is one that we design and build our Workspace Environment Management solutions for, and that makes Citrix Synergy a highlight on our calendar," explained Smith. "Show visitors will find us at booth 401, which is front and center of the exhibition floor, where our teams will demo the latest features of our Liquidware ProfileUnity, FlexApp and Stratusphere UX products."

Liquidware will demo its new v6.7.6 of ProfileUnity, breaking new ground with its universal object-based cloud storage for Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure Blog. With this release, Liquidware has become the only company capable of moving a user profile from Microsoft Windows to object-based cloud storage, or multiple clouds, without the use of a Server Message Block (SMB). This ability to free user profiles from on-prem to DaaS along with the ability to move those user profiles to the cloud in advance of a full transition, allowing for a seamless, zero user downtime cutover to DaaS, are significant features for users and differentiators that add to Liquidware’s already substantial competitive advantage.

The company will also demonstrate the upcoming 6.1 release of Stratusphere UX, its industry-leading user experience monitoring and diagnostics solution. This new version will introduce process optimization, which intelligently optimizes CPU resources and lessens the negative performance effects of CPU-intensive applications. Additionally, Stratusphere UX will add in-guest visibility for Windows event logs, as well as the ability to monitor applications and processes that communicate outside of the guest-including protocol, destination address and application latency. In keeping with the company’s focus on DaaS, this release will support native licensing for Amazon Marketplace, improving even further on the total cost of ownership for cloud-based monitoring and diagnostics with Stratusphere UX.

Smith explained more about what sets Liquidware apart from competitors, "The integration of our UEM solution, ProfileUnity, with our App Layering Solution, FlexApp is a key differentiator from other more-or-less comparable solutions. No other currently available offering integrates these two key solutions in a single management console. When you combine the power of ProfileUnity and FlexApp with our monitoring and user experience solution, Stratusphere UX, you have a powerful toolset with which to manage your desktop lifecycle - be that desktop virtual, physical or cloud - while ensuring user satisfaction and productivity."

At noon on May 8th, at an invitation-only, sold out event dubbed “Inside Track,” which debuted at last year’s VMworld, Liquidware will host EUC influencers and advocates to get the scoop on what’s new in its world as well as EUC in general. Inside Track is an exclusive community founded by Liquidware and co-sponsored by IGEL and NVIDIA with the goal of bringing together key EUC players, from industry through media and more, in a forum that encourages the meeting of minds to shape the future of EUC in a collaborative fashion that puts the end-user’s experience above individual company interests, and in a manner that encourages meaningful and lively debate among its members. Liquidware will make the outcomes and insights gleaned available to interested parties via a blog on www.liquidware.com in the weeks following Citrix Synergy.

"Citrix offers the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive," said John Panagulias, director, Citrix Ready. "As a nine-year member of the Citrix Ready program, Liquidware provides great value for our customers in supporting our secure digital workspace vision."

Liquidware solutions can be found at booth 401, at Citrix Synergy 2018, from May 8-10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., and visit the website www.liquidware.com to glean advance product information. For deeper insights into Liquidware’s Object-Based Cloud Storage, check out this webinar.

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading, platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware® Horizon View, Amazon® WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments to support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

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Liquidware strengthens DaaS appeal with new ability to save direct to object-based cloud storage

Fri, 2018-04-27 14:33
Liquidware also thinks that the capability to save directly to the AWS, Microsoft and Google object storage clouds, which is a first in this space, will also appeal to customers with a hybrid desktop computing strategy, who are not yet ready for a full move to DaaS.

Liquidware Unchains Enterprises from On-Prem to DaaS

Mon, 2018-04-23 20:05

Liquidware Releases First Ever Enterprise Cloud Storage Solution for User Profiles with ProfileUnity v6.7.6

Chicago, IL - April 24, 2018 - Liquidware, the leading third party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced the release of v6.7.6 of ProfileUnity, its User Environment Management (UEM) solution. This latest version breaks new ground with its universal object-based cloud storage for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Liquidware is now the only company capable of moving a user profile from Microsoft Windows to object-based cloud storage, or multiple clouds, without the use of a Server Message Block (SMB).

The new functionality enables organizations, agencies, and enterprises to fully leverage the cloud in their end user computing strategies, reducing the reliance on costly, complex, and commodity based legacy storage solutions.

"ProfileUnity v6.7.6 introduces the ability to natively host user profiles and user authored data (docs) on enterprise grade cloud storage such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, or Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. Enterprises can now seamlessly automate their user profiles from on-prem SMB storage to the cloud," said Jason Mattox, CTO of Liquidware. "A key benefit is the ability to move user profiles to the cloud in advance of a full Desktop as a Service (DaaS) transition with the promise of a seamless cutover to DaaS when the enterprise is ready to make that move. Other benefits include zero user downtime, built-in disaster recovery, and secure authentication."

ProfileUnity’s zero transition downtime breaks down a significant barrier to DaaS adoption for large-scale enterprises. Silently, and unattended in the background – ProfileUnity harvests the local settings, documents, and other personal attributes of user state from the current desktop, and writes that natively to the cloud(s). With no loss of user productivity, the modern organization can liberate the IP and Goodwill land-locked on each users’ desktop moving high value resources to the cloud. Leveraging the intrinsic storage attributes of each cloud provider also has additional benefits, and Liquidware is prepared to assist with those recommendations as well.

"Desktop-as-a-Service has become an important enabling technology in the enterprise and engagement layers of the digital enterprise," said Shannon Kalvar, IDC Research Manager for IT Service Management and Virtual Client Computing. "Tools that seamlessly provision and transition user information between on-premises and multiple cloud providers allow enterprises to leverage hybrid solutions to meet rapidly changing stakeholder needs."

ProfileUnity v6.7.6 stores user-authored data to native cloud storage like Dropbox Business, OneDrive, Amazon WorkDocs, and Google Drive. The new release builds on ProfileUnity’s already well-rounded User Environment Management (UEM) capabilities that end the need for roaming profiles or basic profile tools. The solution supports automated migrations to Windows 10 and Server 2016. It speeds overall logon times and streamlines user management by providing unified User Profiles with Application Rights Management and Context-Aware Policies for granular control of users on any Windows OS, on any desktop delivery platform, including physical, virtual or cloud. ProfileDisk is a special feature in ProfileUnity that leverages a provisioned VHD or VMDK to handle extremely large profiles – including those with MS Outlook Index and Search, and Microsoft Office 365 Caching - to deliver lightning-fast profiles that are fully customizable.

"By using object-based storage to store user profiles and user-authored data in the cloud, ProfileUnity v6.7.6 removes the last stumbling block for companies trying to get off-prem and into the cloud (or a truly hybrid environment), where they can begin to unlock the potential of DaaS," said Chris Noon, director at Nuvens, a Liquidware partner.

Check out Liquidware’s Object-Based Cloud Storage webinar to learn more!

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading, platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware® Horizon View, Amazon® WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments to support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

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Northeast Citrix User Group Community XL

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:39
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Citrix User Group Community Triad, North Carolina

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:36
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

What’s New in Liquidware Essentials

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:33
If you have not checked out Liquidware’s line of Workspace Environment Management lately you are really missing out. In the last few releases of ProfileUnity, FlexApp, and Stratusphere there have been significant performance and feature enhancements. They include faster ProfileUnity logins, FlexApp applications on-demand (Click-to-Layer), Stratusphere GUI and report enhancements, and a new Optimizer for CPU in Stratusphere. There is much more that you are missing out on if you have not evaluated or updated your software! Attend this webinar to learn more!

Using the SpotCheck Inspection to Provide Visibility and Deliver User Experience

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:32
The ability to meet user expectations and deliver the appropriate user-experience in a shared host and storage infrastructure can be a complex and challenging task. Further, the variability in deployment (settings and overall supportive infrastructure) on platforms such as VMware View and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop make these architectures complex and difficult to troubleshoot and optimize. In the webinar, we’ll present the SpotCheck Inspection technique, which will define a broad-stroke methodology to perform a limited health check of an existing platform or architecture.

Application Layering & Profile Management Designed to Work as One

Thu, 2018-03-22 16:18
There’s more to successful application layering than application delivery. Many Citrix enterprises are demanding that their chosen application layering solution also control user access, handle privilege elevation, have options to include user and machine level registry keys, and more! In addition, applications should be easy to update and quick to deploy. In this webinar you’ll see the true power of an integrated user environment management solution with application layering – designed from the ground up for enterprise use cases.

Citrix User Group Meeting, Western Michigan

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:49
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Citrix User Group Meeting, Detroit

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:48
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Citrix User Group Meeting, Los Angeles

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:46
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Citrix User Group Meeting, Washington D.C.

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:45
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Great Plains CUGC XL

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:42
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Citrix Synergy

Mon, 2018-03-12 16:39
Build confidence in your digital transformation: Citrix Synergy brings together experts and thought leaders who are changing the way the world works. Synergy will share the Citrix vision for the future of work, and show how harnessing new innovations gives you more opportunities than ever to create meaningful competitive advantage.

Unrivaled User Experience, Simple Migration with Liquidware & Citrix XenDesktop

Wed, 2018-03-07 13:15
Hospital Leverages Liquidware to Transition 100 XenApp Servers and 8,000 Citrix XenDesktop users from Windows Server 2008r2 to Latest Citrix XenDesktop on Server 2016

Sirius Madness

Mon, 2018-03-05 13:34
Sirius Madness brings together over 1,000 IT professionals, industry leaders, and technology experts across the country. Join us Thursday, March 15 to explore some of the biggest trends and even bigger ideas in the industry. We’ve got you covered with courtside seats to Cloud, Data and Analytics, Digital Transformation, Security, DevOps and more!

Liquidware in Citrix Ready Pavilion at HIMSS 18’ To Showcase Products

Mon, 2018-03-05 09:57

Liquidware will Demo their Award Winning Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Chicago, IL – March 5th, 2018 – Liquidware, a leading third-party provider of platform agnostic end-user computing solutions, announced today that it will demonstrate its independent workspace environment management suite that works across virtual and physical desktops. Liquidware can be found in the Citrix Ready Pavilion – Booth # 12332 – at HIMSS 18, taking place March 5th – 9th, 2018.

Liquidware provides healthcare organizations with policy and user environment management settings, application layering for streamlined Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop image management as well as compatibility with single sign on user management. Users have seen an 80% reduction in migration time to Windows 10 and Server 2016 and a 90% reduction in time in Windows logins. Such significant results demonstrate the importance Liquidware places on aiding healthcare to better address HIPPA requirements through virtual and physical desktop technologies.

Jason E. Smith, VP of Products at Liquidware, will discuss the ease of use and implementation of Liquidware ProfileUnity User Environment management, FlexApp Layering and Stratusphere UX through an upgrade to 100 Citrix XenApp servers for a major healthcare organization.

Listen as Jason describes how 8,000 users were seamlessly moved to new Citrix servers within one week while keeping users productive by still using the pre-existing Citrix environment. Liquidware will speak at the Citrix Booth 7520 during the HIMSS show on March 7th at 12pm.

"Liquidware‘s products have closed gaps in our infrastructure and saved us so much time that we can focus on other important improvements that really enhance the quality of patient care. " Josh Wilda, Metro Health Hospital

"All of our nurses need to access the EHR. Our floor nurses may only need three apps, but a head nurse might need up to 10. Liquidware’s FlexApp makes it simple to layer needed applications onto the base image and makes the entire software lifecycle management process a lot easier." Brandon Graves, IT Team Member, Willis-Knighton Medical Center

"The Citrix Ready Pavilion at HIMSS this year will showcase partner solutions designed to make healthcare professionals more effective and efficient, while improving patient care," said John Panagulias, Director, Citrix Ready. "We welcome Liquidware to our Pavilion to demonstrate how their independent workspace environment management suite reduces the time healthcare professionals need to access their workspace to spend more time with patients."

To learn more about Liquidware at HIMSS 18’ click here.

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading, platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware® Horizon View, Amazon® WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments to support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

About Citrix Ready

The Citrix Ready Program showcases verified products that are trusted to enhance Citrix solutions for app virtualization, VDI, mobility, networking, file sync and share, and Citrix Cloud services. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, giving customers added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering.

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Liquidware Bets On Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops

Wed, 2018-02-28 11:58
Liquidware is betting that cloud-based virtual desktops will sprawl out in a similar manner to virtual servers, and is partnering up with the major cloud vendors in anticipation.

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