As a XenApp/XenDesktop techie, I’m always looking for those sessions where I will learn something. I want to hear about what people have seen or done with technology. I want to know what is coming soon. I want to know what is possible.
That is how I craft my Citrix Synergy agenda. Based on that, this is my Synergy 2017 agenda (if I didn’t have to present).
|8:30-9:15||SYN306: Solving PVS challenges with simple shell scripts||Andrew WoodJim Moyle||Automation. I’m hoping to see some really good automation scripts to simplify the admin’s life.|
|9:30-10:15||SYN302: Keys to a successful XenApp and XenDesktop user experience||Steve DownsShane Smith||Real-world experiences from Citrix Consulting. Always something to learn here.|
|10:30-11:15||SYN111: What’s new with Citrix Cloud and what’s to come||Joe VaccaroModesto Tabares||Whether we want to or not, the cloud is going to be part of our lives. We need to understand what’s possible and what’s to come.|
|2:45-3:30||SYN125: Security challenges and uses cases you can solve with a Citrix Workspace||Vishal GaneriwalaFlorin Lazurca||As a XenApp/XenDesktop guy, I’m curious to see how the solution can expand even further with the merging of other technologies.|
|3:45-4:30||SYN319: Securing devices, apps and data with XenMobile||Sujit NarayananGayathri Somanath||You can’t do anything without an endpoint device. I want to see what more I can do and how this can be integrated into XenApp and XenDesktop.|
|4:45-5:30||SYN701: How is Citrix Cloud used? Insights and notes from the trenches||Daniel LugoRyan Morey||Real world experiences. I’m always excited to hear about that, especially with newer approaches like cloud.|
|10:30-11:15||SYN314: Extend existing storage investments with ShareFile||Anirban ChakrabortyCrystal Ricevuto||Where your data is located is important from a user experience in XenApp and XenDesktop. Good to understand how we can tie everything together.|
|11:30-12:15||SYN103: XenApp and XenDesktop App Layering||Chris MidgleyRon Oglesby||App Layering. It is new. It is awesome. You want to learn this. It will simplify the life of the admin.|
|1:30-2:15||SYN309: Blueprint for easy, fast and cost effective branch office setup||Ruben SpruijtTarkan Kocoglu||Big design questions here that can impact users and admins. Curious about the latest recommendations.|
|2:30-4:00||SYN301: XenApp and XenDesktop Tech Update: May 2017 edition||Daniel Feller||Always a highly rated and full session. Great to learn about latest advancements and updated best practices. Plus, good jokes 🙂|
|4:30-5:15||SYN127: Introducing Smart Tools for the Xen product family; faster POCs and efficient operations on-premises or in the cloud||Mathew VargheseJie Feng||I’ve seen some of these already. It can really impact the admin’s job. Good idea to see what is possible.|
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