Probleem – Microsoft Office 365: Outlook en OneDrive hebben een blijvende/persistente opslaglocatie nodig

Zodra een gebruiker Outlook opent, worden o.a. berichten (e-mails), zoekresultaten, inclusief de contacten en kalender informatie gedownload in de AppData folder van het zogenaamde gebruikersprofiel. Een blijvende/persistente opslaglocatie t.b.v. het gebruikersprofiel is dus gewenst – anders moet deze informatie iedere keer opnieuw binnengehaald worden, een ongewenste situatie.

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What you Need to Know Before using a Windows Profile Disk/Profile Container

TrustmeProfile Containers/Disks for Windows desktops enable Administrators to offload the entire user profile to a profile disk (VHD or VMDK). This approach allows for an otherwise large profile to be read at a block-level (very efficient) over the network. Liquidware ProfileUnity features the option to use a ProfileDisk™ and containers in ProfileUnity. They can be great – except when they are not.  Here are the Pros and Cons that you should know before you rely solely on a profile container/disk to provide an excellent user experience.

Pros

  • Great for offloading Office 365/Outlook caches
  • Ideal to solve Outlook indexing conundrums for virtual desktops like XenDesktop, XenApp, and VMware Horizon.
  • Really great at keeping cloud storage (Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Google Drive, etc) on a virtual network drive.

Cons

  • Run in the user context only and therefore can’t pick-up or virtualize other areas of the user profile outside of shell folders.
  • Profiles are exactly like a local profile except it is on the network so they are susceptible to profile corruption.
  • They are locked to a Windows OS version so you must have a disjointed profile disk/container for every OS the user logs onto, the user cannot migrate their profile or co-exist it with another Windows version.
  • Network only – there is no method to go offline. Laptops that even occasionally leave the office are not a candidate for a profile disk/container.

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Next Gen Desktops Creating New Business Opportunities for the Channel

We’ve recently signed a new distributor, Prianto, in the UK. They were established to address the market needs for specialized distribution, as the smaller, more niche organizations were being swallowed up by the large, fulfillment players. In the few months since we started working with the team at Prianto, we’ve seen the momentum with ongoing and new partner engagements swell. In particular, we are seeing avid interest in moving desktop workloads to the cloud, with an emphasis on Amazon Workspaces.

One such partner is Nuvens; they specialize in AWS and NetApp and have a dedicated VDI practice. Nuvens’ co-founder, Chris Noon, explains why they have chosen to become a Liquidware Acceler8 partner.

“Nuvens is an AWS WorkSpaces VDI specialist partner. We help clients move from both traditional desktop client infrastructure and Citrix environments into the AWS WorkSpaces managed infrastructure.

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