On the 9th of March 30+ brave souls ventured out into the arctic-like conditions to attend the Citrix User Group in Dublin but they were rewarded with some fantastic sessions, networking, food, and drinks.
The day started with an impromptu Dublin EUC Breakfast Club though it was rebranded Brunch given the time of the day
To start the day we had Marc Aurel Evers talking about how Google Chrome Flex is a secure Chrome-based endpoint software for accessing Citrix. Marc started with an overview of the product including the benefits over a Windows PC. These benefits focused on the fact you can extend the life of existing hardware by converting it with Chrome OS Flex. Extending the life of the device is obviously a huge sustainability gain for any organization and also there are the associated cost savings. Marc even passed around some converted devices including an old converted XPS 13. Overall it was a very interesting session and will be fascinating to see how Chrome OS Flex compares against other vendors in this very competitive market.
The next session was from David Pisa and Gavin Strong and they gave a very detailed overview of Citrix App Layering including a deep dive into how to set up the infrastructure required for an App Layering POC in Azure.
Afterwards, we had a short coffee break then I gave the group an overview of Liquidware’s digital workspace solutions. I then introduced FlexApp and FlexApp One firstly outlining what it was not before describing the solution and then showing a demo video of how easy it is to run FlexApp One apps in a matter of minutes. Finally, I introduced our brand new innovative helpdesk remediation solution CommandCTRL coming later this year, and I even gave a live demo which thankfully went off without a hitch.
To finish the day Wendy Gay and Javier Lopez Santacruz delivered a session on Identity and SSO with Citrix and focused on Primary Identity and FAS (Citrix Federated Authentication Service). Identity and SSO are big topics in EUC so this was a very well received session to close out the day
Congrats to Paul Matthews who won the Liquidware Festival pack that is on the way to you
We then adjourned to the bar for drinks and food where the conversations could continue.
Overall it was a great event, with some very informative sessions, and great networking including reconnecting with my old IGEL colleague Ben Ward who is now Field CTO for the UK and Ireland at Liquit.
The next event is scheduled in Belfast in June and should be another enjoyable day.
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