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The physical office has evolved into a virtual one. The number of users working outside of the main office is growing, challenging how IT manages access to Windows and Linux-based apps and desktops. The user's workspace can easily accommodate a distributed workforce with virtual apps and desktops, but this doesn't mean deploying everything on-premises. Organizations have choices. In this session, we will demonstrate the latest options, including DaaS, Windows Virtual Desktop and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, while providing recommendations on when to use each.Note: This session will be live-streamed during the event and available for on-demand viewing post-event on Citrix Synergy TV.
All right, very good afternoon everyone. How you doing out there Thursday? Yeah. Alright party crowd. My name is Alfred manske Solutions architect within the citric strategic alliances team. I like to welcome you all to our session here today at 2:30 to more than one way to vdi. It's part 7 in our geek's guide to the workspace. I'm joined by and Jim quick & Trust on my own contact marketing tactic to detect not endangered burn walking with Surface Pro 7 years and
Industry for 12 and Jim. I'm a current CTP and I used to work for and they accidentally like something for you. Alright, thanks guys. There you have it when cards you to follow us on Twitter as well. And where does Twitter fans out there? Yeah, it's like 4 and like one got really excited the back there. All right. If you want to swing station, please use these hashtags Citrix Synergy geek's Guide to the workspace and the unique one for us more than one way to vdi. Also previously on the geek's guide to the workspace. You took a look at endpoint device management
right policies that control for these types of devices. Who is that the previous session? All right. That's awesome. Who's been to all the geese guide sessions us for? You guys rock? That's that's amazing to see. The first session here today will be taking a look at virtual apps and desktops as part of the overall workspace solution. And this will be inclusive of the Citrix managed desktops offering you might have heard a thing or two about that recently. Along with the traditional virtual apps and desktops the virtual apps on Desktop Service card by Citrix cloud and Windows Virtual desktop
in the Microsoft offering and how he's all fit together and the fact they're not mutually exclusive as we'll see. All right. So, let's Dive Right In here. Now I think life is about choices, right? Now some choices are pretty tasty like like what Donuts you want to go with him. I know we just had lunch, but I'm kind of getting a craving for sweet. I think I'm one of the top right looks the most delicious to me. Or what paint color? Do you want to paint a room in your house? And you don't look at the paint store recently and they have such colors out there now as newborn
baby tornado season and dead salmon. I mean who would be like honey? Let's play the kitchen light shade of dead salmon tacos are with your wife. So we have decisions to make right in life. In fact when you think about it each one of you has made a number of choices that brought you two are very session here today, right? Think about it. Your chosen career in information technology or some related discipline perhaps business Information Systems. You all chose me part of the Citrus ecosystem or maybe your company or your manager chose for you and either case walk. I'm glad to have you.
You chose me part of Secrets energy and learn about the future of work and make meaningful connections. This is a shot of actually last year's expo hall and I hope you all had a chance to go up there and and chat with some of the partners. We have learned what the latest Solutions. And then you decide to come to our section. Which yeah, I know. I'm partial but I think that's a very good decision to learn about vti options you have available for your organization. I didn't mean this room you decided where to sit and you know, it's it's always interesting because you always kind of get your
most most of you sitting out towards the size and the back and so thank you Jennifer for sitting upfront appreciate that. I think Bill Gates puts him. Well when he states that light has a tendency to just happen, but it's happened because we make choices the life Ukraine design for yourself is going really hue light from the choices you make overtime right now choosing to do vdi with Citrix. That is a very good choice right where an industry leader with a passion to focus on user experience Technologies through for the
key options of how you can take apps and desktops and incorporate public cloud in some form or fashion, So let's let's walk through them here. The first is extending, right so you can take your traditional virtual ass and desktops deployment that you have on premise and you might have had on premise for a number of years and then you extended or you create one or more catalogs in a public lab. Now the second option which is actually quite popular is to deploy an entirely self-contained environment for virtual apps and
desktops with in a public Cloud. So just a ride. So this is inclusive setting up your active directory rice equal and all the components that comprise an environment for you. The third option is leveraging cloud services. So the virtual apps and Desktop Service in Citrix Cloud, right? So that cloud-based management playing where you can connect to one or more resource locations in public laws private clouds or the data centers of your choice. So in this case were were showing that with with Azure and then the last option is a newer option. This is the citric managed desktop or what
we're calling dad's option or desktops as a service cancel. This is a real easy turn key solution to quickly deliver desktops and virtual apps from the Azure Cloud gym and manifold tacos little bit more about those options that we have. Now what kind of resources can we make available? What's it like we pride ourselves in the broadest array of choices and I imagine many of you are familiar with these choices here right from traditional virtual machine server OS we've got desktop OS we've got physical PCS that users need to
connect to write in the office before today session. We're going to be focusing more. So on the ones you see in Gray here and that is the traditional shared Windows desktop or hosted shared. We have the pool the Windows desktop right coming from a a desktop operating system. Pool and we have the personal Windows desktop or what you might consider as dedicated session. What's your pregnant with demo and take a look at the user experience? So this is the Citrix workspace experience and hopefully is not new to all of
you were signing in as a user and coursework space experience bring together. All the best that the user needs to be productive rights are not just apps in desktop, but also content and other capabilities we're going to proceed to launch a Windows 10 desktop. Not my question to all of you write something I'd like you to think through as we go through our presentation here is how is this being delivered right? So it has been delivered from Windows Virtual desktop plus the Citrix virtual apps on desktop service or is it being delivered by the Citrix
managed desktop offering perhaps it's being delivered by traditional Citrix virtual apps on desktop cancel his number of ways that we can deliver desktops and applications to our users. But at the end of the day guys from the use of perspective is it doesn't matter right? Because the user is ultimately going to get a great experience there going to be productive are going to have everything that they need to do their work nights at work here in the Windows desktop interface or going to do is Roxie going to just drill into system properties to take a closer peek and then actually
reveal the answer to this is a Windows 10 Enterprise VM that's running up in Azure. So this is actually Windows Virtual desktop and it's being delivered a broker through the citric virtual apps and Desktop Service in Greater detail. The kick ass off with the first option on Windows Virtual desktop. I'm going to hand it over to Jim. so who's Head Windows Virtual desktop? So Windows Virtual desktop is Microsoft desktop-as-a-service running sole individual.
Turn key solution it will support as you going to hit Windows 10 multi session, but it also supports Windows 10 Single session Windows 7 single session and that will come with three years of free extended support. It also supports several Isis as well. So 2012 and up if you want to do 2000 IRC. Then you need to talk to these guys over here. esposa Mexican optimizations for Office 365 proplus Some of those optimizations of come along with Microsoft acquisition of
fslogix, and some of you may be familiar with the capabilities that but it's not just that so the office is now getting much more serious about a stateless desktop. And there is a lot of interesting observations that was already seen for instance taper machine installation of OneDrive and teams, but there's lots more coming down to help all of us who did ice dancing by selection in one offices of workout. You can do templates or you can bring your own image as well. So if you have your own pre-configured image that you
have fed and watered over the is an instinctual needs that smell probably used honestly goal image and Windows Virtual desktop to it wouldn't be a slide about cloud with a didn't say deploy in scaling minutes, right? But like something she'll has more points and presents than that. You can pass this combined. I will be rolling out the windows virtual desktop control plane across the globe very quickly after. If you think all of this sounds very exciting you can't right now. Okay, this isn't public preview. You can log on and you can associate this with
your subscription and you can give it a go. You can see how Windows 10 multi-session fits for you and you can see how is your office View? Dig into Windows 10 motivational little bit more so not a lot of change. But it's very very good in terms of resource utilization because you can do multiple users on a single s supposed. Probably a good solution right now for that ass office 2019 Perpetual Roslyn Pro Plus. atticus's ltsc the big advantage over this side. Is that resource consumption Windows 10 Enterprise? Single user support
again Windows 32 apps but support stay at the other office is okay. Maybe something a little bit more exciting at the Windows store. You can now get Windows store apps. But also it's very very compatible. Right? Everybody's had that occasion where you tried to install something that you owe you just need and you get that are saying I'm sorry, we don't need still lost. We take the Best of Both Worlds and combined them into Windows 10 multi session only available
on all right. Just have a quick look at if you go and have a go at the public preview right now you search these your Marketplace it will be part of the the normal Resources by g a. I was just a real estate. We see me find Windows Virtual desktop in the marketplace. And if you've ever used as your you know, that there's going to be a couple of questions and what we call blades. We connect it up to as your ID at your day will give you all the contextual and multi-factor authentication that you're used to.
Right. Now the public preview is in UFC 2. You see that result a Windows 10 movie session or a custom image, which is exactly what I talked about before and it will give you some kind of rough sizing based on how many years is on what wear clothes. But if you want you can pick any of them. Any BMX tool in is your ecosystem including any series which will give you and video gpu-accelerated desktops? We also need to connect it up to NAD to Maine because we need some computer accounts for your service. We need to network
and pick up some of that. nothing too hard sofa I never hear it go. And that's it. The only thing left to do is a is a small Powershell command to assign users to that pool of the ends and you will not be able to log on and use Windows 10 movie session. So if you are interested that I absolutely need some resources at the sites where you can go and have a look at all the things I'm just showing you. And I know what to Mine. So what we seen when the Ellen show jokes this so you could use the same Windows Virtual desktop that Jim showcased created and Asher
and then be able to pull it into a mixed martial arts in Desktop Service solution and be able to manage it from there. So you got the VM and you can do everything else around 6. So this is the simple architecture association between active directory and Azure active directory Lieutenant is coming from multi section and just need to Cloud connector available inside of it and you connect to Windows service and after braces new currency has enabled your car you can have all of the Pacific Management be applied to the same application to the
same. So the next option that you have is Citrix managed desktop. What is it? This one is just stops. It is the simple turn key solution when using Windows Virtual desktops in the background. You create the image that you need or you can use the existing image that we have and we give you a single bill. So subjects will bill you for your eyes your consumption as well as all the septic service that we provide and all you need to do is tell us what size of emu on how many users and that's it good after days has nothing to be done. And the most important thing is
everything comes our rebirth. So, let's see what the admin experience with one quick question with the key features of what is available in the mattress desktops. I'm not going to talk to each of them. But the most important things that are there on the slide our machines are possible. So you guys can have a solution where you don't join the demand for any of the uses. You can also have multiple multi-factor authentication using Azure MFA as well as providing third-party providers that will be able to authenticate
to these machines and you get all the cool stuff like image Builder. You can operate machines automatically everything is possible to be part of that and you get analytics as well as monitoring into those machines so I can experience on how you as an admin be able to do you insert a slicer stop. All right. So you're going to start a cloud you click manage desktops. It'll open up the suffix match that stops admin console. George will be listing a set of catalogs that are available to you that can be used as machines that are going to be delivered to your
users on the top right you have list of Master images that are already bad and you can also add your own or you can build an image inside of your house. So if you click on one of those I can give you the list of machines at the catalogs that is being consumed inside of as well as where the machines are. You can look at the list book space. You are a ladies man to be available in. As well as the network that is available for this particular catalog. No, let's say you want to create a new catalog. What do you need to do? It gives you a simple.
You are very all all the things that are there are the size. You need to select the OS you need to tell us how many minutes how many Valiums Network and figure out the size of the image that you want and if you want an even simpler when you can simply go to Quick create, it just gives you the bare minimum things that you need to tell us to have the vehicle is running and we will do everything else for you in the Bible. All right. So if you created a catalog you need to go and add
subscribers, it's a simple click many subscribers. Your 80 is already connected in it will give you a list place where you can search for the uses its example of a research connect to that catalog and you're done. Similarly, we give you a listing of all the details of the image itself. Dispatch tells you which desktop synapse its associated with which machines as well as you can do part management right out of here. We do artists killing inside of a car center console itself. And then how do you monitor these machines? It's another click and you get a list
of machines that are running. What are the concurrent sessions everything is going to be available. If you go and hire her over any one of these particular things you'll get the list of concurrent sessions as well as What machines are being used a p concurrent sessions and stop trying to get the last month or CSV file which contains all the activity of you set up users. And that's as simple as that you got the management and monitoring inside of it. And that's all you need to know as an admin to be able to deliver managed
desktop server uses. So I said managed desktop site. You can also do just apps so it's not a solution that only machines you can also has just apps available to your users. So you'd be at this point in time asking what is the value of R2 to Windows Virtual desktop and any of the other Solutions? This is a list it's not exhaustive of course, but we provide SPS technologies that are available to anything planned can connect to any of these resources and you
should be able to still have the best experience experience possible. We optimize theme spy Skype as well as do estimate optimization for Office Pro Plus two directors. You've got machine creation Services everything to Sky's set as well as all of the analytics pieces will come into play as soon as you move to a workspace service. And the most important thing is that it's hybrid. It's a choice for you. You can have desktops that are there your resources in a solution as well as in Azure and be able to match everything in one place.
So quickly going over the options are available as part of a circus managed to fix value-add you got your text message desktops turn key solution. All you need to do is tell us how many Vans what size and you get machines available to be able to tell what uses you want to have more flexibility you want to be able to have the ability to do more with your capabilities of the that's available. And if you want to give them the food workspace experience that we showcased in the keynote and you can always use the surface workspace. Switch between premium plus and with
a 12-volt. So how many of you know this? You already know that I don't have. Ford just take a quick look at what it is. Co Antrim is solution is a solution which you have as for these many years has been using your card users are connected devices Boston ADC into a storefront and you are managing the studio the director as well as the database itself and then the resources all of it is either 1 p.m. Or in the cloud and you as the art itadmin are managing all of that right now. So the one thing that we've added his
sight aggregation, what is giving you is the ability to have the workspace experience be extended to all of those people who have only on premises plant do we want to have our all of your users have the ability to have the great teacher said that they are providing for the workplace and that is why we will decide Ocean feature this year how many of you guys are in the first session? So you didn't go through the whole process of how to do that and I will not be going into as much as that. You
can buy any specific service and then you have the ability to be able to get your headset Xbox 360. I'm going to have Allen come back and talk to you about this job services. Alright, thanks for that meaning. So they virtual apps and Desktop Service in Citrix Cloud who's take a look at that at some point? Okay, awesome. Very cool. Well before we take a look at that list again show the slide that my ice code to really recap what a traditional virtual apps and desktop deployment and Tails up,
right? You've got your different layers that use Early Access layer control are your resources? And so this is great. It's proven a scale. But from an IT perspective, you're managing all these components right and and that sort of can take away a little bit from the resources that you're trying to deliver Friday apps and desktops. So we Citrix Cloud we offload the management playing by the access layer the control air and its Citrix we manage that we keep it Evergreen so you can focus more on the Strategic parts of water delivery ride, the actual apps and desktops
and and your work clothes so you can see if you're on the access layer. You've got that work space experience and which is really like a like a more comprehensive version of the traditional storefront that's available in the cloud with many more capabilities the Gateway service. That's really an on-demand HDX proxy really turn key Solution. That's highly scalable. We have course the control are the virtual apps and Desktop Service itself handling the brokering functionality and and connectivity and then it's a resource locations which can be public Cloud private right order data
center. We have a component known as the exhaust connector price of the clock connector is a lightweight installation on a server-based operating system. Provide that secure Port 443 outbound connectivity to the Citrix Cloud management plan. Now if you're looking to do hybrid Cloud, one of the best solutions that I can recommend to you is taking advantage of appliances that have been validated through our Citrix ready program. We have a program known as a Citrix workspace Appliance program with vendors.
Such a Cisco Hewlett-Packard Enterprise nutanix Lenovo Flex Whitey store magic and others these vendors have work with us to certify their Solutions with Citrus plug specifically the virtual apps in Desktop Service. So you can deploy hybrid Cloud Solutions literally within hours you're racking and stacking the skier and each one has a simple wizard driven interface that allows you to onboard that Hardware that infrastructure out of resource location and communicate up to Citrix cloud and start provisioning resources. So this is ridiculously
easy to do and many choices available depending on different brand preference is another value as that these vendors provide and the hyper-converged solution. So you going to get everything all in one ride your CPU your storage networking. It's ready to go. Don't take a quick look at the virtual apps on desktop service, right? We're going to sign in here to Citrix cloud and I keep in mind that we have the cloud-based management playing available geographies America, Mia and Asia pack. So these are the style that we have in Citrix Cloud virtual apps and
Desktop Service managing desktops on premises for a number of years is going to be familiar because we have that one based studio console the web-based monitoring console North equivalent of director. We're coming in under the manage area and fur machine catalogue, you'll notice again that Windows 10 multi-session. Okay, so that's been delivered. Of course, I from Azure and you've got all the familiar properties and controls and policies that you can use to further Define the environment for your users in addition to all the other resources
and conditions that you would typically Define for your Force, all right. So we have the machine catalogs and we have the delivery groups of how we're making that assignment out to our users. You can see the relevant versioning information here and different parameters and I'm going to take a look at the hosting right. So how do we Define the the hose connections which can be to public clouds or traditional hypervisor? The last of the moderates have rights of what does the section performance look like? How can we take action on user sessions Rachel's all familiar to you if
you've been using it traditionally on premises or if you're not new very intuitive to really get up to speed with it. All right. So we've kind of set the stage you're right and we've taken a look at the different options that are available inclusive of Windows Virtual desktop. We took a look at Citrix managed desktop, the traditional virtual apps and desktops and the virtual Desktop Service in Citrix cloud. The question right? Which one should I use and to answer that? It's really simple guys. Thank you. What I mean
does the pound but I give you one point better. So this is kind of what I call the money slide. You'll get access to the flight deck as well. But we try to really just filled out some of the key decision points for you as you think through which solution you want to go with for a particular project and I can't wait another not mutually exclusive why you can bring together several offerings and provide at single-pane-of-glass for your end users. So as I mentioned earlier domain join were closed if if you're not working with Domaine drouhin work clothes, right? No avian. You don't plan
to then take a look at Manas desktops write some of you might recall. We had a previous solution r i v i n a box at also been to or you could use it without active directory consideration Point managed desktop. Are you working with only Cloud resources and to go one level deeper is it? How is your AWS? I Google another cloud. Is it 110 or server 2016 right after answering? Yes to those then again manage desktops might be something that he want to take a look at. Now coming down 101 click lower here are certifications relevant to you and your
organization, right? So things like five away, criteria and 5th if they're not and you're not doing at viore SCCM integration and you want more control and take advantage of the virtual apps and Desktop Service on Citrix Cloud recommendation that is relevant to you then traditional Citrix virtual laptops and desktops which isn't even included on this slide is if simple monthly billing a monthly subscription is relevant to you. The managed desktop offering is the only offering direct from Citrix that'll provide that
capability. Okay, so that's something worth were thinking about Is even simpler version right for this is very simple and from our perspective we suggest that you take a look at manage desktops, right? If nothing else evaluated consider it see if it meets your needs if you need more control. You need more features something a little more real bus from what the man is desktop solution will provide then take a look at Virtua apps in Desktop Service in Citrix Cloud. If you have specific requirements, then you can take advantage of traditional Citrix virtual apps and desktops. All right.
So at this point, let's go ahead and talk through some use cases right some actual customers and scenarios. Number one. We have a small grocery chain. Now this grocery chain just has a few locations. They're working with SAS apps. There are windows face shop. They don't really have much infrastructure. They have primarily it generalist not specialist. And so for them the Citrix man is desktop solution works. Well against keeping in mind we can deliver notches desktops, but also applications, okay. The moving on we have a
regional Electronics chain. Okay. So this Electronics chain has more locations in the grocery store with looked at earlier. They have a need to deliver both apps desktops. However, they have some awesome software an infrastructure that's located at each one of the store. Okay at the retail presence. So it would that be the best option for them is the virtual apps and Desktop Service and in doing so as the company grows, they can quickly on board new stores with something like the Citrix workspace appliance that I talked about earlier right those
quick turn key hyper-converged Solutions. And then lastly will take a look at a large Healthcare System. So this system, of course, they also have apps and they have desktops early performance is a concern though. They also need to ensure that they adhere to different client regulatory considerations and they want to have full control of their back in databases with with a DBA for this particular customer. They decided to go with the traditional Citrix commercial apps and desktops
and this is another great slide that really breaks it down by management, right? So on the far left, like we saw the other diagrams when you have traditional Citrix virtual desktops that's going to be it and your partner Manish Rai. So that's all blue from user layer resources access and control. You move one step further and the virtual apps and Desktop Service allows us at Citrix to manage one of those management plan components for you to go one step even further and the Citrix man has desktops even more turn key
and you're effectively just assigning your your users and your resources and the other option is worth considering is our extensive Citrix a service provider ecosystem MK where they can basically take on everything and meet the unique challenges of of your organization eccentric. We have really believe in choice and that pulls two when it comes to Virtual app and desktop delivery. Rights of Man shall we go ahead and wrap this up now and then we'll have some time for for Q&A. So we've looked at all the different options
that are available to you as part of the way to do vdi we've got You got such a Spanish desktops. You've got my vote election-day stops itself on premise. We've got the watch last place of service as well as we've got Windows Virtual desktop that can be in Trinity created using the windows in the Citrix Portal app and Desktop Service. These are not something that can that you need to figure out as different things. It just depends on where you are and what you want to do with them and they can have more than one option available to you like using Xbox
adapter Desktop Service, you'd be able to have one premise deployments as well as in the cloud as well as be able to extend whenever you need to public closet. So like I said, so just has the most diverse set of capabilities and their most number of silly offerings. It's not mutually exclusive. And we would like to say tryouts at the smiles that stops first if that's something that that is what is giving you all the things that you need then great. Otherwise, we can always set up everything inside of the water flosser the sub service
such as be very speaker matrices, which compare the offerings that we have learning more about the Windows Virtual desktop as well as trying out the bridge collapse and stop service in Citrix Cloud all these links. Okay, and the rest of you consider yourself Citrix text tone is the go-to resource for all things Technical and Citrix. We've got fantastic reference architectures papers tools deep Dives and much much more with a very very active roadmap and we got some cool stickers. If you
guys want feel free to come up to the stage at the conclusion of our session, but honestly, we encourage you to not only here but please take the time to find some comments on on the documents that we have here. What's working? What would you like to see more of a really here for you and want to share that you're successful with your Citrix virtual app and desktop Solutions. And in the next episode of the geek's guide to the workspace, you'll be taking a look at collaboration and things like we're close as well as slack and Microsoft teams part of the overall
work space and as we build out a comprehensive a story for delivering all these resources. Now that's going to be right back here part 8 sin 233 to stay around for that won. The conference surveys will be available, please. Do I take a moment to fill those out you'll be able to watch session such as this one and others on demand and be able to download all the other great presentations from the event here. That would encourage you all to please just write the session. Let us know what you thought about the
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