This first big European event is over now, I wasn't able to attend all the session I wanted to go but mostly I'm satisfy by the information I gather and great people I met. There was no very big announcement, XenDesktop 5 has been unleashed since day 1 but one product have been put under the light by Citrix and this is a great tool for online meeting, the introduce a new feature, a product evolution, GoToMeeting HDFaces (up to 6 video stream during web conference) Citrix Synergy in Europe is a great way to meet new people, new customers and compare how business is going in the other countries. This is also the best way to have direct input from visionary guys Rick Dehlinger, Shawn Bass, Citrix CTOs etc... This is very important to see everything and understand the way everyone is perceiving evolution of IT and business next years. I gather all the information I can grab and digest it to do my own perception, I can then deliver my through and feeling to my customers. Next Synergy will be in San Francisco in May 2011 and in Barcelona in October 2011, I really hope to meet you there, this is always a pleasure to meet new people and exchange about our every day job at all levels.
Citrix Summit is over and Citrix Synergy is now taking over with all customers. Yesterday has been hell of day, lot of business, no time to go anywhere or attend any session. This morning was the kino and several announcement have been made : XenDesktop 5 XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack XenVault Receiver Dazzle like + new Ipad version Open Cloud Manage suite I will come back later on each point because some of these announcement are Citrix product major release. Now I need to fly to the next session : Part1 : Project "Virtual Reality Check" : best praticies for virtualising Terminal Services and desktop workloads - this is a Geak Speak Live session
The first day is over and the Citrix Partner event will end tonight. I didn't attend a lot of session since I saw many of those back in may in San Francisco, but session about XenServer tweaking streaming application troubleshooting were very interessting. I just grab some tips from there to try it out later and writte some blog about what I discover. This Summit / Synergy is different for me this year because many of my customer will be there and I definitly need to "hang-out" with them :) But I still met many very cool people from tweeter, other meetings and blogs, it's always a pleasure to share a drink with these guys. I already went to APP-DNA booth where I got a very cool demonstration about the product AppTitude http://app-dna.com/AppTitude/ . I think this tool can be very usefull in very large migration process and can help to gain a lot of time on such project. I will ask a demo version to try it with a set of application to bring you some more in depth information about this product. But if you're at Synergy go to their booth, ask for Ilan and tell you know me, you will have a very cool demo of this product :)