Citrix Synergy San Francisco 2012 highlights 7 Comments

Every year I cross half of the planet to go over the United States in San Francisco to attend Citrix Synergy event. This is every time very exciting, meeting new people, friends, geeks and of course doing some business. This year was different as I didn't had time to go to all the session I planned to attend due to an heavy but very pleasant schedule with CTPs. I had time to attend the keynotes and see what Citrix was ready to unleash for this major virtualization event, I will sum up everything that I think are the key points for the future of our job. The main topic of keynote since two years ago is the Cloud, Personal, Private or Public, the Cloud is everywhere; look I even put an upper case when I write Cloud :) GoTo products : GoToAssist have reach 50M sessions, translated to 15 languages with a  fastest time to service. GoToAssist for iPad and now for Android are available for free. You can download the Android app here :  [here] The mobile workstyle with GoToMeeting to work with anyone anywhere across any device gets HD faces available on iPad today. Wyse : After Wyse Xenith (zero client ) Wyse announced Xentih 2 [link] which is (supposed) to be  40% faster, more secure, true 720P with multi-monitor support. Of course no one missed the fact Wyse has been acquired by Dell [link] HP : HP announce one of the coolest hardware during this Synergy, the HP t410 All-in-one, System on a chip, HDX ready and PoE (Power over Ethernet) consuming only 13watt, this is cool for a 18,5 inch screen. If you don't use PoE, you can still use a regular power cord. This is not a revolution but an evolution, this zero client screen have a price, 429$ Specifications : [link] Citrix VDI-in-a-Box Now with a full HDX experience, and scale like lego block. What's really new is you can upgrade from VDI-in-a-Box to XenDesktop licenses. Citrix VDI-in-a-Box won the best of Interrop Award 2012 in cloud computing and virtualization category [link] Dell DVS simplified powered by VDI-in-a-Box appear to be a good solution for SMB who need fast deployment [link]   AppDNA AppDNA introduce new features / module like physical to virtual transition,  Windows OS and browser upgrades with a new version released v6.1 [link]   Citrix XenClient, acquisition of Virtual Computer Virtual…

Here we are, already in May and time for another Citrix Synergy in San Francisco. This year won't be the same as it's the first time I will attend this event as a CTP. I won't attend as much session as I'm used to because there is a lot of CTP things goings around but I will focus on most important point for me. Like every Synergy, I share here my planned schedule (subject to change) and I will be very glad to meet all of you and share like we do every time. Monday, May 7 7:00 am- 9:00 am Continental Breakfast - Moscone West and Hilton 11:45 am- 1:30 pm Lunch - Level 3, Moscone West 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm SUM001 – Summit Welcome Address - Level 3, Moscone West Moscone West Level 3 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Partner Appreciation Party Tuesday, May 8 7:00 am- 9:00 am Continental Breakfast - Moscone West and Hilton 11:45 am- 1:30 pm Lunch - Level 3, Moscone West 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm SYN501 – Geek Speak Tonight! (GSL!) Moscone West 2007 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Synergy Welcome Reception - Level 1, Solutions Expo, Moscone West   Wednesday, May 9 7:00 am- 9:00 am Continental Breakfast - Moscone West and Hilton 8:00 am- 8:45 am SYN502 – Sizing your next XenApp farm is not a black art (GSL!) Moscone West 2002 9:00 am- 9:45 am SYN119 – Deep dive on XenDesktop personal vDisk Moscone West 2007 10:30 am-12:30 pm SYN001 – Synergy Opening Keynote Moscone West Level 3 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch - Level 1, Solutions Expo, Moscone West 2:30 pm- 3:15 pm SYN504 – Desktop virtualization smackdown 2012 (GSL!) Moscone West 2002 3:30 pm- 4:15 pm SYN205 – Deep dive on CloudGateway Moscone West 2007 4:30 pm- 5:15 pm SYN506 – Finally, let’s talk about real-world Citrix XenApp experiences (GSL!) Moscone West 2002   Thursday, May 10 7:00 am- 9:00 am Continental Breakfast - Moscone West and Hilton 8:30 am-10:30 am SYN002 – Day Two General Session Moscone West Level 3 12:15 pm- 2:00 pm Lunch - Level 1, Solutions Expo, Moscone West and Golden Gate & Continental Foyers, Hilton 2:00 pm- 2:45 pm SYN199 – Gaze into the Citrix CTO crystal ball Moscone West 2007 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm SYN509 – Virtual reality check: an insider's guide to virtualization (GSL!) Moscone West 2002 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm SYN510 – Can the CTPs stump the Citrix architects? (GSL!) Moscone West 2002 5:00 pm- 5:45 pm SYN511 – Life in the virtual trenches: a guide to guerilla troubleshooting (GSL!) Moscone West 2002 7:00 pm-11:00 pm Synergy Party - Level 3, Moscone West   Friday, May 11 7:00 am- 9:00 am Continental Breakfast -…

Today is my last work day before I leave to United States, flying until San Francisco to attend Citrix Synergy 2010. Last year I got my tickets but I lost my passport and I wasn't able to fly until Las Vegas (...). This year, only Iceland's volcano will be able to stop me :) Synergy is important for me and the key point for me is Citrix XenClient. This is a revolution in the conception of what is a personal computer versus professional computer. I bet this market will explode within 3 years and I see huge business opportunities... I really look forward this event there is so many people to meet and the schedule promise to be very interesting. Many people I know already book me for different purpose, just meet and hand shake for good instead of sharing over the internet, meeting, work and interviews. Here is my schedule, if you come to one of these sessions, just come over to say me hello, I'm always glad to meet new people ! Schedule for Sunday, May 9 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm Networking Meeting with Alexander Juschin, Serge RAJEVIC to define Schedule for Monday, May 10 10:00 am-10:50 am SUM207 – The technology behind XenClient and the XenDesktop VM Synchronizer Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2008,2010,2012 11:00 am-11:50 am SUM206 – Management, simplified – with XenApp Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2004-2006 1:00 pm- 1:50 pm SUM201 – Migration from physical PCs to XenDesktop: a technical overview Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2004-2006 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm SUM502 – EMEA Partner Forum Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2008,2010,2012 Schedule for Tuesday, May 11 6:30 am- 7:30 am Breakfast (Marriott/Hilton) 7:00 am- 8:30 am Breakfast (Moscone West, 3rd Floor) 8:00 am- 8:50 am SUM301 – Debugging a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2003-2005 9:00 am- 9:50 am SUM302 – Troubleshooting XenDesktop deployments Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2003-2005 10:00 am-10:50 am SUM118 – Grow your NetScaler business by targeting new use cases Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2014 11:00 am-11:50 am SUM108 – Generate new revenue by upgrading Secure Gateway to Access Gateway VPX Moscone West Convention Center - Moscone 2001 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Networking Meeting with Pierre MARMIGNON, Serge RAJEVIC Level 2 Foyer, Table A1 1:30 pm- 2:20 pm SUM203 – The power of FlexCast delivery: any desktop to…