Citrix Synergy 2018 Keynote Day 1 Notes

This was my first time getting to do this as a CTP and it was awesome to be around such a great team and getting to be part of the conference.  I hope this almost play by play set of notes is helpful to someone out there on the internet. The Future Of Work! David Henshall President\CEO Talked about the 448 Earthquake sending some seismic waves to this conference. Most happy about some of these announcements are going to be coming to people Talked about learning to fly and how multiple things have to work together to fly and you have to have a strategy. Talked about the point of return and how having a strategy lets you get to the destination you want vs just running out of fuel and turning around. More and more remote works but most people now work in 4 places a day. Millennials are not coming they are here and they are making a big difference, they will be the largest working group that have outpaced the Boomers and Gen X. 1 Year = All Data Ever (That’s a lot of Data) Talked about the Diversity of Apps, Devices and Work Styles and we… Read more

First Citrix Synergy Conference as a CTP

First off, it really is just a “wow” moment that I never thought would happen between the 2017 and 2018 Synergy. It has been a wild 12 months from just being a normal Citrix Nerd to a Citrix CTA in September last year, to a Citrix CTP in February 2018. This Citrix Synergy is the most important to date because this is my first time being a Citrix CTP. I have always, and continue to, look up to all the current and past CTPs as my Citrix Super Heroes and now I have made it to the Citrix Justice League, or the Avengers, whichever you prefer. Important Links Main Schedule Breakout Sessions Schedule Have the Citrix Phone Apps (Have your confirmation code and the email you registered with) Top 5 Reasons I go to Synergy Meet People–I have made so many friends over the past 10 years of going and that is why it is number one. I have run into people that live all over the world but we all have one thing in common we use Citrix and we use it all different ways which is awesome. Hear from People related to number one but I love hearing presentations… Read more

Citrix Synergy 2017 Late Recap

Citrix Synergy 2017 Recap

First off this was my first year going not as a Partner but going as Independent Nerd. I have been going since 2007 to Citrix Events and this marked my 9th Synergy and earlier this year was my 10th Summit. High Level Agenda Changes Day 1 Vision and Tech Keynote + Expo Hall Day 2 Sessions + Malcom Gladwell + Sessions Day 3 Colin Powell + Sessions Normally they have a full day of sessions after a Keynote then Sessions each day with a couple announcements over 1-2 more keynotes. This time with the Tech Keynote there wasn’t any more announcements when it was done which was nice “Keynote Mic Drop Method”. There big announcement to me was Citrix Analytic Services and their focus on Security in every keynote. I will dive into it at the end. Major Announcements Citrix Security, Almost every PowerPoint, in every keynote revolved around security. Cool for me as a security nerd. Lots of SDWAN, Why to upgrade now, Good UniDesk sessions. Citrix Workspace Service, StoreFront Next Gen (Project Frontdoor) this is the VMware WorkspaceOne (Software Defined Perimeter, coined) Citrix Front Door getting ready XBOX 360 with Citrix, nerdy level 100. Citrix Analytic Services was… Read more

Conference Summary – Synergy 2015

Citrix Synergy Banner 2015

I have been going to Synergy since 2008 when XenDesktop came out and now today when the most talked about thing is Workspace Cloud in 2015.  This was the last year in Orlando and next year it will be in Vegas.  The 2 years at each place has worked out well and the places they have picked have been good. Let’s get down to business of what they announced and some of the trends I saw while there. Session Stats 143 Presentations, 4801 Slides, Average Slide Count 47 Biggest PowerPoint, SYN416 HP Converged Reference Architecture 216 MB Most Slides, 255, AOL case study NetScaler for security and scalability – SYN251 Least Slides, 10, Meet the Winners of Citrix App Challenge – SYN224 Lots of XenMobile Upgrade Presentations, aka you should upgrade Lots of Workspace Cloud Presentations to try and set some expectations. Lots of great content from non-Citrix employees. Synergy 2015 Summary Simple Summary -Lots of cool stuff came out. Time will tell as always in IT.  We have to see if it all can install and not catch on fire and how the actual upgrade process goes. Citrix still Loves XenApp. They have realized that it still is the… Read more