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10 Citrix Synergy 2019 sessions to attend

This year's Citrix Synergy in Atlanta will host a variety of sessions for attendees. Before you attend in May, craft a session schedule that fits your needs.

In one of his most popular songs, soul musician Ray Charles confesses that Georgia is on his mind. That's true for many Citrix Synergy attendees this year as well, because Citrix Synergy 2019 takes place in Atlanta.

From May 21-23, attendees will flock to Citrix Synergy 2019 and learn about a variety of Citrix technologies and products, including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Cloud and Citrix Workspace.

Whether you're following along at home or attending the conference in person, check out this round up of 10 sessions to look forward to at Citrix Synergy 2019.

Lessons from the field: implementing Virtual Apps and Desktops and Gateway services

Today's VDI market is chock full of options to deliver virtualized applications and desktops to end users, but Citrix remains as one of the most popular vendors with its offering, Virtual Apps and Desktops.

VDI deployment comes with a variety of challenges, including resource provisioning and application incompatibility.

This session will tackle different tactics to deploy Virtual Apps and Desktops in public cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments, along with Citrix Gateway, the company's access and single sign-on (SSO) service. An IT admin will walk attendees through the steps to implement VDI in a small environment, and then scale it. He'll explain how he handled his Citrix deployment, which grew from 1,000 to 8,000 desktops in six months.

Tips and best practices for getting the best from your Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments

Once IT admins understand how to deploy Virtual Apps and Desktops, it's time to manage it effectively. In this Citrix Synergy 2019 session, a Citrix administrator will answer IT's most common questions about Virtual Apps and Desktops, such as how to support Office 365 in Cached Exchange Mode.

The new mobile workspace experience

Perhaps one of the biggest announcements at Citrix Synergy 2018 was Citrix Workspace, which enables end users to work with their desktops, apps and files in a single location, across many different devices. In this session, attendees can watch a demonstration of the mobile version of Citrix Workspace app and discover ways to effectively authenticate end users. A real-life Citrix admin will explain how IT pros can deploy and manage the mobile app across their organization.

Citrix Endpoint Management: deep dive on SSO

As the sheer number of endpoints in the enterprise rises, it becomes more essential for organizations to adopt endpoint management technology. Citrix Endpoint Management is one of the more popular options in the market. This Citrix Synergy 2019 session offers granular, technical insight into the SSO features of Citrix's endpoint management service.

Avoid performance stress when using hybrid cloud workloads

Performance issues are always a concern for VDI environments, and there are a variety of factors that contribute to performance. This session will cover some of those considerations, from virtual machine sizing to GPU workloads and WAN optimizers. Two Citrix experts will explain how to deploy workloads on several clouds, including Citrix Cloud, without affecting performance.

Citrix Cloud deployment strategies: customer and partner perspectives

It's no secret that Citrix is encouraging its customers to move to the cloud. Citrix on-premises customers won't be able to maximize the benefits of their Citrix deployments. In this Citrix Synergy 2019 session, IT professionals can learn how to smoothly deploy Citrix Cloud with the advice of Citrix partners and customers. Experts will share best practices and what they learned from their Citrix Cloud deployments.

How to move from StoreFront to Workspace

Previous years have seen a variety of name changes to Citrix products, and StoreFront is no exception. StoreFront, which provided remote access to virtual applications and desktops, is now Workspace. Learn how to migrate successfully to the new interface in this session. It will also cover new features of the Workspace platform and best practices to manage it.

Windows Virtual Desktop and Citrix: new opportunities for desktop and app virtualization

Windows Virtual Desktop is Microsoft's latest desktop-as-a-service offering that provides a multi-user version of Windows 10 Enterprise OS. Learn how IT can extend the capabilities of Windows Virtual Desktop with Citrix. In this session, attendees can discover the integration points and learn how to deploy and configure these two products.

How to protect your Citrix deployments and modern applications with Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller and load balancer to improve application performance across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. That's not all the service can offer, however. In this Citrix Synergy 2019 session, learn about a variety of security features and use cases for the tool, such as Web Application Firewall and denial-of-service protections.

Geek's guide to the workspace (part 7): more than one way to VDI

There are many ways to deliver virtual desktops, including desktop as a service, Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host and VDI. A plethora of options can be overwhelming, so it's important to understand use cases for each method. In this session, IT can learn about some of the top options for virtual desktop delivery.

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