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End-user computing news, interviews, and project advice. Diving deep into topics like Windows 10 migration and monitoring, VDI, digital workplace, desktop transformation, IT asset management, AIOps, and beyond. From Lakeside Software, makers of SysTrack, a digital experience monitoring platform.

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End-user computing news, interviews, and project advice. Diving deep into topics like Windows 10 migration and monitoring, VDI, digital workplace, desktop transformation, IT asset management, AIOps, and beyond. From Lakeside Software, makers of SysTrack, a digital experience monitoring platform.

    Why Employee Experience Matters | Interview with Vishal Ganeriwala, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Citrix

    Why Employee Experience Matters | Interview with Vishal Ganeriwala, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Citrix

    In this episode of Lifeguard IT, we're joined by Vishal Ganeriwala, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Citrix, to discuss what's on the horizon in 2020.
     
    We talk about:
     
    - The importance of creating a positive employee experience
    - How Lakeside and Citrix are providing value with Windows Virtual Desktop
    - Balancing security and end-user experience
    - A Citrix fact that may surprise you
     
    Website: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lakesidesoft
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lakeside-software/

    What's New with WVD?

    What's New with WVD?

    We're back!
     
    Ben Murphy joins for a pre-Ignite 2019 interview to talk about what's new with Windows Virtual Desktop and the Lakeside partnership. 
     
    Going to Ignite? Catch Ben's session on WVD in the Hub: https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/83770?source=sessions
     
    Website: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lakesidesoft
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lakeside-software/

    Citrix Synergy 2019 | Interview with Kyle Davies, Distinguished Architect at CDW

    Citrix Synergy 2019 | Interview with Kyle Davies, Distinguished Architect at CDW

    Learn how to make the most of your Citrix Synergy experience with this preshow podcast.
     
    Kyle Davies, Distinguished Architect at CDW, Citrix Technology Advocate, and creator of Mr. Tech Talk joins us to share his tips on building your schedule, networking, and navigating the show. We also talk about the sessions Kyle will be hosting as well as hot Citrix news and best practices for monitoring Citrix solutions.
     
    Don’t forget to stop by the Lakeside booth to say hi and enter to win a Star Wars drone!
     
    Time stamps: Intro and WVD 0-6:09; Synergy prep 6:10-18:04; Citrix cloud 18:05-22:14; Citrix breach and SaaS adoption 22:15-31:24; Becoming a CTA 31:25-35:26; Best practices for Citrix monitoring 35:27-52:04; Kyle’s plans for Mr. Tech Talk and outro 52:05-59:17
     
    You can find Kyle at www.mrtechtalk.com and @kdavies1988 on Twitter      
     
    Questions? @Lakesidesoft on Twitter or drop us a line at lifeguardIT@lakesidesoftware.com
     
    Thanks for listening!

    The ABCs of WVD

    The ABCs of WVD

    Learn to speak fluent WVD in under 26 minutes.
     
    What’s all this WVD hubbub about? Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) offering is officially in preview and is set to launch during the second half of 2019. If you’re behind on your WVD news, entirely new to the subject, or just wanting a refresher, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive, back-to-basics episode. We also explain Lakeside’s free WVD assessment offering and how to determine which workloads are a good fit for virtual desktops as well as Windows 10 multi-user mode.
     
    Time stamps: Intro 0-1:55; What is WVD? 1:56-7:00; Who is WVD right for? 7:00-12:27; Citrix and Samsung partnerships 12:28-14:53; Getting started with the WVD preview 14:54-18:07; Lakeside’s WVD assessment 18:08-25:33
     
    WVD preview: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-desktop/
     
    WVD set up: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Getting-started-with-Windows-Virtual-Desktop/ba-p/391054
     
    Free WVD assessment: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/assessments/wvd
     
    Overview of the Lakeside and Microsoft partnership: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/blog/windows-virtual-desktop-public-preview-free-tool-determine-if-wvd-right-you
     
    Citrix Managed Desktop preview: https://podio.com/webforms/21439703/1489365
     
    Azure pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/reserved-vm-instances/; https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/virtual-desktop/
     
    Questions? @Lakesidesoft on Twitter or drop us a line at lifeguardIT@lakesidesoftware.com

    Women in IT International Women's Day Panel

    Women in IT International Women's Day Panel

    "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change" is the theme of this year's International Women's Day. While discussions of why women comprise just 20-30% of the tech workforce are nothing new, as technology continues to exert more influence over our lives, there is a growing urgency to bring more diverse voices into its creation. As Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, puts it, "Innovation and technology reflect their designers and makers."
     
    This episode features Enit Nichani, VP of Marketing at IGEL and Jan Mach, Sr. Technology Consultant at Lakeside. It is hosted by Heather Bicknell, Product Marketing Manager at Lakeside and Patricia Diaz, Head of Product Marketing at Lakeside. We discuss how we arrived in the tech field and why we've stayed as well as our perspectives on why the number of women in IT is so low and what needs to change.
     
    More on IGEL: https://www.igel.com/
    More on Lakeside Software: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/
    Twitter: @IGEL_Technology, @Lakesidesoft
     
    UN International Women's Day statement: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2019/3/statement-ed-phumzile-international-womens-day-2019
    The Pixar short that tackles office 'bro' culture: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190221-the-pixar-short-that-tackles-office-bro-culture
    Women in technology statistics: https://smallbiztrends.com/2018/03/women-in-technology-statistics.html
    Women and minorities in tech by the numbers: https://www.wired.com/story/computer-science-graduates-diversity/
     
    We're hiring: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/careers

    Digital Experience Monitoring with SysTrack | Interview with Ryan Purvis, CIO at HiLo

    Digital Experience Monitoring with SysTrack | Interview with Ryan Purvis, CIO at HiLo

    Digital experience monitoring solutions empower IT with data and analytics to understand the intersection between end users and technology. With this knowledge, IT can act to better align technology to user need, solve problems proactively, quantify the business value of new technology investments, address the root cause of performance issues, and boost end-user experience.  
     
    In this episode, we interview Ryan Purvis, CIO of HiLo Maritime Risk Management about how he's used and found value in SysTrack as a digital experience monitoring tool. 
     
    You can get in touch with Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanpurvis or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanpurvis/ 
     
    Follow Lakeside: https://twitter.com/lakesidesoft
     
    Subscribe to our blog: https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/blog
     
    Send us your questions! Ask us about IT, tech news, our show, or anything you want. Email us at LifeguardIT@lakesidesoftware.com. Send us the IT conundrums that have been keeping you up at night—we'd love to help.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. We appreciate your feedback.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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