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Using FSLogix Office 365 Container with Microsoft UPD

If you haven’t read our introductory blog post about using UPD with FSLogix Office 365 Container, it might be wise to check that out, too. It talks about the differences between the products and why you’d want to use them together. This document explains how to set up Microsoft UPD and Office 365 Container.

How to Activate Microsoft UPD in Remote Desktop Services

First, we need to create a UPD SMB network file share on a Windows Server, or SMB supported storage server to store our VHD files.

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OneDrive for Business and FSLogix best practices

Introduction

Microsoft OneDrive is one of the most popular products in the Microsoft Office 365 offering. As such, there are lots of customers that want to use OneDrive in their hosted digital workspace. Popular platforms to enable these hosted digital workspaces are Citrix ( XenApp / XenDesktop ), Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon View, Amazon Workspaces, etc.

Problem

Due to OneDrive’s dependence on a local cache, the full version of OneDrive that synchronizes files from the cloud to the users’ desktops requires a persistent desktop. As with other applications that depend on a cache, OneDrive does not perform well in non-persistent desktop environments because the cache would have to be downloaded each time a user logged in. Placing the cache on a network share is impractical, and can result in extremely poor performance not just as desktops, but also on the network and file server. Plus, since OneDrive can also sync data stored in SharePoint, the impact on usability is even greater.

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How to deal with caching for shared mailboxes in Office 365

Introduction

One of the most common things customers need to consider when migrating to Office 365 is the size of the user and shared mailboxes, which needs to be cached in an FSLogix Container to get the local native experience back to the user. In most cases, the old on-premises Exchange environment had no sizing restriction, which causes large mailboxes of sizes up to 20 GB or even more.

Caching the user mailbox is something that can be done very quickly with Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016, but with shared mailboxes, there are some difficulties. Outlook 2013 and lower versions can either cache the entire shared mailbox or work only in online mode. Unlike user mailboxes, there are no retention configurations possible for shared mailboxes.

I’ll explain the most important things you need to be aware of when you are in some situations where you have to decide (proactively) how to take care of large mailboxes in your environment when using FSLogix Containers.

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Licensing

Enforcing Application Entitlement with FSLogix Apps

Click to read the official support statement from FSLogix CEO Kevin Goodman

FSLogix Apps facilitates both device-based and user-based licensing access and control

Microsoft PinpointAt the heart of enterprise computing and user productivity is on-demand access to mission critical business applications.  As applications are being deployed beyond local desktops, to new technologies like Virtual desktops, and Cloud Based desktops, IT administrators need a solution to provision applications across all their critical infrastructure while ensuring business and licensing compliance.  Traditional PC-based products developed for provisioning applications in conventional, internal enterprise, client-server models introduce tremendous overhead to VDI and cloud computing.  Administrators need purpose built tools, designed with current modern technology, in order to reduce operational complexity, ensure uptime and compliance, and maximize ROI.

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Java Redirection FAQ

Managing Multiple Java Versions with FSLogix Apps

Java Redirection Module of FSLogix Apps

How does Java Redirection Work?

FSLogix Apps uses advanced filtering and a patent pending type of virtualization called image masking to enable Java redirection and our other core functionality.  This process is transparent to the client operating system and integrates seamlessly with all Windows based infrastructure.

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Profile Containers FAQ

How Profile Containers Eliminate the Need for Legacy Profile Management in Virtual Desktops

What is a Windows User Profile

A Windows User Profile is a collection of settings that make the computer ‘personalized’ for the end user.  Each user account has at least one profile associated with it.  A User Profile includes files and folders that are seen in Windows Explorer as ‘your’ folders. These include Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, etc.  In older Windows versions they have been labeled as ‘My Documents’, ‘My Pictures’, etc.  While these used to be located in the \Documents and Settings folders, recent versions of Windows now have them under the \Users folder. User Profiles also include registry information, which is stored in a file in the users profile folders, and loaded into the registry as HKEY_CURRENT_USER when the user logs on.

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