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It’s time, I’m moving hosts!

Hi everybody, not to long from now I will move basvankaam.com from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org. Why you ask? Well, although Wordpress.com is very stable, secure and ‘easy’ platform, it’s limited as well. Plug-ins for example, where there are potential thousands for Wordpress.org there are none for Wordpress.com.

Hi everybody, not to long from now I will move basvankaam.com from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. Why you ask? Well, although WordPress.com is very stable, secure and ‘easy’ platform, it’s limited as well. Plug-ins for example, where there are potential thousands for WordPress.org there are none for WordPress.com. (sure, there is a default set that you can use, but if it’s not in there you’re out of luck) .org is just a lot more flexible when it comes to site design and overall functionality. However, using .org also means you’ll have to take care of back-ups and site security yourself, fortunately there are multiple excellent toolsets that can assist you with this. Ok, back to the move, what will change?

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How to Make Your 1,000+ User WVD Deployment Highly Available

Throughout this article I will be focusing on virtual machines and data as part of your Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) environment, combined with the Nerdio Manager for WVD deployment – from an architectural point of view. This data may be stored on your VMs, in the form of user profiles, departmental and personal user data.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 20 – VMWorld From The EUC Perspective

In this episode, Johan and Kees have a chat with Huib Dijkstra (EUC specialist at VMware). They talk about the EUC announcements from VMworld 2020 including some of the highlights around EUC and this first online VMworld in general.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 19 – The New Normal

In this episode Ingmar and Johan had the honor to welcome Christian Reilly, former VP and CTO of Citrix and Bechtel and had a chat about the “new normal”. How decades later we’ll look back and see the pandemic as an inflection point in human development. How the pandemic was a catalyst for distributed work, put digital transformation back on priority list and robots are an employees best friend. Sparked your curiosity? Tune in and enjoy the show.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 18 – How to Avoid The Common VDI/DaaS Mistakes

In this episode Eric and Jits invited Rody Kossen (IT consultant at PQR) and Ruben Spruijt ( Sr. Technologist at Nutanix) to have a chat about their upcoming session; Top 5 VDI/DaaS Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them. If you actively work with Amazon AWS, Citrix, Microsoft, Nutanix, or VMware VDI and DaaS solutions, you don’t want to miss this session. They’ll dig into essential topics, provide technical details, examples, and best practices to help you deliver a successful VDI and/or DaaS deployment. Can’t wait? Hit that play button!

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Slide-deck: Nerdio Tech Insider Kick-off

On September 16th 2020 we officially kicked-off the Nerdio Tech Insider program. Thank you all very much for attending (over two third of all who RSVP’d actually attended!), we think it was a great success! Below you’ll find the slide-deck I used, downloadable in PDF format and in separate image format as well. Unfortunately, the sound quality of the recording wasn’t acceptable, something we will have fixed for upcoming events.

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Introducing: Nerdio Tech Insider Community Program

I am excited to announce that we will be launching the Nerdio Tech Insider community program very soon. This is something we have been working on for quite awhile and we have some very cool content lined up. On September 16th, we’ll be hosting a webinar launching our initiative and we would love to see you there as well. Read on to learn more about what some of our plans are.

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Add existing WVD deployments, migrate to ARM, and enable autosclaing

Using Nerdio Manager for WVD you can easily onboard/add existing WVD Tenants and/or Workspaces you might have deployed previously.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 17 – GPU Acceleration In The EUC Space

In this episode Eric and Johan invited Sarah Mannion. A coffee addict, gin collector, semi Flemish speaking NVIDIA evangelist and technology fan, to have a chat about GPUs and whether or not we need the parallel processing. Naturally, we discuss GPUs in the EUC space but what other solutions are there? What are GPUs doing in cars? Or… Don’t wait any longer and press play to unfold many other use cases

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 16 – Citrix Added Value To WVD

In this episode Jits and Kees had the pleasure to have Mathias Alleyn as their guest. Mathias is a strong believer of ‘sharing is a fundamental truth’ and with that a great supporter as well as initiator within the EUC community. Together with Mathias, Jits and Kees chatted about the added value of Citrix combined with Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD). Learn how to increase user experience, security and manageability. Tune in and enjoy this podcast.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 15 – EUC Use Cases Over The Years

In this episode Ingmar and Eric have a chat with industry veteran Steve Greenberg about end user computing through the years. After starting as an audio engineer, he shifted into IT and made OS/2 applications available on NeXT computers using Citrix technology. Steve shares his experience on how EUC has evolved over the years and how things have changed and yet so much has remained the same. The important role of the community in the early days and how that has evolved and led to the creation of EUC the Masters Retreat. A great conversation with many historical fun facts. Tune in and find out.

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What you need to know about Azure Reserved Instances, AHB and WVD

I think most of you have probably heard or read about Reserved Instances (RI) and Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) before. If so, keep reading anyway because I’ve noticed that it is often unclear how these types of contracts work – and I’m here to help. What are the “rules” exactly? What happens when you want to quit early, what other options do you have? And if you haven’t heard about RI or Azure Hybrid Benefit before, this post is must read.

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What are Azure Ephemeral disks, how to use them with WVD, and why care?

Ephemeral OS disks are a form stateless disk storage. They are created on the virtual machine’s local storage (as part of the available VM cache, read on below) and are not written/saved to Azure Blob storage. This makes them ideal for stateless workloads, providing lower latency and thus faster read and write times. As always, there are multiple pros and cons to consider.  

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 14 – How Vendors Shape The EUC Community

In this episode Jits and Eric had the pleasure to have Pim van de Vis as a guest. Pim explained his role at VMware and how his customer engagements can influence product development and priorities. And, we discussed how software vendors influence the way people conduct their work. Who is defining what? Is it the customer, the vendor or a healthy mix of both? Tune in and find out.

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My presentation at IGEL Disrupt 2020 on now on YouTube

On June the 25th I represented my company, Nerdio during the IGEL Disrupt 2020 conference. I presented a breakout session on our flagship product “Nerdio Manager for WVD”. Thank you to all who joined, a special experience for sure, it being a 100% digital, I mean.

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How to: Calculating costs for smaller WVD environments using the Azure Calculator

Not necessarily a new topic, though, I might be able to provide a different angle. I won’t go into the details of what WVD is, how it works and why it is a good fit for a ton of companies world-wide. What I will do is give you an example of how to use the Azure calculator for WVD in a slightly different way.

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I’m speaking at IGEL Disrupt – Come and meet Nerdio Manger for WVD!

On June the 25th (2020) IGEL Disrupt 2020 Digital will take place. I’m thrilled to be able to represent our company “Nerdio” at this already legendary annual EUC event. Come and hear what I, and dozens of others have to say, and learn how we (Nerdio) can help you to accelerate your business by moving to the Cloud, and of course, to meet up and learn from peers spread across the globe. Nerdio makes deploying, managing and maintaining Windows Virtual Desktop a Breeze – That’s a promise.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 13 – A Holistic View on EUC

In this episode Jits and Kees had a casual chat with industry veteran Ron Oglesby. With his experience, dating back from the days with Novel Netware and Windows NT all the way up to today and tomorrows developments, Ron has holistic view on IT in general and EUC in particular. Insights from a vendor perspective based on his various roles at Unidesk, Citrix and now VMware, provides input on where we are heading in EUC. A great podcast with some interesting facts and views, tune in and enjoy.

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I was a guest on the WVD Community Podcast

Last week, Friday the 5th of June I was a guest on the WVD Community Podcast. We talked about the community in general, some of the E2EVC conferences where we’ve met, and where Stefan needs to go, having a few beers eating steak, hanging out, and of course my new role over at Nerdio as Field CTO for the EMEA region. Good fun all over, you can listen and watch it below.

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EUCdigest Podcast EPISODE 12 – User Trends on WVD in the EUC Space

In this episode Eric and Jits have a conversation with Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO at Nerdio. Vadim is an EUC enthusiast with a strong focus on MSP Microsoft solutions. In this podcast he explains how he is helping MSPs build cloud practices in Microsoft Azure and what Nerdio is doing on top of WVD.

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Level up! I will be joining Nerdio

I have some big news to share. As of 01-06-2020 I joined Nerdio in the role of Field CTO for the EMEA region. I am extremely excited and cannot wait to get started. They have an excellent team of highly skilled, motivated and ambitious IT professionals who give it their all every single day, the way I like it best.

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