Report from Cugtech Spring 2014

The article has been edited to correct typos…

As I write this I’m spending two days attending a conference for Citrix Users. This conference is hosted by CItrix User Group here in Norway (

This is a two-day conference with several presentations done by both Norwegian and international speakers, that are well-known for their knowledge of Citrix and other related subjects.

The presentations this spring/summer covers topics like folder redirection, remoting protocols, a comparison between Microsoft RDS and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop on seamless applications, using vGPU’s, etc.

The real bonus of attending is that many of these presentations are done by some of the more prominent people in the business. The highlight is probably Brad Petersen, who works at Citrix as “Chief Demo Officer”.  I’ve also had the chance to meet (and talk to) Shawn Bass, Benny Tritsch, Helge Klein and Nico Luedemann. Rick Dehlinger from nXGen gave us his short takes on implementing a Microsoft infrastructure as a platform for services, based on Windows Server, Hyper-V, SCCM and SCOM. A great session that really gave us the real truth on the challenges they met doing this.

From Norway, Alexander Ervik Johnsen (Arrow), Daniel Wedel (Wedel IT) and Ole Kristian Lona (Citrix Systems) contributed with their views on different topics.

The conference is sponsored, and the goldsponsors (Cortado, Tricerat, Arrow and Firstpoint), also had some opportunities to show their products and present them for us.

The conference is still on as I write this, but so far this has been very good, and I have met many interesting people and had a good time. I’m sure this last day will be just as good.

See if you want more information on the conference. Cugtech is held twice per year, changing between a couple of venues. I highly recommend attending if your are a Citrix professional, and want to meet fellow Citrix users.

Thanks to the Cugtech board for arranging this happening, you’re doing a great job!


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