Restoring a Office 365 User Sync’d with AD

Background and Intro Office 365 has an excellent method for providing a common identity for cloud and on-premise resources. Why would an IT administrator want to manage two separate accounts with different passwords, attributes, and group membership? Thankfully, Office 365 has DirSync (now Azure AD Connect, but DirSync sounds so much cooler, and I will forever […]

Citrix XA/XD SQL Mirroring

As you probably know, SQL is one of the foundations of a successful Citrix deployment. All transactions processed in a XenApp/XenDesktop environment must go through SQL (Citrix brought back connection leasing in 7.6 to temporarily workaround a SQL outage). SQL mirroring is Citrix’s recommended method of a highly available deployment. It also seems to be […]

Office 365 License Changes

If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft is removing their Small Business, Small Business Premium, and Midsize Business plans, and replacing them with Business, Business Essentials, and Business Premium subscriptions. Starting October 2014, companies will be forced to subscribe to the new models at their next subscription renewal. Many companies under 300 users have taken advantage of […]

Citrix Personal vDisks

Citrix PvD (or Personal vDisk) is a great way to allow users to have the freedom of installing their own applications and customizations, while still having the standard vDisk as its base disk. Citrix has made major improvements to this architecture throughout the years. The personal vDisk is a virtual disk that you will actually […]

Adding UniFi Access Point to Controller

Hi all! I am going to do a quick run-through of adding UniFi Access Points to a controller running on a Windows host. Let me start off by saying how impressed I am with the UniFi line. They really are giving the big wireless guys a run for their money, including Cisco and Meraki.  With […]