Automation workshop – How to build pre-configured and distributable test and POC environments

Speaker: Benny Tritsch
Date: June 17th
Time: 12:00
Location: Rica Havna Hotel


Many Citrix system architects, presales engineers and consultants regularly create virtualized Windows, XenApp and XenDesktop environments for demo and proof-of-concept purposes. Manual build processes are very time-consuming and painful. In addition, the results cannot be distributed in a simple way due to licensing and various technical reasons. And unfortunately, enterprise software deployment products are also not suited to create “disposable” autonomous reference environments. But there are solutions!

Join Benny Tritsch in his expert workshop about using Hyper-V and free Microsoft automation tools to build and configure advanced PoC environments with proper licensing and a minimum of manual intervention. This includes the introduction of several automation methodologies based on Microsoft Test Drive (eval licenses), PoC Jumpstart and Hydration Kit.

Learn about best practices and tools for building great “demo to go” environments. If you bring your Windows 8 laptop with Hyper-V enabled, you can immediately try things out.



Benny_TritschDr. Benny Tritsch

Benny Tritsch is a virtualization technology expert, IT system architect, technical communicator and market analyst, working as Director of Technical Community at AppSense. He is a frequent speaker at leading international industry events and has published many technical articles and several best-selling books. Benny is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for RDS since 2004 and a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) since 2006.

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