The lineup of technical session content as part of the Citrix Synergy conference in Houston is starting to come together. If you are a technical person looking to put together a business justification for your trip to Synergy, this post should help.

Below is the technical breakout session lineup for Synergy


ID Title Product Session Type Day Date Time Duration
202 Insights along the Path to the “Xen” Garden – Case Studies in End-to-End Virtualization Virtualization Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 2:30PM 0:50
404 Up Close and Personal with Citrix XenApp – Platinum Edition XenApp Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 2:30PM 0:50
214 Go Green with Application Delivery Infrastructure Application Delivery Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 2:30PM 0:50
420 Citrix Provisioning Server: Key Enabler of the Dynamic Datacenter Provisioning Server Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 2:30PM 0:50
201 Introducing…the Citrix Technology Professionals Virtualization Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 3:30PM 0:50
427 Easy as 1-2-3: Integrating Applications and Communications with Citrix EasyCall EasyCall Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 3:30PM 0:50
208 BYOPC: Is it the Right Model for Your Organization? Virtualization Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 4:30PM 0:50
404 Up Close and Personal with Citrix XenApp – Platinum Edition XenApp Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 4:30PM 0: 50
216 SAP Delivers – Best Practices from SAP’s Value Prototyping / Center of Excellence Application Delivery Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 4:30PM 0:50
203 What in the World…Is a Dynamic Datacenter? Virtualization Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 11:30AM 0:50
205 Transformation with Virtualization: New Approaches to Data Security Virtualization Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 11:30AM 0:50
423 Optimizing Branch Office Operations with Citrix Solutions WANScaler Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 11:30AM 0:50
426 IT Process Automation with Citrix Workflow Studio: Delivering a Dynamic Datacenter Workflow Studio Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 11:30AM 0:50
204 Server Virtualization – A “Natural” For Natural Disasters (and other DR Scenarios) Application Delivery Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 2:30PM 0:50
206 “Portable Personalities”: Making Users Device-Independent Application Delivery Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 2:30PM 0:50
417 Citrix XenServer and a Look at the Future of Server Virtualization XenServer Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 2:30PM 0:50
407 Relieving Security and Compliance Headaches with Citrix XenApp XenApp Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 2:30PM 0:50
604 Leveraging the Power of Citrix with Desktop Appliances Application Delivery Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 3:30PM 0:50
603 A Comprehensive Solution to Delivering Desktops from the Datacenter XenDesktop & XenApp Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 3:30PM 0:50
600 Optimizing Storage for Virtualized Server and Desktop Environments Virtualization Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 3:30PM 0:50
207 Fighting New Threats – Enabling New Business: Security Risk and Compliance Application Delivery Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 4:30PM 0:50
411 When and How to Add Citrix XenDesktop to Citrix XenApp Implementations XenDesktop & XenApp Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 4:30PM 0:50
424 Utilizing Citrix EdgeSight to Ensure the Best Application Experience in Citrix XenApp Infrastructures EdgeSight Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 4:30PM 0:50
412 Taming the Printing Beast (really) with “Printing Virtualization” XenDesktop & XenApp Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 4:30PM 0:50
218 Virtually Compliant: How Virtualization Impacts Data Security and PCI Compliance Networking Technical Thursday May 22 2008 8:30AM 0:50
210 The Leading Edge: Virtual Appliances Virtualization Technical Thursday May 22 2008 8:30AM 0:50
414 Create Powerful and Flexible Citrix NetScaler Policies with AppExpert Visual Policy Editor NetScaler Technical Thursday May 22 2008 8:30AM 0:50
401 Citrix XenApp – Windows Server 2008 and Your Environment XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 9:30AM 0:50
408 Citrix XenDesktop: Implementation Best Practices XenDesktop Technical Thursday May 22 2008 9:30AM 0:50
212 Critical Care: Optimizing and Protecting Web 2.0 Applications Networking Technical Thursday May 22 2008 9:30AM 0:50
417 Citrix XenServer and a Look at the Future of Server Virtualization XenServer Technical Thursday May 22 2008 9:30AM 0:50
421 Why and How to Upgrade your Citrix Environment with Citrix Access Gateway Access Gateway Technical Thursday May 22 2008 9:30AM 0:50
601 How to Deliver a Great XenDesktop in Just 5 minutes XenDesktop Technical Thursday May 22 2008 10:30AM 0:50
405 Application Virtualization: Deliver all Windows Applications with Isolation and Streaming XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 11:30AM 0:50
416 Monitor Web Application Performance with Citrix EdgeSight for NetScaler NetScaler Technical Thursday May 22 2008 11:30AM 0:50
429 Leveraging Application Delivery Infrastructure to Optimize Your Enterprise Architecture Citrix Delivery Center Technical Thursday May 22 2008 11:30AM 0:50
209 Storage & Virtualization – What You Need to Know Virtualization Technical Thursday May 22 2008 2:00PM 0:50
413 Defeat Web Application Attacks with Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall NetScaler Technical Thursday May 22 2008 2:00PM 0:50
428 Citrix and NVIDIA Enable Global Product Development in Manufacturing Virtual Design Studio Technical Thursday May 22 2008 2:00PM 0:50
403 Optimizing Citrix XenApp Farms and Enhancing System Health XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 2:00PM 0:50
406 Building “Green” Citrix XenApp Farms by Maximizing Server Scalability XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 3:00PM 0:50
410 Managing User Profiles for Desktop and Application Delivery XenDesktop & XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 3:00PM 0:50
422 Branch Office Application Delivery with Citrix XenApp and Citrix WANScaler WANScaler & XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 3:00PM 0:50
425 Testing 1-2-3: Ensuring Reliable Scalable Citrix XenApp Infrastructures via Automated Load and Regression Testing EdgeSight Technical Thursday May 22 2008 3:00PM 0:50
215 Data Security Secrets from the Field Application Delivery Technical Thursday May 22 2008 3:00PM 0:50
409 Flash! Exciting Solutions for Multimedia Application Delivery XenDesktop & XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 4:00PM 0:50
415 Global Availability for Citrix XenApp Environments with Citrix NetScaler NetScaler Technical Thursday May 22 2008 4:00PM 0:50
418 Citrix XenServer – Tips Tricks and Best Practices XenServer Technical Thursday May 22 2008 4:00PM 0:50
213 Color Your Servers Green Virtualization Technical Thursday May 22 2008 4:00PM 0:50
402 Unlocking the Value of Citrix XenApp Platinum through Enhanced User Experience XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 4:00PM 0:50
419 Citrix XenServer Platinum – Making Server Virtualization work for Citrix XenApp XenServer & XenApp Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50
423 Optimizing Branch Office Operations with Citrix Solutions WANScaler Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50
426 IT Process Automation with Citrix Workflow Studio: Delivering a Dynamic Datacenter Workflow Studio Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50
217 The Future of Secure Access in a De-Perimeterized World Networking Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50
211 How Does the Advent of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) impact Application Delivery? Networking Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50
453 Maximizing Web Application Performance with Citrix NetScaler Acceleration NetScaler Advanced Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 3:30PM 0:50
454 Citrix XenServer Platinum – Advanced Technical Architecture XenServer Advanced Technical Tuesday May 20 2008 4:30PM 0:50
452 Citrix XenDesktop: Advanced Technical Architecture XenDesktop Advanced Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 11:30AM 0:50
605 Virtualization 360 Virtualization Advanced Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 3:30PM 0:50
456 Advanced Configuration of Citrix Access Gateway – Enterprise Edition Access Gateway Advanced Technical Wednesday May 21 2008 4:30PM 0:50
451 Design Considerations for Citrix XenApp Implementations XenApp Advanced Technical Thursday May 22 2008 8:30AM 0:50
455 Technical Best Practices for Integrating Citrix Provisioning Server for Datacenters with Citrix XenApp Provisioning Server Advanced Technical Thursday May 22 2008 8:30AM 0:50
455 Technical Best Practices for Integrating Citrix Provisioning Server for Datacenters with Citrix XenApp Provisioning Server Advanced Technical Thursday May 22 2008 11:30AM 0:50
454 Citrix XenServer Platinum – Advanced Technical Architecture XenServer Advanced Technical Thursday May 22 2008 2:00PM 0:50
452 Citrix XenDesktop: Advanced Technical Architecture XenDesktop Advanced Technical Thursday May 22 2008 5:00PM 0:50




On top of these 65 technical breakout sessions, there will be nine discussion sessions in GeekSpeak Live with session leaders including Citrix Technology Professionals like Doug Brown, Rick Dehlinger, Shawn Bass, and Jason Conger.
If that isn’t enough, the Chief Software Architect from Citrix, Brad Petersen, popular virtualization blogger Tarry Singh, an HP CTO and a high level technical speaker from Intel will join us as well.

Pile on 20 more community led technical sessions as part of the GeekSpeak BarCamp(and you can still sign up to lead your own session at GeekSpeak BarCamp). That all adds up to 94 technical sessions at Synergy. This should go a long way towards helping you justify attending this year’s event.

On top of all this technical content, there will be an IT 2.0 Business Symposium and multiple business sessions in the Application Delivery track. When combined with the industry heavyweight keynote speakers this should be the best Citrix conference yet.

You can click here to register for Citrix Synergy. I look forward to seeing you in Houston.