I can’t believe it’s already August and that we’re just nine short weeks away from our inaugural Synergy event in Europe. Where has the time gone? Whether you’ve already returned from your summer vacation, or are currently on holiday somewhere fabulous, you do need to start making your plans for Synergy Berlin.

The interactive Session Catalogue is now live, allowing you to build your own program around the skills and IT strategies that are most important to you. Just as we did in San Francisco, we’re offering topics in a Desktop Virtualization Virtualisation track (my US English spell checker really has trouble with the “s”) as well as the Datacenter and Cloud tracks – two hot topic areas that everyone is talking about.

Here are a couple of sessions that I’m going to try to attend in October:

  • What’s new in XenDesktop? The best desktop virtualisation solution is now even better – hear how Citrix has enhanced XenDesktop to meet the needs of 100 percent of the employees in your enterprise, going beyond task workers to even those demanding mobile ones like me,and how it delivers the best user experience on the market
  • Go virtual with iPads, iPhones, Androids and other mobile devices -- hear about the latest additions to the Citrix Receiver line-up and understand how these can help organizations satisfy the demands of mobile users. If you sit by me, I’ll even demo my iPad with Citrix Receiver on it and talk your ear off about how cool it is to show off XenDesktop, Windows 7 and even SAP to anyone who asks
  • Take your virtual desktop with you: XenClient makes XenDesktop mobile – you’ll see demonstrationsshowing how XenClient delivers effective and secure desktop virtualisation, while allowing users to be mobile

You can also see Citrix virtualisation technology in action first-hand at the Citrix Solution Centre,  featuring hands-on, interactive product demos covering Windows 7 migration, offline virtualisation, desktops and apps for mobile workers, as well as the entire Citrix line of virtual appliances including NetScaler VPX, Branch Repeater VPX and Access Gateway VPX, and lots more!

I’ll also be spending time in the Solutions Expo where Citrix and key partners like HP, Wyse, Intel and Res Software will showcase their virtualisation, networking and cloud computing solutions.   It’s a great opportunity to understand how Citrix products and services work in conjunction with solutions from other major IT vendors to deliver a true virtual computing infrastructure.

Running from October 6-8 2010, Synergy Berlin is the first Citrix global event hosted in Europe. You won’t want to miss it!  For more information and to register visit the Citrix Synergy website

We look forward to seeing you there! BTW, just in case you were wondering – no holiday for me until after Synergy!