On October 18th 2013, the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) organized their second event this year at Cisco in Amsterdam. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cisco for facilitating the entire day.

We are very proud that all available seats were booked within 3 weeks and that we could welcome 130 attendees. A big thank you to all of our sponsors who not only make the event possible but also allow us to keep the event free for all attendees!

A typical DuCUG event consists of technical presentations from invited guest presenters and community presentations in our Bring-Your-Own-Session concept.

The guest presenters are highly appreciated community members from The Netherlands and abroad. In total six Citrix Community Professionals (CTP’s) attended the event and four of them presented.

The Bring-Your-Own-Session (BYOS) presentations are very important for a true User Group Experience. BYOS starts with a call for papers and when there are more papers than available slots we start a Choose-Your-Own-Session contest. The attendees of the event choose the presentations they want to see.

The first presenter of the day was Andrew Morgan,(CTP). Andrew presented a deep-dive into the world of Reverse Seamless functionality integrated in Citrix XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5.


The second session was delivered by Ingmar Verheij and Wilco van Bragt (CTP). Discussing real life experiences with Citrix Provisioning Services.


After a short coffee break Stephane Thirion (CTP) presented what’s new with Citrix XenDesktop 7.

Bring-Your-Own-Sessions (BYOS)

The first BYOS by Esther Barthel was all about Citrix StoreFront 2.0. Esther explained everything from the base architecture to design and installation of StoreFront 2.0.


The second session was Roland van de Kruk BYOS speaking on XenDesktop 7 Automation And Monitoring.

The last BYOS presentation was by Barry Schiffer. The presentation was about The Advanced Image Management Toolkit, a community project to improve image management.



The closing presentation was by Thomas Poppelgaard (CTP) GPU a critical component in the virtualization space, learn why”. 

Traditionally the DuCUG events close with a GeekSpeak Live! session.  GeekSpeak Live is moderated by Barry Schiffer and Kees Baggerman and involves every attendee.

The day ended with drinks, networking and discussions about the sessions and GeekSpeak subjects.

*Post written by Remko Weijnen – DuCUG <remko.weijnen@ducug.nl> and published by Perrine Crampton.