The Citrix Synergy 2014 event presented a record-breaking number of sessions – more than 125 in all. These business and technical breakouts ranged from best practices to deep dives and covered topics from architecture to integrations and enterprise mobility management to DaaS. I always enjoy looking back at the conference and identifying the most popular breakouts. These presentations captured the interest of many attendees because of their relevance, helpful insights and practical value. Importantly, the breakouts enhanced understanding about mobile workspaces and how they enable business agility, workforce mobility and seamless experiences.
As always, Geek Speak Tonight! made the list of top sessions. This year’s happy hour event featured a Cinco de Mayo theme and provided energetic, passionate CTP debates on topics including simplicity vs. complexity and Machine Creation Services vs. Provisioning Services. One attendee commented in the Synergy survey, “Real unbiased debate over products and solutions.” Another stated, “Great chance to hear from the geekiest of our Citrix geeks.”
Here are other comments from the survey:
“XenDesktop 7.5 is the way to go! This was a great session on how to keep it going or find out why it’s not.”
“Very pointed, very useful for how to troubleshoot NetScaler issues.”
“This showed some great ways to customize our StoreFront and Netscaler Gateway to brand it and provide a better interface for our customers.
“I had no idea that TaaS [Citrix Tools as a Service] was available. This was so interesting to me.”
“This was exactly the information that we are looking for before we deploy our VDI infrastructure.”
So, without further delay, here are the top 10 Synergy sessions
SYN224: Best practices for migrating from Web Interface to StoreFront Services
SYN225: What’s new in XenApp and XenDesktop
SYN302: Build HA, security and app visibility into XenApp and XenDesktop environments with NetScaler
SYN308: How XenMobile integrates with NetScaler, XenDesktop and XenApp for complete enterprise mobility
SYN310: Deep dive into ShareFile Enterprise functionality
SYN311: Optimizing server scalability and reducing bandwidth requirements for XenDesktop/XenApp
SYN404: Best practices for migrating to the latest version of XenApp
SYN405: Best practices for implementing, administering and troubleshooting XenDesktop 7.5
SYN406: Citrix Group Policy architecture and troubleshooting for XenApp and XenDesktop
SYN501: Geek Speak Tonight!
You can watch most of these sessions and more on demand by tuning into SynergyTV. This premium programming also presents video from the Opening Keynote and Day 2 General Session – including live demos – and hosted commentary and insights about Synergy activities, announcements, partnerships, awards and attendee experiences. You can also view or download several presentations on SlideShare.
Make plans to join us next year when Synergy will move to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on May 12-14. Follow me on Twitter @merisummers.