The 2014 Agenda Is Here

No propaganda. No off-topic content. No bait and switch.

Be sure to reveiw the topics and speakers in this year's conference agenda so you can begin to plan which sessions you want to attend. But don't worry if you can't make them all - we record each presentation and after the event our attendess get exclusive access to all the videos before we release them to the public next year.

Check out our 2014 sessions below.

Look for these icons as your guide to finding the sessions that are most relevant to you:

 Application Virtualization/Management

 Enterprise Mobility Management/Consumerization

 Networking & Security

 Cloud

 Platform Hypervisor

 Programming & Scripting

  Desktop Virtualization

 Future

 Storage

 Entry Level

 Management, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Early Registration

 

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Welcome Address with Brian Madden

9:30AM - 10:45AM

Profile Madness: Roaming, Microsoft UE-V, AppSense & UPM. WTF Should I Do?!
Presented by Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

Where to Stick It? VDI Storage Considerations
Presented by Andy Paul

 

Showdown: AWS vs. Azure for Desktop Delivery
Presented by Henrik Johansson

 

Google Chromebook for the Enterprise: Yeah! Or Meh.
Presented by Dan Shappir

 

Crash Debugging for Beginners
Presented by Ian Parker

 

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10:45AM -10:55AM

Moving Break

10:55AM -12:10PM

New Test Results: Virtual Desktop Performance on HTML 5 Clients
Presented by Benny Tritsch & Shawn Bass

Intro to Microsoft Hyper-V over SMB 3
Presented by Joe Shonk

A Look at App-V Performance
Presented by Tim Mangan & Patrick Mangan

Hands Off My Gold Image!
Presented by Aaron Parker

Building HAL – The Journey To a True Artificial Intelligence. What it Takes and How We’ll Get There
Presented by Chetan Venkatesh

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12:10PM - 12:20PM

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1:20PM - 2:35PM

Networking Lunch

2:35PM - 2:45PM

Moving Break

2:45PM - 4:00PM

Direct From the Performance Labs: Best Practices for VDI and a Deep Dive on App-V, a Virtual Reality Check Presented by Ryan Bijkerk, Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

 

How to Build a Citrix Infrastructure in Amazon Cloud Presented by Denis Gundarev

VDI High Availability and Why Persistent Desktops Are the Devil
Presented by Dan Allen & Nick Rintalan

What You Really Need to Get Started with VDI
Presented by Kevin Goodman

A Deep Dive into Webster’s PowerShell Documentation Scripts

Presented by Carl Webster

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4:00PM - 4:30PM

Afternoon Refreshment Break

4:30PM - 5:45PM

A Crash Course in Hyper-V for VMware Administrators – 2014 Edition! Presented by Mike Nelson

IdP, SAML, OAUTH – New Acronyms for a Cloud World Presented by Dan Brinkmann

SBC Round-up 2014: An Overview of the Many RDS/SBC Add-ons and How They Stack up

Presented by Claudio Rodrigues

 

Advanced Graphics and Audio with VMware View Presented by Dwayne Lessner

Building your Own Enterprise Application: It’s Not as Hard as You Might Think! Presented by Jason Conger

 

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5:45PM

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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Refreshments

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Battle of the Private Clouds: An Independent View of VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Solutions

Presented by Dane Young, Jarian Gibson & Shane Kleinert

 

The Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Application Model in Painful Detail

Presented by Kevin Kaminski & Nicke Källén

Sequencing for Success

Presented by Rory Monaghan & Ryan Will

Maximizing Monitoring Data from the Built-In Citrix Tools

Presented by Jo Harder

The Coming Storage Apocalypse: How The Storage Architectures of the Future Will Change Everything

Presented by Chetan Venkatesh

 

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9:45AM - 9:55AM

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9:55AM - 10:55AM

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10:55AM - 11:25AM

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:25AM - 12:40PM

CTO’s Perspective on Workspace 2020

Presented by

Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

How to Implement a Large Scale VDI 3D GPU Project: An Aerospace VDI Case Study
Presented by Steve Greenberg & Jared Cowart

Back to Reality: VDI, EMM, MD, MYOD are Overrated! Most of the Desktops Are Physical for a Reason

Presented by Pierre Marmignon

5 in 75: Jack Madden’s Take on 5 Top Mobility Questions

Presented by Jack Madden

Automation Workflow in the Data Center – Automate Any Task!

Presented by Michael Thomason

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12:40PM - 1:55PM

Networking Lunch

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Solving the “Data Ingestion” Problem

Presented by David Stafford

Deep Dive Into PCoIP

Presented by Randy Groves

Unleashing the Power of NetScaler

Presented by Henrik Johansson

Virtual Data Center Infection: Attacking VDI from the Endpoint LIVE!

Presented by John Whaley

 

Strategies to Optimize Your VDI OS Gold Images

Presented by Richard Agnew

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3:10PM - 3:40PM

Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:40PM - 4:55PM

HDX: High Definition eXperience –or– Have no iDea eXperience?

Presented by Shawn Bass

Replace Your SAN! How the New Storage Improvements in Microsoft Hyper-V Help Your Desktop Virtualization Project

Presented by Jim Moyle

Ok, We’re Mobile. Now What?

Presented by Brian Katz

WebSockets Everywhere: The Future Transport Protocol for Everything

Presented by Dan Shappir

VMware View vs. RDS: The Land of Good Enough

Presented by Dwayne Lessner

 

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4:55PM

Evening Reception followed by Geek Out Game Show
Match your wits and test your skills during this exciting, light-hearted "geek" game show. Enjoy beer and wine while interacting with your peers before the game.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Refreshments

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Microsoft and DaaS - Are They in the Game?

Presented by Rick Dehlinger

 

RDS-o-Matic: From Excel to a Full RDS 2012 Environment in One Click

Presented by Claudio Rodrigues

How Folder Redirection Impacts User Experience and Breaks Applications

Presented by Aaron Parker & Shawn Bass

Uncovering the Citrix Mobility Stack

Presented by Thorsten Rood

Dealing with the Realities of Malware in Virtual Environments

Presented by Matt Conover

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9:45AM - 10:15AM

Morning Refreshment Break

10:15-11:15 AM

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11:15AM - 12:30PM

Networking Lunch

12:30PM - 1:45PM

The Worst Citrix and Microsoft “Best Practices” of All Time

Presented by Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

A "No B.S." Look at the Various DaaS Providers and Whether They're Ready for Prime Time

Presented by Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

 

You're Paying for MDOP Anyway…Make the Most of It

Presented by Rory Monaghan

RemoteApp 101: Delivering Seamless Remote Applications

Presented by Benny Tritsch


Automated Performance Analysis of SBC Workloads

Presented by Ian Parker

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1:45PM - 1:55PM

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1:55PM - 3:10PM

 

DIY DaaS: Creating Your Own Desktop-as-a-Service

Presented by Andy Paul

Tips and Tricks on Building Agentless Antivirus Scanners for VMware View Virtual Desktops

Presented by Yury Magalif

Desktop Virtualization Monitoring Bake-Off, Part 2: Updates and More!

Presented by Shane Kleinert & Jarian Gibson

 

Orchestrating Cloud Desktops, The Citrix Way

Presented by Rick Dehlinger

Virtual Rescue: Saving IT and the Enterprise from VDI Disasters

Presented by Mark Knouse

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3:10PM

Closing Remarks with Brian Madden/Prize Giveaway

 

5 featured videos from the BriForum archive

Check out these exclusive videos from previous BriForum events, handpicked by Brian Madden to showcase the quality of presentations you can expect to see:

#1. Mandatory and Default User Profile Ttuning
Presented by by Jon Wallace, Chicago 2011

#2. Hyper-V and System Center: How Good Can It Be?
Presented by Mike Burke, Chicago 2013

#3. The Future of the Enterprise Desktop
Presented by Brian Madden, London 2012

#4. Server Virtualization Success! VDI: Not so much. Why VDI adoption has been slow and how desktop virtualization will change the future
Presented by Ron Oglesby, Chicago 2011

#5. What got us here won't get us there: Today's IT needs to get with the times
Presented by David Stafford, Chicago 2013