Schools: Here’s the simplest and most cost effective way to get your faculty and staff working remotely

As of this writing, in May 2020, many schools are wrapping up the spring semester. IT staffs who have “made it” to the finish line are likely enjoying a sigh of relief and are looking forward to (somewhat of a little) break in the action provided by the summer months. You all deserve the breather. …
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Schools: Re-open your student labs easily, virtually! (part 2: technical setup)

In part one of this pair of postings, we covered the use case for extending your on-campus computer labs to your students (and potentially staff).This is a a strategy I have encouraged institutions to adapt long prior to the COVID-19 related closures of campuses (and thus closing access to computing labs), due to the multitude …
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Shattuck’s Tech Tips: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Policies: 4 pieces of advice

Here’s a brain dump of some considerations for use of Policies in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments based on quite a few years of administration and observation. If you have any questions or disagreements, feel free to drop me a line or comment below! Should policies be placed in AD Group Policy or within …
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Your time managing antivirus would be better spent getting virtualized

As a recovering beat up sysadmin, one of my least desired tasks was management of enterprise Anti-Virus. I’ve had experiences with multiple vendors, but there was always one consistent truth … I could never get 100% endpoint compliance or stability.   My AV clients across the globe would repeatedly suffer one or multiple fates. They’d …
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