We are working with our partners FSLogix to solve user experience challenges in XenApp and XenDesktop environments. The user experience changes when using applications in those environments as it’s not what they are used to. FSLogix Office 365 containers improves end user experience by giving them a more PC-like experience inside XenApp, XenDesktop and even On Premises environments.
Some key points of the video include:
[1.30] – Who is Office 365 Containers for?
[2.11] – Some of the greatest benefits of FSLogix O365 and Profile Containers
Read the transcript below:
Aaron Parker: Hi, my name’s Aaron Parker. I’m a solution architect with Insentra. We’re working with our partner FSLogix to solve user experience challenges in XenApp and XenDesktop environments. We consider what their end-user experience is like, especially compared to a physical PC. When users are accessing their applications inside XenApp and XenDesktop, and especially Outlook.
The user experience changes. It’s not what they’re used to. What we can do with FSLogix Office 365 containers is we can improve the user’s experience by giving them a more PC-like end-user experience inside XenApp and XenDesktop. We do that by enabling cache mode inside Outlook and also enabling Windows’ search. The user gets the responsiveness that they expect inside Outlook and they get those instant search results that they expect on a physical PC.
We’re not just looking at what we can do with Outlook, we’re looking at the overall user experience. How do we reduce logon times? How do we get those users to their applications faster? If you’re also moving to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, these introduce a new way of actually delivering applications, new way of delivering user profiles inside the XenApp and XenDesktop environments.
With FSLogix profile containers, we can deliver the user’s profile, reduce logon times, and deliver new types of applications successfully in these new operating systems. Who is Office 365 containers for? It’s for anyone moving to Office 365. It’s also for customers still with on-premises Exchange. It’s all about the end-user experience. Most of the time, we are working with customers moving to Office 365, and it absolutely benefits in that area.
It is also useful for anyone who’s still on On-Prem Exchange and they really want to improve that end-user experience. They want to improve user acceptance for any user using a XenApp and XenDesktop environment. FSLogix also has a profile container solution, whereby we can improve log on and application responsiveness times inside an environment as well.
Some of the great benefits of FSLogix Office 365 containers and profile containers include its flexibility and simple architecture. This includes the ability to work across not just XenApp and XenDesktop environments but Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon, as well as any type of deployment architecture which includes on-premises hypervisors like vSpheres, XenServer, Hyper-V, and so on. And Cloud deployments such as Azure and AWS.
For more information on FSLogix, be sure to check out our other videos. For more details, info on Office 365 containers and profile containers, click on the link below.