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Jake Norman

Application Optimizations Essentials

In previous blogs, we talked about optimizations as they related to the Windows Operating System, including Active Setup, the Microsoft Store, Services and Scheduled Tasks, and more. Due to the number of items that can be optimized in each section those blogs were necessarily a little longer in length.

The focus of this blog series will be Application Optimizations. We started this series with our Introduction to Application Optimization, which showcases common items to look for when it comes to Application Optimization. We followed up with Application Optimization Essentials: Google Chrome, then soldiered on with Application Optimization Essentials: Microsoft Edge. This blog will deep dive into another one of the most commonly used browsers: Mozilla Firefox.

7 min read
Justin Emilio

Scripting for Multiple Launchpads with Frame

The Nutanix Frame platform offers customers the option to create multiple user interfaces through the use of Frame Launchpads. These Launchpads allow customers to customize their environment and create custom apps that are tailored to specific end users and workflows. Each account can have multiple Launchpads to cater to different use cases and workloads (Read more about Frame Launchpads here).

We can further customize a user's experience by using PowerShell scripts to modify the remote Windows environment. These scripts can be used to automate tasks and customize the appearance and functionality of the user interface. These scripts are called FGA Scripts (More about FGA Scripts).

6 min read
Yangzhi Zhao

How Skidmore, Owings & Merrill achieved complete digital transformation with Frame.

Delivering the Future of Work, Today

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is a leading global architecture, engineering, and planning firm, renowned for designing iconic buildings such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York City, and Willis Tower in Chicago. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, SOM is constantly pushing the boundaries of design and engineering. That focus has now extended into their approach for end-user computing.

15 min read
Jake Norman

Windows OS Optimization Essentials - Part 5

Operating systems can end up being a lot of work for administrators: work to configure the image, work to install the applications, and work to provide the best user experience possible. As with any software, what is provided to you is what the developer intended, but not necessarily what you want or need for your end users.

This blog series introduces you to Windows Operating System (OS) optimizations, starting with version 21H2. I will attempt to keep these optimizations as environment agnostic as possible. Hopefully, these optimizations will be just as good to administrators of physical machines as to a virtual environment utilizing Nutanix Frame, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, or VMware Horizon.

This series aims to share the seemingly infinite number of ways you can optimize a Windows environment, with something for beginners as well as administrators familiar with optimizations but looking to deliver an even better experience within their environment.

Of course, the optimizations provided in this blog series are intended only as a guide. Be sure to vet any optimizations carefully and test the optimizations described in this series internally before pushing the changes to your production environment.

The first entry covered Active Setup. The second entry covered the Microsoft Store. The third entry covered Services and Scheduled Tasks. The fourth entry covered Startup Items. In each case, we discussed what each piece is, how it works, and how to optimize it.

This blog addresses three smaller aspects of your Windows Operating System: Autologgers, Features On-Demand, and Optional Features. While these three items are smaller than any of the previous blogs individually, there are some definite optimization efforts to be considered here.

11 min read
Ruben Spruijt

EUC Industry Bento Box April 2023

The EUC Bento Box is a monthly selection of relevant and interesting content, curated by yours truly, designed to be easily digestible as a way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the EUC industry! Inside the bento box, you will find a variety of articles, blog posts, white papers, videos, best practice guides, and more. Each entry includes a short summary/description to help you maximize your learning with minimal reading! So, whether you're an EUC geek, a seasoned professional, or just starting out, we're sure the EUC Bento Box has something for everyone.

Let's dive in!

4 min read
Jake Norman

Frame Image Management: Onboarding and Configuring SaaS Applications

Scenario: As a customer, you want to use Frame to provide access to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. SaaS applications are also known as web-based software applications, meaning your main form of access to the application is through a web browser, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You want to utilize the Application Experience to provide these applications to your users. With Frame, how do you accomplish this?

4 min read
Omar Kechrid

ZeeTim and Frame

Transform any PC into a Frame Ready thin client in minutes with ZeeTim!

If you're a Frame customer and have already virtualized your user workspaces, the last thing you want to be spending a ton of time on is managing and securing your user endpoint devices. Since users are accessing a full digital workspace delivered by Frame, the endpoint device should just be a low-value target that simply provides users with access to their Frame session either via Frame App or a supported web browser. This is where ZeeTim, a Frame Ready partner, can help bridge the gap and ensure end-to-end security and management.

6 min read
Jake Norman

Application Optimization Essentials: Edge

In previous blog posts, we talked about optimizations as they related to the Windows Operating System, including Active Setup, the Microsoft Store, Services & Scheduled Tasks, and more. Due to the number of items that can be optimized in each section, those blog posts were (necessarily) a little longer in length.

This blog series will focus on application optimizations. We started this series with our Introduction to Application Optimization, which showcases common items to look for when it comes to application optimization. We followed up with Application Optimization Essentials: Google Chrome. This blog will deep dive into one of the most commonly used browsers: Microsoft Edge of the Chromium variety.

12 min read
David Horvath

Leveraging Frame Admin API to Stick to your Public Cloud Budget:User-Voumes

In a previous blog post, I showed how you could use Frame Admin API to monitor Frame accounts that had running instances because of misconfigured account capacity settings. This could lead to spending more on your cloud infrastructure than is needed. In this blog, I will demonstrate how you can use the Frame Admin API to identify and delete user volumes that have not been used in a while. Periodically removing unused volumes can help keep cloud storage costs down and can make sure that your data retention policies are being appropriately followed.