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· 4 min read
Yangzhi Zhao

Frame Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Frame Newsletter for June 2023! Here are the topics we are covering:

  • Frame spins-out from Nutanix and merges with Dizzion!
  • New email address for Frame newsletters, announcements, and release notes
  • Frame App 7.0 is now available in Tech Preview
  • Launch of that showcases actual user experience with Frame across a variety of apps, instance types, network conditions, and infrastructure providers
  • Frame + 10ZiG’s webinar on sustainability
  • Sign up for our free Frame 100 - Administration Course on July 11-12!

· 8 min read
Ruben Spruijt

Frame EUC Industry Bento Box June 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!

· 5 min read
Jake Norman

Frame Image Management: Installing Persistent Applications into a Non-persistent Workload

Scenario: As a customer, you want to simplify your image management overhead by providing non-persistent Desktop Experience workloads to your users, but some users require access to non-standard applications that you don’t want to put into the base non-persistent image, nor provide via an Application Experience from another Frame Account, nor provide via a persistent workload. How do you accomplish this with Frame?

· 3 min read
Stefan Gajic
Dominik Conrad

Deploying Frame on OVHcloud

Frame and OVHcloud's partnership brings together OVHcloud's top-notch infrastructure services, Nutanix AHV/AOS/hyperconverged infrastructure, and Frame Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions. The combination makes it easy and quick to set up modern infrastructure solutions when needed and use that cloud infrastructure to deliver virtual applications and desktops using Frame. OVHcloud provides customers high-performance, affordable solutions to help manage, secure, and grow infrastructure as needed without customers needing to manage the HCI infrastructure themselves.

In this blog, we will show you how Frame customers can utilize the power of both OVHcloud and AHV platform to deliver highly secure and cost effective Desktop as a Service solutions in just a few hours.

· 4 min read
Carsten Puls

Frame + Dizzion

We are excited to announce that Frame and Dizzion, both pioneers and leaders in the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) market, are joining forces to become one company. Frame Platform, Inc., previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Nutanix, was acquired by LLR Partners, a leading growth equity investor that acquired Dizzion Inc. in 2021. Merging both companies together results in one of the largest independent providers focused on DaaS and Composable Digital Workspaces.

· 5 min read
Jake Norman

Application Optimizations Essentials

In previous blog posts, we talked about optimizations as they related to the Windows Operating System, including Active Setup, the Microsoft Store, Services and Scheduled Tasks, and more.

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 blog posts individually, there are some definite optimization efforts to be considered here.

· 4 min read
Yangzhi Zhao

Frame Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of the Frame Newsletter! In this edition, we will be covering:

  • Nutanix .NEXT 2023 in Chicago (May 9-10)- register and book a meeting with the Frame team!
  • Frame's new enhanced browser multi-monitor feature.
  • Highlights from IGEL DISRUPT Nashville.
  • Sign up for our free Frame 200 - Planning & Architecture Course on June 6-7!