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Improving Windows 10 performance by 3000% with these simple tricks

On October 2nd Microsoft released version 1809 (Codename: Redstone 5) for those who wanted to update manually.

On the 9th of October it started rolling out via automatic windows updates. Unfortunately there was an oversight in the update mechanism leading Microsoft to pause the update temporarily as during the upgrade users documents got deleted. While waiting for the fixed version of Windows 10 to be released we started doing our regular performance tests, as we did with Server 2019 and Office 2019 recently and the results where…well, not what we expected.

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Microsoft Ignite Update, Windows Virtual Desktops...and more!

It has been an exciting time for all EUC enthusiasts, as Microsoft has announced a lot of interesting new bits that will influence our jobs in the upcoming time.

While Windows 10-multi user has not been a well-kept secret, the fact that it will be Azure only remained a secret for most people, until announced at Ignite, and it sparked a lot of discussion as you can see below this post by Jack Madden.

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The First Office 2019 Performance Impact Results

Microsoft Office, you can find it in nearly every enterprise IT environment and this week Microsoft has released Office 2019 to the first group of volume license customers.

Since the release of Office 2007 Login VSI has always been keen to show the impact a new version has on scalability of your centralized desktop environment, whether its VMware Horizon, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or plain RDSH and We of course did the same for this version.

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Size Matters When Sizing A Citrix Solution

Gareth Carson (Cloud Architect, Citrix Consultant and CTP) discusses the challenges when sizing a Citrix solution from the ground up.

Sometimes we come across blogs about our products that make us smile. Gareth's blog discusses the challenges when sizing a Citrix solution from the ground up for those moments when you don't have the ‘luxury of true benchmarking or testing,’ with tools such as Login VSI and Login PI.

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[Press Release] Login VSI Announces ‘Technology Advocate’ and ‘Technology Expert’ program

Recognizing individuals for their contribution to and commitment towards VDI performance

VMworld, Las Vegas, NV: Today (August 27, 2018) Login VSI, the industry standard in VDI performance testing, announced its new program to recognize those individuals that have built and display extensive knowledge of the Login VSI software solutions, and in this way visibly contribute to the End-User Computing (EUC) Community.

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Citrix Virtual App user density on AWS

Login VSI workload testing on AWS EC2 instances

If you are in the End User Compute (EUC) space like me, you are undoubtedly aware of the annual VDI Like A Pro survey. In this survey we continue to see the trend of interest in the public cloud growing, however most of the respondents cited cost and performance as major concerns when considering cloud options. At Login VSI we are seeing more traction with enterprises adopting cloud strategies for their digital workspaces, and I am personally very excited about this.

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Testing L1TF patches: Virtual Desktops on VMware ESX

Last week Intel announced 3 new severe vulnerabilities in their processors allowing unauthorized access to the data in the L1-cache. They have been named L1 Terminal Fault or in short L1TF. By now I assume most IT-admins are aware of this, but the performance impact remains a mystery. That’s why we took it upon us to get you this information as soon as possible. Please note that these are initial findings. As we are doing more research and get more results we will constantly publish new updates.

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Testing Meltdown and Spectre patches: Citrix XenServer 7.2 versus 7.5

Meltdown and Spectre

A few weeks ago we published a blogpost around Meltdown and Spectre on XenServer 7.2. In the previous blogpost I mentioned that the results were surprisingly good and other then expected. This feeling kept bothering me and urged me to verify if the behavior and results were correct. After some research I found out that the patches were applied and that both used tools (Powershell and Inspectre.exe) to check this verified this.  I decided to install newer versions of XenServer to see if the results and behavior was consistent to what we saw with XenServer 7.2. I chose to focus on XenServer 7.5 as this is the latest version that XenServer currently supplies. I also updated it to the latest patch version (XS75E002). 

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