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WHITEPAPER: OneDrive for Business Performance in Non-Persistent Environments Using FSLogix Office 365 Containers

This whitepaper addresses the issue described in Microsoft’s knowledge base article “OneDrive for Business sync app isn’t supported for client sessions that are hosted on Windows 2008 Terminal Services or Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)“, published at https://support.microsoft.com/enus/kb/2965687. This is also true for RDS running on Windows Server 2016. To gain access to OneDrive for Business files, the officially supported solution for Remote Desktop users is to utilize a web browser. But most remote desktop users want to be able to use OneDrive for Business like they do on local Windows desktops.

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WHITEPAPER: Outlook Performance in Non-Persistent Environments Using FSLogix Office 365 Containers

RDS Gurus decided to run performance tests on Outlook in non-persistent environments using FSLogix’s Office 365 Container solution. The purpose was to illustrate the user experience of remote desktop users working in a Remote Desktop Services environment configured to use FSLogix Office 365 Containers relative to the typical user experience when using native RDS User Profile Disk technology. Their primary focus was to measure how performance degrades when multiple users are simultaneously working with Outlook (“noisy neighbor effect”).

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WHITEPAPER: Default FTA management for Word 2013 and WordViewer

A complete step-by-step guide for managing the default file type associations for Word 2013 and WordViewer with FSLogix. Duncan Murdoch, of Amber Reef, uses this white paper to outline the necessary approach to centrally control and manage FTAs for Word 2013 and WordViewer using FSLogix. By creating and applying two FTA rules alongside the FSLogix Hiding rules for Word 2013 and WordViewer, the Administrator can ensure that the FTA that is applied is the one that they have allocated to the application group.

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WHITEPAPER: App-V and FSLogix File Type Association Management

A concise, visual guide to implementing file type associations when using App-V with FSLogix. Duncan Murdoch, of Amber Reef, uses this white paper to show the precise steps for managing file type associations (FTAs) when using App-V with FSLogix. As an example for managing the file type associations for App-V packages, Duncan Murdoch demonstrates the ease of this process with Adobe DC and FOX-IT Reader as published applications. With a couple quick steps and a single FSLogix rule, the proper FTAs are put in place for the desired default .pdf application.

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WHITEPAPER: FSLogix Lab and Installation Guide for Azure

This document contains the steps required to install a Proof-of-Concept (POC) environment for RDSH Full Desktop with FSLogix Apps. POC environments created according to this install guide can be used to test applications controlled by FSLogix Apps in a reproducible way. We build the environment in the cloud in order to minimize costs associated with required hardware, and to streamline the build process. The testing environment is built entirely in Azure and contains an IaaS RDSH deployment including the supporting network and domain infrastructure. A non-Azure based client component accesses the RDSH deployment.

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WHITEPAPER: AppV or FSLogix? The Good, Bad, and Better Together.

The Great Big White Paper on when to use AppV, when to use FSLogix, and when to use them together! The latest release from Duncan Murdoch of Amber Reef, "The purpose of this document is to discuss the strengths and weakness of App-V and FSLogix Apps, and how the two can be used together to form a complete application provisioning and management strategy." The document uses scenario-based considerations to demonstrate the pros and cons of using each solution independently, or when combined. (37 pages)

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