CORETEK SERVICES RELEASES VIRTUAL DESKTOP ENHANCEMENT SUITE (VDES) VERSION 1.4

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Citrix, News, Virtual Desktop Enhancement Suite, VMware|

April 28, 2016 Farmington Hills, MI – Coretek Services, an industry-leading IT professional services consulting company, has released version 1.4 of their Virtual Desktop Enhancement Suite (VDES) software.  The VDES tool set is Coretek Intellectual Property that enhances the end user experience and support of Virtual Desktop Environments.  With the release of VDES version 1.4, Coretek has added support for VMware Horizon View to the VDES XenAppNow Module.  This will allow organizations delivering Citrix-Presented Applications to VMware Horizon View VDI Desktops to reduce the time it takes to reconnect to their Citrix applications by 4 to 8 seconds each time they reconnect to their VDI desktop.

 

NEW FEATURES

The following new features have been added to VDES version 1.4 release:

  • Support for VMware View VDI
  • Ability to run commands prior to reboot and just after reboot
  • Ability during install to set the account the services run under

PRODUCT FIXES

The following product fixes have been incorporated into the release:

  • Fixed installing Battery Monitor on XenApp 7.6. Install could not detect certain Citrix DLLs and would give the error “Battery Monitor can only be installed on either Citrix Server or XenDesktop”.
  • Reboot drain commands updated for XenApp 7.6 plus script for post-reboot is provided on install.

To learn more about the Coretek VDES tool set visit:  coretekservices.com/virtual-desktop-enhancement-suite-vdes/

VDES 1.4 is now available to all current partners using previous versions of VDES.

 

About Coretek Services
Coretek Services is a Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with your team to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements; the solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No exceptions. For more information, visit coretekservices.com.

Start a truly valuable conversation…

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 21st, 2016|blog, Skype for Business|

At the heart of great teams is great communication

Productivity today is centered on conversations – sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance including voice, video and content sharing.  At Coretek, we believe that the heart of productivity is great teamwork, and that the heart of great teamwork is great communication.

Office 365 is a world-class productivity service that helps great teams to accomplish great achievements.  At the heart of Office 365 Communications is the Skype for Business service connecting your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day.  With Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing.

Achieve more with a fully integrated communication solution

Coretek offers a fully integrated communications solution based on Office 365, our services, and certified hardware to ensure the best experience for your end-users.  We help our customers along all the steps of the productivity improvement journey, starting with deployment planning and roll-out, to making sure your teams are up to speed with the new solution and comfortable enough with the new ways of communication.  By leveraging our company’s offering, your teams will be able to communicate like never before using Office 365 and Skype for Business.

How do you accomplish this?

Skype across Devices

Connect with your team anywhere using our mobile apps across Windows, iOS and AndroidTM, or bring remote participants into meeting spaces of all sizes with Skype for Business Room Systems.

Skype Across Devices

Complete Meeting Solution

Work like you are all in one room, even when you are not.  From collaborative team sessions to large broadcasts or dialing into a conference using your phone, Skype for Business is designed for all your meeting needs.

Complete Meeting Solution

Modern Voice with Cloud PBX

Make, receive, and transfer business calls in the office, at home, or on the road using phone, PC, and mobile.  Increase agility and consolidate management with voice services in Office 365.

Modern Voice with Cloud PBX

Security, Control and Compliance

Get end-to-end security, control and compliance that span from the user to the enterprise.  All powered by the on-demand scale and manageability of Office 365.

Security, Control and Compliance

Skype for Business voice

The bottom line is that Coretek’s integrated communications offering helps you take advantage of the following services and capabilities of Office 365 and Skype for Business:

  • Anywhere Access – ability to make and receive business calls in the office, at home, or on the road, using your business number on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or desk phone.
  • PSTN Conferencing – provides the flexibility to dial in to a meeting from a traditional phone, in addition to the existing ability to join a meeting with a single click on your PC or mobile device.
  • Skype Meeting Broadcast – makes it easier than ever to produce large virtual meetings for up to 10,000 meeting attendees, who can join from virtually any browser or device (see it in action). Now Skype for Business truly is a single platform for every type of meeting.
  • Cloud PBX – enables companies to eliminate separate PBX systems and transition to the cloud with Office 365 as the center of communications management.
  • PSTN Calling – ability to subscribe to Microsoft managed calling plans and phone numbers.
  • Skype Connectivity – Connect, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues, consumers, other businesses, and friends and family – anyone who uses Skype – with both voice and HD video.

Start a conversation with Coretek today and let us show you how you can bring truly valuable communication to your teams.

Is Microsoft Really Going “Open”?

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Azure|

Coretek Cloud Logo final

Many customers aren’t aware of the major shift Microsoft has been making over the last few years.  Microsoft SQL on Linux is a culmination of those changes.  With the announcement of Red Hat support and .Net on Linux, Microsoft has made a major move in the open source marketplace.

Did you know that almost all of the features in System Center 2013, OMS, Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery, treat Linux as an equal class citizen?  Windows — or Linux — is no longer a sticking point on the solutions we design and deploy.  With Windows or Linux we can deliver operational solutions on any platform.

 

Let us know if you have a unique requirement that has been challenging to your business, we are very confident we can help.

 

Jason M. Cornellier – Cloud Practice Director

 

http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/03/07/announcing-sql-server-on-linux/

http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/02/24/microsoft-to-acquire-xamarin-and-empower-more-developers-to-build-apps-on-any-device/

http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/11/04/microsoft-and-red-hat-partner-to-deliver-more-flexibility-and-choice/

http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3052881/microsoft-windows/microsoft-brings-bash-to-windows-with-new-beta-build.html

 

Coretek Services Named AppSense 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 12th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 12, 2016Coretek Services, one of the leading IT consulting and systems integrators, and AppSense, the global leader of secure user environment management (UEM), today announced that Coretek Services has been named AppSense 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region. The award, presented during AppSense’s annual North American Elevate Partner Conference in New Orleans, La., recognized Coretek Services for its exceptional achievement in the areas of customer engagement, revenue growth and implementation innovation.

We really value the relationship we have with AppSense,” said Ray Jaksic, Chief Technology Officer Coretek Services. “They are truly a ‘channel focused’ organization.  It’s the value their products provide within our solutions and their flexibility in doing what it takes to close deals that has resulted in many great wins for both of our organizations and our customers.”

AppSense continues to be a staple within the Coretek virtual desktop suite of solution offerings and has also proven to be a valuable solution to help secure physical endpoints without impeding end user’s ability to do their jobs.  Coretek has leveraged AppSense Environment Manager for years to provide a “persistent” end user experience without requiring a “persistent desktop image” within VDI. In recent years, Coretek has also leveraged the entire DesktopNow suite with its VDI implementations. The company also now leverages

Performance Manager to optimize the performance of VDI desktops when running applications that are either poorly written or have very high I/O or processor requirements.  This has demonstrated particularly significant successes with graphically intense Engineering Applications.

“AppSense has grown within our solution portfolio to help secure and migrate physical endpoints as well,” added Jaksic. “We have been able to use AppSense to lockdown physical endpoints to eliminate the launch of ‘unknown’ executables, and give all users only the minimal rights necessary to do their jobs without providing full administrative access.”

“We are pleased to recognize Coretek Services as our 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region,” said Jim Airdo, vice president of channel, AppSense. “Coretek Services continues to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to our mutual customers, driving new opportunities for AppSense solutions and providing sales, technical and support excellence. We look forward to our continued partnership in 2016 the years ahead.”

The AppSense Partner of the Year awards were selected following close evaluation of each partners’ annual contributions based on planned expectations in the areas of engagement, revenue and growth. Commitment to AppSense training, dedicated personnel and overall performance was also considered.

 

An AppSense Go+ Platinum Partner, Coretek Services offers a complete suite of AppSense UEM solutions including DesktopNow, DesktopNow Plus, DataNow, Application Manager, and AppSense Insight which enable IT organizations to centralize desktop security, management and personalization policies with a prescriptive view into security-related activity. These solutions allow users to have greater desktop personalization while improving security, performance, desktop consistency, and reliability.

 

About Coretek Services
Coretek Services is a Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with your team to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements; the solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success.  No exceptions. For more information, visit www.coretekservices.com.

 

About AppSense                                                                                                         
AppSense is the leading provider of UEM solutions for the secure endpoint. AppSense user virtualization technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual and cloud-delivered desktops.  AppSense Solutions have been deployed by over 3,600 enterprises worldwide to 9 million endpoints. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.appsense.com.

 

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