About 2017-11-22T12:36:01+00:00

Who Am I?

Hi,
my name is Sinisa Sokolic.

I started my professional IT career in 1999 at the age of 20.

There is one thing I can remember as if it was yesterday – when my former boss said to me in 2004: “Tweak every thing you can on this machines, I want maximum user density.”

It was my first contact with Citrix Metaframe XPe. I was afraid and had shit in my pants. This was the baby of my boss and all of his pride and I knew he would cut off my hands if I would do anything stupid to it.

The farm I had to tweak was a bunch of about 20 Windows 2000 Servers with 2x 1,33 GHz processors, 4 GB of RAM and all machines were multihomed with a 100 MBit switch connected to all servers and a file server cluster because the rest of the network had only 10 MBits.

All that he gave me was a printed copy of Rick Dehlingers Tuning tips for Windows Terminal Services. I still have this copy of it printed out to keep the memories.

I started to try and implement the tips and learned that not only Rick Dehlinger existed in the world. I liked that time very much because I learned a lot.

And when I finished I had maximized user density from 20 to 26 users per machine. It was awesome.

Today I have spread my experience from Citrix to VMware to Microsoft and AppSense related products and technologies. I work as Cloud and Virtualization Architect in different projects at RIS Consulting GmbH in Cologne/Germany

To sum it up: As Rick Dehlinger had done it in the past I want to take part in the community and give something back to it.

Therefore I started this blog.

I hope you enjoy it.

Past speaking engagements

  • 2017 E2EVC Barcelona – The Cloud – A Brave New World
  • 2017 DCUG TecCon – Citrix Cloud
  • 2017 E2EVC Prague – Deploy and Manage XenApp with SCCM – Take It Or Leave it?
  • 2016 cim.Lingen – Should I stay or should I go?
  • 2016 SCCM Usergroup Rhein-Main – PowerShell AppDeploymentToolkit
  • 2016 E2EVC Rome – Troubleshoot XenApp with Style
  • 2016 DCUG TecCon – Troubleshoot XenApp with Style
  • 2015 E2EVC Berlin – together with Benny Tritsch (Why Would You Choose RDS over VDI?)
  • 2015 VCNRW Cologne – RDSH vs. VDI
  • 2015 E2EVC Lisbon – How To Legofy Your Infrastructure

Upcoming speaking engagements

My Microsoft Certification Profile

http://www.mycertprofile.com/Profile/9220858506

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Private Cloud
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional – Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Exams

  • 247 – Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • 246 – Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • 649 – TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  • 647 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
  • 624 – TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops
  • 403 – TS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring
  • 652 – TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration
  • 296 – Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000
  • 292 – Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000
  • 219 – Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • 217 – Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • 215 – Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • 218 – Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment
  • 221 – Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • 216 – Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • 270 – Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Certifications

  • Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization
  • CCEE for Virtualization
  • Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization
  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2013
  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2012
  • CCEA for Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server 4)
  • CCA for Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server
  • CCA for Citrix Password Manager 4
  • CCA for Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server 4)

Exams

  • 1Y0-400 – Designing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions
  • 1Y0-300 – Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions
  • CSP-009-1W – Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2013
  • CAD-200-1W – Simplifying Application Migration with Citrix AppDNA 6.1
  • CSP-008-1W – Citrix Certified Sales Professional 2012
  • 1Y0-A25 – Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution
  • 1Y0-456 – Citrix Access Suite 4.0: Build/Test
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix Password Manager 4
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix Certified Administrator for XenApp (Presentation Server 4)
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional
Unidesk Certified Professional