About Shawn Bass

Shawn Bass, an independent consultant based in the Chicago area, is a “Citrix Technology Professional” and a “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.” He’s been working with Citrix technologies since the WinView product days, and today, most of his clients are Fortune 500 companies (primarily in the financial services and insurance markets).

Shawn got involved in trying to help the server-based computing community around February 2005. Back then, he’d spent long hours lurking on a variety of forums and learning from others, so he decided it was finally time to give back to assist others. Since that time, he’s become an active poster on the support forums on BrianMadden.com, the official Citrix Support Forums (discussions.citrix.com), and AppVirtGuru.com

Shawn is a 10+time (and top-rated) presenter at BriForum, and has spoken at other worldwide events including Citrix Synergy, VMworld, TechEd, TEC, E2E, and various Citrix user groups. He also continues to teach the independent desktop virtualization 5-day master class that he and Brian developed back in 2004.

Shawn Bass has been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012. You can follow him on Twitter @shawnbass

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Desktop Virtualization 2014

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Desktop Virtualization 2014 Seminar with Shawn Bass, Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth

The future of desktop delivery is here now. But you still have to design it right.

VDI has been on everyone’s hot list for almost ten years, but it’s only now that we’re seeing the breakthroughs that make it possible, and affordable. In just this past year alone, two major game changing technologies have come to light, including support for GPUs and high quality graphics in VDI alongside low-cost storage systems that support persistent desktops. You’ll learn how to make your VDI implementation a reality with today’s newest technologies and proven techniques for any environment.

Register today by calling Delegate Relations Manager Mike Parisi at 617-431-9718 or completing our quick online registration form.

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More resources from Shawn Bass

Is Microsoft finally closing in on Citrix?

If you've been around the server-based computing industry for any length of time you're no stranger to the Citrix rumor mill.  At one time there were stories about Citrix being doomed as a company, acquired by Microsoft, acquired by Oracle and even IBM or Cisco acquiring them

Why thin clients and zero clients haven't lived up to the "last PC you'll ever buy" hype

I've been collecting thoughts on this blog article for a few weeks now. It seems this was quite timely given Brian & Gabe's recent interview with Tom Flynn from HP where they talked about thin clients, zero clients, etc. Here are my thoughts on the topic.

VDI and TS are not more secure than physical desktops

For almost 20 years now, I've been implementing Terminal Services and VDI solutions. During that time, I've spent a good deal of time speaking to people about the benefits of these solutions as well as implementing it for customers.

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