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Welcome to Andy Jones' Section

Anthony "Andy" Jones (CCIA, CCEA, CCI, MCSE+I, MCT, MCIW) is an industry expert in Access Infrastructure and technologies surrounding and supporting the solution. He is currently an Area Service Director for MTM Technologies, the premier Citrix Platinum reseller in North America, and manages the professional services group for the Ohio Valley. He provides comprehensive solutions focused on Citrix and Microsoft technologies for clients ranging from 50 to 50,000 users, focusing mainly on architecting and deploying Access Infrastructure solutions for enterprise customers. One of Andy’s primary focuses is in developing best practices, processes and methodologies surrounding Access Infrastructure that take into consideration and integrates with virtually every part of a customer’s infrastructure.

Andy is also a writer and has co-authored Deploying Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server 3.0 with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services (Syngress). He is also currently working on the second edition of Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite Advanced Concepts: The Official Guide (McGraw-Hill) with Steve Kaplan.

Andy is currently based in Cincinnati, OH, where he lives with his wife and children. He enjoys flying when his schedule permits! You can contact Andy by emailing ajones@mtm.com.

News and Updates

Emails, Questions and Ponderings
Please feel free to continue sending emails with questions, thoughts, feedback and recommendations for articles you would like to see. In the future, your questions may result in an article on the “top 10” queries received or such!

Help Me with My Articles!
If you find a problem, typo, script error, etc., please contact me! I can get this fixed and turned around in short order! Just send them in to ajones@mtm.com... Thanks!

Citrix Official Access Suite 4.0 Advanced Concepts Guide NEARLY Complete!
The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite Advanced Concepts: The Official Guide book is in the final stages of preparation… and I can say that after six months of work the book is nearly new from cover to cover! The immense change to the entire suite necessitates the inclusion of this book on EVERY administrator’s bookshelf! Look for a Late January 2006 ship date!

Deploying Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services Available NOW!
For those of you looking for a more entry-level book that outlines the history of Citrix Presentation Server, the configuration and management, look no further than Deploying Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services. This book is available now and though based on Presentation Server 3.0, contains a wealth of relevant information for any Access Infrastructure Environment!


Get your copy now!

Upcoming Conferences

Citrix Summit 2006
For those of you that were invited to the partner-only Citrix Summit coming up at the end of January, I will be in the vendor area with Steve Kaplan discussing the Access Suite 4.0 Advanced Concepts guide that will be on sale at the event! Steve and I will be autographing copies and discussing the finer points of Access Infrastructure! Plan to stop by and say hello! The Summit will be at the Swan and Dolphin resort Jan 29th through Feb 1st, 2006. Check out Citrix’s SITE for more information!

MTM Road Shows
I frequently present at various MTM road shows and events! Check the MTM website for a complete listing of all events nationwide and you can even register for the events directly on the site!

Andy Jones' Latest Contributions

Bandwidth Management: Part 3 – Guaranteeing and Protecting ICA/RDP on LAN/WAN
Date - Mar 28, 2006
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Performance
Bandwidth Management is one of the biggest challenges we face as server based computing engineers. This article is the third and final in a short series about Bandwidth Management. In this article we will look at third-party solutions for protecting and guaranteeing the bandwidth required for session performance as it applies to LAN and WAN traffic.
Bandwidth Management: Part 2 – Leveraging Citrix Policy to Optimize Bandwidth Usage
Date - Feb 23, 2006
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Performance
Bandwidth Management is one of the biggest challenges we face as server based computing engineers. This article is the second in a short series about Bandwidth Management, in which we will focus on leveraging the advanced features of Presentation Server 4.0 Policy to control bandwidth consumption.
Scripting for Server Based Computing: Part 3 – Citrix Presentation Server Scripting
Date - Jan 31, 2006
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Scripting
VBScript and WMI are very powerful toolsets that allow server based computing administrators to perform some very complex, and sometimes mundane, tasks with consistency and speed. This article series serves as a look into leveraging this toolset to simplify the configuration of server and user settings. Part three of this article series will look at Citrix Presentation Server’s MFCOM Object. We will explore the settings and properties that may be managed via VBScript and WMI.
Bandwidth Management: Part 1 – The Old Fashioned Way
Date - Dec 21, 2005
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Performance
Bandwidth Management is one of the biggest challenges we face as server based computing engineers. Presentation Layer protocols like ICA and RDP are very sensitive to latency and link stability. This article is the first in a short series about Bandwidth Management.
Scripting for Server Based Computing: Part 2 – Terminal Services Server and Connection Settings
Date - Nov 09, 2005
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Scripting
VBScript and WMI are very powerful toolsets that allow server based computing administrators to perform some very complex, and sometimes mundane, tasks with consistency and speed. This article series serves as a look into leveraging this toolset to simplify the configuration of server and user settings. Part 2 of this article series will look at terminal services server and connection settings (Winstation settings for the really old school crowd). We will explore the settings and properties that may be managed via VBScript and WMI.
Scripting for Server Based Computing: Part 1 – Terminal Services Attributes for Active Directory User Objects
Date - Oct 17, 2005
Section - Articles & Tutorials / Scripting
VBScript and WMI are very powerful toolsets that allow server based computing administrators to perform some very complex, and sometimes mundane, tasks with consistency and speed. This article series serves as a look into leveraging this toolset to simplify the configuration of server and user settings. Part 1 will look at terminal services specific settings for Active Directory User Objects.

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