About the Authors

Falko Gräfe

works as an IT Architect and Trainer at Login Consultants Germany GmbH. After his study of Computer and Business Sciences, he has been working in the IT industry since 2000. Starting as a Certified Trainer for Citrix, SoftGrid and Appsense, Falko now focuses on vendor independent IT consulting activities. His main areas of activity IT centralization, server based computing and desktop virtualization, which together are the foundations of Private Desktop Clouds. Current projects include designing and engineering desktop projects with technologies from different vendors like Microsoft Application Virtualization and Microsoft RemoteFX, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and Provisioning Services as well as User Environment Management solutions by AppSense or Immidio. Falko was awarded several times as one out of world-wide 14 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) for App-V for actively contributing to the App-V community, both online (web site, blog, forums) and offline (user group meetings, printed publications, speaker). Falko is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) and Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization.

Nicke Källén

also known as Znack, is at 27 years of age, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional within the field of Application Virtualization. Nicke is a consultant for Enfo Zipper from Sweden, which focuses primarily on deployment technologies from Microsoft. Nicke is working in the IT industry for over 7 years of which nearly 5 years dedicated to Application Virtualization. His main field of expertise lies within migration projects and resolving issues with unsupported business critical software and its deployment issues.

Kalle Saunamäki

is a Microsoft MVP for App-V for 5 years and has an extensive history of working with SoftGrid and App-V rooting back to 2003 when the product was still much unheard of. Since the beginning, Kalle has worked as a consultant and trainer delivering both official Softricity/Microsoft courses as well as self-made courses. Apart from having deep App-V related knowledge, Kalle also has worked with a range of other virtualization products (from hardware to operating system to applications and finally the presentation layer), currently having a special emphasis on application environment management in general. Kalle is currently working as a technical partner in a small Finnish ISV called Gridmetric (http://www.gridmetric.com/), focusing on developing the best independently produced App-V related companion software products to the market.

Ment van der Plas

is working as an IT Architect at Login Consultants, an international independent consulting company based in the Netherlands. He is specialized in designing, implementing and migrating large and complex infrastructures, including the process of defining an application delivery strategy. Besides his role at customers he is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, teaching a variety of classes around application virtualization and system management. Apart from working in the field he writes technical content for a variety of websites and magazines and is a regular speaker at national and international technical seminars. He has been rewarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award since 2009 on Application Virtualization (App-V). He is the creator of several freeware tools available from the Login Consultants website.