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Books & whitepapers


Here’s a list of books and whitepapers I’ve been – and are – working on together with other awesome community contributors over the last 5 years. Grab one copy for free and learn a bunch!

NOW AVAILABLE! VDI Like a Pro – 2021 State of the Union

This yearly research is a global initiative for and by the entire EUC community and for this reason we ask YOUR help!

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration, and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments.

This year, exceeded all expectations and broke our record of participants as the 2021 survey received over 1600+ participants. The results are great, stay tuned! 

VDI Like a Pro is an initiative by Christiaan Brinkhoff, Ruben Spruijt, and Mark Plettenberg. Three crazy nerds that spend way too much time on things related to EUC and Community 🙂

VDI Like a Pro – 2020 State of the Union – Whitepaper 

VDI Like a Pro conducted the seventh worldwide ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ survey in
2020. Over the years, similar surveys were conducted in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ is truly unique because it’s unbiased, independent,
powered by the community and the results are available for everyone—free of charge.

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments, from more than 695 people who supported
the survey.

By Ruben Spruijt, Christiaan Brinkhoff and Mark Plettenberg

VDI Like a Pro – 2019 State of the Union – Whitepaper 

VDI Like a Pro conducted the seventh worldwide ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ survey in
2019. Over the years, similar surveys were conducted in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ is truly unique because it’s unbiased, independent,
powered by the community and the results are available for everyone—free of charge.

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments, from more than 600 people who supported
the survey.

By Ruben Spruijt, Christiaan Brinkhoff and Mark Plettenberg

Community (Book) Project Byte-Sized

Why this book? Throughout the year we spend a great deal of time studying, testing, fixing (and breaking) stuff, helping customers, colleagues, attending conferences, webinars, and so on.

It would be a waste to keep it all to ourselves, right?

After a period of 3 months, we received a total number of 152 submissions from all over the globe (20 countries), which we think is truly awesome. All together 140 people contributed.

Byte-Sized is our (small) way of giving back, in the form of Cloud-related design principles, architectural recommendations, tips, tricks, best and/or common practices, quotes, you name it.

Hopefully, everyone who picked up a copy will take something useful away from it in their journey to the Cloud.

All the best,

Christiaan & Bas.

Do you prefer paperback? Go get it here on Amazon Books!