What’s New in XenApp and XenDesktop

The latest updates to XenApp and XenDesktop continue to deliver improved user experience, enhanced security features, and better management flexibility across all releases, including our newest XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16 and Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service. XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16, featured enhancements to our Adaptive Transport technology, improved multi-monitor display, simplified high-definition HDX 3D Pro graphics configuration, and introduced new HTML5 browser redirection capabilities and support for H.265 codec.

This month also features the availability of XenServer 7.3, a release that expands our market-leading graphics-virtualization capabilities with NVIDIA, strengthens the security of Windows 10 deployments with Bromium, and improves the user experience with the industry-first Windows Continuum virtual desktop experience. We are also excited to announce the availability of the XenApp and XenDesktop Service in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Microsoft and security enhancements

New Microsoft enhancements include tech previews of app and desktop provisioning on Azure Government and Azure Germany, previews of workloads running on Azure-Managed Disks, AppLocker integration with Workspace Environment Management, a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows 10 based on Microsoft Desktop Bridge technology, and our Essentials offering has introduce a preview for Azure AD. The 7.15 LTSR has achieved security and compliance verifications with new 508 Compliance and FIPS validation, and we also released an LTSR of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business.

Citrix Workspace Appliance Nutantix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud services

Citrix, in partnership with Nutanix, has announced the availability of Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud services as the industry’s first Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance, making it faster and easier to deliver secure digital workspaces in today’s hybrid cloud world. As a Citrix Ready solution, Nutanix and Citrix provide a fully integrated, scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering virtual applications and desktops. By combining the cloud-simplicity of XenApp and XenDesktop Service with Nutanix scale-as-you grow architecture, you can reduce ongoing management costs, alleviate infrastructure complexity, and deliver high-performance access to applications and desktops to every user. As an official Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance, Nutanix InstantOn is a Citrix Ready verified, turnkey digital workspace solution that makes it easy to get started today.

Learn more about Citrix Workspace Appliance with Nutanix

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR dramatically enhances the digital workspace experience

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is a field-proven, hardened version of our combined 2017 XenApp and XenDesktop releases. XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR was tested to the most stringent security standards and will be targeted for industry-recognition such as FIPS and Common Criteria certifications and can assist in any GDPR plan. It is flexible enough to address the broadest range of Linux and Microsoft apps and desktops with operating system. In addition, the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR product milestones align with our XenServer 7.1 LSTR CU release for up to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 more years of extended support.

Compare XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR to 7.15 LTSR

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is officially certified for Windows Server 2016 making it easier and faster to deliver all your Windows Server 2016 apps and server-hosted desktops to any user, worldwide.  By certifying XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR on Windows Server 2016, you get the predictable maintenance schedule of our Long Term Service Release in combination with the security and performance benefits of Windows Server 2016.