November 2017 What’s New in XenApp and XenDesktop

XenApp & XenDesktop November 2017 updates deliver new user experience, security, and management flexibility across all our releases including our newest XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16 and Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service as well as providing new compliance information about our popular XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR. Our highly anticipated November releases including 7.16 and the cloud service It enhances our Adaptive Transport technology, improves multi-monitor display, simplifies high-definition HDX 3D Pro graphics configuration, and introduces new content browser redirection capabilities, and support for the new H.265 codec.

New Microsoft enhancements include new 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. Our immensely popular 7.15 LTSR has achieved major security and compliance verifications with new 508 Compliance conformance, FIPS and Common Criteria validation.

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

Citrix redefines Windows app and desktop management with Citrix App Layering

Based on the pioneering Unidesk layering technology that Citrix acquired in January 2017, Citrix App Layering greatly simplifies application and OS management and is now included in most XenApp and XenDesktop editions for customers with active Citrix Customer Success Services Select. By combining XenApp and XenDesktop with Citrix App Layering, IT can more efficiently and securely deliver apps, desktops, data and OS layers on-premises or from leading public cloud vendors using Citrix Cloud.  The layering technology “containerizes” desktop apps as virtual disks for error-free, install-free delivery to end users and package-once, update-once efficiency for IT.

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XenApp Essentials rapidly delivers secure apps from Azure to any device

XenApp Essentials Service combines the simplicity of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of XenApp. Microsoft and Citrix, as part of our broad partnership, developed the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The XenApp Essentials service builds upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading XenApp technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.

Learn about XenApp Essentials

XenDesktop Essentials

XenDesktop Essentials Service simplifies Windows 10 Enterprise (Current Branch for Business) migration, deployment and ongoing management at scale, while delivering a rich user experience via Microsoft Azure. This service is sold exclusively through the Azure Marketplace and is the only way to host Windows 10 in a public cloud.

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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.

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