What’s New in XenDesktop 7.6

Deliver virtual Windows apps and desktops as mobile services with the best security, user experience and manageability.

Citrix is proud to announce XenDesktop 7.6, which includes new enhancements in the areas of faster access to virtual apps with higher connection resiliency, improved graphics rendering, and new app-usage reporting and monitoring tools.

For more details on this release, check out this informative 9 part blog series. Below, is a summary of updates.

Instant Access to Apps

Provide users with fast, instant access to mission-critical apps and desktops to improve productivity and enhance the user experience.

Expedite user logon with newly improved pre-launch technology, which creates a local-like app launch experience by expediting the cumbersome user logon process.

Instant reconnect with session linger keeps the user session open after the user closes the app, to provide a quick app reconnect or enable the user to open a new app without repeating the logon process. 

Fast, secure anonymous access with login bypass enables unauthenticated access to apps that contain their own authentication process and security measures. 

Improved connection resiliency with database connection leasing caches the results of successful users’ connections for any number of days set by an admin.

Access apps from millions of devices using Citrix Receiver, including devices running Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Chrome OS.

Superior User Experience

XenDesktop is optimized for improved scalability, intelligent graphics rendering and better integration with mobile devices over any network.

Improved graphics performance by improving image sharpening, enhancing visually lossless compression, and extending DirectX/2D rendering capabilities.

USB 3.0 ready, enabling new Receivers coming for Windows and Linux to provide users with a plug-n-play capability for web cams, microphones, headsets and other peripherals to enhance the user experience.

Improved Security

Latest XenDesktop is the only application and desktop virtualization solution that is both FIPS Compliant and on the Common Criteria evaluation list, meetng the highest security standards for government agencies and security-minded organizations.

 

Simplified App and Desktop Management and Monitoring

New app usage reporting gives admins the ability to better manage published applications including application and user load balancing across servers and licensing consumption tracking on thousands of published apps. New XenDesktop connector integrates VDI desktops with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console for unified management of physical and Citrix delivered virtual apps and desktops.

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