In a previous post I posed the question “If you could wave a magic wand and have any one single feature in the next release of Citrix XenApp, what would it be?”.
It is clear many of you would like to wave that magic wand. There have been just over 650 votes and 26 comments so far. This post has been in the Top 5 in total post views since it was posted. Clearly there is a lot of interest in this topic.
I guaranteed you in that post I would share the results with the XenApp product team and I have done that. I also promised to follow up on the feature requests.
I am still working on getting a high level developer or software architect to talk about “live migration of individual sessions”. I do have some further info on “Speed Screen Multimedia across all client platforms”, the second most popular option in our poll.
Derek Thorslund, our Multimedia Virtualization Strategist, has written numerous posts about SpeedScreen Multimedia and related technologies. According to Derek, support for . Derek was not able to give me a definitive time line for the general release of this capability, but I think they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, our Technology Licensing Partners now have access to a Technology Preview of SpeedScreen MultiMedia Acceleration for the Linux client. I will keep prodding Derek to provide more info as this project reaches completion.
In case you are not aware, SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration is currently available for the Win32 Client and the Windows CE WBT client (according to the client matrix). You can see in that document that Image Acceleration, Flash Acceleration and Browser acceleration are all support on multiple clients beyond Win32 and Win CE CBT.
Here are a few relevant blog posts on this topic in case you have not seen them –
SpeedScreenMultiMedaiAcceleration and Rave Video
How Do I Know if RAVE is Working?
What is SpeedScreen Image Acceleration?
Secrets of Optimizing Flash Part 1
Secrets of Optimizing Flash Part 2
Secrets for Optimizing Flash Part 3
Secrets for Optimizing Flash Part 4
Secrets for Optimizing Flash Part 5
New HRP Enhances Flash Support
SpeedScreen Progressive Display Delivers PACS Images
For deeper background technical information, here are some Knowledgebase articles on this topic
Troubleshooting the SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration Feature
Windows Media Player Cannot Play the file\
And finally, here is a technical video (narrated by Brian Madden) I found on the SpeedScreen topic –
Deep Dive into Citrix XenApp SpeedScreen Technologies
(47 minute video)