Today’s the big day. November 16, 2009. XenDesktop 4 is here! The final XD4 software has been posted to the Downloads page on MyCitrix and both Evaluation and Retail licenses are now available. Likewise, final XD4 documentation has been published on our eDocs site. So I’d like to publicly congratulate our Engineering team for delivering a truly outstanding product release.

The enhancements in XenDesktop 4, summarized in a previous blog post, have resulted in the most comprehensive desktop virtualization solution on the planet. With FlexCast, we deliver the best desktop for each user in the organization; a hosted shared desktop (Terminal Services / RDS), a hosted VM-based desktop (now including Windows 7), a blade PC or rack workstation based desktop, a local streamed desktop, or virtual apps on a physical laptop or desktop. And our HDX technologies ensure an optimized user experience for every access scenario. You can learn about HDX in my recent 18-minute video seminar with Sridhar Mullapudi on CitrixTV, which includes demos of many new HDX features.

So download an evaluation copy and check it out for yourself. Now is the time to rethink your desktops and join our desktop virtualization revolution!

Derek Thorslund
Citrix Product Strategist, HDX