In the nine months since the release of the initial iPhone Receiver the app has been downloaded over 300,000 times by users wanting to be productive wherever they are. Many of them also wanted to use the device of their own choice, not necessarily the one provided by IT. We have accumulated significant feedback from users and IT during this time and have managed to implement many of these new features plus a few new innovations as well.The latest release of the Citrix Receiver should be welcomed by users and IT in the enterprise. Here is a short summary;

Self-Serve management

Users can now click on a link from an IT intranet site or email to auto-configure the required settings ( check out the built-in demo for an example )


A new Dazzle feature is included allowing users to select favorite apps , and for IT to feature recommended apps.

Improved User Experience

New gestures have been added to improve usability and navigate apps.


Significant improvement in connection and launch times.

Security enhancements

Support for Secure HDX/ICA 128 bit encryption

Password policy enabling IT to enforce password requirements.

2 Factor Authentication

Integrated support for SMS Passcode authentication allowing Text based One Time Passwords instead of Tokens.

RSA 2 Factor Token or Soft Token authentication ( available in 1.03 )

Multiple Accounts

Users can now access multiple accounts for farms with different credentials and configuration without re-entry.

XenDesktop 4.0 Support

Apps from XenApp or XenDesktop is now supported.

Integrated Demo

The app now has an integrated demo feature with multiple apps for anyone to start right away.

Experimental features

HDX audio can provide access to apps audio such as voice mail attachments.

Icons can now be added on the home screen using the iPhone Configuration Utility.

If you have been waiting for any of these features be sure to download 2.0 from the App Store and check it out. Congrats to the development team and all who contributed. Let us know what you think.

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