I am happy to announce that Citrix will be releasing the next exciting , feature-packed versions of Citrix Receiver and Merchandising Server software on March 1st, just one short week away! Below are just a few of the new enhancements for the 1.2 release:
Receiver for Windows 1.2:
- Includes new language support – Nine languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Russian, traditional and simplified Chinese
- Full support for Dazzle , the new “iTunes-like” application store
Receiver for MAC 1.2:
- Automatically configure and update the new Citrix online plug-in
- Full support for Dazzle, the new “iTunes-like” application store
Merchandising Server 1.2:
- Expanded Administrator Console browser support: Internet Explorer 8 in native mode, Firefox, and Safari
- One-step download of new plug-ins. (Note: only plug-ins compatible with your version of Merchandising Server are downloaded)
- Ability to configure a back-up Active Directory server in case your primary server is down
Note: The current version of Merchandising Server virtual appliance can be imported into the Citrix XenServer virtual machine environment. We are working on releasing a version of the Merchandising Server that can be imported into VMware’s ESX virtual machine environment, stay tuned for updates!
Why upgrade to Receiver?
First of all because it is a time-saving, slick, new tool that administrators and end users are finding a great deal of value in. Those customers that have already upgraded to Citrix Receiver are finding value in three main areas, are you one of them?
- Faster, smoother rollouts of new desktops, whether they are physical or virtual
- Ease of client management, version and configuration control
- A single end user experience for everything Citrix
How do you upgrade from your existing XenApp Online Plug-in? Simple!
- Download and import the Merchandising Server
- Either push the Receiver client using your favorite ESD tool, or use the built in download page to enable end user self-service
- Use the built-in plug-in download feature of MS to get the latest and greatest Online Plug-in
- Configure a single rule and delivery with the new online plug-in
- Your upgrade is now complete!