Hello Everyone,

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?

  1. Faster, smoother rollouts of new desktops, whether they are physical or virtual
  2. Ease of client management, version and configuration control
  3. A single end user experience for everything Citrix

How do you upgrade from your existing XenApp Online Plug-in? Simple!

  1. Download and import the Merchandising Server
  2. Either push the Receiver client using your favorite ESD tool, or use the built in download page to enable end user self-service
  3. Use the built-in plug-in download feature of MS to get the latest and greatest Online Plug-in
  4. Configure a single rule and delivery with the new online plug-in
  5. Your upgrade is now complete!