While the latest releases of XenApp and XenDesktop demonstrate significant improvements in performance and other attributes to deliver a truly rich, native experience, Citrix continues to raise its own bar for the quality of user experience on more than a Billion devices – that include PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, and thin clients – through the Citrix Receiver.  


Today, along with the release of XenDesktop 5.5 Citrix is releasing Receiver for Windows 3.0 and Mac 11.4. Replacing the previous versions of Online Plug-In 11.2 and Receiver for Mac 11.3, these new versions bring significant improvements to the overall end user experience.

Receiver for Windows 3.0 advancements include

  1. Key HDX enhancements like enhanced AV capabilities, fast application launch, improved desktop viewer, and Aero themes deliver a near-native performance on a virtualized desktop environment
  2. Unified user experience via ONE icon in the systray instead of several, ONE set of notifications, ONE set of preferences, ONE way to authenticate, and ONE way to get self-service access to Windows, Web, and SaaS applications no matter how the computer is configured and how Receiver was installed
  3. Single Sign-On is vastly improved via one-step password entry while eliminating Systray clutter. All menus and interactions are fully integrated into the Receiver to deliver a simple, unified user experience
  4. Simpler Self-Service lets users search, subscribe and launch applications on their own


Receiver for Mac 11.4 enhancements include

  1. Bi-directional audio enables use with Office Communicator and other audio based applications like web-based video conferencing.
  2. One-Click configuration enables users to click on a URL to automatically configure Receiver access to XenApp and XenDesktop resources
  3. Secure remote access enables connection from anywhere, on either side of your corporate firewall
  4. Builds in Self-Service lets users search, subscribe and launch applications on their own Supports Mac OS X Lion (10.7)


In addition to these new Receivers for desktop platforms, do not forget to visit the Citrix downloads page to check out the commitment Citrix is demonstrating by delivering Receivers for a whole host of mobility devices from desktops to tablets to smartphones.

Citrix is clearly at the forefront of driving Receiver ubiquity via a simple, context-aware, device optimized end-user experience across more than a Billion devices, mobile or otherwise!