It’s been a few months in the making but I’m happy to announce that the Technology Preview of Citrix Receiver for RIM Playbook is finally here!

While this is only a tech preview — think of it as a more robust beta — it will deliver the same value you’ve come to expect from Citrix and the broad range of Citrix Receiver clients. Not only can you now get easy store-like access to your virtual apps and desktops but we’ve been careful to make sure that the coherent features including robust HDX support, multi-touch capabilities and in Receiver app multi-tasking capabilities that took a while to mature on the other platforms are there from the beginning for Playbook users. (One thing that it doesn’t currently support however is multi-factor authentication. We’re working on adding that functionality for V.1 by the end of September.)

Among the Citrix Receiver capabilities the Playbook distribution supports access to virtual computing infrastructure and seamless access, utilizing your enterprise SSO infrastructure, to SaaS and web apps as well.

While this version is considered a Tech Preview, and we’d love to get your feedback and input as we finalize the distribution, we expect to be able to declare a full v.1 by the end of the month! So, please, head on over to the Test Center on the BlackBerry App World storefront — or you can go to Citrix Receiver to get a direct link to the app — download and start testing the newest distribution in the ever growing Citrix Receiver family!