Citrix continues to add more functionality to our feature-rich, industry-leading XenApp and XenDesktop product lines with the release of Feature Pack 1, which is now available for download on Citrix.com.

While efforts for Feature Pack 1 were publically announced at Citrix Summit, our annual channel partner conference in January, today XenApp and XenDesktop customers with active Subscription Advantage (SA) or Software Maintenance (SWM) as of March 25, 2015 will be eligible to enhance their existing app and desktop virtualization solution with the following key features:

  • Session Recording – enables admins to record user activity in XenApp app and server-hosted desktop sessions making it easier to resolve and troubleshoot session issues, simplify personnel training and enhance auditing for compliance.  Session Recording is based on the popular SmartAuditor technology in XenApp 6.5 and is a premium feature in Platinum licenses only.
  • HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync 1.7 – further enhances the performance of Microsoft Lync within XenApp and XenDesktop by providing a new connector for Lync 2013 that supports both Windows and Linux Receiver clients, plus new telephony features to address the growing number of customers who use Lync as their phone system. Version 1.7 of the Lync pack can be deployed by Enterprise or Platinum licenses customers, even those who are running earlier versions of XenApp and XenDesktop.

The release of Feature Pack 1 marks Citrix’s continued commitment to deliver the most advanced application and desktop virtualization solution in the marketplace with a unique set of features and functionality that make XenApp and XenDesktop the best choice for a cloud-enabled, mobile workspace solution designed for today’s modern workforce.

For more technical information and details regarding this new Feature Pack 1 release, please read the Session Recording blog and HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync blog, and also reference the XenApp and XenDesktop product documentation.