Citrix billed Receiver for Windows 4.2 as the best ever Receiver for Windows due all the great new features we were able to add.  Since the release of Receiver for Windows 4.2, we on the Citrix Receiver team have listened to your feedback and have worked on making further improvements, so that more of you can take advantage of its advanced features.

We are pleased to announce that Receiver for Windows 4.2.100 is now available with more than 45 fixes and enhancements to help you get the most out of your Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop experience. Although daylight savings time is already upon us, we’d like to help you spring forward to this updated version of Receiver with a series of  Spring Forward blog posts covering best practices in several areas.

Receiver for Windows is intended for high-performance access to Windows virtual apps and desktops.

You can configure Receiver for Windows for anywhere access from your Windows-based device or for web access with Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. You can use Receiver for Windows on domain and non-domain joined PCs, tablets, and thin clients. The 4.2.100 update can now be used with Windows XP Embedded, in addition to the already supported Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, 2003, 2008, 2008R2, and Thin PC, as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.  The update continues to support virtualized Microsoft Lync, 3D Pro engineering apps, and local app access.

Among the most important improvements provided by Receiver for Windows 4.2.100 are the following:

Two modes: Self-service or App Shortcuts in Start Menu

  • App shortcuts can be enabled in the Start menu or on the desktop on a “per app” basis.
  • Newer, more secure cryptographic protocols -Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.1 and 1.2. Receiver 4.2 supported only TLS 1.0 after deprecating the obsolete SSL Version 3.
  • Pass-through authentication with Web Interface when you install the SSON option.
  • Receiver Desktop Lock on domain-joined and non-domain-joined end points.
  • Automatic Client Reconnection when users connect to NetScaler Gateway and CloudBridge, or to HDX Insight.
  • Silent removal of disabled and deleted applications and no more GotoApp update pop-ups.

You can refer to Citrix edocs for 4.2 for detailed configuration information.

Look for these  Spring Forward blogs that will help you get the most out of Receiver for Windows 4.2.  The blog series cover or will cover best practices for these topics:

Spring Forward and download version 4.2.100 from today.