Citrix Receiver for Chrome has been a critical piece of the Chrome devices landscape over the last couple of years, transforming end-user computing at work with cost, security, speed and flexibility benefits that are nothing short of transformative.
With the new Receiver for Chrome 2.0 release, this transformation has been raised to the next level with a simple and delightful user experience, highlighting the strength of Citrix relationship with Google, and Citrix leadership with XenApp and XenDesktop in the virtualization space.
Chrome OS is designed to be a powerful operating system whose hallmarks are speed, security and simplicity. Today, most enterprise applications use the HTML5-based client to deliver applications to a Chrome device. It works, but only contained within the browser window.
But end users just want apps for their work to behave in the same way, whether they are web-based or Windows-based, local or remote.
The Seamless Apps feature in Citrix Receiver ensures Windows apps work like native Chrome apps. You no longer need an app-switcher to switch between the applications.
With the new experience, every app opens in its own, separate window with native tiling, including multitasking. It’s a refreshing user experience! You also get the flexibility to move the sessions from one monitor to another. Learn more about the seamless apps feature in this blog post from Rajasekar.
When each remote Windows app opens in a separate seamless window, there is no additional toolbar for Ctrl+Alt+Del or to attach a USB device. Instead, you get a brand new Connection Center that allows users to manage each application and its session separately. Connection Center is available in the right click menu of the Receiver icon on Chrome aura bar. Learn more about the connection center in this blog post from Suhas.
The toolbar in the virtual desktop session has been redesigned, delivering a slick, delightful user experience. It doesn’t block any of the work area and can be easily expanded and contracted depending on the user’s need. In addition, you can move and attach the toolbar to any edge of the window as per the user’s preference. In addition, the new toolbar is touch-enabled, so on Chromebooks with touch screen, allow users to work with the touch of a finger on the toolbar. Find more information on the new toolbar from this blog post from Sai.
This release also re-enables hardware decoding for H.264-based graphics, giving the best in-session user experience even on low-power Chrome devices. You need Chrome OS build 50 for the hardware decoding feature.
The Citrix PDF Printer is updated to support the Windows 10 virtual desktop for local printing from your Chrome device for the files inside the XenDesktop session.
Receiver for Chrome 2.0 is released to the Google Chrome Web Store and on the Citrix download page for admins to customize and deploy using Chrome device management.
This is the biggest release ever for Receiver for Chrome, taking the user experience to the next level, with more to come.
Enjoy the new Receiver experience and let us know your feedback!
Join the Webinar: Citrix Customers Put Google Chromebooks to Work
Learn more about how Receiver for Chrome and the latest enterprise-ready Google Chrome devices are transforming the end-user computing experience. Join Google and Citrix for a new webinar on Thursday, May 5 to learn more:
Session 1: Thursday May 5, 2016
9:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM CEST
Session 2: Thursday May 5, 2016
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET