The innovation marathon continues with the new release of Receiver for Chrome and HTML5, adding more value to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. This release improves the configuration and experience with session reliability, improves time zone support and ads graphic optimizations.

Configure session reliability: Now you don’t need to configure the session reliability timeout at multiple places, it’s only in one place that is the Citrix studio in XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11. The Receiver for HTML5 and Chrome will try to resume the connection until the specified timeout. During the timeout period when there is a network disruption, the message is displayed to the user. There is also an option to dim the screen during the timeout period for users to know that they are not looking at the live data during this period.


This release also improves time zone support, which becomes important when your data center and the endpoint are in different time zones. The users want to see the time and the time zone of their endpoint inside the virtual app and desktop, which is running in the data center.

In this release, Citrix Receiver for HTML5 allows users to access HTML5 session logs. This can be done using the Logging option present in the HTML5 toolbar. For more information, see Citrix Receiver for HTML5 logs in the documentation.

Receiver for HTML5 is also available as SDK to enable ISVs provide their apps as a service from Citrix XenApp. You can find the latest version of the SDK here. Citrix continues to enhance this SDK to enable more use cases for ISV apps. This release enables the ability to add custom buttons in the toolbar like back and forward button and allows sending special key combinations.

Try the new Receiver for HTML5 SDK, as there is a lot possible in this space and Citrix will be excited to enable ISVs to adopt this SDK.

Receiver for Chrome 2.2 is released to the Google Chrome Web Store and on the Citrix download page for admins to customize and deploy using Chrome device management.

Also don’t forget to update your Receiver for HTML5 on StoreFront to take advantage of the new enhancements. Receiver for HTML5 2.2 is available here.

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