People who use Macs to access XenApp and XenDesktop now have access to the most advanced Citrix technology: the latest release of Citrix Receiver 12.4 for Mac is now available for download.

This release includes support for Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport, available for preview as part of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12. In addition, Receiver 12.4 for Mac has improvements to the Keyboard Layout experience when connecting to the VDA.

Adaptive Transport and enhanced user experience with Receiver 12.4

With more enterprises moving to cloud-hosted applications and desktops, it’s critical to address network latency and packet loss to provide a smooth desktop-like experience. Adaptive Transport technology takes this challenge head-on and delivers a smooth user experience over any network condition, including faster file transfers, faster print jobs, more responsive app access, and real-time audio-video playback

Adaptive Transport is a new data transport layer for XenApp and XenDesktop that is faster, more scalable, and more interactive by automatically responding to changing network conditions. It intelligently switches the underlying protocol between EDT (a new Citrix proprietary protocol) and TCP to deliver the best performance for all ICA virtual channels.

The preview of Adaptive Transport is available in XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 and supported by Citrix Receiver 12.4 for Mac.

Enhanced Keyboard Layout Experience

Receiver 12.4 for Mac comes with the capability to switch keyboard layouts when connecting to a VDA session. Users can now switch to any keyboard layout on the client device and then quickly pass the selected keyboard layout seamlessly into the session. For instance, users can change their input keyboard source from English to Japanese and start using the same keyboard layout in VDI applications & desktops. Thus users can use their preferred keyboard layouts and have a consistent experience in their VDA sessions.

Update your MacBook to the latest release to take advantage of the new capabilities. Share your feedback with us in the comments section and also join the conversation in the Receive for Mac support forum.