Guess what? The latest version of Receiver for Windows 4.12 is here!

In addition to improved quality (because we work continually to make things better), Receiver for Windows 4.12 has lots in store. Let’s take a look!

  • Fast smart card
  • Webcam plug-and-play
  • Battery icon notification

We heard you loud and clear… and we’ve answered with with enhanced security. Citrix continues to enhance the security of its products to match the current standards. The new Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.12 contains two important changes pertaining to TLS/DTLS secure communications protocol:

  1. Support for DTLS version 1.2 (Direct Connections)
  2. Deprecation of TLS/DTLS cipher suites which do not offer forward secrecy.

To learn more on the configuration, please refer to the product documentation

Fast Smartcard

While Citrix improved smartcard logon times with the smartcard v2 release, smartcard access could still suffer from performance issues due to link latency.  Smartcard v3 is a new smartcard virtual channel that accesses the card at a higher level in the stack, reducing the number of calls. This results in much better performance over any links with latency. To know more refer to the XenApp and XenDesktop product documentation

Webcam Plug-n-Play

Applications dynamically detect a webcam being plugged in or removed on the client. Users don’t have to restart the application to detect these changes. To learn more, refer to the XenApp and XenDesktop product documentation.

Battery icon notification

Is battery life making you anxious? Worried you’ll run out of juice while you’re working on that slide deck that’s due at the end of the day? Fret not. A battery icon will show up in the session’s host notification tray in which the information from the client’s battery information will be represented. This feature is available only on VDAs running on version 7.18 and later.

That’s all folks!

I hope you all enjoyed this read on the new features of Receiver for Windows 4.12. What are you waiting for? Download it today!