Citrix Workspace app 2302 for Windows Technology Preview

Release Date: Jan 18, 2023

Citrix Workspace app 2302 for Windows

Jan 18, 2023
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Version: 23.2.0.25 (2302)

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Note: This is an Early Access Build shared for the purpose of testing/validation with the intent to make organizations ready for the upcoming release and is NOT advised to be deployed in production environments.

What's new in 2302

Improved virtual apps and desktops launch experience

Previously, the launch progress dialog box was not very intuitive to the users. It made the users assume that the launch process is not responding and they closed the dialog box, as the notification messages were static.

The improved app and desktop launch experience is more informative, modern, and provides a user-friendly experience on Citrix Workspace app for Windows. This helps to keep the users engaged with timely and relevant information about the launch status. The notification appears in the lower-right corner of your screen.

This feature is also supported on Workspace for Web. Users can view meaningful notifications about the launch progress, instead of just a spinner. If a launch is in progress and the user attempts to close the browser, a warning message is shown

Note: This is applicable to Workspace (cloud) sessions only.

Known issues in launch experience:

  • The improved experience is not applicable for apps and desktops session launches in hybrid mode and also in combination of launches from on-premises and cloud stores. [WSP-18233]
  1. You might not see the launch status updates for on-premises stores when the improved launch experience feature is enabled. [RFWIN-29182]
  2. This feature is not supported for browser-based launch.

Improved virtual apps and desktops reconnection experience

 This release provides an enhanced user experience while reconnecting to virtual apps and desktops from which you got disconnected.

 When Citrix Workspace app attempts to refresh the disconnected Citrix Workspace app or start new virtual apps or desktops as a part of the Workspace Control feature, the following prompt appears:

This prompt appears only when the show reconnection prompt to reconnect sessions is set to true in the Global App Configuration service.

Click Restore to reconnect to open new and disconnected virtual apps and desktops. If you want to start only newly selected apps and desktops, select Cancel. 

 You can also select Remember my preference to apply the selected preference for the next login.

 The above new Restore session? prompt appears only if:

  • the user tries to start an app belonging to a workspace store,
  • admin policies or app config settings are not configured for the Workspace Control feature,
  • Workspace Control Reconnect options are set to default on the client.

Note: 

Reconnect settings in the Reconnect Options takes precedence over the preferences set in the dialog box. For more information, see Configure reconnect options using Advanced Preferences dialog.

Client App Management for Zoom plug-in

You can now manage Zoom plug-in using Client App Management capability.

Note: This feature is applicable to Workspace (cloud) sessions only.

For more information, see Client App Management.

Support for modern authentication methods for Storefront stores [Technical Preview]

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for Windows support modern authentication methods for Storefront stores. You can authenticate to Citrix Storefront stores using any of the following ways:

To enable this feature, you must use Microsoft Edge WebView2 as the underlying browser for direct StoreFront and gateway authentication.

Note:  Ensure that Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime version is 102 or later.

You can enable modern authentication methods for Storefront stores using GPO template. 

To enable this feature:

  1. Open the Citrix Workspace app Group Policy Object administrative template by running gpedit.msc.
  2. Under the Computer Configuration node, go to Administrative Templates > Citrix Workspace > User Authentication.
  3. Click the Microsoft Edge WebView for StoreFront authentication policy and set it to Enabled.

4. Click Apply and then OK.

Note:

Technical previews are available for customers to test in their non-production or limited production environments, and to give customers an opportunity to share feedback. Citrix does not accept support cases for feature previews but welcomes feedback for improving them. Citrix might or might not act on feedback based on its severity, criticality, and importance. It is advised that Beta builds aren’t deployed in production environments.

You can provide feedback on this feature via the Podio form.

Updated audio device selection behavior for optimized Microsoft Teams

Starting with this release, when you change the default audio devices in the sound settings on the endpoint, the optimized Microsoft Teams in the Citrix VDI changes the current audio devices selection to match the endpoint defaults.

However, if you make an explicit device selection in Microsoft Teams, your selection takes precedence and does not follow the endpoint defaults. Your selection is persistent until you clear the Microsoft Teams cache.

App Protection enhancement


Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app for Windows allows you to configure App Protection for Authentication and Self-Service plug-in using Global App Configuration. Previously, you were able to configure these components only using Group Policy Object.

If you enable the anti-keylogging and the anti-screen capturing functionality using Global App Configuration service, they are applicable to both Authentication and Self-Service plug-in.

 

Note:

The Global App Configuration service configurations don’t apply for virtual apps, virtual desktops, web apps, and SaaS apps. These resources continue to be controlled using the Delivery Controller and Citrix Secure Private Access. For more information see, the configure section of App Protection in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops documentation.

Configuring App Protection for the Authentication and Self-Service plug-in using Global App Configuration Service API:


The administrators can use the API to configure these App Protection features. The settings are as follows:

  • Setting to enable or disable anti-screen capturing:

         “name”: "enable anti screen capture for auth and ssp"

         “value”: “true” or “false”

  • Setting to enable or disable anti-keylogging:

        “name”: “enable anti key-logging for auth and ssp"

         “value”: “true” or “false”

 

To configure, here is an example JSON file for enabling anti-screen capture and anti-keylogging features for Citrix Workspace app for Windows in Global App Configuration service:

{

              "category": "App Protection",

              "userOverride": true,

              "assignedTo": [

                "AllUsersNoAuthentication"

              ],

              "settings": [

                {

                  "name": "enable anti screen capture for auth and ssp",

                  "value": true

                },

                {

                  "name": "enable anti key-logging for auth and ssp",

                  "value": true

                }

              ]}

Citrix Enterprise Browser

This release includes Citrix Enterprise Browser version 108.1.1.69, based on Chromium version 108.

Note: From 2302 version, Open all web and SaaS apps through the Citrix Enterprise Browser feature is enabled.

 

Note: This feature is available for Cloud customers only, and the end user must have entitlements to at least one web or SaaS app through Secure Private Access.

Option to start Citrix Enterprise Browser from within Citrix Workspace app
Previously, you could open the Citrix Enterprise Browser from the Citrix Workspace app after opening a web or SaaS app.

  • Starting with this release, you can open the Citrix Enterprise Browser directly from the Citrix Workspace app without requiring you to open a web or SaaS app. This feature provides easy access to Citrix Enterprise Browser and doesn't require any configurations from administrators. This feature is available by default.

Note: This feature is available for Cloud customers only, and the end user must have entitlements to at least one web or SaaS app through Secure Private Access.

Fixed issues in 2302

 

  • Some SaaS apps which have enhanced security set to OFF fail to open in Citrix Enterprise Browser if Citrix Enterprise Browser is the default browser. [CTXBR-4106]
  • Attempts to start apps or desktops from custom web stores might fail when using Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime version 109 and later. [RFWIN-29200]. 
  • You might fail to add a hidden store to the Citrix Workspace app. This issue occurs when you try to add Citrix Gateway FQDN that requires smartcard authentication or when the StoreFront store name has spaces, for example, https://servername.company.com?Store Service.  [CVADHELP-21516]
  •  The inactivity timeout value might not expire if you exit from the Citrix Workspace app before reaching the set time out value. As a result, you might later be able to start Citrix Workspace app without entering any credentials. [CVADHELP-20912]
  •  On a multi-monitor setup, the application windows move to a different monitor whenever the user disconnects and reconnects to the session. [ HDX-45043]
  • With certain older AMD GPU series, purple video content or flashing screens might be seen with Citrix Workspace app 2206 or newer. [HDX‑46264]
  • Unable to repair BCRClient.msi and the following error appears during the Citrix Workspace app installation:
[HDX-46964]

Known issues in 2302

  • There are no known issues in this release other than the known issues listed in the improved launch experience section.

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