Citrix Workspace App for Windows 2011 Technology Preview

Release Date: Nov 12, 2020

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 

Support for Domain Pass Through Authentication with Citrix Workspace

Single sign-on lets you authenticate to an Active Directory domain and use the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops without having to reauthenticate again. When you sign in to Citrix Workspace app, your credentials are passed through to Workspace, along with the enumerated apps and desktops and Start menu settings. After configuring single sign-on, you can sign in to Citrix Workspace app and launch Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions without having to retype your credentials or clicking on ‘Sign In’. Configuration steps are same as those for Domain Pass Through Authentication with Citrix Storefront and are available here.

Silent logins in Non Self Service Mode

This release of Workspace app for Windows introduces a policy which when enabled attempts to sign in the user to Workspace/Storefront on Windows startup. If single sign on is not configured, then users will have to enter credentials. This policy works only when SelfServiceMode is Off and is recommended when domain pass through (single sign on) is configured for Workspace/Storefront for domain joined devices.

To enable silent authentication, configure the following group policy - Administrative Templates >> Citrix Components >> Citrix Workspace >> Self Service >> EnableSilentAuthForCloudStore

Workspace app Log Collection made simple

Administrators and users can now collect Workspace app logs by navigating to the ‘Log Collection’ option available as part of Advanced Preferences sheet. 

Enhancement to App Protection

You can now control the App Protection feature for authentication and Workspace app user interface (self service) with group policy settings. 

To control app protection with self service UI, configure the following group policy - Administrative Templates >> Citrix Components >> Citrix Workspace >> Self Service >> Manage App Protection

To control app protection with authentication screen, configure the following group policy - Administrative Templates >> Citrix Components >> Citrix Workspace >> User Authentication >> Manage App Protection

Enhancement to Microsoft Teams Optimization - Support for proxy servers

If the branch office connects to the internet through a proxy server, now the webrtc media engine in Workspace app can honor the proxy server configured on the client machine. 

Enhancement to Microsoft Teams Optimization and screensharing

When an optimized user is doing screensharing, the mouse pointer is now captured so the other participant can see it.

Got feedback?

Please note that while Citrix will evaluate all issues reported during the Tech Preview period, we reserve the right to determine which issues will be fixed for the next release. Thank you for your interest and active participation in this preview.

Please provide your feedback at https://podio.com/webforms/23781663/1719022

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Citrix Workspace app 2011 for Windows

Nov 12, 2020
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Note: Latest CWA for Windows 2011 build with bug fixes (Build number: 20.11.0.17).

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