XenApp and XenDesktop Release Feature Matrix

Please refer to the sections below to learn which features are available with various XenApp and XenDesktop offerings and versions. With Citrix Cloud, some features may require components to be installed on-premises.

For information specific to the latest on-premises release, please see the XenApp and XenDesktop Features Matrix.

Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
XenApp published apps
(Server-based published applications)

* Limited OS options

XenApp published web and SaaS apps
(Server-based published web and SaaS apps)

* Limited OS options

XenApp published Windows server-based desktops
(Windows hosted-shared desktops)

* Limited OS options

XenApp published Linux server-based desktops
(Linux hosted-shared desktops)
 
XenApp published Linux apps
(Server-based published applications)
   
VDI
(Pooled and dedicated)
 
Citrix App Layering
* Multiple provisioning systems, multiple hypervisors or clouds, or multiple broker platforms requires Platinum
Linux Dedicated VDI
   
Server VDI
 
Remote PC Access
(with Wake-on-LAN)
 
VM-hosted applications

* Limited

Support for 16-, 32-, and 64-bit apps
 
Support for Windows Server 2016
   
Support for Universal Apps based on the Universal Windows Platform
(UWP)
   
Content publishing
 
Support for Microsoft App-V
 
Citrix Application Streaming
(Superseded by App-V integration)
     
Policy-based access control with templates
Application subscriptions
Automate app compatibility testing with AppDNA
DesktopPlayer
* Add-on purchase required
   
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
HDX user experience optimization
HDX Adaptive Transport / Enlightened Data Transport
(EDT)

* Requires on-premise NetScaler Gateway

   
HDX 3D Pro

* Limited

* Limited

Thinwire
 
Thinwire legacy mode
Framehawk

* Included in 7.15 as a CR feature

   
HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business
Cisco Jabber Optimization
(Provided and supported by third-party)
Vidyo Optimization
(Provided and supported by third-party)
Avaya One-X Optimization
HDX MediaStream
Flash Redirection
H.264-enhanced HDX SuperCodec
   
HDX Mobile
Local App Access
   
Citrix X1 Mouse
Single Sign-on with SAML
   
Web-based self-service password reset     
Citrix Password Manager       
NetScaler SD-WAN for WAN optimization
 
NetScaler SD-WAN Plug-in
       
HDX MultiStream ICA 

* Requires on-premise NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront

HTML5 Video Redirection     
Universal Print Driver 
Universal Print Server 
Citrix Profile Management 
Pre-launch 
Workspace Environment Management
(Norskale)
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Provisioning Services (PVS) 

* No Linux

* Limited

PVS Accelerator
   
Machine Creation Services (MCS)
 
Microsoft Azure
   
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
 
XenServer
 
Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
 
VMware vSphere
 
Nutanix Acropolis
     
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Universal enterprise app store
(StoreFront)

Anonymous (unauthenticated) access
Store Customization SDK
Resource filtering by types or keywords
Favorite applications
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Citrix Receiver
StoreFront
Web Interface 5.4
(Software Maintenance customers ONLY)
   
Receiver for HTML5
Java client
(only on Web Interface)
     
Non-admin client installation
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
FIPS compliance
   

* 7.15 LTSR only

Common Criteria
   
SmartAccess
ICA Proxy
SSL VPN
Endpoint scanning and extensible analysis
Federated Authentication Service

* Requires on-premise NetScaler Gateway

   
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Centralized application delivery
Centralized desktop delivery 
Peripheral connection control 
Folder redirection 
ShareFile integration 
TLS/SSL encryption 
AES support 
Trusted server configuration 
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Active Directory support
Two-factor authentication 
Kerberos authentication 
Smart card support 
Passthrough authentication 
SMS authentication for smartphones 
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Centralized management consoles
Application Groups
     
Worker Groups
     
Active Directory Group Policy integration
Built-in password management
     
Delegated administration
 
Custom delegated administration
 
Management Packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Citrix Connector for System Center Configuration Manager
 
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) integration
 
Automated compatibility testing and App-V packaging with AppDNA
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Scalable to thousands of servers
Local Host Cache
 

* Legacy implementation

Connection Leasing
   
No single point of failure
Feature Citrix Cloud: XenApp & XenDesktop Service 7.15 LTSR & 7.14 Current Release 7.6 Long Term Service Release XenApp 6.5
Enterprise load management   
Zones  
Zone Preferences    
NetScaler load-balancing
(optional)
WAN optimized 
XenServer vGPU sharing 

* NVIDIA only

Load throttling  
Connection control   
Session linger 
Application user load 
XenServer VM portability 
Director 

* Limited

Advanced analytics   
System monitoring and reporting   
Historical performance trending

* Via EdgeSight 5.4

Custom Reporting     
SCOM Alerts       
Proactive Notification and Alerting     
Octoblu integration       
NetScaler MAS integration       
User experience network analysis     
Shadowing for hosted applications and shared desktops       
Shadowing with Microsoft Remote Assistance   
Session Recording  

* No desktop OS support

 
SmartAuditor       
Configuration logging   
Multiple license editions per environment       
Citrix Insight Services Integration