New! XenDesktop 7.8

Improving usability, manageability and flexibility of XenDesktop

Balance rapid release cycles with long-term planning

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Citrix SCOM Management Packs for comprehensive infrastructure monitoring and visibility

Integrate a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) deployment with your Citrix delivery infrastructure to further extend monitoring capabilities. Available exclusively in Platinum, these packs enable SCOM to detect and surface Citrix-specific aspects of your environment in various functions and reports. The result is maximized value through key data for decision making and issue prevention and resolution.

XenDesktop 7.8 – simplify application management, enhance the user experience and advance security and compliance

Citrix is proud to announce XenDesktop 7.8. Simplified application management capabilities deliver a 90% time savings over traditional methods with new app layering technology and automated compatibility testing. Enhanced user experience paired with server scalability improvements enable a 40% reduction in memory and 20% increase in CPU efficiency for select user behavior.  Plus XenDesktop 7.8 includes new security and compliance features that simplify auditing and licensing based on industry requirements.

Simplify application management & delivery

Simplify application management and delivery with innovative application layering and compatibility technology, improved App-V integration, and an enhanced admin tools.

Simplifying app management by layering apps with AppDisk

New AppDisk technology allows admins to package and manage applications independent of their master OS image, alleviating the management complexity of multiple, departmental-based images.  AppDisk makes it easy to install or update applications without impacting the golden desktop or server image. 

Integrated AppDNA compatibility testing for AppDisk

With a 90% time savings, AppDNA extends the layering benefits of AppDisk by providing instant application compatibility reporting and layer reordering for assigned AppDisks. Now an admin will be able to validate and remediate any OS or inter-app compatibility issues before distributing the AppDisk applications to their employees.

Seamlessly manage Microsoft App-V packages from Studio

XenDesktop admins may now use Citrix Studio to manage the distribution of App-V applications to virtual desktops or XenApp servers without requiring separate App-V server and database infrastructure, simplifying administrative processes and eliminating additional infrastructure costs.

Improved app publishing experience

Large enterprises manage thousands of applications across thousands of servers. The newly improved Studio has a more intuitive user interface for app publishing as well as new features that enable the admin to publish apps to multiple delivery groups, improved tag management for easier management and tracking across machines, apps and delivery groups.

Expanded app store administration from StoreFront console

The Studio console enhancements also include new interfaces for StoreFront configurations, integrates the authentication and Receiver for Web settings into the console, simplifies monitoring with always-on tracing, and provides enhanced PowerShell and Javascript authentication SDKs.

Optimize the User Experience

Key Citrix HDX technologies enhancements improve the graphic performance for virtual desktops, extending the scalability of the innovative Framehawk remote display technology.

Enhanced graphics performance for virtual desktops

Optimizing the graphics performance for virtual desktops is critical to adoption and this release brings even more enhancements, including the combination of our innovative Framehawk display technology with our high performance HDX 3D Pro graphics acceleration for Windows 7 and 8 virtual desktops. 

Higher scalability for innovative Framehawk technology

Newly released Framehawk remote display technology provides a brilliant user experience under very challenging network conditions and provides real-time interactivity on networks where packet loss impairs performance. This release brings scalability enhancements that enable over 40% reduction in memory footprint, up to 20% increase in CPU efficiency, and over 50% improvement in bandwidth efficiency when scrolling via touch input, as well as a significantly increased frame rate for a smoother user experience.

Independently resolve account issues without calling the helpdesk

New Platinum edition self-service password reset functionality within StoreFront empowers the employees to set new passwords, unlock their account or reset their existing password via security questions to reduce the number of helpdesk calls by up to 40%, improving employee productivity while saving IT budget.

Advance security and compliance

XenDesktop 7.8 architecture enhances security and compliance based on vertical-specific needs.

Simplifying the virtualization of select healthcare apps

Virtualizing mission-critical healthcare applications is imperative for simplifying security, ensuring data privacy and meeting compliance mandates.  However, certain healthcare applications have special licensing requirements that can make virtualization challenging. XenDesktop 7.8 architecture now enables the virtualized instance of the healthcare app to access the client’s endpoint device name, which can be critical for certain licensing scenarios.

Enhanced monitoring with session recording for VDI

Intelligent session recording is now available for VDI instances as well as hosted shared sessions.  With session recording, admins can monitor user activity both in virtual applications or within a virtual desktop for instant on-demand playback.  Recording an active session helps accelerate issue resolution, simplifies training and promotes compliance by providing a time-stamped visual record of individual sessions and user activity. 

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