Citrix Workspace App Technology Preview for Windows 2009.5

Release Date: Sep 15, 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 in this build?

Quality fixes.

Enhancement to the installer - You can now install the Citrix Workspace app for Windows only on Windows versions supported by the software.

Local authorization and virtual authentication using FIDO2 - Support for FIDO2 enables users to take advantage of the local endpoint FIDO2 components for passwordless authentication. Users can now sign in to their virtual session using FIDO2 security keys or integrated biometrics on devices that have TPM 2.0 and Windows Hello. For more information, see FIDO2: WebAuthn & CTAP.

Enhancements to Microsoft Teams Optimization -  

o Microsoft Teams/Settings/Devices can display a previously used peripheral as the preferred device (before it was showing the default endpoint audio devices).

o Performance Estimator improvements, so the WebRTC media engine in CWA can accurately determine the maximum encoding resolution possible on the endpoint (the estimation is also performed multiple times a day now, and not on first launch only).

o Echo cancellation improvements.

o Workspace app for Windows now packages Teams ringtones.

o Improvements in peripheral acquisition for devices with high-end (Studio quality) soundcards (24-bit depth, or sampling frequency above 96 kHz) or recording/dictation devices (like Speechmike), which previously resulted in acquisition failures and under Teams/Settings/Devices the word “none” was shown.

o Improvement in outgoing screensharing, where now the native Desktop Viewer bitmap is captured directly and shared.

Which customers should evaluate this preview?

All customers who plan to deploy the Workspace app for Windows 2009.5 should use this preview to assess compatibility with existing deployments.

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.

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Citrix Workspace app 2009.5 for Windows

Sep 15, 2020
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Note: Latest CWA for Windows 2009.5 build with bug fixes (Build number:

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