What’s New in XenApp and XenDesktop

The latest updates to XenApp and XenDesktop extend our leadership in App and Desktop Virtualization by reducing bandwidth consumption, improving the user experience and adding new security features across all releases, including our newest XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17 and Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service. XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17 allows for enhanced security with Session Watermarking and Smart Card support for Linux apps and desktops. It also reduces bandwidth consumption through the use of a new codec and by embracing support for the latest NVIDIA GPU technologies.

The XenApp and XenDesktop Service takes support for Azure Managed Disks into production and offers new customers a more integrated workspace experience user interface while introducing a tech preview of Federated Authentication to Azure Active Directory.

Coming soon - The Citrix Workspace Hub

Citrix is constantly delivering innovative technologies that transform the way we work. One of our latest innovations is the Citrix Ready workspace hub. In partnership with Citrix Ready partners NComputing and ViewSonic, Citrix is extending the capabilities of our low cost but high performance HDX Ready Raspberry Pi and reimagined it into the Citrix Ready workspace hub of the future. A device now packed with numerous features such as dual display support, Skype for Business RTME (Real Time Media Engine) integration, and the newest capability, Citrix Casting. Citrix Casting will enable seamless and secure session roaming from a mobile device to any display connected to the workspace hub. These advanced IoT edge device features will be available as a technical preview on March 31st, 2018. To learn more about the Citrix Ready workspace hub, please our recent announcement blog.

Introducing XenApp Service powered by Citrix Cloud

XenApp Service secures the delivery of Windows, Linux, Web and SaaS applications to any device from anywhere, while enabling you to manage your on-premises infrastructure and your cloud-based infrastructure from one simple control console. XenApp Service allows you to choose the workload deployment option that best aligns with your enterprise cloud strategy and migrate to the cloud when you are ready. Powered by Citrix Cloud, XenApp Service offers the quickest way to deploy a fully featured app virtualization solution. For more information regarding XenApp Service, read our announcement blog.

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR dramatically enhances the digital workspace experience

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is a field-proven, hardened version of our combined 2017 XenApp and XenDesktop releases. XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR was tested to the most stringent security standards and will be targeted for industry-recognition such as FIPS and Common Criteria certifications and can assist in any GDPR plan. It is flexible enough to address the broadest range of Linux and Microsoft apps and desktops with operating system. In addition, the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR product milestones align with our XenServer 7.1 LSTR CU release for up to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 more years of extended support.

Compare XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR to 7.15 LTSR

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is officially certified for Windows Server 2016 making it easier and faster to deliver all your Windows Server 2016 apps and server-hosted desktops to any user, worldwide.  By certifying XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR on Windows Server 2016, you get the predictable maintenance schedule of our Long Term Service Release in combination with the security and performance benefits of Windows Server 2016.