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Beta Hotfix Rollup Pack 1 for Citrix XenApp 6.5

Citrix have released a beta version of the upcoming Hotfix Rollup Pack 1 for Citrix XenApp 6.5

When hotfix Rollup Pack 1 is out, it will dramatically improve XenApp 6.5 and still be the leader in SBC.

Features and Enhancements in Hotfix Rollup Pack 1 for XenApp 6.5

Support for Additional Communications Software

In addition to Microsoft Office Communicator and Lync, XenApp now supports the use of Web cams in conjunction with the following communication software published on XenApp 6.5 servers:

  • Citrix GoToMeeting with HD Faces
  • Skypeo
  • Adobe Connect

Enhanced Audio Virtual Channels

Enhancements have been made to the audio virtual channels to help reduce latency. This results in improved performance of softphones and the voice chat feature of Unified Communications applications.

Adaptive Display Settings for Smooth-running Videos and Slide Shows

Adaptive Display dynamically adjusts image quality and frame rates to deliver the best possible user experience when viewing graphics or server-rendered video content over a limited bandwidth network connection. Adaptive Display is the successor to Citrix’s highly successful Progressive Display technology. Adaptive Display is self-tuning and generally does not require configuration.

Windows Media Redirection Enhanced Flow

ControlEnhancements to Windows Media Enhanced Flow Control provide improved results for streamed HD videos delivered over WAN connections.

XenApp 6.5 Mobility Pack

This feature improves the experience of Citrix Receiver users working in supported Windows applications and published server desktops on mobile devices.

Universal Print Server Support

Citrix Universal Print Server extends XenApp 6.5 Universal printing support to network printing. This feature eliminates the need to install numerous network printer drivers on XenApp hosts, and enables more efficient network utilization. The new Citrix Universal printer driver supports direct network printing on Windows and non-Windows clients.

Internet Explorer 9 Support

Internet Explorer 9 has been validated for XenApp 6.5. Citrix is committed to ensuring the best possible compatibility with the latest Microsoft products and provides best effort support for Internet Explorer 9 in XenApp 6.5.

Source

The beta version is not available to the public yet. If its important you get access to this release then please contact Citrix.

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