Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103

H1 of 2021 is almost done and spring is around the corner. Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2103. So its time to upgrade your environment before Spring, a good time to clean up and update your environment and start good in Spring :O).

Release 7 2103 is now available for download, March, 2021.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103 is a CR release. Read more about CR here

Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)

Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:

  • Director 2103
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2103 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2103 for Linux
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2103
  • Profile Management 2103
  • Workspace Environment Management 2103
  • Session Recording 2103
  • Applayering 2102
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Standard for Azure
  • Citrix Cloud Health Check
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows (Store)
  • Workspace App 2103 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2103 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2103 for Android
  • Workspace App 2103 for MacOS
  • Workspace App 2103 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2103 for ChromeOS

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AMD (NvV4-series) and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Hi all

I am excited to share this is a blogseries around better understanding the value of NVv4-series in Azure and I will cover different views. From what NVv4-series is, which software vendors it works with and which remoting technology it can be used with, and I also cover later in a blogpost how you can scale and run different workloads and utilize the AMD CPU/GPU and how you can monitor and troubleshoot.

In this blogpost i will cover the overview of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop and how it can be hardware accelerated (GPU) enabled with AMD CPU/GPU more specific the NVv4 series in Azure.

You will learn what offerings Microsoft have with Windows Virtual Desktop high level and where you can access the NVv4-series in which Azure datacenter. The process which is required to start and how you can start enabling your VM’s with graphics acceleration.

I will also cover what the difference is with the difference NVv4 instances and the use cases how to use them with Windows Virtual Desktop.

Windows Virtual Desktop have now been GA for almost a year, and it have been a huge success globally. NVv4-series also have 1 year anniversary as it was GA in 4th March 2020, which I covered in a blogpost here

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Case study – NVv4, Azure, Citrix BIM customer TBI

Last March 2020, I wrote about the availability of the AMD NVv4-series powered by AMD CPU/GPU. I have been working with NVv4-series and I am excited to share one of the customers, I have helped are now an official reference customer for NVv4-series.

TBI, is a dutch BIM customer, I have been working together with a couple of years designing their on-prem which is now a hybrid platform. They are the first official customer case study using AMD NVv4 instances in Azure together with Citrix Cloud. They have been using VDI for several years and been one of the leading innovators using high end graphics for VDI for their BIM users. Microsoft, Autodesk, Citrix uses them as reference customer through the years.

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