Microsoft Windows Server 2019 & Windows 10 1809 is supported with this release.
Another great thing is that now “infrastructure components for Citrix” can be installed on Microsoft Windows ServerCore, which means a minimum OS and only install what is required, no GUI just raw performance, something which a lot of service providers, customers are going to like. This is important for scalability and automation and having best TCO running a Citrix infrastructure. Citrix director & delivery controller now works and is supported on ServerCore (WS2012r2/WS2016/WS2019).
Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:
Virtual Delivery Agents 1903 for ServerOS and ClientOS
Virtual Delivery Agents 1903 for Desktop OS Core Services
AMD have released an important new driver for their AMD Radeon Pro GPUs in October 2018.
This release is fixing many major issues that AMD had with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop), I am very happy to see that the engineers inside AMD worked hard and now everything is working out of the box and no “tweak” have to be done to get it working. The drivers works both with a physically machine with Radeon Pro + Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop) or with a Virtual machine where the AMD Radeon Pro GPU are attached as GPU passthrough or sliced via SR-IOV with S7150/S7150x2 with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop). I have tested the drivers in my lab with AMD Radeon Pro WX4100 + S7150 and S7150x2 and I can confirm that AMD have fixed below, which is important. I haven’t tested with VMware Horizon yet.
The Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise is designed to deliver market-leading uptime and stability. Rigorous multi-wave testing and exhaustive ISV certifications help make this “the industry’s most stable driver”1. Radeon™ Pro Software is certified in over 100 workstation applications including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Dassault Systèmes® CATIA®, Siemens NX™, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®, Autodesk® Maya®, PTC Creo® and many more
Built to help content creators make the best, every Enterprise Edition is designed to deliver more quality, performance, security, and simplicity
Lets Dig in why this is important.
Fixed Issues in 18.Q3.1
Locked Clock Speed with AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 may be seen.
Dassault Systèmes® Solidworks® 2018 may crash at Customer Site while applying service metal fabrications.
“19.Light.vpb” file may show issues while rendering with Autodesk® VRED.
Application launching issues with Siemens NX™ 12.0.2 may be observed.
Some Viewport Corruption may be seen with Blender®.
Some issues may be observed with SPECapc™ Solidworks® 2015.
Solid Color Outputting may be seen on display using Specific DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 Dongle.
Dassault Systèmes® Solidworks® 2018/2017 may stop responding after rotating or changing display style on Windows® 7.
DXGI window mode stereo in Stereo 3D may only show left eye image when enabling active/passive stereo in Radeon™ Pro Settings on Windows® 10 RS4.
Application may stop responding while using ‘sliced geometry’ feature in Notch.
Corruption may be seen on model with change in Anti-aliasing modes with Dassault ICEM Surf™.
Display issues may be observed while running Nuke benchmark on AMD FirePro™ W8100 and AMD FirePro™ W9100.
Unexpected behaviour may be observed when running Intergraph SmartPlant FreeView on AMD FirePro™ 7150 with Citrix® XenDesktop®.
Toggling between full screen and windowed mode on Citrix® XenDesktop® may lead to temporary viewport corruption.
On Windows® 7, a Catalyst Control Center error may be observed when resizing Citrix® XenDesktop® window.
Microsoft Azure is moving really fast and 29 datacenters around the world is now online. I was in Japan some weeks ago (week 14) and did a presentation at E2EVC on NV series and how easy it is to build Virtual machines with NV-series. At that time I demonstrated live heavy graphics application such as Autodesk Revit, Navisworks running from Azure SE Asia (Singapore) with RDP10 to my Microsoft Surfacebook in Japan on hotel wifi and it worked actually really good. Some weeks later I was home in Denmark, I was preparing my speech for Azure Bootcamp in Aarhus, Denmark. I noticed that a new datacenter in Japan West (Osaka) and Japan East (Tokyo, Saitama) have gone “Operational” and more specific Japan East (Tokyo, Saitama) now was live with Azure NV6, NV12, NV24. This is really awesome and I had to try it out.