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Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp 7.6

Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp 7.6

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp 7.6

This is a major release that contains new version of many new software components.

I have in this article included all new product releases to give you an overview what is released related to XenDesktop & XenApp 7.6 solution.

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Free Webinar “GPU in virtualization, learn why it’s important 11th February 2014

Hi all

I am next week doing a free live Webinar with fellow CTP, Trond Eirik Håvarstein from, 11th February 2014. (time 14:00 EST (GMT-5))

xenappblog ervik                  poppelgaard_com   Thomas Poppelgaard

This is my favorite topic and I am travel to different parts of the World taking about this subject both at Citrix, NVIDIA GTC, Citrix User Groups, VMware User Groups, other Partner Events, now this is your chance to see my webinar free and live at XenAppBlog.

FYI – there is limited seats so hurry up and sign on here

My topic is “GPU in virtualization, learn why it’s important”

  • Evolution of Virtualized Graphics (Citrix vs VMware)
  • Business drivers for virtualizing applications that requires GPU
  • User Experience – VDI with a GPU vs Shared Desktop with a GPU
  • NVIDIA GRID vGPU, Buzz, How to use it, Sizing, Limitations – Q&A


Join the Free Webinar here *Limited Seats

Citrix Worx Home

Citrix have released the final version of Worx Home, that was demonstrated on Citrix Synergy in Anaheim in May 2013.


Worx Home is the centerpiece app of the XenMobile Solution. Through Worx Home your users can:

  • Access the Worx Store and install MDM and Worx-enabled apps.
  • Securely access documents and files through SharePoint DLP (local and shared).
  • Get live help through GoToAssist: Create a support ticket, chat, call, and email your help desk.

Your users who already have Connect apps can update them through Worx Home.

Secure documents for Mobile Device Management (MDM)

In MDM deployments, Worx Home offers the following security features:

  • Access through SharePoint DLP (local and shared)
  • You can block or allow any of the following document actions:
    • Cut and paste documents
    • Email document or document link
    • Print documents
    • Check in and check out documents
    • Save documents to local docs
    • Sync documents
  • Open/view secure email attachments
  • Mark up documents

Secure documents for Enterprise Mobile Solutions

With the Enterprise Mobile Solution, Worx Home offers:

  • Secure document and file access through wrapped version of ShareFile
  • Policy-based access that allows you to:
    • Determine Open in apps
    • Provide Single Sign On (SSO) access to documents
    • Sign PDF documents
    • Sync documents
    • Encrypt documents

System requirements

Worx Home is supported on devices running:

  • Android 4.2 minimum
  • iOS 6.x minimum

How to install

For iOS devices, you can deliver managed Worx Home to your users through Worx Enroll and XDM or from the Apple App Store.

For Android devices, your users install Worx Home from Google Play. During installation, your users can choose whether to accept MDM policies and have their devices managed, or if they can use Worx Home unmanaged in MAM-Only mode.

Cool things you and your users can do with Worx Home

After installing Worx Home, here’s what you can expect for your users.

  1. Tap to launch Worx Home. Your users sign onto Worx Home with their organization’s user names and passwords. If your users are not using Worx Enroll or are on Android devices, they must also provide the address (the fully qualified domain name) of your organization’s server.
  2. After your users have successfully authenticated using their user names and passwords, Worx Home delivers the store where your users can access their app catalog. On iOS, Worx Home delivers the store as a web clip. Depending on whether your environment is running both the XenMobile Device Manager (XDM) and Citrix App Controller, the store can connect to either XDM or App Controller to present the list of applications defined for a user group.Worx Store on iOS:
    Worx Store on Android
  3. Tap an application in the store to select it for installation.

    On managed iOS devices (that are MDM enrolled), Worx Store installs prompts whether to install the app. After confirmation, Worx Store installs the app locally on your user’s device.

    On Android devices, or on non-MDM enrolled iOS devices, Worx Store installs the app without notification locally on your user’s device.

  4. Swipe left or right on the Worx Home screen to display Support features.

    Worx Home support is powered by GoToAssist, which enables your users to send email to support, open support tickets, and initiate a chat session with a support-desk person (if one is available).

    Support also shows the current status of your users devices – and if any compliance parameters have been breached. In this example you see that the device is outside a geofence that you can establish through an MDM policy. If you configure additional remediation actions on such a compliance breach, then those are triggered from the server.

  5. Display setup and other options by tapping the switch in the upper left corner.

    You can collect additional information from the app if you turn on Advanced Logging. Advanced Logging is recommended only for early proof-of-concept test and pilots or for debugging devices when issues are being seen. In production rollout, keeping this mode turned off improve performance.



    Device Info shows all the relevant configuration details and versions.



    If you have established a geofence, your users can display it by clicking Company Authorized Area.


    To display the status of the device as compared to the geofence perimeter, tap the red button in the upper right corner.



Download Citrix Worx Home here (Available on the AppleStore & Android Market)

Citrix Receiver 3.4 for Android

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Receiver 3.4 for Android

What’s new

In addition to general usability and performance improvements, this release adds this new feature:

  • HDX Rich Graphics support, which provides the highest frame-rate for the available bandwidth on devices.
  • Support for Citrix Mobility Pack 2, with new APIs for photos (and selection of photo attributes), video clips, and audio clips.


Download Citrix Receiver 3.4 for Android here or the Android Market.