Friday, September 05, 2008

Citrix XenApp 5.0 Clients Available, XenApp 5 released to MyCitrix

With the release of Xenapp 5 to the web,(get it in your MyCitrix) Citrix also has released several new client versions and yes once again has renamed them as promised at Citrix Synergy earlier this year.

First there is the Xenapp Plugin which is the new name for the Xenapp 11 client that was the new name for Citrix Presentation Server client that was the new name for the Citrix ICA Client.

That is split out into the Xenapp Web Plugin version 11(the ica web client) and the Xenapp Plugin for Streaming Apps version 11.

Find them all at

There were also two Access Management Console extensions posted earlier.

Here are some key talking points on XenApp 5.0 from Citrix:

XenApp 5 Highlights
Delivery of ALL Windows Applications
New inter-isolation communication capabilities simplify how virtual applications are packaged, maintained and updated, and ensure that the applications can interoperate as if they were installed locally.
Support for application streaming via HTTP and HTTPS provides more flexibility for application delivery.
User Experience 2.0
XenApp 5 includes a redesigned, intuitive and consistent user experience on the desktop and over the Web.
The ability to prioritize users and applications ensures the best experience for critical use cases.
Application Performance Monitoring and Support
Significantly expanded monitoring provides rich data into the user experience to enable faster and better assessments of performance issues.
New end user simulation tools allow administrators to proactively identify performance issues before they are experienced by end users. This capability allows IT organizations to track the performance of real-world end user tasks and measure their performance against service level commitments.
Support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008
XenApp 5 leverages the architectural enhancements in Windows Server® 2008 to improve security and manageability. For example, administrators will now be able to apply patches to Terminal Services without needing to reboot.
XenApp farms can now contain both Windows Server 2003 and 2008, allowing customers to begin migrating to Windows Server 2008 right away.

If you are looking for a comparison of Xenapp 5.0 features compared to previous releases look here;

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