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Whats new in Citrix XenApp 6


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Whats new in Citrix XenApp 6

  1. 1. Introducing Citrix XenApp 6 April 2010
  2. 2. Introducing XenApp 6 • The de facto standard for on-demand app delivery to any desktop • Work from anywhere on any device from PC to Mac, smartphone to netbook • Self-service storefront for apps, desktops and IT services • Hi-def experience for rich multi-media applications over any network • Purpose built for Microsoft WS08 R2 for advanced management and scalability
  3. 3. XenApp 6 themes Any device, Self-service RealTime Single anywhere apps and management Plug-n-Play console
  4. 4. XenApp 6 key features • Receiver for • Dazzle self-service • HDX RealTime • Built for WS08 R2 Windows, MAC storefront for PC collaboration for & Linux and Mac OCS and VoIP • Simple, fast product softphones installation • Smartphone support • App-V integration • iPhone 2.0 • HDX RealTime CD • Single, intuitive app • Android 1.0 quality audio management console • New plug-ins • HDX Plug ‘n Play • Seamless Microsoft • Single sign-on for Windows portable management • WAN acceleration USB devices integration • EasyCall voice services
  5. 5. Single management console Enterprise-class scalability
  6. 6. Built for Windows Server 2008 R2 Easier management, improved performance • Citrix performance improvements for R2 result in 15% or more users per server • Single application management console modeled after MMC 3.0 • Active Directory Group Policy extensions enable policy-based management of XenApp • Broader peripheral support enables enhanced Citrix HDX experience • PowerShell 2.0 enables automation of management workflows
  7. 7. Single application management console Perform key management tasks from a single interface • Redesigned MMC 3.0-style console • Core technology is PowerShell SDK • Apps, administrators, zones, policies • Requires XenApp for R2
  8. 8. Simple configuration, powerful policy-based controls Server groups Integrated • Assign policies to policy controls server groups • Configure session, • Publish apps to server, user, device, server groups load and printing • Configure new servers policies in one console in seconds with simple • Console extension also drag-and-drop accessible via Group • Eliminate configuration Policy Editor drift and human error
  9. 9. Active Directory integration Simplify management and reduce complexity • Manage XenApp using familiar group policy style management • Create policies as Citrix IMA and/or Active directory group policies • Active directory not required (e.g. works even without admin access to Active Directory) • Assign policies to user or server groups for automated configuration • Requirements • Requires XenApp for Windows Server 2008 R2 • Published apps, load balancing, group preference and fail-over managed in IMA only
  10. 10. Active Directory integration (cont'd) • Use Group Policy Management to: • Use Advanced Group Policy Mgr. to: • Configure XenApp farms and • Create role based and granular delegated servers using GPO templates administration • Assign templates to server groups • Manage AD policy change requests and •Re-provision servers by managing approval process Active Directory (AD) group membership • Edit GPO's while AD is offline • Backup and restore policies • Create reports to locate policy • Migrate policies between domains inconsistency and enable audit logging • View group policy results for • Recover and repair GPO's servers, users or sessions • Create GPO template libraries •Delegate administrators for • E-mail notify when GPO changes Citrix settings and policies • Track, version, rollback GPO changes
  11. 11. Creating policies for XenApp GPO Editor Active directory ADM/X group policies GPF/X Directory SysVol • Citrix/MS OU policies (DFS) • Citrix/MS Domain policy GPMC • Citrix/MS Site policies Delivery Local Citrix policy IMA GPF/X Services Console server extensions Database SysVol (policies node) Processing • Updates synch periodically • Applied at server boot or user logon • Force synch using gpupdate.exe
  12. 12. The Windows logon process Microsoft Client- WinLogon side extensions Resultant policy (CSE) Microsoft CSE Directory SysVol (DFS) Microsoft CSE Local server Registry Citrix CSE Local server SysVol
  13. 13. GPO processing and precedence 1. Microsoft Active Directory policy OU GPO’s take precedence precedence is unchanged over Domain GPO’s • Organizational unit Domain GPO’s take • Domain precedence over site GPO’s • Site Site GPO’s take precedence over Local Machine policies 2. Local machine policies Citrix IMA local policies •IMA-based policies take precedence Microsoft local policies over local server settings •Citrix and Microsoft local policies at same precedence level
  14. 14. Enhanced License Management Comprehensive Citrix license management • Manage license server from: • Windows (32/64 bit) XP, Vista, 7, 2003, 2008 • Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 • Red Hat Linux (32/64 bit) 4.0 and 5.0 • Sun Solaris 32-bit • Browser support • Firefox on Red Hat Linux • Internet Explorer 6 and 7 on Windows • Safari 2.0 on Mac OS X • Requirements • Windows requires Visual C++ 2005 SP1
  15. 15. New! License Management Console
  16. 16. Simple product installation Install and provision servers faster and easier • Server role installer lets you choose what to deploy • Provisioning friendly • Zero-config deployment • First time config performed post-installation • Auto-config can be performed using group policies • Automated pre-requisite install
  17. 17. Installation experience
  18. 18. Optimized user profile management Reduce profile load time up to 80% • Profile loading postponed until logon process is completed • User profile can be set to: • Load settings on-demand • Pre-cache files of specific sizes (download in background) • Cache entire profile after logon (download in background) • Modified settings updated to profile intermittently without requiring logoff
  19. 19. Profile loading with and without streaming Without profile streaming GPO Logon Profile Scripts, etc. Desktop processing 1. System treats profile as 3. Other profile components immediately loaded and loaded on-demand continues logon process With profile streaming GPO Logon Scripts, etc. Desktop processing 2. If desired, large profile components pre-cached in background
  20. 20. PowerShell 2.0 SDK Automate management tasks to improve efficiency • All tasks in management console can be automated with PowerShell • New SDK replaces MFCOM • Automate via Workflow Studio or PowerShell
  21. 21. A whole new class of apps with HDX RealTime and Plug-n-Play High Definition User Experience
  22. 22. HDX RealTime with CD quality audio Higher quality audio at lower bandwidth • New codec's enable CD quality audio using 90% less bandwidth • Echo cancellation enable VoIP softphone support • Requirements and recommendations • XenApp on Windows Server 2008 R2 only • Audio setting for VoIP should be low/medium • Audio setting for music should be high • Available for Windows clients only at this time
  23. 23. HDX RealTime for Microsoft OCS and Softphones Collaborate in real-time to improve productivity • WebCam support for Windows devices • Microsoft Office Communicator support for video and audio conferencing • Requirements and recommendations • XenApp for Windows Server 2008 R2 only • Works with Windows client only at this time • Intended for LAN use only • Double hop not supported (e.g. XenApp session through XenDesktop session)
  24. 24. Windows portable USB devices support Seamless access to more USB devices and peripherals • Support for dynamic plug-n-play access to Windows portable USB devices • Point-of-sale devices, 3D mice • Webcams, headsets, microphones • Digital camera's, scanners • Requirements and recommendations • Requires Windows Server 2008 R2 • Only supported from Windows client device • Dynamic plug-n-play requires device driver to be pre-installed on client and server
  25. 25. Enhanced color and monitor support Improved compatibility for graphics-dependent applications • Improved compatibility with applications that require: • True delineated video space for multiple monitors • 32-bit color depth • App positions are persistent across multiple monitors and sessions • Requirements and recommendations • Requires Windows Server 2008 R2 • Legacy multi-monitor support used for Windows Server 2008 R1 or prior
  26. 26. Windows 7 smart card support SmartCard support improves security • XenApp SmartCard support extended to Windows 7 client devices • Supports logon, reconnect, unlock, auto-disconnect and SmoothRoaming • Double hop authentication from XenDesktop to XenApp supported • Requires Windows 7 client device and XenApp for Windows Server 2008 R2
  27. 27. 32-bit graphics support 32-bit graphics support enhances application compatibility • DirectX/Direct3D hardware acceleration enabled in 32-bit sessions • Alpha-channel graphics enabled for apps that require 32-bit support • Uses same bandwidth as 24-bit session • Requires Windows Server 2008 R2
  28. 28. NEW! XenApp 5 Feature Pack 3 HDX enhancements for Windows Server 2008 R1 HDX MediaStream HDX Plug-n-Play HDX WAN for Flash for USB storage Optimization
  29. 29. Self-service apps gives users ultimate flexibility On-demand application delivery
  30. 30. Self-service Enterprise App Store Personal and easy-to-use interface for subscribing to applications • Citrix Dazzle v1.1 • Distribute Dazzle plug-in using Citrix Receiver • Subscribe to published apps • Download and pre-cache streamed apps • Supports Windows and Mac
  31. 31. Microsoft App-V integration Flexible options for application delivery • Enables Citrix streaming to deliver Citrix or Microsoft App-V packages • Publish App-V packages directly from XenApp • Manage App-V client plug-in using Citrix Receiver • Subscribe to App-V packages using Citrix Dazzle
  32. 32. NEW! Application isolation for Windows services Improve compatibility of any Windows app • Isolate apps from each other to improve run-time compatibility • New! Stream apps with integrated Windows services • E.g. Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Creative Suite
  33. 33. Complete mobility from any device, anywhere
  34. 34. NEW! Citrix Receiver for Mac Ensure a consistent and simple user experience • Universal device support for Mac operating systems • Secure application access from Mac devices with Access Gateway plug-in • Requirements • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher • Merchandising Server 1.1 or higher
  35. 35. NEW! Expanded plug-in support for Citrix Receiver Flexible access options for Windows and Mac users • Dazzle plug-in for Windows/Mac • Online plug-in for Mac • App-V plug-in for Windows • WAN acceleration plug-in for Windows • Single sign-on plug-in for Windows • Voice communications plug-in for Windows and Mac
  36. 36. Universal SmartPhone support Thousands of Windows apps in the palm of your hand • Access hosted apps from today's most popular phones • Work from anywhere • Secure access to data • Device-intuitive navigation • Easy access to docs and data with Doc Finder feature • Optimized access to web-based apps using App Viewer
  37. 37. Universal smartphone support Citrix Receiver for iPhone 2.0 • Configure favorite and featured apps • Access multiple farms • Graphics and performance improvements to user interface • 128-bit session encryption • Localized interface • Available from App Store
  38. 38. Universal smartphone support Receiver for Android 1.0 • Access any Windows app • Full scroll, type and zoom capabilities • Cut, copy, paste with ease • Contextual keyboard with shortcuts for common functions • Connect via Access Gateway included with XenApp
  39. 39. Universal smartphone support Receiver for Windows Mobile • Pan, zoom and navigate using familiar touch screen controls • Type using on-screen or slide-out keyboard • Use XenApp Services to add apps to programs folder • User XenApp Web to access apps through a browser • Update released in September and available on
  40. 40. XenApp 6 themes Any device, Self-service RealTime Single anywhere apps and management Plug-n-Play console Get it at