Feature Pack 1 for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 released

Citrix has released a new Feature Pack 1, for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 releases.

XenApp and XenDesktop are application and desktop virtualization solutions built on a unified architecture so they are simple to manage and flexible enough to meet the needs of all your organization’s users. XenApp and XenDesktop have a common set of management tools that simplify and automate IT tasks. You use the same architecture and management tools to manage public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments as you do for on-premises deployments.

Some XenDesktop editions include the features available in XenApp.

Key features in this release

 

  • Session Recording allows you to record the on-screen activity of any user’s session, over any type of connection, from any server running XenApp or XenDesktop subject to corporate policy and regulatory compliance. Session Recording records, catalogs, and archives sessions for retrieval and playback.
  • With Director 7.6.200, you can enable and disable the Session Recording policy from the User Details and Machine Details views. Use the Director console to create and activate Session Recording policies.
  • Licensing 11.12.1 supports Citrix Licensing Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and Call Home. They are voluntary data collection programs in which Citrix products gather anonymous or identified configuration, performance, error, and usage data from your deployment and automatically send the data to Citrix.
  • Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 1.7 for Microsoft Lync provides a highly scalable solution for delivering real-time audio-video conferencing and VoIP enterprise telephony through Microsoft Lync in XenDesktop and XenApp environments to users on Linux and Windows devices. The Optimization Pack leverages your existing Microsoft Lync infrastructure and interoperates with other Microsoft Lync endpoints running natively on devices.

This Feature Pack 1 release includes the following new and enhanced features.

Session Recording

Session Recording allows you to record the on-screen activity of any user’s session, over any type of connection, from any server running XenApp or XenDesktop subject to corporate policy and regulatory compliance. Session Recording records, catalogs, and archives sessions for retrieval and playback. For more information, see Session Recording.

Citrix Director 7.6.200

With Director 7.6.200, you can enable and disable the Session Recording policy from the User Details and Machine Details views. Use the Director console to create and activate Session Recording policies. For more details about the integration of Session Recording and Director, see https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX142260.

Citrix Licensing 11.12.1

Citrix Licensing Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and Call Home — Voluntary data collection programs in which Citrix products gather anonymous or identified configuration, performance, error, and usage data from your deployment and automatically send the data to Citrix. For more information, see Licensing 11.12.1Not supported with License Server VPX.

The Citrix Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) gives you the opportunity to contribute to the design and development of Citrix products. When you enroll in the program, Citrix collects anonymous information about your deployment, which is used to improve product quality, reliability, and performance.

Support for HDX Real-Time Optimization Pack 1.7 for Microsoft Lync

 

Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 1.7 for Microsoft Lync provides a highly scalable solution for delivering real-time audio-video conferencing and VoIP enterprise telephony through Microsoft Lync in XenDesktop and XenApp environments to users on Linux and Windows devices. The Optimization Pack leverages your existing Microsoft Lync infrastructure and interoperates with other Microsoft Lync endpoints running natively on devices.