Citrix has released a Tech Preview of StoreFront hosts the X1 user experience for Receiver for Web users, the same X1 user experience that will eventually be delivered to the Citrix X1-enabled native Receivers – Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Chrome OS – whether using XenApp, XenDesktop, or XenMobile.
It can be used with the Tech Preview to understand and get used to the X1 user experience, and to experiment with centralized customization and branding of your end users’ app and desktop selection experience through StoreFront. It can also be used to aggregate resources from XenDesktop and XenApp.
A core difference from previous Receivers, is that the user interface is delivered using HTML5 and web technology from a StoreFront or XenMobile server. This allows significantly more customization, and ensures that all platforms have the same look and feel.
This vision plans to deliver the following key benefits:
- Centrally managed store branding of the app and desktop selection experience. Create branding once and deploy everywhere.
- Consistent look and feel across devices and products.
- Ease of future migration by separating Receivers from the end user app selection experience.
- Unifies Receiver and Worx Home into a single client per OS platform.
Learn more and download the StoreFront 2.7 X1 here (requires a valid citrix account)