Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903
Citrix announced their new release Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903 on 28th of March and it contains a lot of interesting changes in all categories along with a long list of fixed issues. I will cover two of the changes in this blog-post which I found extra interesting, and that I would recommend you looking into as well!
Citrix Director has been given some love and has received a few changes in the user interface. It has also been announced that similar changes to improve the user experience, are to be expected in the coming releases.
Also a profile processing duration counter has been added on the logon duration chart. This for making troubleshooting easier on profile related matters.
Virtual Delivery Agent
DPI matching on Windows Server 2016/2019, which allows your session to match your clients DPI. Requires minimum Citrix Workspace App on your client.
Pen functionality support with Windows Ink-based applications on Microsoft Surface products. Requires Windows 10 and Citrix Workspace App 1902 for a minimum.
Deprecation and removal
With change comes deprecation, and Virtual Apps and Desktops release 1903 is not an exception. In this release Citrix announced and removed the following components:
- Announced in 1903 – To be removed
- Smart Check for Virtual Apps and Desktops
- Removed in 1903
- Linux VDA – Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.5
- Citrix Receiver for Web classic experience
- Support for Framehawk – Also removed option to enable from VDA installation
- Delivery Controller options for end-of-life products (VDI-in-a-Box, and XenMobile < 9.0)
A full list of changes can be found here:
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