XenDesktop & XenApp 7.5 Available

The good news is that XenDesktop 7.5 and the now available XenApp 7.5 is available to download from Citrix.  Hopefully this will now stop some of the confusion in the marketplace around what had happened to XenApp.

Taken from the Citrix eDocs site and available at Citrix.com, here is what is new in the 7.5 Release

What’s new in XenApp 7.5
XenApp is now built on FlexCast Management Architecture — This release of XenApp is built on the FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) used in XenDesktop 7.5.

This means XenApp provides many features available in XenDesktop, including:

•Platform support for application delivery, mobility, services, flexible provisioning, and cloud management.

•The ability to use Citrix HDX technologies to provide a superior user experience on a variety of devices and networks.

•A single management console (Citrix Studio) to deliver applications and desktops, for cloud and on-premises infrastructure.

•A redesigned monitoring and troubleshooting console (Citrix Director) with integrated EdgeSight features.

•Cloud deployments — This release provides the ability for hybrid cloud provisioning on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or any CloudPlatform-powered public or private cloud. Cloud deployments are configured, managed, and monitored through the same consoles as deployments on traditional on-premises virtualization infrastructure.

•V, XenApp, or XenDesktop. Full AppDNA functionality is available in some editions.

•Additional virtualization resource support — Connections can be configured to VMware vSphere 5.5 hypervisors.

•StoreFront 2.5 — The installation media includes a newest version of StoreFront.

•Support for Web Interface 5.4 — This release supports Web Interface 5.4. No enhancements or additional operating system support have been added to Web Interface.

What’s new in XenDesktop 7.5
•Cloud deployments — This release provides the ability for hybid cloud provisioning on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or any CloudPlatform-powered public or private cloud. Cloud deployments are configured, managed, and monitored through the same console as deployments on traditional on-premises virtualiztion infrastructure.

•Remote power control for physical PCs — Remote PC Access supports Wake on LAN, which adds the ability to power on physical PCs remotely. This optional feature enables users to keep their office PCs powered off when not in use, saving energy costs. It also enables remote access when a machine has been turned off inadvertently, such as during weather events.
This feature is supported on PCs that support Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) or PCs that have the Wake on LAN option enabled in the BIOS. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 provides access to invoke AMT power commands for the PC.

•Full AppDNA support — AppDNA provides automated analysis of applications for Windows platforms and suitability for application virtualization through App-V, XenApp, or XenDesktop. Full AppDNA functionality is available in some editions.

•Additional virtualization resource support — Connections can be configured to VMware vSphere 5.5 hypervisors.

•StoreFront 2.5 — The installation media includes a newest version of StoreFront.

•Support for Web Interface 5.4 — This release supports Web Interface 5.4. No enhancements or additional operating system support have been added to Web Interface.

I am just in the process of downloading it, and will let you know how I got on.

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