XenApp and XenDesktop features from 7.7 to 7.12

For the past year, Citrix have released a lot new features in XenApp and XenDesktop. However, it can be difficult to remember in which version each feature was released. Here you will find an overview over the features that got released over the past year and which version you need to install to get those features.

Version  Component Feature
7.7 XA / XD Zones
Notifications before machine restarts
Application limits
API support for managing session roaming
Support for new and additional platforms
API support for provisioning VMs from hypervisor templates
PVS Support for Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise and Professional editions
In-place upgrade of target device software
Support for UEFI pre-boot environments
Increase License grace period to 30 days
Streaming VHDX formatted disks
FIPS support
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Generation 2 VM Provision
Director Proactive monitoring and alerting
SCOM integration
Windows Authentication
Desktop and Server OS usage
Application limits in Director
Version Component Feature
 7.8  XA / XD Secure Browser
App Disks
Enhanced support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
Enhanced graphics performance for virtual desktops
Call Home
Applications Node in Studio
Session Recording Enhancements
PVS Support for Hyper-V Generation II virtual machines
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enhancements
AppDNA App-V sequencing solution
Patch impact analysis solution
Virtualization solution
Application attribute forms
Application life cycle
Application profiling
Director Citrix Insights Service Link available from within Director
Version Component Feature
7.9 XA / XD Provisioning: MCS I/O storage optimization
Publishing: Application Groups
Linux VDI
Integrated support for the Intel Iris Pro graphics technology
Nutanix Integration
Load balancing for Citrix Universal Print Server (UPS)
Real Time Optimization Pack 2.1
Support for Windows 10 in the HDX 3D Pro VDA
PVS Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)
BDM support for UEFI through the XenDesktop setup Wizard
Updating a BDM partition
AppDNA Import applications workflow enhancements
Compliance Manager module
Web client access to application attributes forms
 Director Logon Duration Improvements
Version Component Feature
7.11 XA / XD Windows 2016 compatibility for all Components
App Disks for SCVMM (Hyper-V)
Newer hosts (virtualization) versions or updates supported
Newer SQL versions supported
App-V Isolation Groups
Publish content from any Network location (POSH)
Zone Preference
Selective use of a video codec (H.264) to compress graphics
Enhancement to caching behaviour of video content in Thinwire
Access to a high-performance video encoder for NVIDIA GPUs
Seamless publishing of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps (Win10)
Generic USB redirection for mass storage devices on XenApp
Updated Client USB device optimization rules policy setting
Relative Mouse Support
TWAIN 2.0 support
Support for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
PVS Always ON Tracing
SQL Server Always On multi-subnet failover
PVS support for CIS
Windows 2016 as a Server and Target
AppDNA Windows Server 2016 analysis and reporting
Expanded security analysis
Director Resource utilization reporting
Enhanced proactive monitoring and alerting
Automate Director notifications with Citrix Octoblu
Version Component Feature
Local Host Cache (LHC)
Tag restrictions with application groups and desktops
Multiple restart schedules for Machines in Delivery Groups
Azure Resource Manager connection enhancements
New Standalone VDA installer for Core components
8-bit colour depth Thinwire support
Keyboard layout synchronization
HTML5 video redirection for internal web sites
NetScaler Gateway High Availability (HA) is supported with Framehawk
Citrix Universal print driver supports stapling and paper source selection in EMF print format
CIS: Automatic upload analytics and enrolment to CEIP
PVS Linux VDA Streaming (technical preview)
Enhanced security (clears cached credentials)
AppDNA Improved Logging for troubleshooting
Director User-friendly Connection and Machine failure descriptions
Increased historical data availability in Enterprise edition
Automate Director notifications with SNMP traps
Custom Reporting


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