The new Iphone's receiver version is available and there is a lot of interesting changes ! Self-Serve management Users can now click on a link from an IT intranet site or email to auto-configure the required settings ( check out the built-in demo for an example ) Personalization A new Dazzle feature is included allowing users to select favorite apps , and for IT to feature recommended apps. Improved User Experience New gestures have been added to improve usability and navigate apps. Performance Significant improvement in connection and launch times. Security enhancements Support for Secure HDX/ICA 128 bit encryption Password policy enabling IT to enforce password requirements. 2 Factor Authentication Integrated support for SMS Passcode authentication allowing Text based One Time Passwords instead of Tokens. RSA 2 Factor Token or Soft Token authentication ( available in 1.03 ) Multiple Accounts Users can now access multiple accounts for farms with different credentials and configuration without re-entry. XenDesktop 4.0 Support Apps from XenApp or XenDesktop is now supported. Integrated Demo The app now has an integrated demo feature with multiple apps for anyone to start right away. Experimental features HDX audio can provide access to apps audio such as voice mail attachments. Icons can now be added on the home screen using the iPhone Configuration Utility. a lot a new features and the most useful one is multiple account for me and the caffeine option is very cool as well :) Here is some screenshot :

Citrix release today the first update for XenServer 5.5 : Changes included in this update LVHD Snapshots When LVHD snapshots are deleted, disk space is reclaimed by freeing unused snapshot data. This is provided automatically by XenServer while VMs continue to run. However, there is a known limitation in the 5.5 implementation of this feature: when all snapshots are deleted for a given VM?s disks, some disk space allocated to these snapshots may remain. To address this limitation, Update 1 includes an 'Off-line Coalesce' tool that can reclaim all disk space previously allocated to deleted snapshots while the VM is temporarily set offline. The Off-line Coalesce tool and its use are described in full in an associated KB article: CTX123400. XenCenter Improvements CA-30569, CA-32164, CA-30200 Fixed various 'Application Errors' in XenCenter.   CA-32241 XenCenter saved searches are now visible under 'Apply Saved search' and 'Delete saved search' options.   CA-33918 Big improvements to XenCenter performance when connecting to multiple pools.     Storage CA-30577 Snapshot errors after upgrade from 5.0 to 5.5. Previously released as hotfix XS55E001 and documented in KB article CTX122142.   CA-24607 When multipathing is disabled, then this information is now correctly displayed in XenCenter.   CA-31159 The XenCenter New Storage Wizard now works as expected when multipath is enabled.   CA-30475 Legacy LVM VDIs (created on versions of XenServer prior to 5.5) greater than 2TB in size now work after upgrade to 5.5 as expected.   CA-33256 The multipath path-checker has been improved for Pillar Data arrays to make it more resilient to transient path failures.   CA-30549 Importing VMs preserves sparseness where possible.   CA-30049 When taking a snapshot of a legacy LVM VDI (created with a previous version of XenCenter) and then deleting this snapshot, then the deleted snapshot is now coalesced into the LVM VDI to reclaim space as expected.   CA-30757 SR.scan on NetApp SRs inadvertently caused snapshots created externally to XenServer (e.g. those created using a utility like SnapMirror) to be deleted. This caused utilities such as SnapMirror to fail when used with the NetApp SR. This issue is now fixed: SR.scan will only remove snapshots created by XenServer. As a result utilities such as SnapMirror will work as expected.   CA-29367 SRs with non-ASCII characters in their names now work as expected.   Active Directory Improvements CA-32857 Memory leak in dom0 components used to manage Active Directory integration fixed.  …

Here it is ! We were waiting for this one since few month now and Citrix just release the Technical Preview for XenApp on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, XenApp 6. Few things you need to know before beggining to test : Windows 2008 R2 is and will remain only 64bit OS. XenApp 6 can be install only on Windows 2008 R2. I begin this insallation on a clean naked Windows 2008 R2 without any update. You can check teh system requirements here : http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp6-w2k8-tp/ps-system-requirements-w2k8-xa6.html First, few screenshots of the new installation interface to describe the installation process. DotNet 3.5 Sp1 is updated as soon as the installation beggins, after a new white interface very easy to understand popup and you can choose between reading some more information about what you're going to install or adding roles to your server. The installation kinda stop at this point, the Remote Desktop role required a reboot and the installation is unable to continue. A manual reboot needs to be done and the installation wizzard needs to be launch again. If one Citrix guy is reading that, these steps should be automatic, reboot + launch after reboot to continue the installion. So we do it again : Because the kernel-mode drivers installed with this pre-release version of XenApp are not WHQL-certified, Windows displays a prompt before installing each driver, unless you do one of the following: Before installing XenApp, add the Citrix VeriSign certificate to the trusted root store of the computer on which you are installing XenApp. You can copy the Citrix VeriSign certificate by viewing the properties of any XenApp binary file signed by the Citrix XenApp Server Certificate (for example, the autorun.exe file). This bypasses all WHQL-related prompts and enables you to perform an unattended installation. While performing a wizard-based installation, select “Always trust software from Citrix Systems” when first prompted. This bypasses further WHQL-related prompts for the installation. [#224449] Source : http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp6-w2k8-tp/xenapp6-tp-readme.html The installation of XenApp6 is done, now the wizzard to configure everything is ready. a bit laggy, you just have to wait a bit. Informations to fill are 'classic' for a XenApp installation, then the Datastore part, the is no more Local Access Database, now this is a least SQL Express database which is install during the installation process without any interraction on your Citrix XenApp6 server. The following databases are supported for the data store: SQL Server 2005 Express…