Citrix XenDesktop 5 is available for download since this morning, very early… I was about to go to sleep when it became available; and believe it or not, I went to sleep 😉

So what’s new in XenDesktop 5 ? Is it a “Production Ready” software or will we need to wait for a FP1 and some updates ? First let’s go for an installation, the goal of this operation is to replace my actual XenDesktop 4.

So here we go, autorun is launch :

Everything went fine, the first part of the installation was very smooth. Now the second part is about choosing between the four Editions you want to use.

  • Express. A free download to help IT professionals get started with VDI, which supports up to 10 users.
  • Platinum. A comprehensive enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution with advanced management and security, in addition to the features of Enterprise edition.
  • Enterprise. An enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution with on-demand applications and FlexCast delivery technology, in addition to the features of VDI edition.
  • VDI. For scalable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implementations with Citrix HDX technology.

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