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November 2023

Nov 06

Backup and restore persistent VMs in GCP

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Citrix Provisioning
With this feature, you can backup a persistent VM in GCP using snapshots. The snapshot will retain the disk and VM configuration content. You can later restore individual VMs to a previous status using a specified snapshot you choose.

October 2023

Oct 31

Ability to change network setting for an existing provisioning scheme

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Citrix Provisioning
Using this feature, you can now change the network setting for an existing Provisioning Scheme so that the new VMs are created on the new subnetwork. 
Oct 30

Ability to launch MSIX and App Attach using vPrefer

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Delivery Controller/Broker
You can now launch and access MSIX or App attached packaged applications on the VDAs through Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Note that to allow this you will have to configure vPrefer on your site.
Oct 20

Unified Workspace API

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Workspace Platform
This is a unified API for web and native clients including both first party and third party clients to connect and interact with the Workspace Platform and its components seamlessly.
Oct 20

App Layering elastic shortcuts

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Citrix Provisioning
Elastic shortcuts With the new elastic shortcut feature, App Layering admins can assign elastic app layers to appear as shortcuts on the desktop. When configured this way, the layers will be delivered to the machine at the time of launch, instead of attaching them all during user login, hence reducing user login time and improving the end-user experience.
Oct 18

IPS support XenServer target deployments

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    Now Available
Citrix Provisioning
This enhancement adds support for preparing and publishing images to XenServer, from other cloud or on-prem environments, using the Image Portability Service. https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-daas/migrate-workloads 
Oct 18

ACT now generates an HTML based log

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Delivery Controller/Broker
HTML log supported with Automated Configuration Tool. Automated Configuration Tool (ACT) now supports HTML logs. ACT now comes with HTML logs to assist in troubleshooting. You can view all the ACT logs, command execution details, errors and fixups in the HTML log.
Oct 18

Support for 64 virtual channels in a session

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    Now Available
Citrix Workspace app - macOS
Starting with the 2308 release, Citrix Workspace app for Mac can support up to 64 virtual channels in a session.
Oct 16

Support for storage migration of VMs in VMware environments

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    In Preview
Citrix Provisioning
With this feature, in a VMware environment, you can move the disk storage of existing VMs from an old storage to a new storage. During migration, MCS retains VM capabilities such as power management, reset OS disk, and so on. You can also add new VMs to the machine catalog using the new disk storage.
Oct 13

MCS supports launch template as a machine profile input in AWS

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    Now Available
Citrix Provisioning
Previously, you could only select 'VM' as an input for machine profile. With this feature, you can also select a launch template from the inventory list and use it as an input for machine profile to create and update an MCS machine catalog.