The VDA upgrade feature allows Citrix DaaS administrators to automate upgrades to the latest version of the VDA (CR or LTSR) depending on the type of machine catalog.
Previously, you could use only VMs as machine profiles. You can now use ARM template specs as machine profiles as well when creating Azure machine catalogs. This feature lets you take advantage of Azure ARM template features such as versioning. To ensure that the selected spec is configured correctly and contains required configurations, we perform validation on it. If the validation fails, you are prompted to select a different machine profile.
In Full Configuration, when creating hosting connections, you're required to select a zone before selecting a connection type. The Connection type drop-down list displays hypervisors and cloud services available with the zone. (Previously, to ensure the Connection type list shows a required hypervisor or cloud service, you had to install its plug-in in every zone. With this new configuration sequence, you can now install the plug-in only in the required zone.)
Custom Access Roles specific to Citrix Analytics for Performance are now available. As a Citrix Cloud administrator with Full access permission, you can invite other administrators to manage Performance Analytics in your organization using the following roles.
A few enhancements regarding the Infrastructure dashboard that shows the availability and performance analytics for virtual machines in your apps and desktops environment.
This feature brings more clarity to the Not Categorized numbers on the User Experience dashboard. The dashboard now shows the breakup of users and sessions in the virtual apps and desktops environment based on the session protocol and the connection status.
The Zombie Sessions sub-pane shows information on session failures that have occurred due to zombie sessions in the environment.
Citrix DaaS now supports launching applications contained in MSIX packages or MSIX packages mounted onto AppAttach disks.
Session launch diagnostics (technical preview) helps IT admins understand session launch failures. You can track and report each session failure independently, and use the comprehensive library of error codes to understand the errors and apply the remediation steps.
The Full Configuration Management console supports simulation of policy application, which is also known as modeling. The list of accepted and denied set of Citrix policies with appropriate reasons are displayed in the Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP).