What’s new in XenApp and XenDesktop CR 7.17

XenApp and XenDesktop CR version 7.17 are out. Version 7.17 of the VDA for Server OS and the VDA for Desktop OS include the following enhancements:

  • Browser content redirection blacklist. You can create a blacklist policy along with the existing Access Control List (ACL) policy. The URLs in this blacklist policy aren’t redirected. For example, you add a company’s URL to the whitelist, but you don’t want a specific URL at the company website to be redirected. Add that specific URL to the blacklist and browser content redirection doesn’t occur for that URL. For more information, see Browser content redirection.
  • Browser content redirection video fallback prevention. If client redirection fails, you can prevent fallback of HTML5 videos to the server side. Use the existing Windows media fallback prevention policy to prevent server side rendering of video elements. Setting this policy suppresses only the video elements and not the HTML content of the page. The HTML content is rendered on the server. For more information, see Browser content redirection.
  • Citrix webcam video compression for 64-bit applications. Support for 64-bit Citrix webcam video compression is available.
    Important: The 64-bit application support requires H.264 compression.
  • Lossless compression codec (MDRLE). A higher compression ratio MDRLE encoder is added to Thinwire. The MDRLE codec consumes less bandwidth in typical desktop sessions than the 2DRLE codec. If the codec is supported on the server and client sides, it’s used instead of 2DRLE. For more information, see “Encoding methods” in the Thinwire article.
  • Show or hide the remote language bar. The language bar displays the preferred input language in an application session. If this feature is enabled (the default), you can show or hide the language bar from the Advanced Preferences > Language bar UI in Citrix Receiver for Windows. You can disable this feature using a registry setting on VDA side. For more information, see “Show or hide the remote language bar” in the HDX article and Improve the user experience.
  • Text-based session watermarks to deter and track data theft. This feature allows you to configure textual watermarks containing information to help track data theft. This traceable information appears on the session desktop as a deterrent to those using photographs and screen captures to steal data.

More details about what’s new in XenApp and XenDesktop CR 7.17 can be found at the official Citrix Docs page.

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