XenDesktop 5.6 Feature Pack 1 – Remote PC feature

I been messing around with XD since the 3.0 days and deployed every version since then in multiple data centers. I was really captivated by it’s capabilities when version 5.0 was released and became totally hooked.

XD 5.6 FP1 has some really awesome features, including Remote PC which allows users to log on remotely to a physical PC in his or her office from virtually anywhere on any device without the need of VPN, and take advantage of  HDX technologies which traditional RDP sessions do not offer.

The Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) on the office PC enables it to register with the XenDesktop Controllers and manages the HDX connection between the machine and end user client devices. The Citrix Receiver running on the client device provides access to all of the applications and data on the office PC. This is just great!

Citrix Remote PC works with the Intel Core vPro processor-based PCs (no Macs yet :()

Some other enhancements include:

  • HDX 3D Pro
  • HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Lync –  crisp high-definition video calls in conjunction with Microsoft Lync
  • Mobility Pack – Improves the user experiece when working from mobile devices.  Works great with XenApp 6.5
  • XenDesktop Collector – Collect information on your XD environment and upload to Citrix Support)
  • Universal Print Server – Eliminates the need to install numerous network printer drivers on XenApp and XenDesktop hosts
  • New Virtual Desktop Agent – Addresses many DDC registration bugs
  • HDX Optimization Pack for Google Earth

About CyberRuiz
Highly motivated with over 12 years experience on Citrix/VMWare/Microsoft/technologies. Exceptional communication skills and team player. CCIA – Citrix Certified Integration Architect. CCEA – Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator. VCP – VMWare Certified Professional in ESX 2.x, VI3, VI4 MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

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