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Jul 20, 2017

Welcome to Citrix App Layering 4

Citrix App Layering provides open application management across all end user computing solutions, hypervisors, and clouds. Citrix App Layering is the open solution for Windows application packaging and image management. With Citrix App Layering, IT administrators can package any Windows app as a virtual disk container (“layer”) in minutes for install-free delivery to session hosts and virtual desktops on any hypervisor or cloud. With Citrix App Layering Elastic Layering applications are attached dynamically at logon to pooled non-persistent desktops remote desktop session host (RDSH) sessions based on user policy. This enables Users’ sessions to be personalized with the applications they need.

Citrix App Layering supports leading virtualization and cloud platforms including Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and VMware vSphere. App Layering integrates with leading end user computing platforms including Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Azure RDSH, Microsoft Hyper-V RDS, VMware Horizon View, and Nutanix AHV.

Current Release

Citrix App Layering 4.4 is the latest release, and this documentation reflects features and functionality found in the App Layering 4.4 release.  For information about earlier releases, see the following sections:

What's New in App Layering 4.3

What's New in App Layering 4.2

What's New in App Layering 4.1

Supported platforms

For information about Citrix App Layering -supported platforms, see System Requirements.

Upgrade path

You can upgrade from Unidesk 4.0.8 to the current Citrix App Layering release. To access the Management Console via the Citrix Cloud, install a Cloud Connector as described in the Upgrade instructions.

Contact Citrix

We welcome your feedback about this release.

  • Use our online Forum to speak directly with Citrix employees and other organizations deploying Citrix App Layering.
  • For product issues and questions, open a Support Case.

We look forward to hearing what you think about App Layering!