What’s new

Important:

Citrix Managed Desktops is now Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure. Although this earlier documentation will remain published for a short time, it will not be updated. We recommend using the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure product documentation.

A goal of Citrix is to deliver new features and product updates to service customers when they are available. New releases provide more value, so there’s no reason to delay updates. To you, the customer administrator, this process is transparent.

September 2020

Citrix Managed Desktops is now Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure. The earlier name might continue to appear in various locations for a while. This Citrix Managed Desktops product documentation will remain published for a short time, but will not be updated. We recommend using the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure product documentation.

August 2020

  • Preview support for Remote PC Access.
  • A Citrix-managed Windows Server 2019 image is now available.

July 2020

  • When adding a Cloud Connector to a resource location, using a customer-managed Azure subscription, you can specify the Cloud Connector machine’s performance type and Azure resource group. For details, see Resource location actions.
  • When creating a catalog, you can specify a machine naming scheme. See Create a catalog using custom create.

June 2020

  • In a CSP environment, SD-WAN connections are created on a per-tenant basis. For the SD-WAN connection option to be available to the CSP administrator, the tenant must have an SD-WAN Orchestrator service entitlement. For details, see Filter resources by customer (multitenant deployments).
  • Production support for Linux VDAs when using a customer-managed Azure subscription.
  • The limit of VDAs per subscription is now 1,200.

May 2020

March 2020

February 2020

  • To view your Citrix license usage information, follow the guidance in Monitor licenses and active usage for Citrix Managed Desktops service.
  • Preview support for catalogs containing Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Ubuntu machines. This feature is valid only when using a customer-managed Azure subscription, and requires an imported master image containing a Citrix Linux VDA.
  • You can now configure either vertical or horizontal load balancing for all of your multi-session machines. (Previously, all machines used horizontal load balancing.) This global selection applies to all catalogs in your deployment. See Load balancing.
  • You can now add an Azure subscription if you’re not a Global Admin.
  • A Citrix-managed master image is now available for Windows 10 Enterprise Virtual Desktop (multi-session) with Office 365 ProPlus.

January 2020

  • Add support for custom routes in VNet peering connections.
  • Updates to security article to enhance port and rules information.

November 2019

  • Preview support for SD-WAN connections.

October 2019

September 2019

  • By default, machines are created in the Citrix-managed Azure subscription. Now you can also create catalogs and images in your own customer-managed Azure subscription.

What’s new