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What's new

Jun 19, 2017

What's new in 4.8

Auto-update

Auto-update provides automatic updates for Citrix Receiver for Windows and for the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack without the need to download updates manually. Auto-update gives you automatic access to the latest version of Citrix Receiver with all the newest features and most up-to-date fixes and security updates.

By default, auto-update is set to enabled and checks for updates daily.  When an update is available, Citrix Receiver notifies users to accept the download and install the update.

You can set auto-update to any of the following options:

  • Notify me when updates are available
  • Do not notify me when updates are available
  • Leave updates up to my administrator

Auto-update can be configured on both Citrix Receiver for Windows and StoreFront. In Citrix Receiver for Windows, configure auto-update by using either the Group Policy Object administrative template or the command-line interface and the Advanced Preferences dialog.

You can configure auto-update using StoreFront only when you add or refresh a StoreFront account. Citrix Receiver for Windows automatically detects the auto-update client configuration and notifies you.

For information about configuring auto-update in Citrix Receiver for Windows, see Configuring Auto-update.

Support for Visual Studio 2008

Starting with this release, Citrix Receiver for Windows is built with Visual Studio 2008 Compiler. 

Note

If you are using a custom Virtual Driver with earlier versions of Virtual Channel SDK, you must recompile it using Visual Studio 2008 and latest version of Virtual Channel SDK. 

Support for Bloomberg 4 keyboard

Additionally, to the existing USB support, Citrix Receiver for Windows now supports Bloomberg Keyboard 4 (also known as Starboard) in a XenApp and XenDesktop session. For more information, see Configure Bloomberg keyboards.

For more information on configuring Bloomberg Keyboard, see Knowledge Center article CTX122615.

Composite USB Device Redirection

In Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.7 and earlier, XenApp and XenDesktop allowed generic redirection of USB devices, where all the interfaces of the device were redirected to a single device.

Starting with this release, Citrix Receiver for Windows allows splitting of composite USB devices. A composite USB device has the ability to perform more than one function. This is accomplished by exposing each of those functions using different interfaces. .Examples of composite USB devices include HID devices that consist of audio and video input and output.

Composite USB device redirection is available both in desktop and application sessions. In a desktop session, split devices are displayed in the Desktop Viewer. In an application session, split devices are displayed in the Connection Center.

You can configure composite USB device redirection by using the Group Policy Object administrative template.

For more information on configuring composite USB device redirection, see Configuring Composite USB device redirection.