StoreFront 1903 includes the following new features. For information about bug fixes, see Fixed issues.
Removal of classic user experience
The classic user experience (“green bubbles”) was announced as deprecated at XenApp and Xen Desktop 7.15 LTSR, and it is no longer supported in StoreFront 1903 (Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1903). When you upgrade to StoreFront 1903, stores which were using the classic experience are changed to the unified experience. The unified experience delivers a centrally managed HTML5 user experience to the web and to native Citrix Workspace apps (formerly Citrix Receiver), together with customization and featured app groups management. For more information about the unified experience, see Unified user experience.
New product names
If you’ve been a Citrix customer or partner for a while, you’ll notice new names in our products and in this product documentation. If you’re new to this Citrix product, you might see different names for a product or component. The new product and component names stem from the expanding Citrix portfolio and cloud strategy.
Implementing this transition in our products and their documentation is an ongoing process.
- In-product content might still contain former names. For example, you might see instances of earlier names in console text, messages, and directory/file names.
- It is possible that some items (such as commands and MSIs) might continue to retain their former names to prevent breaking existing customer scripts.
- Related product documentation and other resources (such as videos and blog posts) that are linked from this product’s documentation might still contain former names.
- In this StoreFront documentation, mentions of “Citrix Workspace app” also represent the supported versions of Citrix Receiver unless otherwise noted.
Your patience during this transition is appreciated. For more detail about our new names, see https://www.citrix.com/about/citrix-product-guide/.
Management console and documentation product name changes
Text in the StoreFront management console has been updated to the new Citrix product names. References to removed functionality and products, which are described in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deprecation article, are also removed. For example, references to “NetScaler Gateway” are now “Citrix Gateway”, and references to “Citrix Receiver” are now “Citrix Workspace app”. Please note that the term “Citrix Receiver for Web site” is unchanged, and still refers to a website used as an app store.
The StoreFront product documentation is updated to match text in the StoreFront management console, and the new Citrix product names.
Deprecation of TLS versions
The deprecation of StoreFront support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols was announced at StoreFront 3.14 and XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17, see CTX232266.
Customers can now also upgrade to Citrix Workspace app, which supports the TLS 1.2 protocol.
At StoreFront 1903, Citrix further recommends disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support in the Web Server hosting StoreFront. You should enforce this via group policy objects, which create the necessary registry settings on the StoreFront server to disable older protocols like TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. See also the Microsoft TLS/SSL Settings reference topic.