Review the System Requirements and list of Known Issues carefully as you begin planning your deployment.
In addition, these new Citrix and Microsoft releases can be used with this release:
- Citrix AppDNA (see the AppDNA documentation). Accelerates the migration and transformation of desktop and web applications for new environments and helps manage application change on a day-to-day basis. AppDNA provides automated analysis of applications for different Windows platforms and suitability for application virtualization through App-V, XenApp, or XenDesktop. Using AppDNA, you can model complex mixes of new technologies to determine the best plan of action and then automate the transformations.
- Citrix StoreFront (see the Technologies > StoreFront documentation). This feature replaces Web Interface and provides authentication and resource delivery services for Citrix Receiver.
- Citrix Receiver (see the Receiver documentation for user devices and platforms). Receiver is a universal software client that provides secure, high-performance delivery of virtual desktops and applications.
- Citrix Personal vDisk improvements (see Personal vDisks in the XenDesktop documentation). This feature retains the single image management of pooled and streamed desktops while allowing people to install applications and change their desktop settings.
- Citrix Provisioning Services (see the Technologies > Provisioning Services documentation). This feature allows computers to be provisioned and re-provisioned in real-time from a single shared-disk image.
- Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 SP1. This Microsoft application deployment tool is supported by Citrix Machine Creation Services and Provisioning Services for virtual machines. This feature replaces the XenApp Power and Capacity Management feature to help reduce power consumption and manage server capacity.
- Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 and 2012 SP1. These hypervisor versions are supported by Provisioning Services and provide improved performance and scalability with Hyper-V. This release also provides performance improvements for Machine Creation Services when using Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 on file servers with clustered shared volumes and Storage Area Networks (SANs).
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