Product Documentation

What’s new in XenMobile Service

Apr 17, 2018

A goal of Citrix is to deliver new features and product updates to XenMobile Service customers when they are available. New releases provide more value, so there’s no reason to delay updates. Rolling updates to the XenMobile Service release approximately every three weeks. This release cadence began in August 2016.

To you, the customer, this process is transparent. Initial updates are applied to Citrix internal sites only, and are then applied to customer environments gradually. Delivering updates incrementally in waves helps to ensure product quality and to maximize availability.

If you are a XenMobile Service customer, you also receive XenMobile Service updates and communications directly from the XenMobile Cloud Ops Team. Those updates keep you current with new features, known issues, fixed issues, and so on.

For details about the service level goal for cloud scale and service availability, see Service Level Goal. To monitor service interruptions and scheduled maintenance, see the Service Health Dashboard.

What’s new in XenMobile Service 10.18.5

The latest version of XenMobile has these new features and improvements:

WiFi device policy settings for Chrome OS devices

XenMobile now lets you create WiFi device policies for devices running Chrome OS. Configure these settings:

Image of Device Policies configuration screen

  • Name: Type a user-friendly description of this connection. This setting is required.

  • Priority: Type a suggested priority value for this network. This value can determine which network to connect to when multiple configured networks are available.

  • Allow gateway ARP Polling: If On, this setting allows ARP messages to be sent to the default gateway to monitor the status of the current connection. Default is On.

  • Auto connect: If On, devices connect to the network automatically when in range. Default is Off.

  • Hidden SSID: When set to On, the SSID of the network is not broadcast. Default is Off.

  • Roam threshold: Type the roam threshold for this network. The roam threshold is the signal-to-noise value (in dB) below which device attempts to roam to a new network.

  • Select type of security: Choose the type of security used with this WiFi connection. Options are None and WPA-PSK. Default is None.

Defaults changed for the Power Management device policy for Chrome OS

The default settings for the following Power Management device policy settings for Chrome OS changed.

For AC:

  • Idle delay: The length of time without user input before taking the idle action. Specify in minutes. Default is 60 minutes.

  • Idle warning delay: The length of time without user input before showing a warning dialog. Specify in minutes. Default is 58 minutes (2 minutes before the Idle delay action starts).

  • Screen dim delay: The length of time without user input before dimming the screen. Specify in minutes. Default is 3 minutes.

  • Screen off delay: The length of time without user input before turning off the screen. Specify in minutes. Default is 10 minutes.

For Battery:

  • Idle delay: The length of time without user input before taking the idle action. Specify in minutes. Default is 10 minutes.

  • Idle warning delay: The length of time without user input before showing a warning dialog. Specify in minutes. Default is 8 minutes (2 minutes before the Idle delay action starts).

  • Screen dim delay: The length of time without user input before dimming the screen. Specify in minutes. Default is 1 minute.

  • Screen off delay: The length of time without user input before turning off the screen. Specify in minutes. Default is 3 minutes.

Other improvements

  • XenMobile Service now displays internal apps names for Web and SaaS. You now choose the internal app name from the XenMobile console when configuring apps such as ShareFile.

  • RBAC for Google Chrome settings. XenMobile allows you to configure roles with role-based access control (RBAC) that control console access to Google Chrome settings. By default, the built-in Admin role has access to Google Chrome settings.

  • New Restrictions device policy settings for macOS. The Restrictions device policy contains new restrictions for devices running macOS 10.13.4:

  • Force delayed software updates: If On, this setting delays user visibility of Software Updates. Users don’t see a software update until the specified number of days after the software update release date. Default is Off. Available only for supervised devices running macOS 10.13.4 and later.

  • Enforced software update delay (days): Specifies how many days to delay a software update on the device. The maximum is 90 days. Default is 30. Available only for supervised devices running macOS 10.13.4 and later.

Fixed issues in this release

If XenMobile Server is installed in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode, you can switch to Microsoft Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver with SQL Authentication. Switching to JDBC driver with Windows Authentication fails. [CXM-42619]

If the SQL server is deployed in a child domain or if a child domain database login is used: Microsoft Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) with Windows Authentication fails. [CXM-42969]

When app restrictions are created for Android for Works apps, the restrictions might not deploy on devices. Instead, the restrictions remain in a pending state in the administrator console. [CXM-42977]

Over-the-air enrollment for macOS devices is supported only in Safari and Chrome browsers. [CXM-45872]

Known issues in this release

When Chrome is configured as a required app for Chromebooks, users might need to log off and log back on to install the app. [CXM-48060]

What’s new in XenMobile Service