In my role leading the Citrix Labs team, I see many projects come and go, and what all of our projects have in common is that they take perseverance, refinement and dedication – Project GoldenGate is no exception, and today I’m pleased to announce the Beta release of Hosted MobileMail available immediately.

With Citrix’s core focus on mobility, we are seeing a customer requirement (particularly from more security conscious organizations) to be able to provide secure enterprise grade email, calendar and contacts to mobile devices on any platform whilst ensuring CIOs that sensitive corporate data is never stored outside the datacenter.  Hosted MobileMail is the answer, and provides users with an experience that looks and feels like a mobile app, but is delivered from Citrix XenApp in the datacenter.

When I say “looks and feels like a mobile app”, I don’t just mean the user interface, even though the application is running in the datacenter (on Windows), MobileMail stays touch responsive, integrates with the local phone dialler and is highly integrated with Microsoft Exchange.

If you have had experience with previous Technology Concept Releases of Project GoldenGate, the Beta of MobileMail is packed with new features and improvements, and I encourage you to head over to our updated Citrix Community site for further information about the release and how to download it.

I look forward to your feedback,

Martin Duursma.