Today is a very exciting day at Citrix – the highly anticipated XenDesktop 7 has been released to web! Customers current on Subscription Advantage can immediately download XenDesktop 7 and also XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 from our website. So, let’s go through some of the resources available to help get the most out of XenDesktop 7…

Download:

You’ll need to have your MYCITRIX login, and Subscription Advantage of June 22, 2013 to see the XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 download links.

Go to: http://download.citrix.com/downloads.html – Select XenDesktop –  Product Software from the drop down menu on the left pane, and click [Find]. You’ll then see the links to download XenDesktop 7. And if you are looking to download XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2, simply follow the same download URL, and select XenApp and Product Software from the drop down.

If you are new to Citrix and XenDesktop, and want to evaluate XenDesktop… We have made it simple for you with with our XenDesktop 7 Do-It-Yourself Evaluation Kit. This complete kit has everything you need, from XenDesktop 7 software to the hypervisor, to set up a 99 days evaluation for up to 99 users in your organization! Take a look at this How can I try XenDesktop 7 blog for complete details.

Start Planning:

An important and natural companion to product software is Citrix eDocs, our online documentation system. It is available to help you learn about these new releases; from System Requirements, available New Features, to Planning your Deployment. And thanks to feedback from XenApp customers during the Tech Preview, we have created a XenApp administrators section to help XenApp customers plan their transition to the new architecture in XenDesktop 7. In this section, you’ll learn about the key differences between your XenApp farm today and XenDesktop 7, new concepts & terminology changes, components and their functionalities.

Get Trained:

Citrix Education is offering a self-paced introductory course on XenDesktop 7. If you’re new to XenDesktop 7 and want to learn more about it, this is a great opportunity to get some training at no additional charge to you!

 

You Asked For More XenDesktop 7 Content… We Listened 

Since the Excalibur Tech Preview went live last October, we had close to 10,000 downloads of the Excalibur tech preview, hundreds of you leveraged the support forum to provide us feedback to help make XenDesktop 7 better. I want to thank everyone who downloaded, evaluated and provided feedback!

At the same time, we saw strong demands for more content and information about XenDesktop 7… In fact, our XenDesktop 7 Tech Preview blog series gathered over 27,000 views in the 3 months since November, and the XenDesktop 7 blog series after Synergy has over 12,000 views – just in last three weeks! And in case you missed this series, you can catch up on them:

- What does XenDesktop 7 mean for XenApp and XenDesktop customers

- HDX leaps ahead in XenDesktop 7

- Director and EdgeSight explained

- Investing big to make application delivery easier 

- Blending local Windows apps into virtual desktops

- Remote desktop mobility with Remote PC access

- Upgrade and migration paths for XenDesktop and XenApp customers

- AppDNA and Platinum activation

- Self-service troubleshooting introduced

 

Because of your strong interest… we plan to keep the blog series going, with more technical content throughout July & August! If you have special request on topics and features… please let us know via the comment section below.

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