Citrix recently hosted a webinar for partners in which they shared information on the upcoming XenApp 7.5 release.  Here are a few of the highlights:

Miscellaneous

  • XenApp 7.5 availability:  end of March 2014 (Q1)
  • Web Interface:  support extended to XenApp 7.x, with End of Life date extended to June 14th 2015.
  • XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.5 migration:  Citrix will be developing robust migration tools to aid with migrating settings and policies.
  • No price changes

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Architecture

  • XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x uses the new FMA architecture, as opposed to the IMA architecture in XenApp 6.5 and previous versions.
  • Delivery Controllers replace Data Collectors
  • Delivery Groups replace Worker Groups
  • Local Host Cache (LHC): Not available in XenApp 7.5

Hybrid Cloud Provisioning

  • Extend infrastructure to Amazon, Citrix Cloud, or Azure.

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