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The release of XenDesktop 7 simplifies the deployment of virtualised Windows desktops and applications.

First announced in May 2012, Citrix's Project Avalon is intended to allow public, private and hybrid cloud deployments of Windows desktops and applications.

Project Avalon is becoming a reality with the announcement of XenDesktop 7, which company officials say provides integrated Windows app and desktop mobility, easier deployment options and simplified management, and a new, cloud-style architecture.

The product includes new HDX Mobile technologies to ease the use of Windows applications on mobile devices. These functions include translation of gestures into navigation and scrolling commands, and native menu controls in place of pull-down lists and complex mouse navigation.

It also includes a slew of compression technologies to accommodate mobile broadband bandwidths, including support for full HD video across 3G links.

Other improvements include simplified deployment, management, administration and support.

XenDesktop 7 can be deployed on any any hypervisor or cloud management solution, including Citrix CloudPlatform or Amazon Web Services.

According to director of product marketing Kevin Strohmeyer, Citrix customers no longer need to choose between XenApp and XenDesktop, because XenDesktop 7 accommodates both RDS and VDI desktops.

XenDesktop 7 will ship next month. A trial version will be offered.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.

 

 

 

 

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