Wednesday, November 08, 2006

CTX: Citrix release a beta of the Presentation Server v4.5

Presentation Server 4.5 - Technology Preview - Release Date: 10/24/2006
Some of the key features available in this upcoming release are:

  • Health Monitoring & Recovery – Monitors the health of many Presentation Server components and reports any failures instantly. If a component fails, it can be configured to trigger an action to the server.
  • Configuration logging – Logs any changes made to the farm to a database and provides reporting capabilities.
  • Non-administrator client installation – Allows end users without administrative rights to install a client.
  • SpeedScreen Progressive Display – Provides an aggressive compression algorithm for graphic-intensive applications, through a connection policy, to improve the performance and responsiveness of these applications.
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) support – Extends the value of Microsoft’s Active Directory and Identity Federation technology by allowing Presentation Server-hosted applications to participate in federation trusts. Without Citrix, ADFS can only be used with Web Applications.
  • Application streaming – Provides applications to be packaged and delivered to Presentation Server without having to install them in every server.

This release is available is x86 and x64 versions through MyCitrix.

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