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Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.4 with Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktops

In case you missed it, Citrix released a new version of its VDI-in-a-Box solution.  VDI-in-a-Box 5.4 extends virtual desktop support to Windows 8.1, adds support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and VMware vSphere/ESX 5.5, and comes with several power tools that IT administrators can use to enable advanced use cases.

Some of the other new features include:

  • Shares the VDA/HDX stack with XenDesktop 7.1
  • Added support for Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows 8.1 skin in order to use Microsoft SPLA licensing for VDI offerings
  • Supports the latest hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2, XenServer 6.2, and VMware vSphere/ESX 5.5
  • Added support for shared storage in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Includes built-in HTML5 device support
  • Multiple computer domains support in order to allow desktop segregation for security, regulatory or compliance
  • Support for follow-me desktops for teachers and classrooms
  • Wizard migration from VDI-in-a-Box to XenDesktop
  • Improved SSL certificates managed through the UI
  • Integration with Microsoft Remote Assistance for remote helpdesk

Current VDI-in-a-Box customers can download version 5.4 now at the Citrix product download page (requires MyCitrix login). Everyone can try the new version by downloading the free trial.

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:39 AM by David Marshall
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