Release: Citrix XenClient 2.1

Citrix has announced the release of version 2.1. of its client hypervisor XenClient. This version will be the follow-up of version 2.0 which was released  in August this year.

Version 2.1 provides the following new features:

  • Delta Image Update which allows the Synchronizer to only deliver changes between image versions
  • Fast System Updates done by transferring updates in the background and applied during the next startup
  • Automatic Image Lockdown, purging user changes outside data and profile at next boot
  • Windows Image Rollback, allowing rollback to a prior version of the image
  • Installation of IT approved applications via Citrix Receiver for Windows
  • 3D graphics stability
  • Virtualized USB support
  • Enhanced handling for multi partitioned Windows Images
  • Support for connecting Synchronizer to AD systems with non-standard OU structures.
  • Localized XenClient, introducing support for German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages
  • Multi monitor and GPU support

Citrix also announced support for running XenClient XT on mobile systems. XT which was released in May this year, a version of XenClient support advanced levels of security and isolation. The product is expected to be generally available by the end of the year.