XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices

Citrix has released a whitepaper January 5th about XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices.

Below is a list of the HDX features that were tested extensively as part of this whitepaper:

  • Windows Media Redirection: The playback of video was over both the LAN and WAN has improved in XenDesktop 5.5 due to its ability to dynamically adapt to the available bandwidth and intelligent drop frames while maintaining a synchronized playback with prioritized audio.
  • Flash Redirection: A new version of Flash Redirection is included which improves performance over the WAN along with including support for Linux devices (initially Ubuntu and Fedora).
  • Aero Redirection: HDX RichGraphics Aero Redirection is a new feature in XenDesktop 5.5 that delivers the signature Aero experience in Windows 7 within a XenDesktop virtual desktop.
  • RealTime: This feature involves the video conferencing experience inside a virtual desktop. Consulting employed various test scenarios using Microsoft Lync (Office Communicator) to document how new features, such as UDP audio, improve the overall user experience.

Download the whitepaper here.

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