Citrix Optimization Pack 1.3 for Microsoft Lync

hdxCitrix has released a new version of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft® Lync®. This offers clear, crisp high-definition video calls in conjunction with Microsoft Lync 2010 by leveraging the user device for local media processing. The Optimization Pack consists of the HDX RealTime Connector for Lync which connects to the Microsoft Lync 2010 client on XenDesktop or XenApp or VDI-in-a-Box, and the HDX RealTime Media Engine which runs on the user device as a plug-in to the Citrix Receiver. The HDX RealTime Media Engine is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices. Version 1.3 of the Optimization Pack adds two additional authentication methods, TLS-DSK and Kerberos, plus Microsoft® Outlook/Office integration.

What’s new

Microsoft® Lync™ 2013 VDI Plug-in v1.0.1

With Lync™ 2013, Microsoft has introduced a new VDI Plug-in for Windows devices. This Tech Preview release enables the Microsoft® Lync™ 2013 VDI Plug-in to be used with the Citrix Receiver for Windows 3.x and XenApp 6.x. The Tech Preview consists of a new plug-in to the Citrix Receiver for Windows called the Display Adapter Plug-in. This new plug-in supports the Remote Desktop Protocol Geometry Tracking Extension used by Lync 2013 and related Windows components to insert and correctly position child windows for rendering Lync video. With this architecture, all Lync media processing is done on the user’s Windows device, maximizing XenApp server scalability and ensuring optimal audio-video quality.

Note: This technology preview software is made available to you in accordance to the terms and condition you agreed to in the End User License Agreement (EULA). The technology preview is for evaluation use only. It not supported in a production environment.


You can find documentation around this plug-in here.


You can download this plug-in here at the Citrix download section. A valid My CitrixID is required!!!