Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Receiver

As with all Citrix products the Receiver versions have an end f life date. Each major version (e.g., v3.0) of a Citrix Receiver for Windows, Mac, Linux, Java, or WinCE, there is a minimum lifecycle of four years.

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Online plug-in for Windows 12.x 24-Mar-10 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-14
Desktop Lock 13.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver Updater for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 2.x 26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 1.x 30-May-09 30-May-12 30-May-13
Self Service plug-in 2.x 20-Dec-10 20-Dec-13 20-Dec-14
Dazzle 1.x 23-Nov-09 23-Nov-12 23-Nov-13


For the other Operating Systems and up to date information (these dates are subject to change in the future) check this webpage.

Lifecycle milestone update to XenApp 5 for server 2008

In late September, Microsoft announced a change to their lifecycle support for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. This change added 18 months to the Windows Server 2008 mainstream support, moving its end of mainstream support date from Jul 9, 2013 to Jan 13, 2015. You can find more information about this lifecycle milestone change from the Microsoft lifecycle page.

As a result of this change to the Windows Server 2008, Citrix has also adjusted the end of life for XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 by 18 months, to Jan 13, 2015. This change was made to XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 because we understand many customers fully leverage the Microsoft platform during Microsoft’s Mainstream Support period.

Read more about Cris Lau’s blog here.

Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps

Microsoft is announcing changes to the roadmaps of some of the security solutions made available under the Forefront brand.

  1. As part of this effort, the next release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, which has long been part of the Office 365 solution, will be named Exchange Online Protection.
  2. In response to customer demand, we are adding basic antimalware protection to Exchange Server 2013.  This protection can be easily turned off, replaced, or paired with other services (like Exchange Online Protection) to provide a layered defense.
  3. We are discontinuing any further releases of the following Forefront-branded solutions: Continue reading “Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps”

Microsoft support lifecycle

End of Support for Windows XP and Office 2003: Some Key Considerations

Mark your calendar for April 8, 2014. If you are a customer using Windows XP and Office 2003, there are less than 750 days left to migrate to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Start now to review your current operating system and applications as well as create your migration plan. Safety and security are a top concern in today’s fast-paced world, and being on unsupported software will make you vulnerable.

Support Ended in Past 6 Months Continue reading “Microsoft support lifecycle”

Lifecycle extension for Citrix XenApp 6 and 6.5

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop lifecycles will be extended to align with the current lifecycles of the corresponding Microsoft Server platforms through a Technical Support offering called the Extended Support Program, and

Citrix XenApp 6.0, independent of XenApp 6.5, will be given a minimum 4.5 year lifecycle to enable customers to leverage investment they have already made on XenApp 6.

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