XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is essentially a field-proven, hardened version of XenApp and XenDesktop 2017 releases, with a variety of fixes and updates based on internal testing and customer feedback. It also includes broad OS platform support from Server 2008R2 to 2016 and Windows 7 to 10. Unlike the first LTSR, which was retroactively declared, this LTSR and future LTSRs will use a dedicated version number and LTSR designation. This makes it easier to identify LTSR sites over time. However, this LTSR should be adopted by all customers including those of you who are on the Current Release path given that this 7.15 LTSR contains fixes and updates for the 7.14 CR as well.
As mentioned above, the three main focus areas for XenApp and XenDesktop are security, flexibility, and user experience. Let us now delve into the plot further by covering the key points for each below which have culminated from the past few 7.x releases into this 7.15 LTSR.
More details can be found at Citrix blog post: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/08/15/xenapp-xendesktop-7-15-ltsr-the-blockbuster-release-of-the-summer/
Also a great collection of articles can be found in the following Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR FAQ: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/09/07/xenapp-and-xendesktop-q3-2017-faq-from-the-whats-new-webinar/
What’s Changed with this LTSR?
There are a few additional, notable updates that Citrix provides on its blog:
- For the first time ever, Citrix Cloud will support LTSR benefits by combining the XenApp and XenDesktop Service with on-premises 7.15 LTSR VDAs.
- The product lifecycle for all XenApp and XenDesktop Current Releases and LTSRs have been updated. Please review the latest information on the Citrix Product Lifecycle Support Policy and related pages.
- With the retirement of Subscription Advantage, LTSR benefits are an entitlement of Customer Success Services only.