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3 Reasons to upgrade to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR

December 19th, 2019 by Andy Grover

Citrix LSTR 1912Citrix today released the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 Long-Term Service Release (LTSR). An LTSR release comes along once every few years and is targeted at customers with production environments who prefer to stay on the same version of the product for an extended period of time. The LTSR program offers up to 10 years of support, so administrators have plenty of time to plan, test, and deploy their environments.

1912 is the natural successor to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1909, and brings two years’ worth of new functionality and feature enhancements to customers currently running 7.15 LTSR and gives Current Release (CR) customers a chance to take advantage of all the latest updates too.

Here’s just three compelling reasons to upgrade:

  1. Catch up on 2 years’ worth of enhancements; when you run a LTSR you get updates which provide bug fixes but you don’t get any new features and Citrix have added a huge amount of new features and improvements in the last 2 years – moving to 1912 will bring you up to date. Compare features between versions.
  2. HDX Optimisation for Microsoft Teams; Teams is the fastest growing application Microsoft have ever released, and now you can deploy it securely from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with audio and video optimisation. Learn how HDX Optimisation for Teams works.
  3. Support for Windows Server 2019; If you deliver server hosted shared desktops then your users can now get a beautiful and fast Windows 10 look and feel from a Server hosted Desktop and enjoy many features which are designed to work with Office 365 like OneDrive files on demand. Move to Server 2019 and you’re in mainstream support until January 2024.

More information about the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR can be found on the Citrix blog.

If you need help upgrading your Citrix environment contact us to book a free scoping call with one of our experienced Citrix consultants.

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