Citrix announced the release of XenMobile 10 this past January although it was officially available for download in February. XenMobile 10 brings some new features and some much needed enhancements.
New Features and Enhancements
I will not go over all the new stuff (you can read that here), however I do want to go over the new features and enhancements that I have heard many customers requesting.
- XenMobile Server – Citrix combined the AppController and XenMobile Device Manager server into a single virtual appliance (XenServer, vSphere and Hyper-V). This is huge as architecture and administration are much easier.
- Policy creation – in the past, XenMobile required a policy to be created for a specific mobile OS, now we can create a single policy that can be applied for IOS, Droid and Windows devices.
- HA/DR – with previous versions setting up high availability and disaster recovery for XenMobile was, to put it nicely, a pain. With XM 10, it is much more straightforward due to the consolidation of services and the virtual appliance.
- Worx enhancements – there are many new features within the core Worx apps (WorxMail, WorxWeb, etc.). One I would like bring up specifically as I know it has been asked in the past is that WorxNotes now has Exchange support.
As mentioned, there are other features/enhancements that were released but I have heard customers ask for the items mentioned above. For existing XenMobile customers Citrix has an upgrade tool from version 9 to 10. For more information please contact your Gotham Account Manager.