MetaFrame XP 3.0 Features (Beta)

Note: A newer version of this article is available. The new version is based on real experience with the production release of the software, and it's much more in depth.

Note: A newer version of this article is available. The new version is based on real experience with the production release of the software, and it's much more in depth.

When I got back from the opening night party, I found an email from Carl Stalhood. He told me that the Technology Preview of the next version of Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server was available for download from the "MyCitrix" portal. Sure enough, it was.

I read through the getting started guide and put together this list of new features:

  • Centrally managed licenses across farms.
  • Share licenses across farms.
  • MMC-based management console.
  • Manage sessions, applications, servers, and zones from multiple farms via a single tool.
  • Major rearchitecture of zone data collector behavior that allows farms to be more scalable. Data collectors only track load usage for servers in their zone--not the entire farm. Servers can be configured so that users are sent to the least-loaded server in the zone or in the farm.
  • Set preferred zones for users.
  • Zone-to-zone failover.
  • Citrix user policies can now be applied based on server groups, IP addresses, and client names--in addition to users and groups.
  • Real delegated administration that allows you to configure different administrators for different servers in the same farm.
  • Client side microphone input and bi-directional audio.
  • SpeedScreen now accelerates Flash, Quicktime, and Windows Media.
  • SpeedScreen lossy image compression.
  • All the random logon windows and boxes have been consolidated into a single status box that provides consistent feedback to the user.
  • Dynamic Session Reconfiguration allows users to disconnect and connect to session that are different resolutions and colors..
  • Hide published applications.
  • Web Interface supports both ICA and RDP clients.

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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on March 23, 2004
how to download i can't see link
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This message was originally posted by Anonymous on April 10, 2004
I think only the recording of sound will be supported, so be carefull with your expectations.
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This message was originally posted by Brian Madden on April 1, 2004
This beta is not available to everyone, so if you don't see the link, it's not available for you.
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This message was originally posted by Brian Madden on April 10, 2004
The client-side microphone will also work with some specific applications, such as some voice dictation software packages. For now, though, it looks like mic support is being added on an application-by-application basis, so it might be hit or miss for a while.
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