Release: Citrix XenDesktop 4.1 Service Pack 1

At the beginning of the week Citrix released the Service Pack 1 for its VDI platform XenDesktop.
Burton Group, a Gartner subsidiary, named it the first enterprise-ready solution for VDI on the market.

So what’s new in the update that is worth such recognition?

The SP1 (build 5010) contains upgrades to the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) that improve the reliability of virtual desktops with almost 50 fixes, but the two key new features are related to the connection broker component, the Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC):

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) model for administration delegation
  • Change logging for administrative tasks

On top of that, now Citrix provides enterprise support agreements (minimum 3 years) for all XenDesktop 4 Platinum Edition components.