Citrix Receiver ditches the preview status and lands officially as version 1.0 in AppWorld

Citrix Receiver
By Jared DiPane on 21 Dec 2011 03:33 pm EST

Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook has officially shed the "tech preview" status and gained the official tag with version 1.0 hitting BlackBerry AppWorld. For those unfamiliar with Citrix Receiver, it is an application that offers IT managers enterprise virtualization from the PlayBook. Previously in the tech preview many of the important features like CAG support, RSA token supprt and even Citrix Gateway support were not available, but with the recent bump they now are. The upgrade to 1.0 brings along the following new features for those of you upgrading

  • CA encryption (SecureICA) and SSL, to secure communications between user devices and XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Windows Extended keyboard, including keys such as Ctrl, Alt, and Delete
  • Pan, pinch, and zoom
  • Session roaming between Receiver for PlayBook and other Receivers 

If your company uses Citrix be sure to hit the link below to grab Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and if you would like to learn more about it be sure to check that out here.

More information / download of Citrix Receiver 

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Reader comments

Citrix Receiver ditches the preview status and lands officially as version 1.0 in AppWorld


Great start but I was just trying it out and I couldnt find a way to use the function keys (f1, f2, etc) and also when i try to remote desktop to my work pc via rd as a published app, i couldnt resize the screen in order to get to the password field.

That's very good news.So many compnies already allowed iPad to use Citrix.Now playbook users can also connect to their office network....Go Go RIM 2012 is all yours..Release many enterprise apps along with OS 2.0.

This has made my PB infinitely more useful. I can now connect to my firm's network with my PB, which I love. Well done, Citrix.

Citrix for the PB is awesome! So much better than the one on the iPad and Android with respect to being able to multitask between different citrix applications!

They fixed whatever was keeping the previous version from letting me into my account with the government. So happy that I can finally use the Playbook for real work!

This is great. Can't wait to try this out at work. Now I can whip my playbook out of my coat, check on labs and chart in patients' rooms. Take that ipad (cause that ain't fittin in any white coat, for sure).

Nice that Citrix came through for Rim/PB !! The PB fits my scrub pant pockets, coat pocket or my insulated lunch bag-to-go... lol

Still only works with Enterprise CAG, what happened to Standard being supported in the 1.0 release? Guess they had to cut features to release it before the end of the year.