Citrix Announces Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac 1.2!
Earlier this year, Citrix released DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution that allows users to run Windows virtual desktops locally on Mac devices. DesktopPlayer works withXenDesktop to give users the freedom to use their corporate or BYO MacBook in the workplace by providing access to their desktops, apps and data anywhere, anytime – whether they are online, offline, or even experiencing poor connectivity. Users can work on their MacBooks by running DesktopPlayer and then switch to any device by running XenDesktop with ongoing synchronization of user profiles and data between local and hosted virtual desktops for a seamless experience.
At the same time, IT can control and secure DesktopPlayer devices through the Citrix Synchronizer, the central management server that provides capabilities such as image management, patching and updating, role-based policy management, and security controls. Since the Synchronizer also manages laptops and PCs running Citrix XenClient, IT can use a single console to centrally deploy and manage a golden image across both Windows and Mac devices.
Read the entire article here, Announcing Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac 1.2!
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