When I started working with Citrix MetaFrame, the ancestor of XenApp, it was mainly used to publish business applications, like ERP or mainframe's terminal emulators, so there was no need for multimedia features.
In the last few years, I needed to publish more and more multimedia applications to my users. With the adoption of thin clients, all the applications including CAD applications, media players, and internet browsers, had to run on XenApp servers. In addition, some business applications now use graphical effects (transitions, transparencies, and so on) that benefit from hardware acceleration.
In this chapter you'll learn: