Citrix Workspace app is a new client from Citrix that works similar to Citrix Receiver and is fully backward-compatible with your organization’s Citrix infrastructure. Citrix Workspace app provides the full capabilities of Citrix Receiver, as well as new capabilities based on your organization’s Citrix deployment. Citrix does not support Beta versions of macOS. However, when macOS Catalina is released, we will be having a compatible version of CWA mac that supports macOS Catalina.
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With the release of Citrix Workspace app 2012 for Mac, Citrix now supports Citrix Optimization for Microsoft Teams on MacOS.
Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history, and Citrix was the first partner in the world to optimize the Microsoft Teams experience in a virtualized environment for Windows and Linux. Citrix is excited to announce that we are bringing their full optimization to Mac with the release of Citrix Workspace app 2012 for Mac! Together, Citrix with Microsoft Teams accelerates team collaboration and personal productivity across all business activity.
With this Citrix Workspace app release, your teams now get a native Microsoft Teams app experience on their virtual apps and desktops for audio calls, video calls, and screensharing. Among several immediate benefits, both admins and users will be able to enjoy:
- Crystal clear voice and video up to 720p
- Enhanced server scalability that is accomplished by offloading CPU/RAM/GPU/IO onto the user’s device rather than the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). That means more users per server and lower operating costs.
- The ability to leverage existing Citrix security policies within virtual instances of Microsoft Teams
Please note, this optimization is supported on Microsoft Teams on macOS version 10.15 (Catalina) and above.
What’s New with Microsoft Teams on MacOS and Citrix?
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With Citrix ´s continuous innovation, they focus on improving both user and admin experience. This chart compares the optimizations they have made for you today with the capabilities they previously had in place.
Please note, CTXMTOP is a command-and-control virtual channel. That means media is not exchanged between the Citrix Workspace app and the VDA.
There are a few known limitations with Microsoft Teams running on VDI on Mac compared to the native Microsoft Teams application. This includes the absence of the gallery view. While Skype for Business can coexist with Microsoft Teams, they cannot run at the same time. Microsoft has an extensive deployment guide for this. Additionally, to preserve VDA resources on the workspace app, Citrix have disabled background effects on Microsoft Teams. Check out their documentation for more information.
The Citrix optimization for Microsoft Teams on MacOS,contains VDA-side HDX services and API to interface with the Microsoft Teams hosted app to receive commands. These components open a control virtual channel (CTXMTOP) to the Citrix Workspace app-side media engine. The endpoint decodes and renders the multimedia locally. Reverse seamless snaps-in the local Citrix Workspace app window back into the hosted Microsoft Teams app.
Minimum version – Citrix Workspace app 2012 for Mac:
Supported operating systems
- macOS Catalina (10.15)
- macOS Big Sur Beta 8 in test environments only. Do not use in production environments.
- Screen sharing optimization (incoming and outgoing)
Mirosoft Teams on MacOS optimization works by default if the user has Citrix Workspace app 2012 or later and macOS 10.15.
If you want to disable Microsoft Teams on MacOS optimization, run this command in terminal and restart Workspace app:
defaults write com.citrix.receiver.nomas mtopEnabled -bool NO
Learn more here about Microsoft Teams on MacOS optimization by Citrix.
Starting October 2019, Apple is releasing MacOS Catalina 10.15
After updating your Mac to Catalina, there is a mandatory Citrix update that must be installed, as well as updating the location of the login gateway. Please have your Design Manager credentials, as well as your Mac password handy before attempting any upgrades.
First, browse to the following link, download the installer for Citrix Workspace App 1910 or later
Go to your downloads folder and double-click the CitrixWorkspaceApp.
First, choose to Uninstall. This will remove any out of date settings from previous versions and is critical in having a clean, proper installation.
Click Next through all options. When complete, double-click Install Citrix Workspace
Click Next through all defaults to install Citrix Workspace. When complete, choose to Add Account
Server name or work email: Login.designmanager.com
Log in with your existing Design Manager credentials
The Citrix Workspace will contact the server and display a DM icon. You can use this icon to launch Design Manager. Opening the Citrix Workspace app will return you to this menu.
To create a desktop icon, choose Go then Applications, or use Shift+Command+A
Search This Mac for DM Pro Cloud (*or your company name, if a Standard Cloud user)
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Drag the DM icon directly to the desktop
You can also sign in with a web browser at: https://login.designmanager.com
The first time launching, you will receive some Mac security popups- Choose Yes/OK for all access related to Citrix and Design Manager.
If you are running into any other issues, please contact our support team at [email protected]