Today at Citrix Synergy 2011 in Barcelona, Citrix released the Tech Preview of Citrix Cloud Gateway Express that will replace Citrix Web Interface before 2015. They also released Tech Preview of Citrix Receiver 13.1.045.
The Citrix Cloud Gateway will come in two versions, the VPX edition that’s free and the paid Enterprise edition that provides more features. Basically the Citrix Cloud Gateway is a new Web Interface with once again a new color theme, but let the users decide which applications they want on the portal. The user settings are stored in the SQL database and roam with the users independent of which device they use to logon to the Citrix Cloud Gateway.
The paid Citrix Cloud Gateway Enterprise will also provide Single Sign On to Web Apps, SaaS and Follow-Me data. Think of it as a portal with all your XenApp Apps, XenDesktop VDI, LinkedIn, Facebook e.g. together with an Enterprise File Sharing System ala DropBox provided by Citrix Share-File.
The Citrix Cloud Gateway require Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express or Enterprise.
The installation is straight forward and any missing prerequisites will automatically be installed by the setup wizard (except from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2). The configuration wizard look very identical to Citrix XenDesktop 5.x. If you want to integrated it with Citrix Access Gateway 5 please that a look at the Citrix eDocs – Known Issues in Citrix Cloud Gateway.