Posted On: Nov 6, 2014

Today we are refreshing the available hardware and software options for Amazon WorkSpaces.

We are introducing a Value bundle, which is a great option for people in your organization who use a browser and one or two productivity applications. The Value bundle includes 1 vCPU, 2 GiB Memory, and 10 GB of user storage. The Value Plus bundle is also available, which provides the same hardware resources and also includes Microsoft Office Professional.

To provide you with better performance, the hardware resources for WorkSpaces Standard bundles are being increased from 1 vCPU to 2 vCPUs and from 3.75 GiB Memory of memory to 4 GiB of Memory. There is no additional charge for these new hardware resources. All existing Standard and Standard Plus WorkSpaces will be upgraded automatically to the latest hardware before the end of the year. This will automatically occur during the scheduled maintenance window for the AWS region in which the WorkSpace is located. We will notify you 5 days prior to the window in which your WorkSpaces will be upgraded. All of your data on the C and D drives will be maintained during the upgrade.

Lastly, you can now choose to use Office Professional 2013 or Office Professional 2010 on your WorkSpaces if you select one of the Plus bundles.

The bundle updates are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions today, and will be available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region soon. Visit your AWS Management Console, or learn more by visiting our website.