Posted On: Jan 19, 2017

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream your desktop applications from AWS to any device running a web browser, without rewriting them. Available today, Image Builder makes it easy to import your applications to AppStream 2.0 so that you can publish them for users to access. You can import, install, and test your applications on an image builder instance, and then create images that are used on your streaming instances. You can add any application that installs and executes on the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, without any modification or customization.

Image Builder is available in all AWS regions where AppStream 2.0 can be used. You can use the stream.standard.large instance type when using Image Builder free for up to 40 hours per month. This benefit is available for two (2) months following your AWS sign-up date, or until 31st March 2017, whichever is later.

To get started, sign in to the AppStream 2.0 console and choose Images, Image Builder. To create your first image, follow the steps in Tutorial: Using Amazon AppStream 2.0 Image Builder.

To try applications already installed on AppStream 2.0, see the Amazon AppStream 2.0 website.