Posted On: Jun 28, 2019

Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 base images for Standard, Compute Optimized, Memory Optimized and Graphics Pro instance families. This launch allows you to bring your applications that are only supported for Windows Server 2016/2019 to AppStream 2.0 or update your existing AppStream 2.0 environments to use the most recent Windows server operating system.

To get started, launch a new image builder using the latest Windows Server 2016 or 2019 base image provided by AppStream 2.0. To update your existing AppStream 2.0 environments, you must rebuild your existing application images using the latest Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 base image and update your fleets to use the new images. There are no additional charges for using Windows Server 2016 or Server 2019 operating systems.  

AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications to users without rewriting applications. AppStream 2.0 can provide users with instant-on access to the applications they need with a responsive, fluid user experience on the device of their choice. For the full list of regions where AppStream 2.0 is available, see the AWS Region Table. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information.