Posted On: Aug 1, 2023

Today, AWS announced the availability of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Amazon WorkSpaces cloud-based virtual desktop services. Your end users can now benefit from Microsoft 365 apps on WorkSpaces services along with their other devices. 

To run Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Amazon WorkSpaces services, you can bring your own Microsoft 365 licenses (if they meet Microsoft’s licensing requirements) and activate the applications at no additional costs. Eligible license plans include Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Microsoft 365 A3/A5, or Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Supported WorkSpaces instances include those with Windows Server and BYOL Windows Desktop operating systems running on dedicated instances. Eligible applications include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive, and more. Customers using Microsoft 365 Apps on WorkSpaces services can also bring licenses to install and use additional Microsoft applications including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Power Automate.

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise can be installed and used on primary WorkSpaces instances and failover WorkSpaces instances using Multi-Region Resilience. It is now available in all AWS Regions where Amazon WorkSpaces services are available.

To learn more or if you have questions about Microsoft 365 applications on Amazon WorkSpaces services, please contact your account team or visit AWS sales support.