Posted On: Oct 5, 2023

Today, Amazon WorkSpaces and WorkSpaces Core announce the general availability of a new feature that provides administrators increased flexibility to manage application bundles on WorkSpaces instances while retaining the end user's data and configurations. It provides administrators with an easier way to add or remove application bundles on existing WorkSpaces instances, including upgrading them to the latest version.

Previously, administrators could only add or remove application bundles through the WorkSpaces migration process, which creates a new root volume while keeping the user volume intact. The migration option is still available, but now the same goal can be achieved while keeping both the user and the root volumes intact. As part of this launch, Amazon WorkSpaces Services are also pleased to announce the availability of new applications including Microsoft Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021, Microsoft Visio LTSC Professional 2021, Microsoft Project Professional 2021, Microsoft Office LTSC Standard 2021, Microsoft Visio LTSC Standard 2021, and Microsoft Project Standard 2021 on WorkSpaces instances.

This functionality is now available in all the AWS Regions where Amazon WorkSpaces and WorkSpaces Core are available.

You will be charged for the hardware and application bundles you choose for your WorkSpaces instances. For more details on pricing, refer to Amazon WorkSpaces Pricing. To get started, refer to Administer your WorkSpaces.