Desktop and Application Streaming

Workshops for Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces updated

The End User Compute on AWS workshops have been updated. These workshops are hands-on labs to teach or introduce practical skills, techniques, or concepts to help you solve business problems. In getting started with Amazon AppStream 2.0, you learn how to deploy and stream desktop applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a […]

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Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Linux images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In a previous post, I walked you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 images running Microsoft Windows. Late last year, Amazon AppStream 2.0 introduced support for Amazon Linux 2 based images and fleets. This brought the […]

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Using multi-Region AWS Managed Active Directory with Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is a fully managed Microsoft Active Directory that is often paired with Amazon WorkSpaces. Customers choose AWS Managed Microsoft AD because of its built-in high availability, monitoring, and backups. AWS Managed Microsoft AD Enterprise edition adds the ability to configure multi-Region Replication. This feature automatically configures inter-Region networking […]

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Disaster Recovery considerations with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Introduction In this blog, we show you how you can architect your Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment for disaster recovery (DR). Part of architecting a resilient, highly available AppStream 2.0 solution is the consideration that failures do occur. These failures can be caused by natural disasters, technical failures, and human interactions resulting in a regional outage. […]

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Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In this blog, I walk you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images. The AppStream 2.0 service includes a rich set of API operations with which you can programmatically interact with the service. Also, the […]

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Generate logon messages for security and compliance in Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers can require that users be prompted with a security or legal notice upon logon to restricted systems. For example, the notice might indicate that the system is for “official use only,” restricted to access by “authorized personnel,” or highlight that activity may be audited. Microsoft Windows provides a mechanism to generate these message prompts […]

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Enable federation with Bio-key PortalGuard and Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this blog, we will walk through the steps to configure BIO-key PortalGuard for federated logins to Amazon AppStream 2.0. If you are not using PortalGuard, you can review the documentation for setting up SAML in the AppStream 2.0 Administration Guide. The AppStream 2.0 integration with SAML 2.0 documentation contains links to help you configure […]

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How to use Okta claims with application entitlements for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog post shows you how to use Okta claims to configure application entitlements for your Amazon AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With , you control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog with SAML assertions. In addition, […]

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Use Amazon AppStream 2.0 application entitlements with Azure AD

This blog post shows you how to use application entitlements with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for your AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With application entitlements, you can control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog based on […]

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Automated Alerting on Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the addition of Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits within Service Quotas. This now allows customers to have visibility into what their current limits are for the various types of WorkSpaces in a given AWS Region. Combined with the API operations to query deployed WorkSpaces, customers now have the tools at […]

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