Desktop and Application Streaming

Capture usage insights about your streaming environment with AppStream 2.0 session scripts

AWS is announcing that Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports custom script execution when a session starts, and when it stops. Customers have said that they want to configure their applications and streaming environments before the session starts, or perform clean-up tasks before the session stops. Previously, you would use Windows Group Policy scripts or scheduled […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces: Connecting your client device to your cloud desktop

One of the most surprising things we discovered when we launched Amazon WorkSpaces was that the most popular client for users to connect to their Windows WorkSpaces was…Windows. Back in 2013 when we launched Amazon WorkSpaces we were being guided by AWS customers that they wanted Windows desktops so they could connect to them from mobile […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces provides users with secure access to their desktop application environment. Key to be able to use applications effectively is the ability to save and access data – documents, spreadsheets, reports, interesting pictures of cats. WorkSpaces users can make use of Amazon WorkDocs Drive to store their data. You can access files stored in […]

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Two new blogs on Amazon AppStream 2.0 in education

Our colleagues at the AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog recently published two new blogs on Amazon AppStream 2.0. The first walks through Integrating Amazon AppStream 2.0 with your Learning Management System, and the second shows how Fife School Districts Use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to Provide Equitable Access. You can learn more at Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Education.

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Using Amazon FSx with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides a range of solutions for users to save and access data through their applications. These include Amazon WorkDocs, Google Drive for G Suite, OneDrive for Business, and Amazon S3 backed Home Folders. These solutions download files from their respective file storage provider when the files are opened in a streamed application. […]

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Using Amazon WorkDocs with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 administrators can integrate their own user storage solutions with AppStream 2.0. To do this, they install a storage client on the image builder as they’re setting up their users’ application environment. Then they join their AppStream 2.0 fleets to their Active Directory domain, so that the storage client can sign in the […]

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Enable federation with AWS Single Sign-On and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). You can use an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0 to provide an onboarding flow for your AppStream 2.0 users. Examples of an IdP are Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server, Ping One […]

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Scale your Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleets

AppStream 2.0 customers have told us that they appreciate the ability to scale their fleets based on the user demand. In AppStream 2.0, you can scale your application streaming for any number of users across the globe without purchasing, provisioning, and operating on-premises hardware or infrastructure. You pay only for the streaming resources that you […]

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AWS CloudFormation support for Amazon AppStream 2.0 resources and API enhancements

We’ve learned from our customers that they want to create AppStream 2.0 resources along with their AWS resources to support a workshop or event. Today, AWS is announcing that AWS CloudFormation now supports creating AppStream 2.0 resources. With a single template, you can automate the creation of your stacks, fleets, image builders, directory configurations, and […]

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Automate Amazon WorkSpaces with a Self-Service Portal

Amazon WorkSpaces is a secure, and managed cloud desktop as a service. With Amazon WorkSpaces, you can provision either a Windows or Linux desktop for your users in minutes and allow them to access to desktops from any supported devices from any location. The WorkSpaces self-service portal helps customers streamline the process to deploy WorkSpaces […]

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