Desktop and Application Streaming

Optimize your Amazon Connect call audio path with Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this post, we will show you how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide a non-persistent, secure desktop streaming solution for your Amazon Connect agents, and optimize call audio direct to the agent’s local system. Contact centers need the flexibility to enable agents, regardless of their physical location and endpoint, to access services securely. This […]

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Set up multi-factor authentication with OneLogin for Amazon WorkSpaces

In this blog, I walk you through configuring Amazon WorkSpaces multi-factor authentication (MFA) with OneLogin. Solution overview The steps to work through this blog are: Configure OneLogin RADIUS for use with Amazon WorkSpaces. Configure Active Directory Connector for MFA. Test logon. Prerequisites: This post assumes you have the following. A OneLogin account. OneLogin Active Directory […]

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Create a Single Identity Provider for all your Amazon AppStream 2.0 Stacks with Azure AD

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to centrally manage applications and stream them to their end users. Organizations have multiple stacks associated with different fleets to separate workloads based on underlying resources, applications, or different user permissions. Administrators want a way to manage permissions for multiple stacks without having to create an IAM identity provider for […]

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Using AppStream 2.0 as a hardened and auto-scaled bastion host

Our colleague Chaim Landau at the AWS Security Blog recently published a blog on how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to reduce your bastion host attack surface. Read his post to learn how AppStream 2.0 helps expose only the necessary tools system administrators need, and minimizes internet exposure for your bastion host. – Murali Rathinasamy, […]

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How to configure Amazon WorkSpaces with Windows and Docker

Customers are increasing adoption of container technologies, and Docker is one of the most popular providers. With containers, developers can ensure that application modules are self-contained, runtime environments are agnostic, and external dependencies are well documented. This is especially important as more enterprises adopt DevOps principles and deploy microservices. Developers are looking for speed, flexibility, […]

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Filtering internet traffic from Amazon WorkSpaces

Introduction Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed Desktop as a Service (DaaS) that prioritizes security and simplicity. Customers can secure their Amazon WorkSpaces deployments through a variety of means. Security groups and network access control lists are available on a customer’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The Amazon WorkSpaces service side has RADIUS multi-factor authentication, trusted […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Flexible Workforce Offer Available on August 1, 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we have focused on helping customers scale up quickly on Amazon WorkSpaces. As a result, our customers were able to run their business continuously while keeping employees safe. Customers tell us about their journey, and that their mix of remote and in office work will change as they […]

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How to automate Amazon AppStream 2.0 image deployment

In a previous blog, we looked at how to schedule managed image updates for Amazon AppStream 2.0 using AWS serverless services. In this blog, we describe how to automate the deployment of AppStream 2.0 images to existing fleets. By creating the automated deployment workflow, we can schedule the update of the fleets during off hours, […]

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AWS announces Availability of Amazon AppStream 2.0 in the Europe (London) Region

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is now generally available in the AWS Europe (London) Region. AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, non-persistent desktop and application virtualization service that runs on AWS. AppStream 2.0 helps you securely stream applications and data online across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating infrastructure. You can scale your desktops and applications on […]

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Integrating Dropbox for persistent user data storage in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, non-persistent application and desktop streaming service. Each time you launch an AppStream 2.0 session, a freshly built, pre-provisioned instance is provided, using a prebuilt image. As soon as you close your session and the disconnect timeout period is reached, the instance is terminated. Amazon AppStream 2.0 users can […]

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