Desktop and Application Streaming

Reimagining End User Computing

We recently completed re:Invent 2020 and the End User Computing team presented six different sessions designed to help you understand why and how to get started and scale deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0. I presented a session called “Reimagine your workforce with AWS End User Computing Services”  where we shared some of […]

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How to report Amazon AppStream 2.0 home folder use with Amazon Athena

Customers ask how to analyze Amazon AppStream 2.0 home folder usage so they can track related spend, manage usage, and administer AppStream 2.0 home folders. Customers have questions like: “How much data is User1 using in AppStream 2.0 home folders?” “What are the top 10 largest files being stored and who owns them?” This blog […]

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Your guide to End User Computing at re:Invent 2020

re:Invent 2020 will be looking a little different this year, and has gone fully virtual! Our End User Computing (EUC) speakers are excited to present in this new format and share EUC launches, best practices, and more. Registration for re:Invent this year is free and you can explore the session catalogue for our sessions and […]

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Enabling Identity Federation with Shibboleth and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Shibboleth is an open-source project that provides single sign-on capabilities and identity federation solution used by research and education communities worldwide. If you are already using Shibboleth IdP, this post shows you how to configure it for Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) identity federation with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Overview The AppStream 2.0 SAML […]

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Amazon WorkDocs Update – auto provisioning of directory users

Amazon WorkDocs recently announced auto activation.  Auto activation is an automated provisioning of all directory users, which assists administrators in deploying their WorkDocs site at scale.  With auto activation, all directory users are provided a valid WorkDocs account when the site is provisioned. This enables each directory user to sign in with their existing corporate […]

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Integrating FreeRADIUS MFA with Amazon WorkSpaces

In this blog post, we show how to configure FreeRADIUS and LinOTP for multi-factor authentication to Amazon WorkSpaces. Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in a few minutes. With Amazon WorkSpaces, you can quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops […]

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Analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers regularly ask how to analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces. Administrators seek to understand how users are accessing Amazon WorkSpaces so they can provide an outstanding overall experience. For example, granular information about access patterns helps plan maintenance windows, forecast network capacity requirements, and set priorities of WorkSpaces client updates. Centrally collecting WorkSpaces events […]

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Manage Amazon WorkSpaces lifecycle automatically with users in Active Directory

Customers use Amazon WorkSpaces to launch highly performant, scalable, and cost effective managed virtual desktops in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces reduces the operational overhead of having to manage traditional VDI infrastructure and complex licensing agreements. You can further reduce this operational overhead using automation. There are Amazon WorkSpaces API operations that you can use to […]

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Cross-account resources and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Some of our customers using Amazon AppStream 2.0 leverage multi-account setups to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources. For these customers, there are many reasons they choose to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources into multiple accounts. However, the most common reasons our customers do this, is for resource and billing isolation and enhanced security. For example, […]

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