Desktop and Application Streaming

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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Enabling Federation with Azure AD Single Sign-On and Amazon AppStream 2.0

You can use single sign-on with Amazon AppStream 2.0 with many identity services that are compliant with Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This post explains how to configure federated user access for Amazon AppStream 2.0 using Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On for Enterprise Apps. Solution overview This post shows configuring an SAML 2.0 federation, using […]

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Federating Access to Amazon AppStream 2.0 from VMware Workspace ONE

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides three different methods for authenticating your users and providing them remote access to your Windows applications: User Pool– a simple built-in option to configure users and provide sign-in Custom identity – Set up your own identity and use the CreateStreamingURL API to start a session after user sign SAML 2.0 – Federated single sign-in […]

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Build an Amazon Lex Chatbot to Manage Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) service lets customers build scalable and secure cloud-based desktops for any number of users. It provides users access to the documents, applications, and resources that they need – anywhere, anytime, and from any supported device. Customers using Amazon WorkSpaces usually start with specific use cases. An example use case […]

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