Desktop and Application Streaming

Why Customers Are Moving Their Windows Desktops to the Cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces

With an estimated 50% of businesses still running Windows 7, migrating those millions of desktops and laptops to Windows 10 remains a top priority for businesses globally. The impetus, of course, is the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 coming up in January 2020, which may make Windows 7 PCs more vulnerable to malware, […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces announces price reduction of up to 20% on the Performance bundle

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are reducing the price of monthly and hourly Performance bundle-based Amazon WorkSpaces across all AWS regions and storage options effective September 1, 2019. You can now save up to 20% on the price of the Performance bundle on Windows and Linux WorkSpaces. With 8GB of RAM and […]

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Bring your App-V packages to AppStream 2.0 with the dynamic application framework

Customers with existing Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) packages that are keen to use them with Amazon AppStream 2.0 can do so using the dynamic application framework. The dynamic application framework allows customers to build a custom application provider that dynamically adds applications to the AppStream 2.0 catalog. This post details how to get started integrating […]

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Managing Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow

Our friends at the AWS Management Tools Blog recently posted how you can manage Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow. In their post, you will learn how to integrate AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow so users can request their own WorkSpace instances inclusive of all business-level approvals and auditing. You will then see […]

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Create a PowerShell-Based dynamic app provider in Amazon AppStream 2.0

The Amazon AppStream 2.0 dynamic application framework provides API operations within an AppStream 2.0 streaming instance that you can use to build a dynamic app provider. Dynamic app providers use these API operations to modify the catalog of applications that your users can access in real time. For example, you can add applications to the […]

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Building a multi-region disaster recovery environment for Amazon WorkSpaces

Since we launched Amazon WorkSpaces in March 2014, customers have been migrating their traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or deploying new VDI workloads to the service, enabling them to build scalable, secure and cost-effective cloud-based desktops. This service enables them to pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces they launch, which helps saving money […]

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Creating an image programmatically with AppStream 2.0 Image Assistant CLI operations

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now lets you programmatically create an image using the Image Assistant command line interface (CLI) operations which are made available via an executable on the image builder. The CLI enables you to specify which applications your users can launch, what files should be optimized to accelerate application launch, and other image details. […]

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Managing Amazon Linux 2 Amazon WorkSpaces with AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. With WorkSpaces, users can connect securely from anywhere using the software client or a supported web browser. […]

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Windows 10 System Registry Backup

We’ve had some customers reach out this week regarding Microsoft disabling automatic backups to the RegBack folder starting in Windows 10 version 1803. WorkSpaces with Windows 10 powered by Windows Server 2016 are not impacted– no action is needed. The system registry backup is working as expected. And, your WorkSpaces automatically back up data on the […]

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