Desktop and Application Streaming

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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Solving common Amazon WorkSpaces connection issues to on-premises setups

Frequently we get questions about establishing a connection to on-premises Active Directory through an AD Connector for Amazon WorkSpaces setup on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we look at the most common issues customers have with on premises connection setup in addition to what should be kept in mind when trying to resolve […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces announcements and launches – August

Our team has been hard at work and we have launched new technical documents, webinars, and more. This blog post focuses on our recent documentation, webinars, and resources that we think you can get the most out of: Documentation Best Practices for Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces This whitepaper outlines a set of best practices for the […]

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Application Online Trial Expiration Control with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Many customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide online trials of their desktop applications. Our ISV Workshop Series shows you how to make your applications available through your website, delivered by AppStream 2.0. However, some customers need that access to be for a limited time. Based on their requirements, there will be different expiration periods […]

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Using Microsoft AppLocker to manage application experience on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Customers are using Amazon AppStream 2.0 with application control software and policies to manage the streaming of desktop applications to their end users. Customers use the application control software and policies with the clipboard, file transfer, local print permissions, and VPC security groups to provide the right level of integration, control resource access, and manage […]

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Network Separation and Data Sanitization using Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, and Amazon Macie

Data security and privacy are the top priorities of most organizations. Most of the data leakage happens not at the data center, but outside it. Most common reasons of data theft are unpatched desktops, malware attacks, and accidental data sharing. Network separation is a common way to secure desktop environments. Most organizations achieve this by […]

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Use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and FSLogix to Optimize Application Settings Persistence on Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this blog, I show you how to use FSLogix Profile Containers to persist Amazon AppStream 2.0 user application settings in an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system. AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that provides users with instant access to their desktop applications from anywhere. In many cases, users […]

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Work From Home Offer – Extended – Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime

On April 1, 2020, we announced offers for new customers of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime.  For Amazon Workspaces, we enabled new customers to use up to 50 WorkSpaces with the Windows Standard bundle plus a collection of other WorkSpaces bundles for free so they could help their workforces work from home during the COVID-19 […]

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