Desktop and Application Streaming

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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Use your IGEL-powered thin client endpoint to stream your Amazon AppStream 2.0 applications

Our friends at IGEL published a blog showing how you can configure your IGEL-powered thin client to a kiosk that only accesses applications streamed from Amazon AppStream 2.0. IGEL’s operating system is designed for simple, secure, high-performance access to virtual apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces that runs on any compatible x86 endpoint hardware. And, IGEL’s management […]

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Creating a self-service portal for Amazon WorkSpaces end users

When our customers are deploying Amazon WorkSpaces, they often ask: How can my users manage their own WorkSpaces instances? How can my administrators manage all of our instances? What they’re asking is how those two groups of users can perform certian tasks without access to the AWS Management Console. With potentially thousands of users accessing the console, […]

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Amazon QuickSight bar chart of sessions per calendar day

Analyze your Amazon AppStream 2.0 usage reports using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now lets you subscribe to usage reports that provide detailed information about how users are using the service. The reports include how long users are streaming and which applications they are launching. Usage reports are stored as separate .csv files in your Amazon S3 bucket, which you can download and analyze using […]

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Stream your FlexApps with your Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment

Our friends at Liquidware Labs published a blog showing how you can stream your Liquidware Labs FlexApps with your Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment. FlexApp enables you to manage your user’s application entitlements and deliver their applications to them in real-time to fleet streaming instances, versus installing them directly into the AppStream 2.0 image. FlexApp enables you […]

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How to Use AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT on Amazon AppStream 2.0 or Amazon WorkSpaces

Today Autodesk published a blog post How to Use AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT in a Virtual Environment showing how you can deploy AutoCAD on Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces to let your teams work without workstations. AutoCAD is a powerful computer-aided design (CAD) software used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create 2D and 3D designs for buildings, […]

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Integrating Microsoft Azure MFA Server with Amazon WorkSpaces

Overview Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision Windows and Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from […]

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