Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Desktop & Application Streaming

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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Methods of allocating your AppStream 2.0 costs to your business units

Enterprises really like the pay-as-you-go model that Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides, only paying for the instances that they provision. Enterprises are using AppStream 2.0 to replace application streaming technologies that stream line of business and graphics apps to employees, contractors, and temporary workers without acquiring, provisioning, or operating any hardware or infrastructure. However, AppStream 2.0’s […]

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User Issue Reporter for Amazon AppStream 2.0

The ephemeral nature of an Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances can pose a unique challenge to administrators when trying to troubleshooting application issues. My previous blog post focused on automating log generation and alerting. In this blog post I will show how you can enable users to report issues themselves when they are currently in […]

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Setting up G Suite SAML 2.0 federation with Amazon AppStream 2.0

If you’re using G Suite, you can set up federation to third-party web apps using the G Suite management console and assign those applications to users in your G-Suite domain. In this post, I walk through the steps involved in setting up SAML 2.0 federation to an Amazon AppStream 2.0 stack using G Suite. AppStream 2.0 […]

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Enable your organizational domain for the AppStream 2.0 client with a Route 53 DNS TXT record

AppStream 2.0 recently added support for creating a Domain Name Service (DNS) TXT record that enables you to enable the domain of the URL the user enters. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to stream your desktop applications to your users. Your users can use the AppStream 2.0 […]

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Automate provisioning of Amazon WorkSpaces using AWS Lambda

Many companies that have adopted Amazon WorkSpaces seek out ways to provision desktops for their users efficiently. In this blog, I will show you how to build a serverless solution that uses directory group membership to automate WorkSpaces provisioning and de-provisioning using AWS Lambda. This allows companies to use their existing directory group approval workflows […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Amazon WorkSpaces to interact with AWS resources

There are situations where Amazon WorkSpaces users access AWS resources through API calls. For example, to upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, or to access parameters from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. There is no built-in option to attach an IAM role to an Amazon WorkSpace. However, we can assume an IAM role via […]

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Use Azure MFA and Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) for multi-factor authentication with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces offers several options to secure access to your WorkSpaces. This includes working with your Radius infrastructure to provide Multi Factor Authentication. With the deprecation of the Azure MFA server, customers wanting to leverage Azure MFA now need to deploy a Network Policy Server (NPS). Depending on the types of Tokens in use, the […]

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Work from home offer for Amazon WorkSpaces

On March 18, 2020, Jeff Barr shared some of the things AWS is doing to help your workforce to work remotely, including providing services like Amazon Connect, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Amazon Chime. At the same time in our own blog post, we announced two new offers that enable you to use Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon […]

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