Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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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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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Using Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to store AppStream 2.0 Windows Event Logs

The recently released Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows version 1.1.202.1 introduced support for AppStream 2.0’s AWS Identity and Access Management Role assertion. Besides Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, the Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows supports uploading to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Using this, with an AppStream 2.0 session start script, it […]

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Creating custom logging and Amazon CloudWatch alerting in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances are ephemeral. Because of this, application event logs are lost with the instance once the streaming session ends. If your AppStream 2.0 users have an issue with an application during their streaming session, it can be difficult to troubleshoot without detailed log data. Customers often ask how to configure alarms […]

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How Johnson & Johnson uses AppStream 2.0’s Usage Reports

This post is contributed by Brandon Tedesco, Senior Analyst, End User Virtualization, Johnson & Johnson About the Author I am a Senior Analyst at Johnson & Johnson based in Raritan, New Jersey. I have been with Johnson & Johnson for 5 years working with AWS for a little over 2 years supporting the End User Virtualization […]

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Monitoring Amazon AppStream 2.0 with Amazon ES and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides scalable application streaming solutions. But the sheer number of sessions can complicate insight into each session’s information, such as logs and performance metrics. You can use the Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to simplify the log and metric collection. Kinesis Agent for Windows can push logs and metrics through Amazon […]

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