Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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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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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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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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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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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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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Limit access to stream Amazon AppStream 2.0 applications to your IP ranges

Amazon AppStream 2.0 lets you stream desktop applications to your users on their device of choice. One common use case for this is providing administrators access to production servers in a controlled manner. When you have sensitive information available through AppStream 2.0, you can ensure that users access it only through your IP ranges. While […]

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Capture usage insights about your streaming environment with AppStream 2.0 session scripts

AWS is announcing that Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports custom script execution when a session starts, and when it stops. Customers have said that they want to configure their applications and streaming environments before the session starts, or perform clean-up tasks before the session stops. Previously, you would use Windows Group Policy scripts or scheduled […]

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Two new blogs on Amazon AppStream 2.0 in education

Our colleagues at the AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog recently published two new blogs on Amazon AppStream 2.0. The first walks through Integrating Amazon AppStream 2.0 with your Learning Management System, and the second shows how Fife School Districts Use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to Provide Equitable Access. You can learn more at Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Education.

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