Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

Ingest and visualize Amazon AppStream 2.0 usage reports in Amazon OpenSearch Service

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides detailed usage reports that are generated daily and delivered to an Amazon S3 bucket. These reports include information including user ID, session duration, and client IP address. For a complete list of the report fields, review AppStream 2.0 usage report fields. AppStream 2.0 provides usage reports in CSV format. You can […]

Use the EUC Toolkit to manage Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces

Administrators can reduce self-managed VDI operational overhead by using End User Computing (EUC) managed services. Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces are fully managed, application, and desktop virtualization services. These services have APIs to programmatically manage and maintain the workload. The EUC Toolkit is an open-sourced tool to add additional functionality using the service-related public […]

Automatically attach additional security groups to Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces

Both Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces have a default security group to attach to new instances. In highly regulated and controlled environments, a single security group does not always meet security requirements of the organization. Centrally managed security policies require attaching multiple security groups that are controlled by the security or other team. In […]

Using Python to power an AppStream 2.0 Linux Imaging Assistant GUI

In this blog, we show you how to add, launch, and use a graphical Imaging Assistant for Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux. With Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux application streaming, you can stream Linux applications and desktops to your users, and greatly lower the total streaming costs. You can use the Linux command line to use the […]

Redirect an Okta SAML app to the Amazon AppStream 2.0 native client

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream applications and desktops to an HTML5-capable web browser. AppStream 2.0 through the web browser provides functionality for most users, including support for multiple monitors, touchscreen devices, file transfers, and webcams. Users can also access AppStream 2.0 with the native client for additional functionality such as peripheral devices or […]

Enabling identity federation with Duo Single Sign-On and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This blog provides guidance on how to configure Duo Single Sign-On as an identity provider for AppStream 2.0. If you don’t have an identity provider, you can use AWS Single Sign-On. Review the AppStream 2.0 administration guide […]

Screening Eagle: Optimize CI/CD and end user experience in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Providing end users with a consistent user experience is important when working with compute intensive applications. Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows you to stream applications from AWS directly to any device. This provides a fluid and responsive experience to each user regardless of their end device’s capabilities. This eliminates the need of purchasing, managing, securing, monitoring, […]

Configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this guide we look at how configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 can expand the remote support options available for your AWS End User Computing (AWS EUC) infrastructure. This guide has been created to demonstrate how you can leverage the built-in Windows Remote Assistance tooling across your AWS EUC […]

Workshops for Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces updated

The End User Compute on AWS workshops have been updated. These workshops are hands-on labs to teach or introduce practical skills, techniques, or concepts to help you solve business problems. In getting started with Amazon AppStream 2.0, you learn how to deploy and stream desktop applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a […]

Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Linux images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In a previous post, I walked you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 images running Microsoft Windows. Late last year, Amazon AppStream 2.0 introduced support for Amazon Linux 2 based images and fleets. This brought the […]