Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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 […]

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Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In this blog, I walk you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images. The AppStream 2.0 service includes a rich set of API operations with which you can programmatically interact with the service. Also, the […]

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Enable federation with Bio-key PortalGuard and Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this blog, we will walk through the steps to configure BIO-key PortalGuard for federated logins to Amazon AppStream 2.0. If you are not using PortalGuard, you can review the documentation for setting up SAML in the AppStream 2.0 Administration Guide. The AppStream 2.0 integration with SAML 2.0 documentation contains links to help you configure […]

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How to use Okta claims with application entitlements for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog post shows you how to use Okta claims to configure application entitlements for your Amazon AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With , you control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog with SAML assertions. In addition, […]

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Use Amazon AppStream 2.0 application entitlements with Azure AD

This blog post shows you how to use application entitlements with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for your AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With application entitlements, you can control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog based on […]

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Automated Alerting on Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the addition of Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits within Service Quotas. This now allows customers to have visibility into what their current limits are for the various types of WorkSpaces in a given AWS Region. Combined with the API operations to query deployed WorkSpaces, customers now have the tools at […]

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Use Elastic fleets and Linux for inexpensive, secure bastion hosts in Amazon AppStream 2.0

We’ve previously written about the security benefits of using AppStream 2.0 instances as bastion hosts. Bastion hosts (also called “jump boxes”) provide secure access to internal, protected network resources via RDP, SSH, VNC or web browser clients. Now, Elastic fleets combined with Linux instances provide several new advantages for bastion host use cases: Improved cost […]

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Your guide to End User Computing at re:Invent 2021

re:Invent 2021 is back in person! After our first virtual re:Invent in 2020 we are excited to be with our customers both in person and virtually. Our End User Computing (EUC) speakers are excited to present live and cover EUC this year’s launches, best practices, and more. Start building out your re:Invent calendar and secure […]

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Stream applications at a lower cost with Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets and Linux compatibility

You can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream Linux applications at a lower cost than Microsoft Windows apps. AppStream 2.0 is an application and desktop streaming service for securely accessing applications, data, and resources through an HTML5 browser or AppStream 2.0 client. With Elastic fleets, AWS manages the capacity users stream from, eliminating the need […]

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Automate AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleet application updates with AWS Systems Manager

With Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets you can stream portable applications to users without having to manage AppStream 2.0 images, configure scaling policies, or predict utilization. A portable application is an application that can have all of its dependencies reside in a single mounted path. Elastic fleets download a virtual hard disk (VHD) that contains […]

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