Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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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Amazon QuickSight bar chart of sessions per calendar day

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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Using Amazon FSx with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides a range of solutions for users to save and access data through their applications. These include Amazon WorkDocs, Google Drive for G Suite, OneDrive for Business, and Amazon S3 backed Home Folders. These solutions download files from their respective file storage provider when the files are opened in a streamed application. […]

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Using Amazon WorkDocs with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 administrators can integrate their own user storage solutions with AppStream 2.0. To do this, they install a storage client on the image builder as they’re setting up their users’ application environment. Then they join their AppStream 2.0 fleets to their Active Directory domain, so that the storage client can sign in the […]

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Enable federation with AWS 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). You can use an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0 to provide an onboarding flow for your AppStream 2.0 users. Examples of an IdP are Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server, Ping One […]

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