Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon WorkSpaces

Understand end-user access to Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch

Customers often ask how to gain additional insights into how their users are connecting to WorkSpaces. In addition, customers want to know environments that do not meet the required client supported version. In a previous post, to analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces, we highlighted how this can be accomplished using Amazon QuickSight. This can […]

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Create a notification for changes to Amazon WorkSpaces gateway ranges

From time to time, the Amazon WorkSpaces service will add additional IP ranges to the service’s streaming gateways. This provides additional capacity to customers to give a first-rate streaming experience. When changes like this are staged, and deployed, we alert customers via email and the Personal Health Dashboard. A common customer ask is for a […]

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How to manage Amazon WorkSpaces cost optimization at scale

Amazon WorkSpaces customers who have multiple AWS Accounts face challenges gathering an organization-wide view of their WorkSpaces spend and usage details. They ask questions such as, which accounts should we focus efforts on? How can we focus our efforts? In this blog post I’ll walk you through available options to dive deeper into Amazon WorkSpaces […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Using multi-Region AWS Managed Active Directory with Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is a fully managed Microsoft Active Directory that is often paired with Amazon WorkSpaces. Customers choose AWS Managed Microsoft AD because of its built-in high availability, monitoring, and backups. AWS Managed Microsoft AD Enterprise edition adds the ability to configure multi-Region Replication. This feature automatically configures inter-Region networking […]

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Generate logon messages for security and compliance in Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers can require that users be prompted with a security or legal notice upon logon to restricted systems. For example, the notice might indicate that the system is for “official use only,” restricted to access by “authorized personnel,” or highlight that activity may be audited. Microsoft Windows provides a mechanism to generate these message prompts […]

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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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Automate Amazon WorkSpaces custom images across AWS Regions

Customers ask how they can automate copying Amazon WorkSpaces custom images between AWS Regions. Common use cases for synchronizing custom Amazon WorkSpaces images between Regions include: Consistency for multi-Region deployments: Multi-region deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces allow WorkSpaces to be deployed for user who need low-latency connection to a specific geographic area. One custom image with […]

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How to configure Amazon WorkSpaces with Windows and Docker

Customers are increasing adoption of container technologies, and Docker is one of the most popular providers. With containers, developers can ensure that application modules are self-contained, runtime environments are agnostic, and external dependencies are well documented. This is especially important as more enterprises adopt DevOps principles and deploy microservices. Developers are looking for speed, flexibility, […]

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