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Category: Amazon WorkSpaces

Automate provisioning of Amazon WorkSpaces using AWS Lambda

Many companies that have adopted Amazon WorkSpaces seek out ways to provision desktops for their users efficiently. In this blog, I will show you how to build a serverless solution that uses directory group membership to automate WorkSpaces provisioning and de-provisioning using AWS Lambda. This allows companies to use their existing directory group approval workflows […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Amazon WorkSpaces to interact with AWS resources

There are situations where Amazon WorkSpaces users access AWS resources through API calls. For example, to upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, or to access parameters from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. There is no built-in option to attach an IAM role to an Amazon WorkSpace. However, we can assume an IAM role via […]

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Use Azure MFA and Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) for multi-factor authentication with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces offers several options to secure access to your WorkSpaces. This includes working with your Radius infrastructure to provide Multi Factor Authentication. With the deprecation of the Azure MFA server, customers wanting to leverage Azure MFA now need to deploy a Network Policy Server (NPS). Depending on the types of Tokens in use, the […]

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Work from home offer for Amazon WorkSpaces

On March 18, 2020, Jeff Barr shared some of the things AWS is doing to help your workforce to work remotely, including providing services like Amazon Connect, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Amazon Chime. At the same time in our own blog post, we announced two new offers that enable you to use Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon […]

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New offers to enable work from home from Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs

Earlier today, Jeff Barr shared several ways AWS is helping customers stand up and scale remote work and work from home initiatives, including new offers for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs. In this post, we would like to share a few more details. We are announcing two new offers that enable you to use Amazon […]

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Amazon WorkSpaces

In my customer conversations, I am frequently asked how customers can use Amazon WorkSpaces in their Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Questions involve what are the design options for their Amazon WorkSpaces service, and what other services must be planned for. This is especially important when end users are running Amazon WorkSpaces […]

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Migrate your Windows desktop applications to WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 using Cloudhouse Containers

Our friends at Cloudhouse Technologies published a blog showcasing how you can encapsulate your Windows desktop applications for deployment to Amazon WorkSpaces, or streamed via Amazon AppStream 2.0. Cloudhouse’s encapsulation technology captures all of the application files, required runtimes, components, deployment tools, and other components the application requires, and creates a Cloudhouse Container. The Cloudhouse […]

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Why Customers Are Moving Their Windows Desktops to the Cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces

With an estimated 50% of businesses still running Windows 7, migrating those millions of desktops and laptops to Windows 10 remains a top priority for businesses globally. The impetus, of course, is the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 coming up in January 2020, which may make Windows 7 PCs more vulnerable to malware, […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces announces price reduction of up to 20% on the Performance bundle

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are reducing the price of monthly and hourly Performance bundle-based Amazon WorkSpaces across all AWS regions and storage options effective September 1, 2019. You can now save up to 20% on the price of the Performance bundle on Windows and Linux WorkSpaces. With 8GB of RAM and […]

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