Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon WorkSpaces

Manage Amazon WorkSpaces lifecycle automatically with users in Active Directory

Customers use Amazon WorkSpaces to launch highly performant, scalable, and cost effective managed virtual desktops in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces reduces the operational overhead of having to manage traditional VDI infrastructure and complex licensing agreements. You can further reduce this operational overhead using automation. There are Amazon WorkSpaces API operations that you can use to […]

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Solving common Amazon WorkSpaces connection issues to on-premises setups

Frequently we get questions about establishing a connection to on-premises Active Directory through an AD Connector for Amazon WorkSpaces setup on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we look at the most common issues customers have with on premises connection setup in addition to what should be kept in mind when trying to resolve […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces announcements and launches – August

Our team has been hard at work and we have launched new technical documents, webinars, and more. This blog post focuses on our recent documentation, webinars, and resources that we think you can get the most out of: Documentation Best Practices for Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces This whitepaper outlines a set of best practices for the […]

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Network Separation and Data Sanitization using Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, and Amazon Macie

Data security and privacy are the top priorities of most organizations. Most of the data leakage happens not at the data center, but outside it. Most common reasons of data theft are unpatched desktops, malware attacks, and accidental data sharing. Network separation is a common way to secure desktop environments. Most organizations achieve this by […]

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Work From Home Offer – Extended – Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime

On April 1, 2020, we announced offers for new customers of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime.  For Amazon Workspaces, we enabled new customers to use up to 50 WorkSpaces with the Windows Standard bundle plus a collection of other WorkSpaces bundles for free so they could help their workforces work from home during the COVID-19 […]

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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

Note – The Amazon WorkSpaces Free Tier Offer has been extended to September 30th, 2020. For more details please see the Work From Home Offer – Extended Blog. 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, […]

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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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