Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Desktop & Application Streaming

Using Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to store AppStream 2.0 Windows Event Logs

The recently released Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows version 1.1.202.1 introduced support for AppStream 2.0’s AWS Identity and Access Management Role assertion. Besides Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, the Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows supports uploading to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Using this, with an AppStream 2.0 session start script, it […]

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Creating custom logging and Amazon CloudWatch alerting in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances are ephemeral. Because of this, application event logs are lost with the instance once the streaming session ends. If your AppStream 2.0 users have an issue with an application during their streaming session, it can be difficult to troubleshoot without detailed log data. Customers often ask how to configure alarms […]

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Customizing the Amazon Linux WorkSpace

When you’re creating a custom bundle for your Amazon WorkSpaces deployment, you might choose to include desktop experience settings as part of your customization.  With an Amazon Windows WorkSpace, this is achieved using user profiles and Active Directory Group Policies. Can Amazon Linux admins join the manage-user-experience party? Absolutely. Amazon Linux WorkSpaces use the MATE […]

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How Johnson & Johnson uses AppStream 2.0’s Usage Reports

This post is contributed by Brandon Tedesco, Senior Analyst, End User Virtualization, Johnson & Johnson About the Author I am a Senior Analyst at Johnson & Johnson based in Raritan, New Jersey. I have been with Johnson & Johnson for 5 years working with AWS for a little over 2 years supporting the End User Virtualization […]

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Monitoring Amazon AppStream 2.0 with Amazon ES and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides scalable application streaming solutions. But the sheer number of sessions can complicate insight into each session’s information, such as logs and performance metrics. You can use the Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to simplify the log and metric collection. Kinesis Agent for Windows can push logs and metrics through Amazon […]

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How to use SSM Run to perform programmatic actions on AppStream 2.0 image builders

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to centrally manage your desktop applications and deliver them to any computer. AppStream 2.0 streaming instances are created based off an AppStream 2.0 image that you build by installing and configuring your desktop applications. AppStream 2.0 recently released the Image Assistant command […]

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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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Amazon AppStream 2.0 releases a simple pricing tool

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that enables you to centrally manage your desktop applications and securely deliver them to any computer. With AppStream 2.0, you can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure. Software vendors are using AppStream 2.0 […]

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Using custom domains with Amazon AppStream 2.0

For many Amazon AppStream 2.0 customers, providing their users with a familiar experience for streaming sessions is an important requirement. In response to this feedback, we launched custom branding and embedded AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions. Another common customer request is the ability to use custom domains for AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions. This blog post shows […]

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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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