Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: End User Computing

Announcing the Amazon WorkSpaces dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible®

Announcing the Amazon WorkSpaces dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible®

Customers use Amazon WorkSpaces to get a fully managed remote desktop solution in the AWS cloud, supporting Windows and Linux desktops. They often ask how they can perform bulk management tasks such as automating the installation of applications. Currently, this requires manual systems administration or third-party tools. Ansible is a free and open-source IT automation […]

Enhance Zoom Virtual Meetings on Amazon WorkSpaces with the WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol

We are pleased to announce that Zoom now supports optimized real-time communication for WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) Windows-based Amazon WorkSpaces. Media Optimized Real-Time Communication (Media Optimized RTC) allows the Zoom media framework to be offloaded to the supported client for direct communication. The direct communication between the WorkSpaces client and Zoom endpoint provides a local-like […]

Enterprise Connect 2024 – Contact Centers powered by Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

Enterprise Connect 2024, March 25 – 28, brings together a broad range of enterprise communications and customer experience (CX) professionals. This community is focused on showcasing and learning about exciting new technology, sharing perspectives, and discussing strategies for enabling world-class collaboration, communication, and contact center operations. We look forward to sharing our expertise on modernizing […]

Improve performance and security by blocking ads on Windows Amazon WorkSpaces

Web browsing is typically a source of significant resource usage, which results in slower systems for end users. This drives costs upwards, as compute resources are increased to meet this demand. This blog post will demonstrate how to use Group Policy with Windows editions of Amazon WorkSpaces. You will deploy uBlock Origin to three major […]

Cost Optimizer for Amazon AppStream 2.0 on The Solutionist

One of the pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework is cost optimization. Best practices in that pillar include COST01-BP05: report and notify on cost optimization. To help accomplish that, I developed the Cost Optimizer for Amazon AppStream 2.0. It alerts you when AppStream 2.0 app block builders and image builders are active for longer than […]

Unified access to AWS End User Computing services

AWS End User Computing (EUC) services include a variety of virtual desktop and application streaming solutions designed to solve a wide array of customer needs. Amazon WorkSpaces provide users with fully managed, cloud-native persistent desktops. With Amazon AppStream 2.0, users securely stream their applications and/or selectively persistent desktops at scale. Amazon WorkSpaces Web provides cloud […]

Citrix announces public tech preview of Citrix DaaS on Amazon WorkSpaces Core

Every year, organizations spend millions of dollars on under-utilized data centers and IT staff required to manage them. We’ve heard from many organizations currently running Citrix on-premises that they like the features included with the Citrix virtual desktop (VDI) management software, but want to leverage AWS Cloud infrastructure to improve return on investment (ROI) and […]

Announcing the NICE DCV Amazon-managed component for EC2 Image Builder

Workloads requiring a high-performance remote display protocol for secure access can now utilize the NICE DCV Amazon-managed component within EC2 Image Builder. Within EC2 Image Builder, Amazon-managed components offer a quick start path to get workload dependencies added to your EC2 Image Builder pipeline. This component provides an automated mechanism to add DCV to visualization […]

Simplifying Amazon WorkSpaces access with JumpCloud Go: a secure, passwordless approach

Managing passwords is a hassle, similar to how people misplace their keys. In the world of on-premises Active Directory (AD) environments, passwords represent a potential security risk and are a complicated issue to tackle. This is especially true for remote users that utilize Amazon WorkSpaces. They may encounter difficulties when it comes to password management—particularly […]

Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Region Resilience with ProfileUnity and PeerGFS

Our friends at Liquidware and PEER Software collaborated with AWS to publish a blog to showcase how you can utilize Liquidware ProfileUnity and Peer Global File Service (“PeerGFS”) to replicate a user’s profile and data to standby Amazon WorkSpaces in a separate Region. This offers a business continuity and disaster recovery solution for your end users to remain productive during disruptive events. To […]