Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: End User Computing

Scheduling managed image updates for AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 has released the Managed Image updates feature. This feature applies the AppStream 2.0 component and Windows updates to your existing AppStream 2.0 images with a single operation. Our previous blog covers the feature details. Customers ask, how can we schedule this? In this blog, we describe how to schedule your AppStream 2.0 […]

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Anomaly Detection in Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on AWS. Our customers have been deploying WorkSpaces to provide scalable end user computing to their users regardless of work location. Since the launch of WSP, additional capabilities such as USB and smart card support have enabled additional workloads to benefit from moving […]

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DataScientist or data analyst connects to a custom URL. URL takes them to identity provider, which challenges them with multi-factor authentication. Once authenticated, they assume a role in AWS which grants them access to AppStream 2.0. Once they connect to AppStream 2.0, they launch their streaming application. And finally, the application gives them access to tools that they use to access the data in the isolated environment.

How Amazon Uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to Provide Data Scientists and Analysts with Access to Sensitive Data

The Challenge On February 28th 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon announced that we had taken steps to protect the health of our employees and communities. This included canceling large events, moving stakeholder meetings online, and pausing tours of fulfillment centers. As of this post, Amazon has continued to invest more than $8 billion […]

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Use Session Tags to Simplify AppStream 2.0 Permissions

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to centrally manage applications and stream them to their end users. Organizations have multiple stacks associated with different fleets to separate workloads based on underlying resources, applications, or different user permissions. In this blog post I show you how to use session tags in the SAML assertion to be used […]

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Enabling Identity Federation with Shibboleth and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Shibboleth is an open-source project that provides single sign-on capabilities and identity federation solution used by research and education communities worldwide. If you are already using Shibboleth IdP, this post shows you how to configure it for Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) identity federation with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Overview The AppStream 2.0 SAML […]

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Application Online Trial Expiration Control with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Many customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide online trials of their desktop applications. Our ISV Workshop Series shows you how to make your applications available through your website, delivered by AppStream 2.0. However, some customers need that access to be for a limited time. Based on their requirements, there will be different expiration periods […]

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Storing AppStream 2.0 Windows Event logs in S3 with IAM roles and Windows Task Scheduler

Recently, AWS announced support for using IAM roles with image builders and fleets. Now, Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming instances can take advantage of the flexibility and security of role-based access to AWS API actions. One useful application of this feature is easily uploading and storing Windows Event logs for troubleshooting. Because of the ephemeral and […]

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Your AWS EUC guide to re:Invent

With only 20 days left to re:Invent, I’ve broken down our breakout sessions, chalk talks, workshops, and builder sessions into a few categories to help you find the right content: 1) introductions to EUC, 2) getting started with EUC, and 3) diving deep into EUC. 1) Introductions into EUC These sessions help you understand how […]

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Five reasons to enable Amazon WorkDocs within your Amazon WorkSpaces environment

Amazon WorkDocs is a fully managed, secure, content creation, storage, and collaboration service. WorkDocs makes it easy to collaborate with others, and lets you easily share content, provide rich feedback, and collaboratively edit documents. WorkDocs lets you integrate with your existing systems, and offers a rich API so that you can develop your own content-rich […]

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