Desktop and Application Streaming

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How to report Amazon AppStream 2.0 home folder use with Amazon Athena

Customers ask how to analyze Amazon AppStream 2.0 home folder usage so they can track related spend, manage usage, and administer AppStream 2.0 home folders. Customers have questions like: “How much data is User1 using in AppStream 2.0 home folders?” “What are the top 10 largest files being stored and who owns them?” This blog […]

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Your guide to End User Computing at re:Invent 2020

re:Invent 2020 will be looking a little different this year, and has gone fully virtual! Our End User Computing (EUC) speakers are excited to present in this new format and share EUC launches, best practices, and more. Registration for re:Invent this year is free and you can explore the session catalogue for our sessions and […]

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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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Amazon WorkDocs Update – auto provisioning of directory users

Amazon WorkDocs recently announced auto activation.  Auto activation is an automated provisioning of all directory users, which assists administrators in deploying their WorkDocs site at scale.  With auto activation, all directory users are provided a valid WorkDocs account when the site is provisioned. This enables each directory user to sign in with their existing corporate […]

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Cross-account resources and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Some of our customers using Amazon AppStream 2.0 leverage multi-account setups to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources. For these customers, there are many reasons they choose to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources into multiple accounts. However, the most common reasons our customers do this, is for resource and billing isolation and enhanced security. For example, […]

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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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Using Microsoft AppLocker to manage application experience on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Customers are using Amazon AppStream 2.0 with application control software and policies to manage the streaming of desktop applications to their end users. Customers use the application control software and policies with the clipboard, file transfer, local print permissions, and VPC security groups to provide the right level of integration, control resource access, and manage […]

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Methods of allocating your AppStream 2.0 costs to your business units

Enterprises really like the pay-as-you-go model that Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides, only paying for the instances that they provision. Enterprises are using AppStream 2.0 to replace application streaming technologies that stream line of business and graphics apps to employees, contractors, and temporary workers without acquiring, provisioning, or operating any hardware or infrastructure. However, AppStream 2.0’s […]

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User Issue Reporter for Amazon AppStream 2.0

The ephemeral nature of an Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances can pose a unique challenge to administrators when trying to troubleshooting application issues. My previous blog post focused on automating log generation and alerting. In this blog post I will show how you can enable users to report issues themselves when they are currently in […]

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