Desktop and Application Streaming

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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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DXC Technology creates DevSecOps and CI/CD for mainframe and Java using Amazon AppStream 2.0

DXC Technology is a global IT service leader providing end-to-end IT services on digital transformation to businesses and governments.  DXC is active in the areas of mainframe technology transformation to help customer move to Agile and DevSecOps practices using the cloud. DXC created an in-house DevSecOps platform at a global insurer for IBM Z series mainframe development. […]

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Stream PTC Creo CAD Application on Amazon AppStream 2.0 in 6 Easy Steps

Creo is a market-leading suite of desktop CAD tools for 3D product design and development. With the new normal of running operations remotely, companies want to make it easy for their design engineers to access Creo from remote locations to perform their design activities. You can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to securely stream the Creo […]

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Simplify Amazon AppStream 2.0 image management with Application Masking

Application Masking manages access to applications, fonts, and other items for end users based on criteria determined by administrators. Application Masking is one of the features available in FSLogix. With Application Masking, administrators can show or hide applications and folders based on Active Directory security group membership, or based on an assigned Amazon AppStream 2.0 […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Work from Home Offer for 2021

Looking back on a year with COVID-19 It is hard to believe that we are coming up on a year of living with COVID-19. In February 2020, countries around the world were beginning to institute travel restrictions, and organizations were shifting large portions of their teams to working from home. We knew that customers needed […]

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Reimagining End User Computing

We recently completed re:Invent 2020 and the End User Computing team presented six different sessions designed to help you understand why and how to get started and scale deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0. I presented a session called “Reimagine your workforce with AWS End User Computing Services”  where we shared some of […]

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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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