Desktop and Application Streaming

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Ingest and visualize Amazon AppStream 2.0 usage reports in Amazon OpenSearch Service

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides detailed usage reports that are generated daily and delivered to an Amazon S3 bucket. These reports include information including user ID, session duration, and client IP address. For a complete list of the report fields, review AppStream 2.0 usage report fields. AppStream 2.0 provides usage reports in CSV format. You can […]

New Amazon WorkSpaces features drive customer choice and flexibility

No two customers are alike. This reality is built into how we think about the AWS End User Computing (EUC) category. AWS EUC offers a set of services that help organizations securely deliver desktops and applications to employees in any supported AWS Region. In practice, this has meant that each organization employs their own unique […]

Automatically attach additional security groups to Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces

Both Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces have a default security group to attach to new instances. In highly regulated and controlled environments, a single security group does not always meet security requirements of the organization. Centrally managed security policies require attaching multiple security groups that are controlled by the security or other team. In […]

Using Python to power an AppStream 2.0 Linux Imaging Assistant GUI

In this blog, we show you how to add, launch, and use a graphical Imaging Assistant for Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux. With Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux application streaming, you can stream Linux applications and desktops to your users, and greatly lower the total streaming costs. You can use the Linux command line to use the […]

Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (Amazon WAM) is retiring

Retiring Amazon WAM Since launching Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager in 2015, we have accelerated our pace of innovation in AWS End User Computing (EUC). We have launched new services, added additional features, and expanded our global community of partners. Our customers tell us that they need application management solutions that can scale to support all […]

Understand end-user access to Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch

Customers often ask how to gain additional insights into how their users are connecting to WorkSpaces. In addition, customers want to know environments that do not meet the required client supported version. In a previous post, to analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces, we highlighted how this can be accomplished using Amazon QuickSight. This can […]

Create a notification for changes to Amazon WorkSpaces gateway ranges

From time to time, the Amazon WorkSpaces service will add additional IP ranges to the service’s streaming gateways. This provides additional capacity to customers to give a first-rate streaming experience. When changes like this are staged, and deployed, we alert customers via email and the Personal Health Dashboard. A common customer ask is for a […]

Redirect an Okta SAML app to the Amazon AppStream 2.0 native client

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream applications and desktops to an HTML5-capable web browser. AppStream 2.0 through the web browser provides functionality for most users, including support for multiple monitors, touchscreen devices, file transfers, and webcams. Users can also access AppStream 2.0 with the native client for additional functionality such as peripheral devices or […]

How to manage Amazon WorkSpaces cost optimization at scale

Amazon WorkSpaces customers who have multiple AWS Accounts face challenges gathering an organization-wide view of their WorkSpaces spend and usage details. They ask questions such as, which accounts should we focus efforts on? How can we focus our efforts? In this blog post I’ll walk you through available options to dive deeper into Amazon WorkSpaces […]

Visualizing AppStream 2.0 session latency metrics using AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon OpenSearch Service

Authors: Peter Fergus (Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, ProdApps) & Mohamed Gamil (Cloud Support Engineer, Serverless) Customers require confirmation that end users meet network RTT requirements to ensure the best user experience when connecting to AppStream 2.0 sessions. Latency metrics are a useful means of confirming that the intermediate network is within the recommended latency thresholds […]