Desktop and Application Streaming

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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 […]

Screening Eagle: Optimize CI/CD and end user experience in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Providing end users with a consistent user experience is important when working with compute intensive applications. Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows you to stream applications from AWS directly to any device. This provides a fluid and responsive experience to each user regardless of their end device’s capabilities. This eliminates the need of purchasing, managing, securing, monitoring, […]

Configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this guide we look at how configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 can expand the remote support options available for your AWS End User Computing (AWS EUC) infrastructure. This guide has been created to demonstrate how you can leverage the built-in Windows Remote Assistance tooling across your AWS EUC […]

Workshops for Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces updated

The End User Compute on AWS workshops have been updated. These workshops are hands-on labs to teach or introduce practical skills, techniques, or concepts to help you solve business problems. In getting started with Amazon AppStream 2.0, you learn how to deploy and stream desktop applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a […]

Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Linux images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In a previous post, I walked you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 images running Microsoft Windows. Late last year, Amazon AppStream 2.0 introduced support for Amazon Linux 2 based images and fleets. This brought the […]

Using multi-Region AWS Managed Active Directory with Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is a fully managed Microsoft Active Directory that is often paired with Amazon WorkSpaces. Customers choose AWS Managed Microsoft AD because of its built-in high availability, monitoring, and backups. AWS Managed Microsoft AD Enterprise edition adds the ability to configure multi-Region Replication. This feature automatically configures inter-Region networking […]

Disaster Recovery considerations with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Introduction In this blog, we show you how you can architect your Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment for disaster recovery (DR). Part of architecting a resilient, highly available AppStream 2.0 solution is the consideration that failures do occur. These failures can be caused by natural disasters, technical failures, and human interactions resulting in a regional outage. […]

Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In this blog, I walk you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images. The AppStream 2.0 service includes a rich set of API operations with which you can programmatically interact with the service. Also, the […]