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Reduce image maintenance overhead with Managed Image Updates for Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 recently added a new feature called Managed Image Updates, which significantly reduces the effort required for customers to keep their images up to date. Software patching is critical for the security and performance of compute resources. Frequent patching is listed as a best practice in the Security Pillar of the Well-Architected Framework. […]

Web application redirection options for the AppStream 2.0 Client

The Amazon AppStream 2.0 client is powerful tool for extending the capabilities of AppStream 2.0 beyond what an HTML5 web browser can provide. Many features, such as local printer redirection, USB redirection and file system redirection are only available via the AppStream 2.0 client. Customers using the AppStream 2.0 streaming URL connection method often ask […]

AWS Announces Availability of Amazon WorkSpaces in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

Amazon WorkSpaces is now generally available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on AWS. With WorkSpaces, customers can provision virtual, cloud-based Windows and Linux desktops for their users, providing them with access to the documents, applications, and resources they need, anywhere, anytime, from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]