Desktop and Application Streaming

SAML 2.0 and certificate-based authentication now available with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces now supports SAML 2.0 and certificate-based authentication (CBA). SAML 2.0 authentication enables a consistent and familiar experience for end users. It allows you to extend security features available from your SAML 2.0 identity provider (IdP) to WorkSpaces, including multi-factor authentication (MFA) and contextual access. With CBA, you provide end users with a single […]

Performance enhancements to Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP)

Introduction With the recent shift to hybrid work, many IT organizations support large numbers of remote workers. This can be challenging, especially when deploying a cloud-based virtual desktop solution intended to maximize user productivity and enable seamless collaboration, regardless of network conditions. Since the initial launch of Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP), AWS continues to […]

New features enhance Amazon WorkSpaces Family performance & productivity

Introduction AWS customers use Amazon WorkSpaces Family services to support a wide range of workloads from enabling remote workers with cloud-based VDI solutions to turning desktop applications into software as a service (SaaS) without refactoring. Recognizing that every AWS customer has unique requirements, AWS provides a broad portfolio of services and an exceptional customer experience, […]

Advancing business continuity with Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Region Resilience

Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Region Resilience offers cost-effective, easy-to-manage business continuity solutions with less than 30-minute recovery time objective (RTO) using WorkSpaces standby configuration. In this article, I describe the key concepts to set up Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Region Resilience, including the WorkSpaces standby configuration with cross-Region redirection, configuring DNS service and DNS routing policies, and notifying WorkSpaces […]

Enhance customer choice and flexibility with HP thin clients and Amazon WorkSpaces

Today, AWS End User Computing (EUC) announced a collaboration with HP Inc., an industry leading provider of reliable, high performance, thin client devices designed for cloud computing. The HP ThinPro and Windows 10 IoT thin clients are currently shipping and are qualified for use with Amazon WorkSpaces. HP is the first Thin Client OEM to […]

AWS End User Computing

AWS EUC @re:Invent: Streamlining log-on experience for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Customer experience is top of mind and one of our top priorities. Creating a good customer experience also means balancing user experience and maintaining a strong security posture. Maintaining a high security bar is especially important while managing a hybrid workforce. One key blocker to a great customer experience is having to sign on into […]

AWS End User Computing

AWS EUC @re:Invent: Securely stream AWS workloads to your remote workers

Organizations running traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) miss out on the optimizations offered by cloud-native technologies. Modernizing VDI provides significant benefits to the agility, reliability, and cost optimization of maintaining your workloads at scale. Cloud-native AWS End User Computing (EUC) solutions provide a clear path to achieving these benefits out of the box. AWS EUC […]

AWS End User Computing

AWS EUC @re:Invent: No refactoring required: Turning legacy applications into SaaS

Are you looking to speed up the transformation of your software delivery model while creating consistent recurring streams of revenue through software subscription services? Do you have legacy applications that you are looking to move to a Software as a Service model (SaaS)? Old code is difficult to understand. It is even harder without documentation. […]

AWS End User Computing

AWS EUC @re:Invent: Best practices for migrating on-premises VDI workloads to the cloud

Organizations have used virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to protect their data for decades, creating a significant on-premises footprint of legacy hardware and software. Recent shifts toward remote work environments have accelerated the growth of VDI and also created an affinity for cloud-based virtual desktop solutions or desktop as a service (DaaS). Join me in the […]

AWS End User Computing

AWS EUC @re:Invent: Choosing an Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet to reduce costs & optimize experience

As a result of the global pandemic, remote and hybrid work is now commonplace and are here to stay. That means IT organizations are faced with the challenge of enabling their modern workforce for the long term. If you are interested in giving your end users access to their desktops and applications from anywhere, while […]