Desktop and Application Streaming

Work from home offer for Amazon WorkSpaces

On March 18, 2020, Jeff Barr shared some of the things AWS is doing to help your workforce to work remotely, including providing services like Amazon Connect, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Amazon Chime. At the same time in our own blog post, we announced two new offers that enable you to use Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon […]

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New offers to enable work from home from Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs

Earlier today, Jeff Barr shared several ways AWS is helping customers stand up and scale remote work and work from home initiatives, including new offers for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs. In this post, we would like to share a few more details. We are announcing two new offers that enable you to use Amazon […]

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Improving LDAP Security in AWS Directory Service with Amazon WorkSpaces

Our friends at AWS Security recently published a blog post on improving LDAP security in AWS Directory Service with client-side LDAPS. Client-side secure LDAP (LDAPS) support enables applications that integrate with AWS Directory Services like Amazon WorkSpaces to connect to AD using Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS). To get started with Amazon WorkSpaces create an AWS Account, sign […]

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Using Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to store AppStream 2.0 Windows Event Logs

The recently released Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows version 1.1.202.1 introduced support for AppStream 2.0’s AWS Identity and Access Management Role assertion. Besides Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, the Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows supports uploading to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Using this, with an AppStream 2.0 session start script, it […]

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Storing AppStream 2.0 Windows Event logs in S3 with IAM roles and Windows Task Scheduler

Recently, AWS announced support for using IAM roles with image builders and fleets. Now, Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming instances can take advantage of the flexibility and security of role-based access to AWS API actions. One useful application of this feature is easily uploading and storing Windows Event logs for troubleshooting. Because of the ephemeral and […]

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Creating custom logging and Amazon CloudWatch alerting in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances are ephemeral. Because of this, application event logs are lost with the instance once the streaming session ends. If your AppStream 2.0 users have an issue with an application during their streaming session, it can be difficult to troubleshoot without detailed log data. Customers often ask how to configure alarms […]

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Customizing the Amazon Linux WorkSpace

When you’re creating a custom bundle for your Amazon WorkSpaces deployment, you might choose to include desktop experience settings as part of your customization.  With an Amazon Windows WorkSpace, this is achieved using user profiles and Active Directory Group Policies. Can Amazon Linux admins join the manage-user-experience party? Absolutely. Amazon Linux WorkSpaces use the MATE […]

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How Johnson & Johnson uses AppStream 2.0’s Usage Reports

This post is contributed by Brandon Tedesco, Senior Analyst, End User Virtualization, Johnson & Johnson About the Author I am a Senior Analyst at Johnson & Johnson based in Raritan, New Jersey. I have been with Johnson & Johnson for 5 years working with AWS for a little over 2 years supporting the End User Virtualization […]

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Monitoring Amazon AppStream 2.0 with Amazon ES and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides scalable application streaming solutions. But the sheer number of sessions can complicate insight into each session’s information, such as logs and performance metrics. You can use the Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to simplify the log and metric collection. Kinesis Agent for Windows can push logs and metrics through Amazon […]

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How to use SSM Run to perform programmatic actions on AppStream 2.0 image builders

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to centrally manage your desktop applications and deliver them to any computer. AppStream 2.0 streaming instances are created based off an AppStream 2.0 image that you build by installing and configuring your desktop applications. AppStream 2.0 recently released the Image Assistant command […]

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