Your guide to End User Computing at re:Invent 2021
re:Invent 2021 is back in person! After our first virtual re:Invent in 2020 we are excited to be with our customers both in person and virtually. Our End User Computing (EUC) speakers are excited to present live and cover EUC this year’s launches, best practices, and more. Start building out your re:Invent calendar and secure your spot in our sessions:
Start Here – These sessions provide an overview of our services and our vision
The future of virtualization and workforce agility [EUC201] | Muneer Mirza (AWS), Kellie Green (AWS), and Ryan Church | 12/01 – 8:30 AM
This session is designed for IT decision-makers and administrators who are thinking about the future of their workforce in a post-COVID-19 world and business decision-makers looking to create SaaS versions of their desktop applications. In this session, Muneer Mirza, GM for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0, shares the latest AWS innovations in virtualization, the AWS vision for how you can enable your workforce to be secure and productive from anywhere at any time, and how you can lift and shift your desktop applications to a SaaS model without rewriting.
Architecting for workforce agility with AWS end user computing [EUC301] | Carla Blickensderfer (AWS), Jeff Ferris (AWS) | 12/01 – 6:15 PM
IT organizations today must have agile, secure, and reliable solutions to enable a global workforce and ensure that their users can be productive from anywhere. This session provides an overview of and best practices for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0. It also dives deep into implementing these services, including how to integrate them with your existing identity, security, networking, and storage solutions.
Create from anywhere: The Netflix Workstations story [NFX201] | Ranjit Raju (AWS), Michelle Brenner (Netflix) | 11/29 – 10:45 AM
Netflix is poised to become the world’s most prolific visual effects and animated content studio. To enable their artists around the world, they built Netflix Workstations, a secure way to access remote desktops and stream creative applications from any data center to any device. Artists can now access high-performing virtual workstations on AWS with the freedom to create no matter where they are. This session reviews the technologies Netflix used, such as NICE DCV, Amazon EC2 G4 instances, Spinnaker, and Salt, and provides a peek into the future of Workstations and how they can be leveraged for a variety of workflows.
Get Up and Running with EUC – These sessions will help you get started with EUC
Provisioning your first Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment [EUC202] | Jeremy Schiefer (AWS), Greg LaVigne (AWS) | 12/2 – 2:30 PM
Designed for end user computing architects and administrators looking to provision, manage, and optimize their Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment, this workshop walks you through the key steps in provisioning, customizing, managing, and scaling an Amazon AppStream 2.0 deployment.
When to choose Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 [EUC303] | Dylan Barlett (AWS) | 11/30 – 11:45 AM
Designed for IT decision-makers and administrators looking to choose among the many service and bundle options for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0, this chalk talk provides a framework for which service, bundles, and protocols are right for your use cases and IT environment.
Streamlining management and reducing costs for Amazon AppStream 2.0 [EUC309] | Murali Rathinasamy (AWS) | 12/01 – 3:15 PM
Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides secure, reliable, and scalable access to applications and non-persistent desktops from any location. In this session, learn from AWS experts about new ways to simplify capacity management and reduce costs for solutions built on AppStream 2.0.
Amazon WorkSpaces: Flexible access [EUC307] | Brendan DeVoue (AWS) | 12/01 – 9:15 AM
Amazon WorkSpaces has more flexibility than ever. In this chalk talk, learn how to use Amazon WorkSpaces to optimize your deployment and discover advanced tactics for this increased flexibility.
Deep Dive on the Core Tech Here – These sessions help you understand how to deploy, scale, and operate EUC services
Amazon WorkSpaces business continuity and disaster recovery [EUC302] | Russell Bell (AWS), Justin Stokes (AWS) | 11/29 – 10:45 AM
This session is designed for IT decision makers, solutions architects, and administrators who need to architect their end user computing solutions for resiliency and business continuity, keeping end users productive and secure during failure scenarios. Join this session to learn about the out-of-the-box business continuity capabilities of Amazon WorkSpaces, hear about new continuity features, and learn about what infrastructure decisions you should consider to help improve your risk profile and lower recovery and restoration times.
Automate Amazon WorkSpaces & AppStream 2.0 with API & service integrations
Automate Amazon WorkSpaces & AppStream 2.0 with API & service integrations [EUC403] |Andrew Morgan (AWS), Stephen Stetler (AWS) | 12/01 – 5:30 PM
This builders’ session is designed for IT decision-makers and administrators looking to deploy and maintain AWS end user computing services with optimized code orchestration. Learn how you can use Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 APIs and service integrations to onboard users, perform end-to-end image management, and keep multiple AWS Regions’ custom images in sync.
Scaling & maintaining Amazon WorkSpaces & Amazon AppStream 2.0 deployments [EUC402] | Russell Bell (AWS), Jeremy Johnstone (AWS) | 11/30 – 1:15 PM
Designed for end user computing (EUC) customers looking to scale their current deployments, this chalk talk provides a step-by-step walkthrough of cost management and optimization options, providing proven methodologies to scale up quickly and securely and improve end user experience, reliability, and cost performance. Topics covered include cost management options, fleet management, usage reports, Microsoft Active Directory integration, multi-factor authentication, Amazon WorkSpace types and running modes, and endpoint security in the cloud.
Security best practices for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 [EUC304] | Stephen Stetler (AWS) | 11/29 – 1:45 PM
Designed for IT decision-makers and administrators who are looking to maximize the security of their Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 deployments, this chalk talk provides best practices for both services. Topics covered include encryption in transit and at rest, antivirus exclusions, firewalls and routing, trusted devices and locations, controlling data ingress and egress, and monitoring and logging.
Create an online software trial with Amazon AppStream 2.0 [EUC308] | Andrew Morgan (AWS), Jeremy Schiefer (AWS) | 12/01 – 2:30 PM
Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You can use AppStream 2.0 to accelerate software adoption by creating online software demos, trials, and trainings without refactoring your application. In this workshop, create a web portal that lets interested customers sign up for an online software trial.
Demo Theater – See EUC demos in action with our experts
Amazon AppStream 2.0 user workflow [DEM084] | 11/29 – 5:30 PM
Designed for IT decision-makers and administrators looking to launch an Amazon AppStream 2.0 deployment, this demo highlights the steps to deploy AppStream 2.0. It talks about resources like Image Builder, Image, Fleets, and Stacks that are available in AppStream 2.0 to help you deploy managed AppStream 2.0 environments to end users.
Getting started with Amazon Linux WorkSpaces [DEM097] | 12/02 – 1:30 PM
Amazon WorkSpaces are cloud desktops that help developers and office workers boost their productivity while providing secure data and access. In this demo session tailored for desktop admins and cloud architects, you can learn how to set up Amazon Linux WorkSpaces and manage them at scale.
Getting started with Amazon WorkSpaces [DEM098] | 12/01 – 12:30 PM
This demo session is designed for IT decision makers and administrators looking to launch an Amazon WorkSpaces deployment. Navi Magee, Senior Solutions Architect for End User Computing at AWS, provides a step-by-step walkthrough of how to get up and running quickly and with scalability. Learn about advantages of using Amazon WorkSpaces, BYOD considerations, Amazon WorkSpaces features, and best practices to deploy an Amazon WorkSpaces environment.
If you’re attending re:Invent 2021, we look forward to sharing this experience with you. If not, we’ll post the recordings of these sessions soon after the event.
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