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The following table describes important additions to the Amazon WorkSpaces service and its documentation set. We also update the documentation frequently to address the feedback that you send us.

Change Description Date
Control device access You can specify the types of devices that have access to WorkSpaces. In addition, you can restrict access to WorkSpaces to trusted devices (also known as managed devices). For more information, see Control Device Access. June 19, 2017
Inter-forest trusts You can establish a trust relationship between your AWS Microsoft AD and your on-premises Microsoft Active Directory domain and then provision WorkSpaces for users in the on-premises domain. For more information, see Launch a WorkSpace Using a Trusted Domain. February 9, 2017
Windows Server 2016 bundles Amazon WorkSpaces now offers bundles that come with a Windows 10 desktop experience, powered by Windows Server 2016. November 29, 2016
Web Access Access your WorkSpaces from a web browser using Amazon WorkSpaces Web Access. November 18, 2016
Hourly WorkSpaces You can configure your WorkSpaces so that users are billed by the hour. For more information, see Manage the WorkSpace Running Mode. August 18, 2016
Windows 10 BYOL Bring your Windows 10 Desktop License to Amazon WorkSpaces (BYOL). July 21, 2016
Tagging support You can now use tags to manage and track your WorkSpaces. For more information, see Tag a WorkSpace. May 17, 2016
Saved registrations Every time you enter a new registration code, the WorkSpaces client stores it. This makes it easier to switch between WorkSpaces in different directories or regions. January 28, 2016

Windows 7 BYOL

Chromebook client

WorkSpace encryption

Bring your Windows 7 Desktop License to Amazon WorkSpaces (BYOL).

Use the Chromebook client.

Use WorkSpace encryption (see Encrypt a WorkSpace).

October 1, 2015
CloudWatch monitoring Added information about CloudWatch monitoring. For more information, see Monitoring Amazon WorkSpaces. April 28th, 2015
Automatic session reconnect

Added information about the auto session reconnect feature in the WorkSpaces desktop client applications.

March 31st, 2015
Public IP addresses

Added support for automatically assigning a public IP address to your WorkSpaces. For more information, see Configure Automatic IP Addresses.

January 23rd, 2015
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. January 15th, 2015

Value bundle added

Standard bundle updates

Office 2013 added

The Value bundle is now available.

The Standard bundle hardware has been upgraded.

Microsoft Office 2013 is now available in Plus packages.

November 6th, 2014
Image and bundle support

Added support for images and custom bundles. For more information, see WorkSpace Bundles and Images.

October 28th, 2014
PCoIP zero client support

You can now access Amazon WorkSpaces PCoIP zero client devices.

October 15th, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region. August 26th, 2014
Local printer support Added support for local printers. August 26th, 2014
Multi-factor authentication

Added support for multi-factor authentication in connected directories.

August 11th, 2014
Default OU support

You can now select a default Organizational Unit (OU) where your WorkSpace machine accounts are placed.

July 7th, 2014
Target domain support You can now select a separate domain where your WorkSpace machine accounts are created. July 7th, 2014
Add security group

The ability to add a security group to your WorkSpaces. For more information, see Security Groups for Your WorkSpaces.

July 7th, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Sydney) Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. May 15th, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in EU (Ireland) Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in the EU (Ireland) region. May 5th, 2014
Public beta Amazon WorkSpaces is now available as a public beta. March 25th, 2014