Amazon WorkSpaces
Administration Guide

Document History

The following table describes the important changes to the Amazon WorkSpaces service and to the Amazon WorkSpaces Administration Guide from January 1, 2018, onward. We also update the documentation frequently to address the feedback that you send us.

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Change Description Date

Self-Service WorkSpace Management Capabilities for Users

You can enable self-service WorkSpace management capabilities for your users to provide them with more control over their experience.

November 19, 2018

BYOL Automation

You can use bring your own license (BYOL) automation to simplify the process of using Windows 7 and Windows 10 desktop images for your WorkSpaces.

November 16, 2018

PowerPro and Graphics Pro bundles

The PowerPro and GraphicsPro bundles are now available for Amazon WorkSpaces.

October 18, 2018

Monitor successful WorkSpace logins

You can use events from Amazon CloudWatch Events to monitor and respond to successful WorkSpace logins.

September 17, 2018

Web Access for Windows 10 WorkSpaces

Users can now use the web access client to access a WorkSpace running the Windows 10 desktop experience, as well as Windows 7.

August 24, 2018

URI login

You can use uniform resource identifiers (URIs) to provide users with access to their WorkSpaces.

July 31, 2018

Amazon Linux WorkSpaces

You can provision Amazon Linux WorkSpaces for your users.

June 26, 2018

IP access control groups

You can control the IP addresses from which users can access their WorkSpaces.

April 30, 2018

In-place upgrades

You can upgrade your Windows 10 BYOL WorkSpaces to a newer version of Windows 10.

March 9, 2018

Earlier Updates

The following table describes important additions to the Amazon WorkSpaces service and its documentation set before January 1, 2018.

Change Description Date
Flexible compute options You can switch your WorkSpaces between the Value, Standard, Performance, and Power bundles December 22, 2017
Configurable storage You can configure the size of the root and user volumes for your WorkSpaces when you launch them and increase the size of these volumes later on. December 22, 2017
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). June 19, 2017
Inter-forest trusts You can establish a trust relationship between your AWS Managed Microsoft AD and your on-premises Microsoft Active Directory domain and then provision WorkSpaces for users in the on-premises domain. February 9, 2017
Windows Server 2016 bundles Amazon WorkSpaces offers bundles that include a Windows 10 desktop experience, powered by Windows Server 2016. November 29, 2016
Web Access You can access your Windows 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. August 18, 2016
Windows 10 BYOL You can bring your Windows 10 Desktop License to Amazon WorkSpaces (BYOL). July 21, 2016
Tagging support You can use tags to manage and track your WorkSpaces. 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 You can bring your Windows 7 Desktop License to Amazon WorkSpaces (BYOL), use the Chromebook client, and use WorkSpace encryption. October 1, 2015
CloudWatch monitoring Added information about CloudWatch monitoring. April 28, 2015
Automatic session reconnect Added information about the auto session reconnect feature in the WorkSpaces desktop client applications. March 31, 2015
Public IP addresses You can automatically assign a public IP address to your WorkSpaces. January 23, 2015
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Amazon WorkSpaces is available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. January 15, 2015
Value bundle added, Standard bundle updates, Office 2013 added The Value bundle is available, the Standard bundle hardware has been upgraded, and Microsoft Office 2013 is available in Plus packages. November 6, 2014
Image and bundle support You can create an image from a WorkSpace that you’ve customized and a custom WorkSpace bundle from the image. October 28, 2014
PCoIP zero client support You can access Amazon WorkSpaces PCoIP zero client devices. October 15, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Amazon WorkSpaces is available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region. August 26, 2014
Local printer support You can enable local printer support for your WorkSpaces. August 26, 2014
Multi-factor authentication You can use multi-factor authentication in connected directories. August 11, 2014
Default OU support and target domain support You can select a default Organizational Unit (OU) where your WorkSpace machine accounts are placed, and a separate domain where your WorkSpace machine accounts are created. July 7, 2014
Add security groups You can add a security group to your WorkSpaces. July 7, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in Asia Pacific (Sydney) Amazon WorkSpaces is available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. May 15, 2014
Amazon WorkSpaces launched in EU (Ireland) Amazon WorkSpaces is available in the EU (Ireland) region. May 5, 2014
Public beta Amazon WorkSpaces is available as a public beta. March 25, 2014

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