Workspace App

Access your desktop anywhere, anytime, from any device

Workplace is a communication tool that connects everyone in your company, even if they’re working remotely. Use familiar features like Groups, Chat, Rooms and Live video broadcasting to get people. Workspaces is one of the few apps that I use everyday, all the time, for a few years now. It's like one click - boom, all apps and files needed for a project is ready to go.

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. You can pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces you launch, which helps you save money when compared to traditional desktops and on-premises VDI solutions. Amazon WorkSpaces helps you eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy. With Amazon WorkSpaces, your users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.

through July 31st, 2021 with the AWS Free Tier

Simplify Desktop Delivery

Amazon WorkSpaces helps you eliminate many administrative tasks associated with managing your desktop lifecycle including provisioning, deploying, maintaining, and recycling desktops. There is less hardware inventory to manage and no need for complex virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments that don’t scale.

Reduce Costs

Amazon WorkSpaces eliminates the need to over-buy desktop and laptop resources by providing on-demand access to cloud desktops that include a range of compute, memory, and storage resources to meet your users' performance needs.

Keep Your Data Secure

Amazon WorkSpaces is deployed within an Amazon Virtual Private Network (VPC), provide each user with access to persistent, encrypted storage volumes in the AWS Cloud, and integrate with AWS Key Management Service (KMS). No user data is stored on the local device. This helps improve the security of user data and reduces your overall risk surface area.

Centrally Manage and Scale Your Global Desktop Deployment

Amazon WorkSpaces is available in 13 AWS Regions and provides access to high performance cloud desktops wherever your teams get work done. You can manage a global deployment of many thousands of WorkSpaces from the AWS console. And you can rapidly provision and de-provision desktops as the needs of your workforce change.

Use cases

Provide secure cloud desktops for remote, mobile, and contract employees

The rapid growth of remote and mobile workers is placing pressure on IT to provide fast, easy access to corporate applications and data from the device of their choice. Amazon WorkSpaces helps mobile and remote employees access the applications users need by delivering a cloud desktop accessible anywhere with an internet connection using any supported device.

Enable bring your own device

To deliver on the promise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, IT must ensure employees can easily and securely access their applications and data across a large and constantly changing number of devices. Amazon WorkSpaces lets you run a cloud desktop directly on a wide range of devices like PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet, Chromebook, and web browsers like Firefox, and Chrome. This gives you the tools to deliver a secure, responsive desktop experience that will delight your users and help make your BYOD initiative a reality.

Rapidly provision and scale desktops for software test and development

Developers and test teams need access to a secure, high-performance WorkSpace for completing tasks without the expense and inventory that comes with a lot of over-provisioned physical hardware. You can provision Amazon WorkSpaces that includes all the tools your developers need to build applications quickly. Your source code is not stored on developers’ devices helping ensure the safety of your intellectual property.

Quickly provision persistent desktops for classroom and lab settings

Amazon WorkSpaces provides a full, persistent desktop that students can use throughout their education while Amazon AppStream 2.0 lets course instructors quickly deliver specific applications for the unique needs for their class. Used together, you can easily build the learning environment your students need and ensure students have what they need for your class from day one.

Rapid integration during mergers and acquisitions

Companies going through M&A activity must support quickly on-boarding or off-loading large numbers of employees with fast, easy, secure access to company applications and data. They must do so across a diverse set of devices without spending much money or going through lengthy complex integrations. With Amazon WorkSpaces, IT teams quickly can provision and decommission secure WorkSpaces to keep up with changing organizational structures.

Customer stories

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The Amazon Client Engineering team manages and supports IT services within Amazon and is responsible for managing the company's devices. As Amazon brings on new subsidiaries, it saves money that would previously have been used for physical infrastructure.

“We save millions of dollars for every subsidiary we onboard, because Amazon WorkSpaces can be deployed in many different regions and the solution circumvents the need for physical logistics like shipping hardware and the buildout of network connections. Overall, Amazon WorkSpaces is expected to contribute to an annual savings of more than $17 million for Amazon across all use cases.”

– Andrew Blackard, Manager, Client Engineering, Amazon IT

GrubHub, Inc. is a billion dollar food-service online and mobile platform featuring the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners in the US. As an essential business to support local restaurants, GrubHub leveraged Amazon WorkSpaces to ensure business continuity and support the safety of our employees by moving all departments to a Work From Home (WFH) model.

'Amazon WorkSpaces easily accommodated our real-time customer communication and contact channels allowing 100% of our workforce and new employees to be WFH, accelerating our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy. GrubHub now has the flexibility to control cost and scale this virtual desktop environment to meet the current needs and future needs of our customers, restaurant partners, and drivers for whatever comes next.'

- Justinian Fortenberry, Chief Information Security Officer

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MAXIMUS partners with state, federal, and local governments to provide communities with critical health and human service programs. MAXIMUS used Amazon WorkSpaces to replace their on-premises VDI infrastructure and accelerate their adoption to the cloud.

“MAXIMUS uses VDI for several different types of projects, including call centers and for remote users. MAXIMUS is currently going through a move to AWS for all IT services, so it was natural that we utilize WorkSpaces to replace our VDI infrastructure. We were having many issues with VDI backend server support, workstations, and many complaints from users about software configurations. With WorkSpaces, we were able to release ourselves from all of the backend maintenance and concentrate on the user experience.”

- Jason Winters, Principal Architect, MAXIMUS, IT.

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Intelligent Workspace

All the apps business and tech teams need to share with central administration, security and real-time data analytics essential to support the full range of projects and structure organizations require

Resources

Projects are powered by people, so let Workspace help you be more resourceful

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Resource Board

View and search all resources by work assignments, reservations, skills, projects, time periods, billable, non-billable - by any criteria you require.

Compare actuals to planned, variances between reservations and assigned work, and even filter based on specified availability criteria. All the resource data you need in a single easy-to-use view.

Book Resources

Book actual resources to specific projects to ensure those resources are available when the project actually commences.

Workspace automatically displays resources available that meet any specified requirements, from skills to availability.

Assignments

All resource assignments are accessible right from the Resources app. Just click on any item in the Gantt chart, and all tasks are displayed. Click a task name, and drill down into the actual details.

Workspace provides complete access to all resource data in one simple to use interface.

Agile

Full support for Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban, so you can choose what makes you the most agile

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Agile Taskboard

The taskboard tracks tasks assigned to stories, with a view of any combination of agile charts.

Drag and drop cards to assign to stories, or change status, and track capacity all in a single, easy to use view.

Sync Items to Taskboard

Sync items from any of the Workspace Apps to the Agile Taskboard.

Create backlogs, epics and sprints without having to create new stories and tasks. Just add the existing items, and your ready to go.

Adding Items to Taskboard

Select items from any of Workspace's apps to add to the Agile Taskboard, such as defects, test runs, or requirements. Items added to the taskboard have dual properties, both as tasks/stories and the properties of the orginiting item, such as a defect.

Agile Charts

Workspace's Agile app includes a variety of agile stats and charts. Measure burn ups or burn downs on stories and tasks. Measure velocity and throughput. Teams have instant visibility into the entire agile process.

Choose an Agile Process

Choose from Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban to fit a project's needs. With Workspace, select the process to fit the project. Even sprints can have different agile processes within a project.

Requirements

Projects require that you get it right, and Workspace helps your team stay on the same page

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View, Edit & Analyze

Create, view and edit requirements in a single, easy-to-use view. Stats can and analyzed using Workspace's built-in charts.

Click on the chart's dashboard icon, and add any chart to your Team Center dashboard.

Requirement Documents

Requirements may be collected and managed in specific documents. Create different documents for different requirement types or combine all requirements in a single document, and filter based on types.

Workspace gives you many options when it comes to managing project requirements.

Traceability

Requirements may be linked to other requirements or items in other Workspace apps such as Test Cases, Change Requests, or Tasks.

Trace a requirement to the Test Cases testing it, the Test Results produced from the Test Cases, and any Defects created from a failed Test Result. Workspace Traceability ensures that a complete audit of Requirements can be validated with just a few clicks, not the hours and days typically required.

Defects

A complete solution for tracking and fixing defects. Don't let project defects bug you.

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Track Defects Stats

Workspace Stats are always available on any defect data being tracked. Views stats on Status, Resolution, Priority or any defect data you decide to configure.

If you want to add a chart to your Dashboard, just click on the chart's dashboard icon, and it's automatically added to your personalized Team Center dashboard.

Track Changes

Workspace makes it simple to see all changes to a defect, who made the change, and when the change was made. No more trying to track down what is different, or why a fixed defect is now reopened.

When you know what's happened, it so much easier to know what to do.

Choose Card Groups

Workspace provides various viewing options such as tables, lists or cards. If a card view is preferred, you can choose how to group the cards. Cards can be grouped by any configured fields.

Cards can be edited inline, or use drag-and-drop to move the card to different value on the board.

Instant Collaboration

Discussion threads are available for each indivdual defect, so comments are maintained in context to the defect being worked on. No more searching through emails or instant messages for a particular discussion thread.

With Workspace the discussion is always in context to the defect. Add to the discussion by posting a message from any device.

Defect Traceability

Fix defects fast by having instant access to all relevant information. With Workspace traceability, you can instantly view the Test Result that produced the defect, the Test Case that produced the Test Result, and the Requirement(s) being tested.

Defects can also be linked to other defects to make it easy to see related information.

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Filter Views

Filters are avaialble to view defects based on any data combinations. View only high priority, critical defects that are unresolved, or all defects assigned to me that need to be fixed in the next release or sprint

Workspace filters are a powerful tool to help you pick and choose just the information you need.

Test

Quality takes time, so let Workspace's powerful Test app help you stay a step ahead

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Test Case Library

Create a library of reusable test cases. Test cases may be organized in folders, and organized by type of testing, or any other necessary criteria.

Test cases may be reused for each instance of testing in defined Test Runs. This enables test cases to be tested and retested, preserving the integrity of each test result.

Test Case Properties

Test cases support an unlimited number of properties, including Steps and Expected Results. This information may be created in Workspace, or imported from spreadsheets or Word documents

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All test results for each test case are accessible, and include the Test Plan, Date of Testing, Testing Resource and Test Result. Videoproc torrent.

Testing Metrics

Testing metrics are automatically recorded and may be displayed as detailed charts. These charts also may be placed on Workspace Dashboards with a simple click.

Testing metrics are available for any fields and values being tracked, including any custom fields created for the project.

Plans

Plans monitor project health, so you can keep your finger on the pulse of your project

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Issues

Assign, prioritize and monitor issues to keep your team on the right track

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Changes

Workspace Changes let you control change, so it doesn't control you

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Documents

With a secure repository and full version control, Workspace keeps documents both safe and sound

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Time Capture

Capturing time worked on projects couldn't be simpler

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Simple Timesheets

Create a library of reusable test cases. Test cases may be organized in folders, and organized by type of testing, or any other necessary criteria.

Test cases may be reused for each instance of testing in defined Test Runs. This enables test cases to be tested and retested, preserving the integrity of each test result.

Time Reports

Test cases support an unlimited number of properties, including Steps and Expected Results. This information may be created in Workspace, or imported from spreadsheets or Word documents

All test results for each test case are accessible, and include the Test Plan, Date of Testing, Testing Resource and Test Result.

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Testing metrics are automatically recorded and may be displayed as detailed charts. These charts also may be placed on Workspace Dashboards with a simple click.

Testing metrics are available for any fields and values being tracked, including any custom fields created for the project.