Amazon Workspaces is a cloud-based platform provided by Amazon for creating internal and external websites. Access to Amazon Workspaces can be through standard desktop computers, mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Generally, you access your Amazon Workspace by using the Amazon Work Spaces client software or by using Chrome and Firefox browsers on the web. Furthermore, access is given by your AWS Account Manager or can also be integrated into your existing Active Directory-based domain configuration. Here are some quick tips that will help you get started.
For a smooth browsing experience, it is best to start off with the Amazon Workspaces client software. This allows you to manage your Amazon workspace across multiple browser and device platforms such as: Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and also Windows 7. There are two types of client device management platform: desktop and web for Windows and Linux. The difference between these two is that Windows works with WMM (worksheet metering management) while Linux works with AMP (aws module) architecture. Both these architectures have their own set of features and tips.
o Depending upon the operating system of your desktop computer, you need to install Microsoft Office for Word. On the other hand, if your desktop has only Microsoft Office installed, then you do not need to install Word. You can simply use Word.
o Depending upon your subscription, you can access the Amazon workspaces from your Amazon Web Services portal. On the AWS management console, you will be able to see your entire account and find out how much resources you have. Another benefit of accessing your Amazon workspaces from the AWS management console is that you can determine which workstations and/or devices you want to create, modify and/or access on your AWS account. This is very useful for automating certain processes and tasks. However, it does require knowledge of the AWS APIs.
o For a single-machine setup, create an identity and associate it with your service account. Set up a group of machines with the same ID as your service account. Use the same default settings in your Amazon workspace and associate the client devices with the groups that you created in the previous step. Use the Amazon workspaces on your desktop for anything that is related to your Amazon subscription.