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Amazon WorkSpaces Review

Joshua Stowers
Joshua Stowers
Staff Writer

WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

Several pricing tiers are available ranging from $35 per month to $75 per month depending on hardware and software options with no order minimum. WorkSpaces is based on a heavily modified version of the open-source Xen hypervisor, providing only persistent desktops, and utilizing the PCoIP protocol.

Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces

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The Verdict

WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

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Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces

The Best Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers of 2020

The Verdict

WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

Joshua Stowers
Joshua Stowers
business.com Staff
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Joshua Stowers is a business.com and Business News Daily writer who knows firsthand the ups and downs of running a small business. An entrepreneur himself, Joshua founded the fashion and art publication Elusive Magazine. He writes about the strategic operations entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their small businesses. Joshua writes about choosing the choosing and building business legal structures, implementing human-resources services, and recruiting and managing talent.