Posted On: Oct 9, 2023

Today, Amazon WorkSpaces announces the general availability of a new feature that provides administrators increased flexibility to manage applications on WorkSpaces instances while retaining the end user's data and configurations. It provides administrators with an easier way to add or remove application bundles on existing WorkSpaces, including upgrading them to the latest version.

Previously, administrators could only add or remove application bundles through the WorkSpaces migration process, which creates a new root volume while keeping the user volume intact. The migration option is still available, but now the same goal can be achieved while keeping both the user and the root volumes intact. As part of this launch, Amazon WorkSpaces is also pleased to announce the availability of new applications including Microsoft Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021, Microsoft Visio LTSC Professional 2021, Microsoft Project Professional 2021, Microsoft Office LTSC Standard 2021, Microsoft Visio LTSC Standard 2021, and Microsoft Project Standard 2021 on WorkSpaces.

This functionality is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

You will be charged for the hardware and application bundles you choose for your WorkSpaces. For more details on pricing, please refer to Amazon WorkSpaces Pricing. To get started, refer to Administer your WorkSpaces.