AWS Directory Service is a managed service that allows you to connect your AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory or to set up a new, standalone directory in the AWS cloud. Connecting to an on-premises directory is easy, and once this connection is established, all users can access AWS resources and applications with their existing corporate credentials. You can also launch managed, Samba-based directories in a matter of minutes, simplifying the deployment and management of Windows workloads in the AWS cloud. You can join Amazon EC2 Windows instances, get Kerberos-based SSO, and use your favorite Windows tools for administration. In this session, we demonstrate AWS Directory Service features and show you how to use this service to reduce workflow complexity for your users and IT staff.