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October 2005

Newsletter #12

  • Microsoft / Amazon Web Services Developer Contest Announced
  • Developer Success Story: GMP Services, Inc.
  • New Features in Amazon E-Commerce Service
  • Weekly Developer Chat – Upcoming Topics and Schedule
  • Microsoft / Amazon Web Services Developer Contest Announced

    Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp. kicked off the Microsoft /Amazon Web Services Developer Contest at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2005. From now through Dec. 31, 2005, you can compete for prizes by using Visual Studio 2005 and AWS to build innovative and entrepreneurial applications. The grand-prize winner will have his or her Amazon Wish List fulfilled with a value up to $5,000 (US). Other prizes will be awarded as well. A complete list of contest rules, eligibility restrictions, entry instructions, and prizes are available on the AWS web site.

    A burgeoning and innovative Amazon S3 developer community is already building both end-user applications that consume Amazon S3, as well as tools and libraries that help other developers build on this web service. Learn more about the following new Amazon S3-based solutions.

    Developer Success Story: GMP Services, Inc.

    GMP Services, Inc. expects at least $10,000 to $20,000 per quarter in revenues generated from using Amazon Web Services technology.

    Read the success story

    New Features in Amazon E-Commerce Service

    Recent updates to Amazon E-Commerce Service 4.0 introduced subjects, search bin features, and an availability parameter for filtering ItemSearch results.

    Weekly Developer Chat – Upcoming Topics and Schedule

    Connect live with Amazon Web Services Product Managers to assist you in your development effort and discuss the Amazon E-Commerce Service and Alexa Web Information Services. Participate in our open chats with your questions and topics of interest.

    Join in on Wednesdays at 9am PDT. Here is a schedule of our upcoming chats:

    • 12-Oct: Open Chat
    • 19-Oct: Chat with ECS Product Management
    • 26-Oct: Special Topic – Stay tuned for details on the developer forums

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