November 2006

Newsletter #19

Greetings AWS Developers,

It’s been a busy month! We have a variety of news and announcements to share with you – everything from additional availability in the Amazon EC2 beta program, to some cool new applications that you and your peers have been building with AWS.

Steve Rabuchin
Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon EC2 Limited Beta Program Open to Additional Signups
  • Amazon SQS Add-In for Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation
  • Solutions Catalog Highlights – What Your Peers Are Building
  • Join Our Team – AWS Support Engineer Job Opportunity
  • Upcoming Events
  • In The News
  • Amazon EC2 Limited Beta Program Open to Additional Signup

    Thanks for all of the interest you’ve been showing in Amazon EC2! We hear about all kinds of creative businesses you’re planning to power with this web service. On that note, we are pleased to offer some additional beta spots. Sign up soon, as space is going fast.

    If the beta is already closed when you try to sign up using the “Sign Up For Web Service” button at the URL below, you can leave us your e-mail address and you’ll be the first to hear about it the next time we open up additional availability. Once you’ve left your e-mail address, please also be sure to sign up for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), as these two services are used together. We will only be able to give you access to Amazon EC2 if you have access to Amazon S3 as well.

    Sign Up for Amazon EC2

    Sign Up for Amazon S3

    Amazon SQS Add-In for Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation

    Attention Windows application developers – be sure to check out the free Amazon SQS transport for the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Using this add-in, you can build applications that jointly use WCF and Amazon SQS. This makes it easy for WCF applications to pass messages to other systems outside of their network, such as remote browser-based applications, or systems run by other business partners.

    Download the Add-In

    Learn more about Amazon SQS

    Learn more about WCF

    Solutions Catalog Highlights – What Your Peers Are Building

    We are continually impressed with the creativity and skill of our community. Take a look at three new innovative ideas that AWS developers have made a reality using our services.

    A Web Services testing tool built using Amazon EC2 that enables Amazon developers to quickly test and provision the Amazon EC2 web service.
    Simple software built using Amazon EC2, SQS, and S3 that enables anyone to send and receive e-mails with attachments exceeding 1GB thanks to Peer-To-Peer transfers. Podmailer doubles up as an easy to use BitTorrent client.

    A tool built using Alexa Web Information Service and Alexa Site Thumbnail to track, research, and share information about your competitors with your team.

    Not listed in the Solutions Catalog yet? Read more about this and other developer co-marketing.

    In addition to the Solutions Catalog, check out the AWS blog to learn about other interesting applications and AWS developers that the AWS team encounters.

    Join Our Team – AWS Support Engineer Job Opportunity

    Are you energized by what we’re working on at AWS, and interested in being a part of it? Take a look at this job posting on our web site. We’re looking for motivated developers to help support and grow the AWS developer community.

    Read the job description

    Upcoming Events

    We’re kicking off this month’s travels with our trip to Web 2.0 this week, where Jeff Bezos will be presenting the keynote address. Later in the month, join AWS Evangelists Mike Culver and Jinesh Varia as they visit with Code Camps and User Groups across the country.

    Web 2.0 – San Francisco, CA
    November 07 – 09, 2006 founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will be presenting a keynote on November 8th at the 3rd annual Web 2.0 event. Join us for this conference to learn more about our services and meet the AWS Team.

    Twin Cities Code Camp – Edina, MN
    November 11, 2006
    Jinesh Varia

    Austin .NET User Group – Austin, TX
    November 13, 2006
    Mike Culver

    Florida .NET User Group – Miramar, FL
    November 14, 2006
    Mike Culver

    Linux User Group – Washington DC
    November 15, 2006
    Mike Culver

    Chicago Ruby User Group – Chicago, IL
    November 16, 2006
    Mike Culver

    San Diego .NET User Group – San Diego, CA
    November 21, 2006
    Jinesh Varia

    In The News

    Read the latest discussion with founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, in the most recent Business Week magazine cover story. He talks about the vision, history and growth of our developer business, and how we plan to keep offering developers cool, useful, reliable building blocks through Amazon Web Services.

    Read the article

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