|AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) - Instance Profiles||
IAM Instance Profiles allow you to securely deliver AWS credentials directly to your Amazon EC2 instances. You can use the updated IAM API, the AWS Management Console, or AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio to create IAM Instance Profiles, then launch instances using that profile to have your AWS credentials securely distributed to the Amazon EC2 instances running your application.
|Default Client Constructors||
Each client in the AWS SDK for .NET now includes a default constructor to make it even easier to work with the SDK. The default constructors use fallback mechanism that searches for your AWS credentials first in app.config (or web.config), then tries to retrieve the credentials from the IAM Instance Profile, if one is available.
|Auto Scaling - Spot Support||
Developers can now take advantage of reduced prices for Amazon EC2 Spot instances from their Auto Scaling groups.
|Amazon S3 - More Custom ACL Support||
The latest API update to Amazon S3 allows you to specify custom Access Control Lists (ACLs) when you upload objects. Previously you could specify a generic CannedAccessControlList at the same time as uploading an object, but the latest API update allows you to specify any custom ACL to be applied immediately when your object is uploaded.
|Amazon RDS - Option Groups||
The latest update to the Amazon RDS API adds support for option groups. Option groups are currently supported only for the Oracle DB engine. The first option to be supported is Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control.
|Amazon EC2 - VM Export and DescribeInstanceStatus updates||
The latest update to the Amazon EC2 API allows you to export Windows Server instances that you originally imported into EC2, and adds timestamps to instance status and system status to indicate the date and time that a status check failed.
|Amazon Elastic MapReduce - Updated Hive version constants||
The constants for Hive versions in Amazon.ElasticMapReduce.Model.StepFactory.HiveVersion has been updated to include all the latest versions supported by Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
|Amazon Storage Gateway - Activation Key Helper||
A helper function, AmazonStorageGatewayUtil.GetActivationKey, has been added to assist with retrieval of an activation key for a storage gateway given the gateway's address. The default implementation retries for 5 times with a maximum wait between attempts of 30 seconds. An override allows you to specify a custom number of retries and maximum wait period.
|Installation Requires Administrator Privileges||
The default install location is %PROGRAMFILES%, which on most computers
is "c:\program files". In order to install files to the default location,
the MSI must be run by an Administrator. If you don't have Administrator privileges
on the machine, please change the install location to something like "c:\Documents
|Uninstalling the SDK Produces "Unknown Publisher" Message||On Windows Vista, uninstalling the MSI results in an "Unknown Publisher" dialog even though the installer is signed by Amazon Web Services. This is a known Windows Installer bug on Windows Vista, and is documented here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929467/en-us|
Supported API Versions
This release of the SDK supports the following API versions:
|Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud||2012-05-01|
|Amazon Elastic MapReduce||2009-03-31|
|Amazon Relational Database Service||2012-01-15|
|Amazon Simple Email Service||2010-12-01|
|Amazon Simple Notification Service||2010-03-31|
|Amazon Simple Queue Service||2011-10-01|
|Amazon Simple Storage Service||2006-03-01|
|Amazon Simple Workflow Service||2012-01-25|
|AWS Elastic Beanstalk||2010-12-01|
|AWS Identity and Access Management||2010-05-08|
|AWS Route 53||2012-02-29|
|AWS Security Token Service||2011-06-15|
|AWS Storage Gateway||2012-03-12|
|Elastic Load Balancing||2011-11-15|