Amazon SQS now includes shared queue access which, among other things, will give you the ability to grant access to your queue to anonymous users and enable you to integrate non-AWS applications with AWS applications. In addition, we’ve added the ability to change the timeout of a received message, which will allow you to accommodate applications that require longer processing time for items in your queues. These new features are available with Amazon SQS WSDL 2009-02-01 which is fully backwards compatible with WSDL 2008-01-01. If you’d like to take advantage of these new features please review our Technical Documentation, which gives detailed information about the new APIs.
Also, Amazon SQS is now available in the EU region, which means that resources for Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon SQS can now be accessed locally in the EU. Developers now have a local EU end-point that supports all of the Amazon SQS functionality at the same pricing as in the US region.