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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Amazon EC2 Resource ID Update – More Resource Types to Migrate

As a follow-up to our earlier work to provide longer IDs for a small set of essential EC2 resources, we are now doing the same for the remaining EC2 resources, with a migration deadline of July 2018. You can opt-in on a per-user, per-region, per-type basis and verify that your code, regular expressions, database schemas, […]

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Getting Ready for the AWS Quest Finale on Twitch

Whew! March has been one crazy month for me and it is only half over. After a week with my wife in the Caribbean, we hopped on a non-stop Seattle to Tokyo flight so that I could speak at JAWS Days, Startup Day, and some internal events. We arrived home last Wednesday and I am […]

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AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and on GitHub

Earlier this year we made the AWS SDK developer guides available as GitHub repos (all found within the awsdocs organization) and invited interested parties to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests. Today we are adding over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization, and we are looking forward to […]

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New – Usage-Based Pricing for Amazon Chime

I am a regular and frequent user of , as are most of my colleagues. In addition to dozens of ongoing point-to-point sessions with individual colleagues, I participate in one chat room for the AWS Blog team and another for the AWS Evangelists. I attend several meetings per day, and use Amazon Chime’s conferencing feature […]

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AWS Summit Season is Almost Here – Get Ready to Register!

I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Tokyo while doing my best to fight jet lag! I’m here to speak at JAWS Days and Startup Day, and to meet with some local customers. I do want to remind you that the AWS Global Summit series is just about to start! With events planned […]

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Join the AWS Quest – Help me to Rebuild Ozz!

If you have been watching my weekly videos, you may have noticed an orange robot in the background from time to time. That’s Ozz, my robot friend and helper. Built from the ground up in my home laboratory, Ozz is an invaluable part of the AWS blogging process! Sadly, when we announced we are adding […]

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Attending Mobile World Congress? Check Out Our Connected Car Demo!

Are you planning to attend Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona (one of my favorite cities)? If so, please be sure to check out the connected car demo in Hall 5 Booth 5E41. The team has been working on a proof of concept with our friends at Vodafone and Saguna to show you how connected […]

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Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances – Save up to 90% On Game Server Hosting

is a scalable, cloud-based runtime environment for session-based multiplayer games. You simply upload a build of your game, tell which type of EC2 instances you’d like to host it on, and sit back while takes care of setting up sessions and maintaining a suitably-sized fleet of EC2 instances. This automatic scaling allows you to accommodate […]

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Now Available – AWS Serverless Application Repository

Last year I suggested that you Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository and gave you a sneak peek. The Repository is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to discover, configure, and deploy applications and components on AWS. It is also an ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and […]

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Amazon Relational Database Service – Looking Back at 2017

The Amazon RDS team launched nearly 80 features in 2017. Some of them were covered in this blog, others on the , and the rest in What’s New or Forum posts. To wrap up my week, I thought it would be worthwhile to give you an organized recap. So here we go! Certification & Security […]

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