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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 SNS TTL (Time to Live) Control

is a fast and flexible push messaging service. Many of the messages that you can send with SNS are relevant or valuable for a limited period of time. Sports scores, weather notifications, and “flash sale” announcements can all get stale in a short period of time. In situations where devices are offline or disconnected, flooding […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 7, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 7 We announced New Practice Exams for AWS Certification. We launched New Active Directory Integration Features for Amazon WorkSpaces. We introduced Additional IAM Support in the AWS Billing Console (also covered in the AWS Security Blog). Tuesday, July 8 Nothing happened. Wednesday, July 9 […]

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New AWS Mobile Services

April 30, 2018: We’ve discontinued Amazon Mobile Analytics. Amazon Pinpoint now provides the analytics features that Amazon Mobile Analytics previously offered. If you’re new to Mobile Analytics, you can integrate the mobile analytics features of Amazon Pinpoint into your app. If you currently use Amazon Mobile Analytics, you can migrate to Amazon Pinpoint. The Mobile […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update – Second Location in Sydney

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your data transfer costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Today […]

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Additional IAM Support in the AWS Billing Console

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) gives you fine-grained control over access to AWS services and resources. You can create and manage AWS users and groups and then use IAM permissions (in the form of policies) to allow and deny access to AWS resources. The AWS Billing Console lets you see how much you are […]

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New Practice Exams for AWS Certification

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect! In order to help you to study and prepare for the AWS Certification Exams, we have released four practice exams. These practice exams supplement the blueprint guides associated with each exam and are designed to help you to test your knowledge before you take the final exam. […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 30, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 30 We announced More Regions, More Services and Cool Partners for Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that Amazon Kinesis is now Available in More Regions. We announced a Free Trial and Price Reductions for Amazon Redshift. Our friends at Netflix announced the Security […]

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