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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.

Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users

My friends on the DynamoDB team sent me a tasty bribe (courtesy of Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes) in a successful attempt to get me to tell you about some features that I didn’t have time to tell you about earlier this month! As you may know from my previous post, we launched support for JSON, increased […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 27, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 27 We announced that Amazon Elastic Transcoder API Calls are now Available in CloudTrail. A post on the Databricks blog earlier this month talked about Spark the Fastest Open Source Engine for Sorting a Petabyte. A post on the AWS Java Blog […]

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New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

Many enterprise-scale AWS customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the Cloud and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and […]

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New – Create Amazon WorkSpaces Golden Images

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed desktop service in the Cloud. It allows administrators to provision cloud-based desktops that can be accessed from laptops (PC and Mac), tablets (Kindle Fire, Android, and iPad), and zero client devices. Today we are making WorkSpaces even more flexible with the addition of a new image creation feature. Administrators can […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 20, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 20 We provided some options for Fast, Easy, Free Data Sync from RDS MySQL to Amazon Redshift. The AWS Java Blog published Part 2 of a series aimed at Introducing DynamoDB Document API. The AWS Windows and .NET Developer Blog kicked off […]

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OpenID Connect Support for Amazon Cognito

This past summer, we launched Cognito to simplify the task of authenticating users and storing, managing, and syncing their data across multiple devices. Cognito already supports a variety of identities — public provider identities (Facebook, Google, and Amazon), guest user identities, and recently announced developer authenticated identities. Today we are making Amazon Cognito even more […]

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