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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.

Updated AWS Billing Console

We updated the AWS Billing Console in late 2013. The new version makes it easier for you to see how much you are spending on AWS (in total and by service). It also includes a simplified interface for management of billing preferences and payment methods, a payment history page, and a simple checkout process for […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 6, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 6 I noticed that the EC2 Public IP Address Ranges had been updated. Tuesday, January 7 We added Two New Locations (Taipei and Rio de Janeiro) for Amazon CloudFront and Route 53. Wednesday, January 8 The Amazon Mobile App Distribution Blog […]

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Hosting Minecraft Realms on AWS

Minecraft appears to be the gaming and visual building environment of choice for today’s youth! Pretty much everyone I know in the 8-18 age range admits to spending a lot of time in-world. The game’s outward simplicity hides an environment of considerable richness and complexity, with many interesting emergent properties. The game runs in single […]

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AWS Weeks in Review – December 23 & 30, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land over the last two weeks: Monday, December 23 The AWS Mobile Development Blog talked about Retrieving Media on Android with KitKat. Thursday, December 26 The AWS Ruby Development Blog talked about Using RSpec 3. Friday, December 27 The AWS Application Management Blog discussed Resource Condition […]

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Auto Scaling API Update

We have added a pair of new API functions to Auto Scaling and we have made another pair of existing functions more powerful. New FunctionsDescribeAccountLimits tells you the maximum number of Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling Groups set for your account. If you need more of either one, simply fill out the EC2 Instance Request […]

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