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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.

Use Amazon WorkSpaces on Your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ With the New Samsung DeX

It is really interesting to watch as technology evolves and improves. For example, today’s mobile phones offer screens with resolution that rivals a high-end desktop, along with multiple connectivity options and portability. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S8+ phone and a unique new […]

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AWS Enables Consortium Science to Accelerate Discovery

My colleague Mia Champion is a scientist (check out her publications), an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and an AWS Certified Developer. The time that she spent doing research on large-data datasets gave her an appreciation for the value of cloud computing in the bioinformatics space, which she summarizes and explains in the guest post below! […]

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AWS Online Tech Talks – April 2017

I’m a life-long learner! I try to set aside some time every day to read about or to try something new. I grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, back before the Internet existed. As a teenager, access to technical information of any sort was difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. It often involved begging my parents […]

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AWS Price List API Update – Regional Price Lists

We launched the AWS Price List API in late 2015 (read New – AWS Price List API to learn more). Designed to power budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis tools, this API provides prices for AWS services in JSON and CSV form, with one price list per service. You can download and process the price lists […]

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AWS San Francisco Summit – Summary of Launches and Announcements

Many of my colleagues are in San Francisco for today’s AWS Summit. Here’s a summary of what we announced from the main stage and in the breakout sessions: New Services Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) – In-Memory Caching for Read-Intensive Workloads. Amazon Redshift Spectrum – Exabyte-Scale In-Place Queries of S3 Data. AWS CodeStar – Quickly Develop, […]

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Amazon Lex – Now Generally Available

During I showed you how you could use Amazon Lex to build conversational voice & text interfaces. At that time we launched in preview form and invited developers to sign up for access. Powered by the same deep learning technologies that drive Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex allows you to build web & mobile applications that […]

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