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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 Chime Update – Use Your Existing Active Directory, Claim Your Domain

I first told you about this past February (Amazon Chime – Unified Communications Service) and told you how I connect and collaborate with people all over the world. Since the launch, Amazon Chime has quickly become the communication tool of choice within the AWS team. I participate in multiple person-to-person and group chats throughout the […]

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New – Server-Side Encryption for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

As one of the most venerable members of the AWS family of services, is an essential part of many applications. Presentations such as Amazon SQS for Better Architecture and Massive Message Processing with Amazon SQS and Amazon DynamoDB explain how SQS can be used to build applications that are resilient and highly scalable. Today we […]

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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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