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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.

IAM: AWS Identity and Access Management – Now Generally Available

Our customers use AWS in many creative and innovative ways, continuously introducing new use cases and driving us to solve unexpected and complex problems. We are constantly improving our capabilities to make sure that we support a very wide variety of use cases and access patterns. In particular, we want to make sure that developers […]

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AWS Events for May 2011

We’ve got some interesting events and webinars planned for May of 2011. Here’s the most recent list: Live Events, Conferences, and Conference Talks: May 9: AWS 101 for the Government – Herndon, Virginia May 10-11: Streaming Media East – New York City, NY (Javitz Convention Center), including a talk from Tal Saraf (GM of Amazon […]

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Improved CloudFront Support in the AWS Management Console

We have updated the AWS Management Console with support for three important CloudFront features: The ability to set a custom origin for a CloudFront distribution (docs). The option to make a distribution accessible solely via HTTPS (docs). The ability to set a default root object (docs). With this update, functionality that was previously available only […]

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AWS Architecture Center and Upcoming Webinars

Our new AWS Architecture Center was designed to provide you with the information and best practices that you need to build cloud-based applications. We will also be conducting a number of webinars to review and expand on the material found in the Architecture Center. Here’s the schedule: Designing Fault-Tolerant Applications: Monday May 2 at 8 […]

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AWS Training Now Available

We have just announced our first set of AWS training classes. Each session will be held in Seattle and will run for four full days. The classes are designed for developers with experience building Java applications and there will be coding exercises in class. Attendance is limited to 20 students per session and attendees are […]

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AWS Summit 2011 – Navigate the Cloud

Our customers have been asking us for additional in-depth knowledge so that they can architect, develop, secure, and deploy all types of AWS applications. Our new AWS Summit events will take place in New York (June 10), London (June 14), and San Francisco (June 21). Each event will include a keynote from Amazon CTO Werner […]

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AWS Management Console Bookmarking

We’ve added a new bookmarking feature to the AWS Management Console. You can now construct a URL that will open the console with a specific AMI (Amazon Machine Image) or CloudFormation Template selected and ready to launch. EC2 AMI LaunchThe URL to open up the console with a particular AMI selected looks like this: https://console.aws.amazon.com […]

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My EC2 Instance – The First 1000 Days

I launched my first “production” EC2 instance almost three years ago, on July 15, 2008. For my purposes, production includes hosting my personal blog and writing code for my AWS book, as well as a host for random development projects that I putter around with from time to time. I am happy to report that […]

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