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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.

Enhanced Identity Support for Amazon Cognito

, as you may already know, simplifies the task of authenticating users and storing, managing, and syncing their data across multiple devices. We launched Cognito this past summer with support for three public identity providers. The identity providers (Google, Facebook, and Amazon) are used to create unique Cognito identifiers (there’s also support for unauthenticated guest […]

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New Quick Start – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful tool for system administrators. Introduced as part of Windows Management Framework 4.0, it helps to automate system setup and maintenance for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Linux environments. It can install or remove server roles and features, manage […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 22, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. I recently discovered a brand-new set of in-depth AWS articles from Intense School. I am more than happy to include informative, relevant, and timely articles from other partners, bloggers, and so forth. Please let me know when you publish something that you believe […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update

Today Ive received a few questions about a maintenance update were performing late this week through early next week, so I thought it would be useful to provide an update. Yesterday we started notifying some of our customers of a timely security and operational update we need to perform on a small percentage (less than […]

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Welcome the First AWS Community Heroes

I love the community that has formed around ! Many of our customers have decided, with no help or encouragement from us, to actively and independently promote our services, solutions, blog posts, success stories, and best practices to their peers online. They do this by blogging, tweeting, creating videos, writing and sharing sample code, authoring […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 15 We announced that ElastiCache Calls are now Available in AWS CloudTrail. The offered some tips on Keeping up With the Latest Release. Tuesday, September 16 The Cloud Health Technologies blog revealed 6 Things You May Not Know About Reserved Instances. We announced […]

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