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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 Elastic Transcoder Now Supports Smooth Streaming

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a scalable, fully managed media (audio and video) transcoding service that works on a cost-effective, pay-per-use model. You don’t have to license or install any software, and you can take advantage of transcoding presets for a variety of popular output devices and formats, including H.264 and VP8 video and AAC, MP3, […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update II

I’d like to give you an update on the EC2 Maintenance announcement that I posted last week. Late yesterday (September 30th), we completed a reboot of less than 10% of the EC2 fleet to protect you from any security risks associated with the Xen Security Advisory (XSA-108). This Xen Security Advisory was embargoed until a […]

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Amazon AppStream is Now Available in Japan

allows you to build complex applications that run on simple devices, taking advantage of cloud-based graphical rendering (both 2D and 3D) and reducing the need for local compute power and storage. Our customers are also using AppStream to simplify their beta testing process and to control the dispersion of their Intellectual Property (IP). As I […]

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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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