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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 SNS Update – Large Topics and MPNS Authenticated Mode

is a fast and flexible push messaging service. You can easily send messages to Apple, Google, Fire OS and Windows devices, including Android devices in China (via Baidu Cloud Push). Today we are enhancing SNS with support for large topics (more than 10,000 subscribers) and authenticated delivery to MPNS (Microsoft Push Notification Service). Large Topics […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 11, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 11 We announced Multi-Factor Authentication for Amazon WorkSpaces. We announced that you can now Tag Your Elastic Load Balancers. The talked about S3 Server Side Encryption With Windows PowerShell. We published Episode 96 of the . Tuesday, August 12 We announced that you […]

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Simplified PHP Development – Z-Ray in the Cloud from Zend

PHP development on AWS just got easier today. Zend Technologies (the PHP company) is now delivering Z-Ray productivity booster for PHP developers on the . The success of a platform is based on many factors, developer productivity being one of the most important. Productivity leads to innovation and innovation leads to differentiation and (hopefully) success […]

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Rapidly Deploy SharePoint on AWS With New Deployment Guide and Templates

Building on top of our earlier work to bring Microsoft SharePoint to , I am happy to announce that we have published a comprehensive Quick Start Reference and a set of templates. As part of today’s launch, you get a reference deployment, architectural guidance, and a fully automated way to deploy a production-ready installation of […]

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Multi-Factor Authentication for Amazon WorkSpaces

is a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. You can easily provision and manage cloud-based desktops that can be accessed from laptops, iPads, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets. Today we are enhancing WorkSpaces with support for multi-factor authentication using an on-premises RADIUS server. In plain English, your WorkSpaces users will now be able […]

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Tag Your Elastic Load Balancers

helps you to build applications that are resilient and easy to scale. You can create both public-facing and internal load balancers in the with a couple of clicks. Today we are launching a helpful new feature for . You can now add up to ten tags (name/value pairs) to each of your load balancers. You […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 4, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 4 We announced that Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances. We unveiled the Updated IAM Console. We posted Episode 95 of the . Tuesday, August 5 An article on CIO.COM explained How AWS Helped Scale App for World Cup Social Media Hub. Wednesday, August […]

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AWS SDK for Python (Boto) Now Supports Python 3

The (also known as Boto) has been updated and is now compatible with Python 3. You can now build AWS applications using versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, and 3.4 of Python. Here’s a screen shot of some Boto code running on Python 3.4.1: (py3)$ python Python 3.4.1 (default, May 19 2014, 13:10:29) [GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple […]

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