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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.

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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Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances

We launched the T2 instance type last month. This new instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we are bringing the benefits of the […]

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Updated IAM Console

If you are an user, I sincerely hope that you are using to control access to your services and your resources! As you probably know, you can create AWS users and groups and use permissions to allow and deny access to many aspects of AWS. Today we are launching an update to the IAM console […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 28, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 28 The talked about Best Practices for High-Frequency Loading on Amazon Redshift. We updated the EC2 Public IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, July 29 We announced New Amazon Climate Research Grants. The published a Sample App for Startups. Wednesday, July 30 We announced Flexible […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor For Everyone

is your customized cloud expert! It helps you to observe best practices for the use of by inspecting your AWS environment with an eye toward saving money, improving system performance and reliability, and closing security gaps. Since we launched Trusted Advisor in 2013, our customers have viewed over 1.7 million best-practice recommendations for cost optimization, […]

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