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New AWS Directory Service

Virtually every organization uses a directory service such as Active Directory to allow computers to join domains, list and authenticate users, and to locate and connect to printers, and other network services including SQL Server databases. A centralized directory reduces the amount of administrative work that must be done when an employee joins the organization, […]

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New AWS Quick Start – Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub

date: 2014-10-15 2:03:16 PM The new Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide for Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub does exactly what the title suggests! The comprehensive (20 page) guide includes the architectural considerations and configuration steps that will help you to launch the new Cloudera Director and an associated Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) in a matter […]

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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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New SSL Features for Amazon CloudFront – Session Tickets, OCSP Stapling, Perfect Forward Secrecy

You probably know that you can use to distribute your content to users around the world with a high degree of security, low latency and high data transfer speed. CloudFront supports the use of secure HTTPS connections from the origin to the edge and from the edge to the client; if you enable this option […]

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New Introductory AWS Videos & Labs – DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, and Elastic MapReduce

Earlier this year, I wrote about our Free AWS Instructional Videos and the associated AWS labs. The videos and the labs will help you to get started using an AWS Service in about 30 minutes. We have recently added three new videos and labs to go along with them: Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB – Video […]

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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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New Amazon Climate Research Grants

Many of my colleagues are focused on projects that lead to a reduction in the environmental impact of our work. Online shopping itself is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. Other important initiatives include Frustration-Free Packaging, Environmentally Friendly Packaging, our global Kaizen program, Sustainable Building Design, and a selection of AmazonGreen products. On the […]

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