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Category: AWS Directory Service

Seamlessly Join a Linux Instance to AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Many customers I speak to use Active Directory to manage centralized user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT Jigsaws. At AWS, we offer the AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory that provides our customers with a highly available […]

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AWS Tech Talks

Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – September AWS Online Tech Talks

Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – September AWS Online Tech Talks Join us this September to learn about AWS services and solutions. The AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks, led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, feature technical […]

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AWS Directory Service Update – Support for Managed Microsoft Active Directory

The AWS Directory Service allows you to use your existing corporate identities to access AWS services and to simplify cloud-based deployment of Microsoft Windows and Linux applications that are dependent on the availability of a directory. We launched the service last year with support for two types of directories (AD Connector and Simple AD); see […]

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Now Available – AWS Directory Service API & CLI (Bonus: CloudTrail Integration)

AWS Directory Service allows you to connect your AWS resources to an existing on-premises Active Directory or to set up a new, standalone directory in the AWS Cloud (see my post, New AWS Directory Service, to learn more). Until today, all operations on a Directory were initiated through the AWS Management Console. This was convenient, […]

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AWS Expansion – WorkSpaces, Directory Service, ElastiCache, GovCloud, Kinesis, Traditional Chinese, More

We’ve increased the geographic footprint and international relevance of several AWS services this past month. Here’s a summary: Amazon WorkSpaces and AWS Directory Service are now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. Amazon ElastiCache is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) region. AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon ElastiCache, and RDS integration with AWS CloudTrail are […]

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Amazon WorkMail – Managed Email and Calendaring in the AWS Cloud

Updates: April 2018 — Edited to remove packages that no longer exist. September 2018 – Edited to remove references to public folders. April 2019 – Edited to remove reference to introductory pricing. Have you ever had to set up, run, and scale an email server? While it has been a long time since I have […]

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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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