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Category: AWS Tools for PowerShell

End-of-support for Windows PowerShell 2

Following the end of support of Windows Server 2008 R2, in March 2020 we announced that we require Windows PowerShell 3.0+ and .NET Framework 4.5+ as prerequisite for all new releases of AWSPowerShell. As of June 1st, 2020 we no longer release new AWSPowerShell versions compatible with Windows PowerShell 2. The existing versions of AWSPowerShell […]

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PowerShell 7 support with AWS Lambda

Recently we released our .NET Core 3.1 AWS Lambda runtime. With our previous .NET Core 2.1 Lambda runtime we released the AWSLambdaPSCore PowerShell module that made it easy to deploy PowerShell scripts to Lambda using PowerShell 6 and the .NET Core 2.1 Lambda Runtime. Now we have released version 2.0.0 of the PowerShell module AWSLambdaPSCore. […]

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AWS is updating minimum requirements for AWS Tools for PowerShell to Windows PowerShell 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.5

On January 14th 2020 Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The oldest supported Windows Server version, Windows Server 2012, comes with Windows PowerShell 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.5. The legacy variant of AWS Tools for PowerShell (AWSPowerShell) is currently compatible with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.5. […]

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AWS Tools for PowerShell is now generally available with version 4.0

Dear AWS PowerShell Customers, We are excited to announce the GA release of version 4 of our PowerShell modules! AWS Tools for PowerShell is available in three different variants: AWS.Tools is the new modular variant that allows for faster import times and a smaller footprint. AWS.Tools is compatible with both PowerShell Core 6+ and Windows PowerShell 5.1 when .NET Framework 4.7.2 is installed. Starting with […]

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Preview of AWS Tools for PowerShell v4 features

In August, the AWS .NET Team released the first preview of AWS.Tools: the modular version of AWS Tools for PowerShell. As we are close to declaring AWS.Tools ready for production use, we can now announce that the generally available version of AWS.Tools will be part of a major version update of AWS Tools for PowerShell […]

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Query Systems Manager Parameter Store for AWS Regions, endpoints and more using PowerShell

In Jeff Barr’s recent blog post, he announced support for querying AWS Region and service availability programmatically by using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. The examples in the blog post all used the AWS CLI, but the post noted that you can also use the AWS Tools for PowerShell. In this post I’ll show you […]

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PowerShell Standard support in AWSPowerShell.NetCore

In 2016, we released AWS Tools for PowerShell Core targeting PowerShell Core 6.0, which provided cross-platform support for macOS and Linux, in addition to Windows. We published this module separately from AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell because it was not compatible with earlier versions of PowerShell. Last year, Microsoft released PowerShell Standard: a new library […]

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Archiving Data to Amazon S3 Glacier using PowerShell

The final update of the AWS Tools for PowerShell in 2018 added support for Amazon S3 Glacier. Amazon S3 Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. The update to the AWS PowerShell modules added cmdlets to support both control and data plane APIs for the […]

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AWS Support for PowerShell Core 6.0

Announced in a Microsoft blog post yesterday, PowerShell Core 6.0 is now generally available. AWS continues to support this new cross-platform version of PowerShell with our AWS Tools for PowerShell Core module also known by its module name, AWSPowerShell.NetCore. This post recaps the modules available from AWS for PowerShell users wanting to script their AWS […]

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Send Real-Time Amazon CloudWatch Alarm Notifications to Amazon Chime

This post was authored by Trevor Sullivan, a Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services (AWS) based in Seattle, Washington. The post was also peer-reviewed by Andy Elmhorst, Senior Solutions Architect for AWS. Overview When you’re developing, deploying, and supporting business-critical applications, timely system notifications are crucial to keeping your services up and running reliably for […]

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