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Tagging Amazon EC2 Instances at Launch

by Steve Roberts | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In this guest post (by James Saull from the AWS Solutions Architects team), we will show how to launch EC2 instances, retrieve the new instances’ IDs, and apply tags to them. Tagging EC2 instances allows you to assign metadata to instances to facilitate management – especially at scale. Canonical examples include tagging instances to identify […]

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Requesting feedback on the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio

by Andrew Fitz Gibbon | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio provides extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio that make it easier to develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications using Amazon Web Services. We’re constantly working to improve these extensions and provide developers what they need to develop and manage their applications. To better guide the future of the AWS Toolkit […]

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Using Amazon SQS Dead Letter Queues

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

After Jason Fulghum recently posted a blog entry about using Amazon SQS dead letter queues with the AWS SDK for Java, I thought his post would be interesting for .NET developers as well. Here is Jason’s post with the code replaced with the C# equivalent. Amazon SQS recently introduced support for dead letter queues. This […]

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Steve Roberts Interviewed in Episode 255 of the PowerScripting Podcast

A few weeks ago Steve Roberts, from the AWS SDK and Tools team for .NET, was pleased to be invited to take part in an episode of the PowerScripting Podcast, chatting with fellow developers about PowerShell here at AWS, the AWS SDK for .NET and other general topics (including his choice of superhero!). The recording […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Local Integration with AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Recently, the Amazon DynamoDB team released DynamoDB Local, a great tool for local testing and working disconnected from the Internet. With version 1.6.3 of the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, DynamoDB Local was integrated to make it easy to manage your locally running DynamoDB. In order to run DynamoDB Local, you need at least a […]

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IAM Credential Rotation (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 3)

by Milind Gokarn | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In the previous post in this series, we talked about using IAM users instead of using the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll talk about another security best practice, regularly rotating your credentials. Instead of rotating credentials only when keys are compromised, you should regularly rotate your credentials. If you […]

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New Sample Simple Workflow

When you install the SDK from our website, many samples are installed inside Visual Studio, including the Express editions of Visual Studio. Look in the New Project Wizard, where you’ll find samples showing off many of the AWS services.   We recently added a new sample that shows off using Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) […]

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Resource Condition Support in the AWS CloudFormation Editor

AWS CloudFormation recently added support for conditions that control whether resources are created or what value to set for properties on resources. The CloudFormation editor included with the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio was updated to support conditions in version 1.6.1. If you have never used the CloudFormation editor, we have a screencast that gives […]

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Creating Amazon DynamoDB Tables with PowerShell

by Steve Roberts | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Version 2.0 of the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell contains new cmdlets that allow you to manage tables in Amazon DynamoDB. The cmdlets all share the same noun prefix, DDB, and can be discovered using Get-Command: PS C:> Get-Command -Module AWSPowerShell -Noun DDB* CommandType Name ModuleName ———– —- ———- Cmdlet Add-DDBIndexSchema AWSPowerShell Cmdlet Add-DDBKeySchema AWSPowerShell […]

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Using IAM Users (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 2)

by Milind Gokarn | on | in .NET* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In the previous post about access key management, we covered the different methods to provide AWS access keys to your .NET applications. We also talked about a few best practices, one of which is to use IAM users to access AWS instead of the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll […]

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