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Supporting Windows Phone 8.1

When we introduced version 2 of AWS SDK for .NET, it included support for Windows Store 8 and Windows Phone 8. With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, the runtime environment has changed to make it similar to Windows Store apps and to support Universal Apps. This means that when you create a new Windows Phone 8.1 project, you have two options, the older Silverlight runtime and the newer Universal runtime. Our current Windows Phone 8 version of the SDK works with the older Microsoft Silverlight runtime but is incompatible with the new Universal runtime.

To address the incompatibility with Universal Apps, we have created a new version of the SDK in version This new version is a portable class library that targets both the Windows Store 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms. It is included in the NuGet package for the SDK as well as in the installer. The supported services in the new version of the SDK.

  • Amazon Cognito
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • Amazon SES
  • Amazon SNS
  • Amazon SQS
  • Auto Scaling
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Identity and Access Management
  • AWS Security Token Service
  • Elastic Load Balancing

Give it a try and let us know what you think.