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Tag: PowerShell

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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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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Creating a PowerShell REST API

With the recent AWS Lambda support for PowerShell, it’s now easy to make web APIs with Amazon API Gateway that execute your PowerShell scripts. In the previous blog post, we showed how to deploy PowerShell-based Lambda functions with AWS CloudFormation. We are going to reuse that technique in this post because using AWS CloudFormation is […]

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Deploying PowerShell-based Lambda with AWS CloudFormation

We recently announced AWS Lambda support for PowerShell. In our initial blog post, we showed how you can use the new AWSLambdaPSCore module to deploy PowerShell scripts to Lambda. In this blog post, we talk about how you can integrate PowerShell-based Lambda functions with AWS CloudFormation. It’s common to want to deploy a collection of […]

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Announcing Lambda Support for PowerShell Core

Today we are excited to release support for PowerShell Core 6.0 with AWS Lambda. This new feature enables you to execute PowerShell scripts or functions in response to any Lambda event, such as an Amazon S3 event or Amazon CloudWatch scheduled event. Setting up a development environment Before we get started developing PowerShell based Lambda […]

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Deploy an Amazon ECS Cluster Running Windows Server with AWS Tools for PowerShell – Part 1

This is a guest post from Trevor Sullivan, a Seattle-based Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this blog post, Trevor shows you how to deploy a Windows Server-based container cluster using the AWS Tools for PowerShell. Building and deploying applications on the Windows Server platform is becoming a significantly lighter-weight process. Although you […]

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Writing and Archiving Custom Metrics using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Tools for PowerShell

This is a guest post from Trevor Sullivan, a Seattle-based Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since 2004, Trevor has worked intimately with Microsoft technologies, including PowerShell since its release in 2006. In this article, Trevor takes you through the process of using the AWS Tools for PowerShell to write and export metrics data […]

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