Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Category: Windows on AWS

Refactor to Modern .NET and Move to Linux

A brief history of .NET In 2002, Microsoft introduced .NET Framework as a software platform for Windows to help developers rapidly create business applications and simplify complex programming tasks. Thousands of organizations of all sizes began to use it to create software for their business models. Millions of developers around the globe adopted .NET Framework. […]

Join AWS at PASS Data Community Summit 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to welcome our customers and partners to the PASS Data Community Summit 2023 in Seattle on November 14-17, where data professionals and experts gather to explore the latest trends, technologies, and innovations. We are delighted that AWS will continue our ongoing support of this community as a Platinum sponsor—and […]

Accelerate Amazon EC2 Windows container host launch time with Fast Launch

In a Microsoft Windows container environment where Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is resizing cluster capacity, it can take up to eight minutes for a Windows container host to become ready. This accounts for the time the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling was triggered to the time the Windows container is responding to traffic If your application scales […]

Exporting the Windows Failover Cluster log to CloudWatch

In this deep-dive blog post, we will go through a step-by-step guide on how to capture Windows Failover Cluster Event Viewer logs using Amazon CloudWatch agent and send alerts using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). Introduction Windows Event Viewer logs are a crucial aspect of monitoring and troubleshooting Windows systems. However, manually reviewing these […]

It’s end of support time again. Are your Microsoft Windows Servers secure?

With the upcoming end of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 on October 10, 2023, and the ongoing challenges faced by those on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, many organizations find themselves in a delicate position. Transitioning away from these older versions isn’t always straightforward. Some organizations are running third-party software that is not yet […]

Using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to Manage Azure Pipelines Agent Capacity

In this blog post, we will show you how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Auto Scaling with your self-hosted Amazon EC2 Azure Pipelines agents to deploy applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Azure DevOps. Introduction There are many ways that you can build and deploy your applications to AWS. You can […]

Using AWS Launch Wizard to deploy SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster Instances with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps required to deploy a SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster (FCI) using AWS Launch Wizard, with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP providing you with a shared storage solution. Introduction In our previous blog post, we described how to set up SQL Server FCI with […]

Analyze modernization incompatibilities using AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations

In this blog post, we are going to explore in depth how AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations analyzes your environment, what aspects it analyzes, and how to get the most out of the resulting anti-pattern reports. Introduction Strategy Recommendations analyzes, based upon your business objectives, server inventory, runtime environments, running applications, and databases to identify viable […]

Rotate Active Directory credentials stored in AWS Secrets Manager

In this blog post, I will show you how to use AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Automation to keep a service account’s password synchronized in Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and a Secret in AWS Secrets Manager encrypted with an AWS Key Management Service (KMS) customer managed key (CMK). This blog post uses AWS Secrets Manager, but […]