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Improve EC2 Windows launch experience by upgrading the launch agent to the latest EC2Launch v2

Overview EC2Launch v2 is the latest Windows launch agent offered by AWS. It is the upgraded version of earlier launch agents, EC2Config and EC2Launch v1. EC2Launch v2 comes with more features that allow better control over the launch experience of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instances. It makes the launch process consistent, more […]

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How Thermo Fisher Scientific integrated Microsoft Power Apps with data lake resources on AWS to enable automated self-service platform

This blog post explains how Thermo Fisher Scientific team integrated Microsoft Power Apps with data lake resources provisioned on Amazon S3. The post will also walk through the workflow devised to automate and enable the self-service platform for business users.

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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and AWS Managed Microsoft AD Multi-Administrator Deployment

In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to configure your Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to give separate teams administrative control over each individual Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. I was working with a customer that deployed Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with AWS […]

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Setting up monitors for .NET Application and SQL Server using Application Insights

Many Windows-based applications are .NET applications. They use SQL Server in the backend to retrieve and persist data. Often in the journey to the cloud, a rehost decision is made for such a solution using a simple lift-and-shift approach. When such applications are hosted on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows platform, native […]

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Automating Amazon FSx for Windows File Server configuration for more efficient enforcement of security controls

Modern data security strategies require enforcing multiple security controls – including encryption, end-user access control, monitoring, and auditing – to meet internal security policies and compliance goals. Automating the configuration and enforcement of these controls not only reduces the risk of human error and mismanagement, but also reduces management cost and overhead, especially for complex […]

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Quickly deploy a CI/CD pipeline for Serverless .NET applications on AWS

This is part 3 in the blog post series that is designed to introduce .NET Quick Starts for AWS. In this post, we will introduce you to the Quick Start that builds a complete CI/CD pipeline using AWS CodePipeline. This CI/CD pipeline is for a serverless .NET application built using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, […]

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Get started quickly with .NET with Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate using Quick Starts

This is the second part of a blog post series exploring AWS Quick Starts for .NET. In this post, you will learn how you can use the CI/CD for .NET Applications on AWS Fargate Quick Start. It will help you get started developing .NET applications with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on AWS Fargate, […]

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Get started with .NET Development on AWS using Quick Starts

This is the first part of a blog series dedicated to getting started with .NET development on AWS using AWS Quick Starts for .NET. We will introduce you to an automated reference deployment, the .NET Development Environment Quick Start. It reduces the manual steps needed to set up a .NET development environment on AWS so […]

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Launch Microsoft Windows Server instances on Amazon EC2 up to 65% faster than before

Introduction AWS customers running Microsoft Windows Server instances face long wait times while provisioning instances, as the Windows Server operating system (OS) goes through a lengthy boot process. For developers and IT professionals, this can make it difficult to support deployment time and system capacity service level agreements (SLAs). When meeting highly-demanding SLAs for mission-critical […]

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Reduce Storage Costs by setting up MetaCacheDatabase for Microsoft Exchange 2019 on AWS

Challenge Microsoft Exchange is a storage-heavy application, so storage may become cost prohibitive for new deployments. Solid state drives and faster spinning disks are still costly options when multiple copies of the same data needs to be replicated across the global infrastructure. Storage costs have made offerings like Microsoft Office 365 an enticing alternative. In […]

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