Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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Automate Microsoft web application deployments with GitHub Actions and Terraform

Managing infrastructure deployments and application code releases can be challenging. Manual processes often lead to delays, errors, and inconsistency across different environments. This inconsistency, known as environment drift, makes it difficult to ensure reliable deployments. As a result, teams struggle to maintain a high release velocity. In this blog post, we will show how GitHub […]

Update AWS Tools for PowerShell at scale with AWS Systems Manager

In this blog post, I will show you how to update AWS Tools for PowerShell at scale within your environment by using the AWS Systems Manager Run Command. Manually updating AWS Tools for PowerShell across multiple instances can be time-consuming, inefficient, and error prone. These manual operational efforts typically result in a logistical nightmare, especially […]

Accelerate .NET and SQL development with Amazon CodeWhisperer as your AI coding companion

Introduction .NET and Structured Query Language (SQL) developers these days are expected to do more with less time, while still maintaining code quality and adhering to best practices. Amazon CodeWhisperer is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered coding companion that can help developers accelerate and enhance their software development with code generation, reference tracking, security scans, and […]

Accelerate Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling for Microsoft Windows workloads

In this blog post, we will present a sample solution and provide recommendations on how to reduce both the cost and time associated with a Microsoft Windows Server instance joining an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Auto Scaling group up to 78%. Customers using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling often desire faster scale-out times to […]

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. […]

How to copy data from Azure Blob Storage to Amazon S3 using code

Our customers tell us they want a reliable way to copy data from Azure Blob Storage to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Sometimes data needs to be moved just once, like during a migration. While other times, it needs to be copied continuously, like in a data pipeline. What’s common amongst these requests is […]

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 […]

Modernizing a WCF service to CoreWCF: Lessons learned

In this blog post, we will share the challenges faced and lessons learned from modernizing a Windows Communication Framework (WCF) service to CoreWCF for a SaaS-based company. CoreWCF is a port of server side of WCF to .NET Core. It is an open source project that is supported by Microsoft. This project has significant contributions […]

Synchronize Active Directory users to AWS IAM Identity Center using SCIM and PowerShell

In this blog post, I will show you how to use PowerShell to synchronize changes to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) users and groups for federated access to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Introduction Some customers have a well-established Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) implementation and would like to leverage it for federated access to AWS via […]