Preview Release of the new AWS Tools for PowerShell

In 2012 we announced the first version of the AWS Tools for PowerShell module for Windows PowerShell, containing around 550 cmdlets supporting 20 or so services. In the years since, the growth of AWS has expanded the module to almost 6000 cmdlets spanning 160+ services, plus an additional (but identical) module for users of PowerShell 6 Read more about Preview Release of the new AWS Tools for PowerShell[…]

AWS Lake Formation – Now Generally Available

As soon as companies started to have data in digital format, it was possible for them to build a data warehouse, collecting data from their operational systems, such as Customer relationship management (CRM) and Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and use this information to support their business decisions. The reduction in costs of storage, together Read more about AWS Lake Formation – Now Generally Available[…]

New – Local Mocking and Testing with the Amplify CLI

The open source Amplify Framework provides a set of libraries, user interface (UI) components, and a command line interface (CLI) that make it easier to add sophisticated cloud features to your web or mobile apps by provisioning backend resources using AWS CloudFormation. A comment I often get when talking with our customers, is that when you are Read more about New – Local Mocking and Testing with the Amplify CLI[…]

Amplify Framework Update – Quickly Add Machine Learning Capabilities to Your Web and Mobile Apps

At AWS, we want to put machine learning in the hands of every developer. For example, we have pre-trained AI services for areas such as computer vision and language that you can use without any expertise in machine learning. Today we are making another step in that direction with the addition of a new Predictions category to the Read more about Amplify Framework Update – Quickly Add Machine Learning Capabilities to Your Web and Mobile Apps[…]

AWS CloudFormation Update – Public Coverage Roadmap & CDK Goodies

I launched AWS CloudFormation in early 2011 with a pair of posts: AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe and AWS CloudFormation in the AWS Management Console. Since that launch, we have added support for many AWS resource types, launched many new features, and worked behind the scenes to ensure that CloudFormation Read more about AWS CloudFormation Update – Public Coverage Roadmap & CDK Goodies[…]

Amazon Polly Introduces Neural Text-To-Speech and Newscaster Style

From Robbie the Robot to Jarvis, science fiction writers have long understood how important it was for an artificial being to sound as lifelike as possible. Speech is central to human interaction, and beyond words, it helps us express feelings and emotions: who can forget HAL 9000’s haunting final scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Read more about Amazon Polly Introduces Neural Text-To-Speech and Newscaster Style[…]

Now Open – AWS Middle East (Bahrain) 

The first AWS Region in the Middle East is now open and it is available for you to use today. The official name is Middle East (Bahrain) and the API name is me-south-1. With today’s launch, the AWS Cloud now spans 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world. The Middle East (Bahrain) Region consists of three Read more about Now Open – AWS Middle East (Bahrain) […]

Amazon Transcribe Streaming Now Supports WebSockets

I love services like Amazon Transcribe. They are the kind of just-futuristic-enough technology that excites my imagination the same way that magic does. It’s incredible that we have accurate, automatic speech recognition for a variety of languages and accents, in real-time. There are so many use-cases, and nearly all of them are intriguing. Until now, Read more about Amazon Transcribe Streaming Now Supports WebSockets[…]

AWS DeepLens – Now Orderable in Seven Additional Countries

The new (2019) edition of the AWS DeepLens can now be purchased in six countries (US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Canada), and preordered in Japan. The 2019 edition is easier to set up, and (thanks to Amazon SageMaker Neo) runs machine learning models up to twice as fast as the earlier edition. New Read more about AWS DeepLens – Now Orderable in Seven Additional Countries[…]