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AWS CloudFormation now supports Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. A Secure String parameter is any sensitive data that needs to be stored and referenced in a secure manner. Now, you can use the Parameters section in your CloudFormation templates to dynamically reference Secure Strings into your templates each time you create or update your stack without exposing the values as clear text. CloudFormation retrieves the value of the specified Secure String Parameter from the Parameter Store when necessary and use it during stack operations.

To learn more about dynamic references and CloudFormation resources that support dynamic references for Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, please visit AWS CloudFormation documentation.

The CloudFormation support for Secure String as a parameter in templates is available in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US).

Introducing email reports for QuickSight! Customers can now automatically send elegant reports directly to their users’ inbox on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule, keeping them up to date on the latest data. Now readers and authors can get access to their information delivered straight to their inbox. They can click into their QuickSight account when they need to dive in and explore their interactive dashboards. Email Reports are available today for all Enterprise Edition customers.

Starting today, Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots is available in 11 more AWS regions. DLM provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups.