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You can now define AWS Identify and Access Management (IAM) policies to provide control over which Auto Scaling resources users can access, and the actions that they are permitted to perform on these resources. Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity up or down automatically according to conditions you define. You can use Auto Scaling to help ensure that you are running your desired number of Amazon EC2 instances. With resource-level permissions, you can enable different users within an organization, such as application developers and IT specialists, to access and modify Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling groups with appropriately configured permissions. 

Today we are announcing the availability of CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. Each VPN connection now collects and publishes a variety of tunnel metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. These metrics will allow you to monitor tunnel health, activity, and create automated actions. 

AWS CodeDeploy is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) region. CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to any instance, including Amazon EC2 instances and instances running on-premises. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during application deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications. You can use AWS CodeDeploy to automate software deployments, eliminating the need for error-prone manual operations, and the service scales with your infrastructure so you can easily deploy to one instance or thousands.

We are pleased to announce that Elastic Load Balancing now provides an API that can be used to access service limits for Application Load Balancers and Classic Load Balancers. Prior to the availability of this API, customers needed to contact AWS Support or use Trusted Advisor in order to check their existing service limits for load balancers.

Today, we enabled additional Active Directory (AD) features in AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as AWS Microsoft AD, that make it easier to migrate more .NET applications to the AWS Cloud. You can now improve the security of .NET applications by using group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) and Kerberos constrained delegation (KCD) enabled features. With gMSA, you can narrow permissions to your account, thereby reducing risks by not using built-in user accounts with full server control. gMSA makes it easier to manage .NET applications by creating and rotating the account password automatically, and a single account can be used by one or more application servers.

Today, we enabled additional Active Directory (AD) features in AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as Managed AD, that make it easier to migrate more .NET applications to the AWS Cloud. You can now improve the security of .NET applications by using group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) and Kerberos constrained delegation (KCD) enabled features. With gMSA, you can narrow permissions to your account, thereby reducing risks by not using built-in user accounts with full server control. gMSA makes it easier to manage .NET applications by creating and rotating the account password automatically, and a single account can be used by one or more application servers.

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