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Amazon Machine Learning (Amazon ML) now publishes your CloudWatch metrics in the Amazon ML console, making it even easier to use and access these graphs. Currently, Amazon ML publishes metrics to CloudWatch, enabling you to monitor the performance of your models in production. As part of the ML model report, you can view recent CloudWatch metrics related to the model. Now with a single click from the Amazon ML console, you can directly to go the view of metrics for that model in CloudWatch to get further detail.

AWS IoT now supports Thing Types in the Thing Registry. Thing Types allow you to effectively manage your catalogue of devices by defining common characteristics for devices that belong to the same device category. In addition, a Thing associated with a Thing Type can now have up to 50 attributes including 3 searchable attributes.

To learn more about the Thing Registry and Thing Types visit the AWS IoT site or AWS developer documentation.  

AWS Config is a fully managed service that continuously records configurations changes to your resources in AWS and notifies you when your resources change. With AWS Config Rules, you can define guidelines for provisioning and configuring AWS resources and then continuously monitor compliance with those guidelines. 

In October 2015, we announced that you can bring your existing Windows 7 Desktop licenses to Amazon WorkSpaces, a program we call Bring Your Own License (BYOL). Today we are pleased to announce that we are adding Windows 10 Desktop licenses to the BYOL program, allowing you to use the Windows 10 Desktop operating system on your Amazon WorkSpaces running on hardware that is dedicated to you. Just like when you bring your own Windows 7 Desktop licenses, this option entitles you to a discount of $4 per month per WorkSpace, and also allows you to use a single Windows 10 Desktop golden image on-premises and for your Amazon WorkSpaces.

To take advantage of this option, your organization must meet the licensing requirements set by Microsoft, and you must commit to running at least 200 WorkSpaces in a given AWS region each month.

To learn more about this option and the eligibility requirements, please see the Amazon WorkSpaces FAQ page.  

Amazon EC2 Run Command is now available in China (Beijing) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions. AWS customers in these regions can now automate administrative tasks such as executing Linux Shell scripts and commands, running Windows PowerShell commands, installing software or patches, and more across instances. Furthermore, customers can now perform these tasks on instances or virtual machines across any location, enabling hybrid cloud and cross cloud management.