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29Dec 2016

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) now supports the ability to customize the placement of tasks on container instances. Previously, you would have to write custom schedulers to filter, find, and group resources if you needed to place a task on a container instance with certain resource requirements (e.g., a specific instance type).

27Dec 2016

Amazon WorkMail now allows you to use Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac to access your email and calendar, and email client applications that use the IMAP protocol to access your email. This means users can choose from a wide range of email clients when using Amazon WorkMail, including Microsoft Outlook for Windows and Mac OS X, IMAP-based email clients, mobile devices and email clients that use the ActiveSync protocol, Apple Mail and Calendar applications on OS X, and the Amazon WorkMail web client from a web browser. In addition, IT applications that use the IMAP protocol to access email will now also work with Amazon WorkMail.

22Dec 2016

You can now visualize the results of your Amazon Athena queries in Amazon QuickSight. Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Connecting to Athena from QuickSight is a 1-click process. There’s no need to provide endpoints, username and password. Simply select Athena as your data source, select the database and tables you want to analyze and start visualizing in QuickSight. Check out the AWS Big Data blog post to learn more about how you can leverage QuickSight with Athena. 

21Dec 2016

You can now connect to AWS CodeCommit repositories with Git credentials, which let you use a static username and password to authenticate over HTTPS. Git credentials provide a simple and reliable way to access AWS CodeCommit that is compatible with the command line or terminal, the AWS CLI, the Git CLI, and any Git tool or IDE that supports basic HTTPS authentication. You can use Git credentials to quickly and easily access your repositories from your preferred development environments.  

21Dec 2016

Now it is possible to use on-premises Active Directory (AD) user accounts with AWS applications such as Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition by using AD interforest trusts in AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also called Microsoft AD. New Microsoft AD interforest trust features simplify directory service configuration to use on-premises AD user accounts, simplify the end-user login experience, and enable simultaneous use of AWS applications and Windows workloads with Microsoft AD. 

21Dec 2016

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in integration with the Phonetic Analysis plugin, which allows you to run “sounds-like” queries on your data. With this plugin, you can easily account for misspellings and common phonetic variants of search terms, and return more comprehensive query results. The Phonetic Analysis plugin is pre-installed and ready to use on all Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains running Elasticsearch version 2.3. To use this feature, simply update your Elasticsearch field mappings using the Elasticsearch API to indicate which fields you would like to include for phonetic analysis and the type of analyzer to use. You can then run your queries as you normally do, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service will return results including those that match similar sounding terms, without the need for you to write any custom code. 

20Dec 2016

Starting today, you can process, store, and analyze streaming data in AWS GovCloud (US) using Amazon Kinesis Streams. Amazon Kinesis Streams enables you to continuously collect data as it’s generated from applications, machines, and devices, and respond in real-time to your business needs. With the availability in AWS GovCloud, Amazon Kinesis Streams is now available in all public AWS regions. 

20Dec 2016

The redesigned Amazon WorkMail web client now offers a modern user interface, and makes it easier to access your email from a web browser. You can customize the size of the hierarchy and preview panels, which allows you to optimize your experience for the size of your screen. In addition, your most frequently used folders appear at the top of your folder list so that you don’t have to search for them.