Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 6 We announced an AWS Config Update, with More Regions, Friendly Notifications, and Partner Support. We announced that MapR Distribution Release 4.0.2 is Now Supported in Amazon EMR. We announced AWS Storage Gateway Support for Symantec Backup Exec 15. We announced… Read More


The first order of business for a startup is recognizing that there is a problem to be solved.  From that point onward, early stage companies need to translate that vision and help others understand how the problem will be solved.  In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it would be interesting to look at how… Read More


I’m a big fan of Amazon WorkSpaces and currently spend most of my day using a single WorkSpace that I can access from multiple locations, devices, and device types (I can’t wait to share even more details about this use case with you). Up until now, all actions on a WorkSpace had to be initiated… Read More


Today, we are announcing the addition of Azure to the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program. Azure is excited to join Office 365 and others in rewarding and recognizing security researchers who help make our platform and services more secure by reporting vulnerabilities in a responsible way. The security of the Azure cloud platform is… Read More


We have added a new AWS Quick Start Reference Deployment. The new MongoDB on the AWS Cloud document will show you how to design and configure a MongoDB (an open source NoSQL database) cluster that runs on AWS. The MongoDB cluster (version 2.6 or 3.0) makes use of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon… Read More


Forgot the password for your WordPress blog ? This post will help you to reset your password. 1) Get the reset password link to your email address : You need to know either the email address or the username and need to have access to your email address (you will receive the reset password link… Read More


Read this e-mail on the Web HTML Weekly Issue 185 — April 23, 2015 Apologies for the delayed issue this week, I’ve been busy chairing the O’Reilly Fluent conference. Hopefully we’ll be rewarded by many great videos soon, however. What the Canvas Element Means for Accessibility Mark Sadecki As great as HTML5 Canvas is, its… Read More


SharePoint based sites and web applications are tremendously popular at the Enterprise level since it’s so easy to get them up and running.  Now with Application Insights, it is also very easy to get quick and powerful insights into the usage and performance of your SharePoint sites. Application Insights works by adding an SDK into… Read More


WordPress 3.8 is now available via Softaculous. Upgrade your existing installation to 3.8 with one click or install a fresh new blog. WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more… Read More


Enterprise IT architects and system administrators often ask me how to go about moving their existing compute infrastructure to AWS. Invariably, they have spent a long time creating and polishing their existing system configurations and are hoping to take advantage of this work when they migrate to the cloud. We introduced VM Import quite some… Read More