AWS Week in Review – October 17, 2022

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This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

Monday means it’s time for another Week in Review post, so, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Last Week’s Launches
Here’s some launch announcements from last week you may have missed.

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is now available on Windows Server 2019, and all new directories will run on this server platform. Those of you with existing directories can choose to update with either a few clicks on the AWS Managed Microsoft AD console, or you can update programmatically using an API. With either approach, you can update at a time convenient to you and your organization between now and March 2023. After March 2023, directories will be updated automatically.

Users of SAP Solution Manager can now use automated deployments to provision it, in accordance with AWS and SAP best practices, to both single-node and distributed architectures using AWS Launch Wizard.

AWS Activate is a program that offers free tools, resources, and the opportunity to apply for credits to smaller early stage businesses and also more advanced digital businesses, helping them get started quickly on AWS. The program is now open to any self-identified startup.

Amazon QuickSight users who employ row-level security (RLS) to control access to restricted datasets will be interested in a new feature that enables you to ask questions against topics in these datasets. User-based rules control the answers received to questions and any auto-complete suggestions provided when the questions are being framed. This ensures that users only ever receive answer data that they are granted permission to access.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
This interesting blog post focus on the startup Pieces Technologies, who are putting predictive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools to work on AWS to predict and offer clinical insights on patient outcomes such as such as projected discharge dates, anticipated clinical and non-clinical barriers to discharge, and risk of readmission. To help healthcare teams work more efficiently, the insights are provided in natural language and seek to optimize overall clarity of a patient’s clinical issues.

As usual, there’s another AWS open-source and updates newsletter. The newsletter is published weekly to bring you up to date on the latest news on open-source projects, posts, and events.

Upcoming Events
Speaking of upcoming events, the following are some you may be interested in joining, especially if you work with .NET:

Looking to modernize .NET workloads using Windows containers on AWS? There’s a free webinar, with follow-along lab, in just a couple of days on October 20. You can find more details and register here.

My .NET colleagues are also hosting another webinar on November 2 related to building modern .NET applications on AWS. If you’re curious about the hosting and development capabilities of AWS for .NET applications, this is a webinar you should definitely check out. You’ll find further information and registration here.

And finally, a reminder that reserved seating for sessions at AWS re:Invent 2022 is now open. We’re now just 6 weeks away from the event! There are lots of great sessions for your attention, but those of particular interest to me are the ones related to .NET, and at this year’s event we have seven breakouts, three chalk talks, and a workshop for you. You can find all the details using the .NET filter in the session catalog (the sessions all start with the prefix XNT, by the way).

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another AWS Week in Review!

— Steve