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!
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Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.
AWS SAM CLI – v1.72 added the capability to list important information from your deployments.
Amazon RDS – Now supports increasing the allocated storage size when creating read replicas or when restoring a database from snapshots. This is very useful when your primary instances are near their maximum allocated storage capacity.
Amazon QuickSight – Allows you to create Radar charts. Radar charts are a way to visualize multivariable data that are used to plot one or more groups of values over multiple common variables.
AWS Systems Manager Automation – Now integrates with Systems Manager Change Calendar. Now you can reduce the risks associated with changes in your production environment by allowing Automation runbooks to run during an allowed time window configured in the Change Calendar.
AWS AppConfig – It announced its integration with AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). All sensitive data retrieved from Secrets Manager via AWS AppConfig can be encrypted at deployment time using an AWS KMS customer managed key (CMK).
For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.
Other AWS News
Some other updates and news that you may have missed:
AWS Cloud Clubs – Cloud Clubs are peer-to-peer user groups for students and young people aged 18–28. In these clubs, you can network, attend career-building events, earn benefits like AWS credits, and more. Learn more about the clubs in your region in the AWS student portal.
Get AWS Certified: Profesional challenge – You can register now for the certification challenge. Prepare for your AWS Professional Certification exam and get a 50 percent discount for the certification exam. Learn more about the challenge on the official page.
Podcast Charlas Técnicas de AWS – If you understand Spanish, this podcast is for you. Podcast Charlas Técnicas is one of the official AWS podcasts in Spanish, and every other week, there is a new episode. The podcast is for builders, and it shares stories about how customers implemented and learned AWS services, how to architect applications, and how to use new services. You can listen to all the episodes directly from your favorite podcast app or at AWS Podcasts en Español.
AWS Open-Source News and Updates – This is a newsletter curated by my colleague Ricardo to bring you the latest open-source projects, posts, events, and more.
Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:
AWS re:Invent recaps – We had a lot of announcements during re:Invent. If you want to learn them all in your language and in your area, check the re: Invent recaps. All the upcoming ones are posted on this site, so check it regularly to find an event nearby.
AWS Innovate Data and AI/ML edition – AWS Innovate is a free online event to learn the latest from AWS experts and get step-by-step guidance on using AI/ML to drive fast, efficient, and measurable results.
You can find details on all upcoming events, in-person or virtual, here.
That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!