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Introducing AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager is a new service in the AWS GovCloud (US) region that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services. SSL/TLS certificates are used to… Continue Reading — Introducing AWS Certificate Manager


Amazon Aurora Can Export Data into Amazon S3

You can now use the SELECT INTO OUTFILE S3 SQL statement to query data from an Amazon Aurora database cluster and save it directly into text files in an Amazon S3 bucket. This means you no longer need the two-step process of bringing the data to the...


Amazon QuickSight adds support for Amazon Redshift Spectrum

Starting today, Amazon QuickSight customers can leverage Amazon Redshift Spectrum to visualize and analyze vast amounts of unstructured data in their Amazon S3 “data lake” – without having to load or transform any data. In addition, customers can now visualize combined data sets that include frequently...


‘Next generation of Skype’ Unveiled, But Theres No Mention of Linux Support

Microsoft has unwrapped “the next generation of Skype”, a feature-packed update aimed at injecting youthful appeal into the venerable VoIP brand. Dubbed ‘new Skype’, Microsoft say the new version of Skype add more personalisation, more immediacy, and more intimacy to the service. “Life is busy and filled with too many...


[$] Python ssl module update

In something of a follow-on to his session (with Cory Benfield) at the 2016 Python Language Summit, Christian Heimes gave an update on the state of the Python ssl module. In it, he covered some changes that have been made in the last year as wel… ...


Latest Ubuntu 17.10 Update Ditches the Unity Desktop, Installs GNOME

And so it begins: the Unity desktop and related packages have been removed from the ‘seeds’ used to build Ubuntu 17.10. As previously announced, Ubuntu 17.10 will ship with GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment in place of Canonical’s home-grown Unity desktop. Unity has been Ubuntu’s default desktop since 2011....


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