☀️ Wildcards for the win
Service Catalog supports principal name wildcards with * and ?
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This week's topics
AWS archives documentation Git Repos
Service feature updates
The Oprah or refunds
AWS Archives Documentation Repos
Do you ever feel like you are contributing to the progress of something special when you submit a Pull Request for a typo or missed punctuation?
As tempted as I’ve been to be ‘that guy’, I’ve never pulled the trigger. I know many have and I’m sure it is exhausting to be on the other end. In the many community Slack Workspaces I am part of, I frequently see gripes about bad AWS documentation. I can feel the pain in this post by Jeff Barr so I get it.
I hope this gives the teams the time and the focus to help make the docs even better.
Service feature updates
AWS Service Catalog now supports wildcards in IAM principal name associations - this is a very beneficial update for the use of Identity Center permissions sets as previously individuals with permissions had to assign access to their own permission set in order to see a Service Catalog Portfolio. Seemed silly at the time and I’m not sure how this wasn’t accounted for in the original design. I’m glad it is here now.
Amazon Route 53 now integrates with Amazon GuardDuty threat intelligence - block domains using the same GuardDuty features.
AWS Shield Advanced now supports AWS CloudFormation - automate your DDoS configurations with code for efficiency and repeatability.
The Oprah of refunds
You get a refund! And YOU get a refund! You all get a refund.
It’s not ideal and it’s never what I had in mind, but I can already feel a sense of relief just typing it out. Over the next 2 weeks, everyone who supported the presale of my Greenfield AWS Organizations Course will receive a full refund.
Since this is an AWS-focused newsletter and not a personal counseling session, I’ll spare most of the details.
My real job is taking a lot out of me right now and will continue to do so for the next few months (bonus, lots of learning and content for the newsletter)
Three nights a week we have family/kid activities for the next couple of months
At the moment it is about 65% complete. I could complete it but at the expense of things I’m not willing to give up
I’m sure people would have still found flaws in the content, but if I can’t do something to a higher standard, it’s hard to do at all. Making a content plan, recording it, editing, and publishing it all on my own takes way more than I anticipated
All of that to say, my family is getting what’s left of me instead of the best of me. A rushed dad in the morning and a distracted husband/father in the evenings.
I’m still going to work on completing the course but without a deadline. Anyone that supported the presale will have the opportunity to purchase at a discounted rate when the course is complete.
I will continue to publish the newsletter so long as AWS provides updates that I’m interested in about the work I do in AWS.
I sincerely appreciate the continued patronage of the newsletter. I’ve lost very few subscribers over the months and the list continues to grow every month. I realize many of you were looking forward to the course at launch so I apologize for the delay. Thank you!