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Get Started With Amazon AWS RDS SQL Server

In the past, if you were a SQL Server shop and wanted to use the Amazon AWS cloud, your only option was to bring up Windows Virtual Machine instances and run those machines just like your on premises machines. With the new Amazon RDS SQL Server options, developers and IT…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 4 -- TVMClient

Today I was made aware that in my series on Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone, I had mentioned that part 4 would contain some code samples and talk about encryption. I was confused for a second because I knew there was no part 4 and I thought the series was…

Amazon SimpleDB Basics in C# - PutAttribute

In response to a question in the comments on how to do a PutAttribute on SimpleDB, I've put together this post. These are fragments of code and not a complete source file. Hopefully if someone is looking for information, this can help as a guide. This code was written for…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 3 — Token Vending Machine

One important aspect of accessing SimpleDB on a Windows Phone directly is that it isn't going through another service that can handle securing the credentials needed to access SimpleDB. SimpleDB, like most (if not all) AWS services, requires two pieces of information to secure a request of the service: AWS…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 1 - Signature

The first thing to know about the SDK provided by Amazon for .NET (AWSSDK) is that it does not work on Windows Phone. You can't reference the DLL because it hasn't been compiled as a phone class library. If you try to put the source code in and compile it…

Amazon Cloud Player on Windows Phone Mango

In preparation for the Kindle Fire, I uploaded what MP3s I do have to the Kindle Cloud Player. Playing these on IE9 in Windows Phone Mango does work. The UI is a little slow and for some reason the volume on mine was crazy quiet. External amplification was needed. It's…