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Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 13 The AWS Security Blog covered an important compliance announcement: The availability of a SOC-3 Report that includes both New Services and a New Region. We released the Amazon Elastic Transcoder with an initial set of features and a promise to iterate quickly based on customer feedback. We continue to make improvements, large and small, to Amazon DynamoDB. In addition to a new parallel scan feature, you can now change your provisioned throughput more quickly. Chris Barclay of the AWS OpsWorks team has put together a really nice guest post to introduce you to three new AWS OpsWorks features. Over the past six or seven years I have had the opportunity to see customers of all sizes use Amazon EC2 to power their applications, including high traffic web sites, Genome analysis platforms, and SAP applications. Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 6 We announced that the AWS SDK for Node. After four months of planning and over 500 emails, I am less than 48 hours away from the start of my 5,000 mile road trip! I have created the AWS Road Trip site to give you the opportunity to follow. Amazon Web Services is sponsoring the new Animated Short Films category at this year's Napa Valley Film Festival. You can use AWS Direct Connect to create a dedicated network connection from your datacenter, office, or colocation environment to AWS. Tom Rizzo is back with another Windows Wednesday post, announcing a new feature that will make it even easier for you to monitor your EC2 instances running Windows.