Week-end Reading List (June 6-7, 2015)

I was trying to figure out where to list some of the excellent reading I do on my spare time for future reference and then I though, wait a minute that’s right I have a blog! So here’s my week-end reading list for June 6-7, 2015.

High Availability for Mere Mortals by AWS Startup Collection

View story at Medium.com

Practical VPC Design by Nathan McCourtney

View story at Medium.com

Microsoft SharePoint Portal 2013 in the AWS Cloud: Quick Reference Startup Deployment by Mike Pfeiffer


PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment by Mike Pfeiffer


Deploy Remote Desktop Gateway on the AWS Cloud by Mike Pfeiffer


Jaime Porras is a professional technologist helping clients leverage technology to achieve value-based business results. You can reach him via his Twitter handle @ja1meporras



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