The AWS Directory Service is an Amazon Web Services tool that allows enables an IT administrator to run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the public cloud, easing setup of user and group data and giving an end user access to AWS cloud services.
AWS IoT is an Amazon Web Services platform that collects and analyzes data from internet-connected devices and sensors -- called the internet of things -- and connects that data to AWS cloud applications.
Ansible is IT automation software that makes it simpler to deploy IT applications and environments and automate routine activities such as network configuration, cloud deployments, and creation of development environments.
The Community Technology Preview (CTP) is an early version of a Microsoft product that is released to testers during the software development process. Microsoft releases several CTPs for each product, adding new features, updating pre-existing ones and fixing bugs with each release.
SQL Server 2016 is a SQL-based relational database management system released by Microsoft for general availability on June 1, 2016. It supports transaction processing, data warehousing and analytics uses and provides new and updated features with a 'mobile first, cloud first' approach.
Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, is a security standard for Wi-Fi wireless internet connections that gave way to WPA2 in 2004. WPA2 uses the Counter Mode Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol and is based on the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm.