“The new AWS SDK for .NET Developers will provide you with the libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and so forth.
The SDK includes the following goodies:
- A new AWS .NET Library - This library provides a set of developer-friendly APIs that hide much of the low-level plumbing associated with programming for the AWS cloud, including authentication, retries, and error handing. The library supports the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon SimpleDB, the Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon CloudFront, the Amazon Simple Queue Service, the Amazon Relational Database Service, and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
- Code Samples - The SDK includes practical examples in C# to show you how to build applications that make use of AWS.
- Visual Studio Support - The SDK includes Visual Studio templates to give you a running start on your application.
- Documentation - The SDK has a Getting Started Guide along with reference documentation for the library and for AWS.
“The AWS SDK for .NET makes it even easier for Windows developers to build .NET applications that tap into the cost-effective, scalable, and reliable AWS cloud. Using the SDK, developers will be able to build solutions for AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon SimpleDB. With the AWS SDK for .NET, developers get started in minutes with a single, downloadable package complete with Visual Studio project templates, the AWS .NET library, C# code samples, and documentation.
A nice touch is that besides the DLL, docs (in Help 2 form) and some samples, they have also released the source to the library too (so you can see the magic behind the curtain, etc).