Document History - AWS Well-Architected Tool

Document History

The following table describes the documentation for this release of the AWS Well-Architected Tool.

  • Latest documentation update: July 14, 2021

Change Description Date

Updated functionality

Individual best practices can now be marked as not applicable.

July 14, 2021

Resource tagging available

This release adds the ability to add tags to workloads.

March 3, 2021

API now available

This release adds the AWS WA Tool API. AWS CloudTrail logging information added.

December 16, 2020

Updated functionality

This release adds the FTR and SaaS lenses to the tool.

December 3, 2020

Data protection updated

Data protection information updated.

November 5, 2020

Content update

Clarified that after you upgrade a workload to use a new lens that you cannot go back to the previous version.

July 8, 2020

Content update

Clarified sharing in AWS Regions introduced after March 20, 2019.

June 24, 2020

Updated functionality

Access to a workload share is removed immediately when a workload share invitation is rejected. Shared access is granted when the share is accepted.

June 17, 2020

Content update

Definitions for high risk issues (HRIs) and medium risk issues (MRIs) added.

June 12, 2020

Content update

Section on how AWS uses your data was added.

May 21, 2020

Updated functionality

This release adds a review owner to the workload.

April 1, 2020

Updated functionality

This release adds an architectural diagram link to the workload.

March 10, 2020

Content update

Clarified that workload shares are AWS Region-specific.

January 10, 2020

Updated functionality

This release adds workload sharing.

January 9, 2020

Content update

Security section updated with latest guidance.

December 6, 2019

Updated functionality

This release makes the industry fields optional when defining a workload.

August 19, 2019

Updated functionality

This release adds improvement plan items to the workload report.

July 29, 2019

Updated functionality

The release adds the DeleteWorkload action to the policy.

July 18, 2019

Content update

The content in this guide has been updated with minor fixes.

June 19, 2019

Content update

The content in this guide has been updated with minor fixes.

May 30, 2019

Updated functionality

This release supports upgrading the version of the framework used for a workload review.

May 1, 2019

Updated functionality

This release adds the ability to specify non-AWS Regions when defining a workload.

February 14, 2019

AWS Well-Architected Tool general availability

This release introduces the AWS Well-Architected Tool.

November 29, 2018