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    July 2019

    Jul 17

    Update 19.07 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.07 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. It is meant for backwards compatibility testing.

    Jul 8

    Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail feed.

    June 2019

    Jun 24

    Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. The Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.05; we plan to upgrade it to 19.06 in two weeks.

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Sphere 19.05 Release Unlocks new features in the MT3620

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    May 16

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.

    April 2019

    Apr 24

    Update 19.04 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.04 quality release is available today via the Retail feed.

    Apr 10

    Update 19.04 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.04 quality release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.03; we plan to upgrade it to 19.04 in two weeks.

    Apr 3

    Public preview: Windows Server 2019 container support in Azure App Service

    Windows Server 2019 Container Support is now available in the public preview of Windows Containers on Azure App Service.

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    Update 19.03 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    The 19.03 release marks the beginning of a planned release schedule of one major feature release and two minor quality releases per quarter.

    Mar 15

    Update 19.03 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    We now support both a Retail Evaluation feed and a Retail feed for the Azure Sphere OS.

    February 2019

    Feb 15

    Azure Sphere 19.02 Release

    The Azure Sphere 19.02 release is available now. In this release, we focus on broader device capabilities, new reference solutions, and prioritizing features based on feedback.

    Feb 11

    Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

    January 2019

    Jan 25

    General availability: Azure Guest OS Family 6 (Windows Server 2019)

    The Azure Guest OS Family 6 is now generally available.

    Jan 9

    Azure Sphere: Update to the 18.11 release

    Today, the Azure Sphere team is releasing an update to the 18.11 release.

    September 2018

    Sep 17

    General availability: Serial console for Azure VMs

    Serial console for Azure VMs is generally available with new features and many bug fixes and improvements.

    February 2018

    Feb 15

    Public preview: Automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets

    A new capability is in preview: automatic guest OS image updates in scale sets.

    October 2016

    Oct 10

    Linux support in Azure App Service

    Azure App Service now allows developers to choose Linux, making web applications run on Linux natively.

    April 2016

    Apr 5

    Linux VM support on Azure Batch

    The Azure Batch service has added Linux VM support.

    April 2014

    Apr 3

    Cluster Operating System Update for HDInsight Clusters

    Newly created HDInsight clusters will run on Windows Server 2012 R2, have .NET 4.5 available, and allow inbound connections to any executable on worker nodes.

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