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Visual Studio 2017 Launch and 20th Anniversary Event

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Native Python support on Azure App Service on Linux: new public preview!

Dec 11 – We’re excited to officially announce the public preview of the built-in Python images for Azure App Service on Linux, a much requested feature by our customers.

Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

Dec 11 – Starting December 21, 2018, you’ll be able to associate your Cognitive Services subscription with an Azure Search skillset. The skillset execution will be charged as part of the Cognitive Services subscription. On December 21, 2018, we’ll also begin charging for image extraction as part of our document-cracking stage. Text extraction from documents will continue to be offered at no additional cost.

Azure Monitor for containers is now available

Dec 11 – Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available. Azure Monitor for containers monitors the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Python images for App Service Linux are now in preview

Dec 11 – Public Preview of built-in images for Python on Azure App Service

MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration is in preview

Dec 11 – Perform offline (one-time) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service, which enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. To perform the migration, provision an instance of the Azure Database Migration Service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a project.

Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary

Feb 9 – Today, I’m proud and humbled that Visual Studio is turning twenty – we’re celebrating two decades of Visual Studio! As we hit this great milestone, I’m also excited to announce that Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7.

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