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August 2018

Aug 21

Avoid downtime due to Docker scheduled maintenance

Docker has scheduled a maintenance window for Docker Hub on Saturday, August 25. To avoid potential impact to your Web App for Containers apps, please review the recommendations in our team blog.

Aug 8

.NET Framework 4.7.2 update coming to Azure App Service apps

The .NET Framework 4.7.2 update is scheduled to deploy to Azure App Service apps gradually during September 2018.

Aug 3

PHP minor version update for September 2018

In September 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

July 2018

Jul 31

General availability: Linux on App Service Environment

We're excited to announce the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment, which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment.

Jul 26

Public preview: Azure App Service support for Java SE on Linux

Azure App Service supports Java SE 8–based applications on Linux, now available in public preview.

Jul 18

PHP minor version and Xdebug update for August 2018 in App Service

In August 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

June 2018

Jun 18

New App Service apps deployed with TLS 1.2 by default from June 30

Starting June 30, all new apps in Azure App Service will be created with TLS 1.2 by default.

Jun 13

TLS configuration now fixed to block 1.0

We recently announced that all Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps could update TLS configuration. Reporting tools should now correctly indicate that lower versions of TLS are blocked.

May 2018

May 16

HTTP/2 configuration available in the Azure portal

HTTP/2 configuration is available in the Azure portal, to make the selection of HTTP/2 a seamless process with just a few clicks of the mouse.

May 11

June 2018 version updates to PHP

In June 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Standard plan

The App Service on Linux Standard plan (along with Basic and Premium plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Premium plan

The App Service on Linux Premium plan (along with Standard and Basic plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Basic plan

The App Service on Linux Basic plan (along with Standard and Premium plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 2

Breaking change for SNI-SSL host names on Azure App Service

Sites that have SNI-SSL selected will not be able to work with TLS 1.0 selected, if receiving traffic from older browser versions.

April 2018

Apr 17

Configuration of TLS versions in App Service and Functions apps now available

Explicitly set the TLS version for individual Azure App Service and Azure Functions hosted applications.

Apr 16

HTTP/2 support for Azure App Service is now available

Support for the HTTP/2 protocol, the top customer request for Azure App Service, is now globally available for all apps hosted on App Service.

Apr 9

PHP minor version update for May 2018 in App Service

In May 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions (including MSSQL Drivers for PHP 7.2).

March 2018

Mar 22

App Service BizTalk Hybrid Connections: end of life on May 31, 2018

BizTalk Hybrid Connections will reach end of life on May 31, 2018. To avoid problems, you should migrate from BizTalk Hybrid Connections to the new Azure Relay–based Hybrid Connections.

Mar 19

Deprecating Service Management API support for Azure App Service

Azure Service Management support will be retired on June 30, 2018. Azure App Service resource management will be supported only through Azure Resource Manager.

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