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    December 2018

    Dec 26

    Azure Kubernetes Service December Update

    Azure Kubernetes Service made a series of updates and improvements over the past few weeks.

    Dec 19

    Azure Monitor for Containers agent updates

    Updates to the Azure Monitor for Containers agent include the auto-upgrade feature, along with enhancements and bug fixes.

    Dec 11

    Azure Monitor for containers is now available

    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).

    Dec 11

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in East Asia

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in East Asia.

    Dec 5

    Azure Container Service Will Retire on January 31, 2020

    The Azure Container Service (ACS) will retire on January 31, 2020. Customers should begin transitioning to the Azure Kubernetes Service or other options now.

    Dec 4

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) virtual node is in preview

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) virtual node allows developers to elastically provision additional pods inside Container Instances that start in seconds.

    Dec 3

    AKS clusters patched for Kubernetes vulnerability

    The Kubernetes community announced a serious security vulnerability that affects some recent releases. In preparation for this announcement, Azure Kubernetes Service has patched all affected clusters.

    November 2018

    Nov 13

    Private preview: Azure Kubernetes Service in Azure China

    Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in private preview in the China East 2 region, the first Azure China region for the service.

    Nov 12

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in South India

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in South India.

    Nov 1

    Kubernetes on Azure Stack in preview

    We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS-Engine on Azure Stack.

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Azure Container Instances custom Virtual Network support is in preview

    With Virtual Network support, Azure Container Instances now supports deploying containers to new or existing Azure virtual networks. Azure Container Instances containers can have secure communication with other resources, such as Azure Kubernetes Service clusters, residing in the same virtual network.

    Oct 30

    Short-term fix for the watch stream error

    Target availability: October, 2018

    We're rolling out a short-term fix for watch stream errors in your clusters. It will create a mutating webhook admission controller that injects the provided FQDN to fix the issue.

    Oct 30

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in UK West

    Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available in the UK West region, bringing the number of regions for the service to 14.

    Oct 25

    Removing Kubernetes 1.7 and 1.8 support in AKS on November 30, 2018

    On November 30, 2018, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) will stop supporting Kubernetes minor versions 1.7 and 1.8. We recommend that you upgrade to one of the newer minor versions.

    Oct 22

    Deleting abandoned AKS clusters

    Delete your Azure Kubernetes Service abandoned deployments if you have just deleted the resource group that contains all the resources related to the cluster but left the AKS deployment resource.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Reducing Kubernetes patch versions supported in Azure Kubernetes Service

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports only two stable patch versions for every minor version supported. AKS previously supported five minor versions: 1.7,1.8,1.9,1.10, and 1.11.

    July 2018

    Jul 16

    What’s new in Azure Monitor—container health

    New feature updates to have been released for Azure Monitor container health for Azure Kubernetes Service since the successful public preview launch at the //build conference.

    December 2017

    Dec 21

    Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0

    Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u` or use dep.

    September 2017

    Sep 21

    Azure Cloud Shell: New CLI tools added and font-size selection

    Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Azure Cloud Shell, including the addition of new CLI tools to improve your productivity. Learn about the CLI tools we recently added.

    April 2017

    Apr 27

    Azure Container Service

    Azure Container Service will be the fastest way to realize the benefits of running containers in production. It'll use customers’ preferred choice of open source technology, tools, and skills, combined with the confidence of solid support and a thriving community ecosystem.