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    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.

    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.

    Sep 24

    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.

    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.

    April 2016

    Apr 19

    General availability: Azure Container Service

    Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. It provides an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. Today, it enters general availability.

    February 2016

    Feb 17

    Public preview: Azure Container Service

    Azure Container Service helps you use Docker images and Linux containers in a production environment.