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    September 2019

    Sep 6

    Updates to Azure DevOps and App Service improvements

    In the sprint 157 update of Azure DevOps, we added rollup columns to backlogs that let you track progress across work item hierarchies (for example, epics/features/user stories). We also added multiple improvements for deploying Azure App Service apps.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features

    August 2019

    Aug 9

    Azure IoT Edge support in Azure DevOps Project and Azure Pipelines

    We're excited to announce that IoT Edge support in Azure DevOps Project and Azure Pipelines is generally available. Developers can easily set up CI/CD pipelines for IoT Edge projects with best practices.

    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Features

    July 2019

    Jul 24

    Azure Container Registry—Buildpacks support in Tasks is now in preview

    Use Container Registry Tasks to assemble Buildpacks and base stack tracking for OS and framework patching.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure Container Registry—Support for scheduling in Container Registry Tasks

    Container Registry Tasks, which supports cloud build and graph execution of containers, now supports automated scheduling.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure Container Registry—Self diagnostic health check support in the Azure CLI

    Easily self-diagnose the most common issues with registry connectivity using Azure Container Registry Health Check APIs.

    • Container Registry
    • Features

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North. See where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next in the list of Azure products available by region.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters

    May 2019

    May 29

    Azure Container Registry—Helm 3 support is now in preview

    Helm 3 support is now in preview. This update brings support for storing Helm 3 charts, the next version of Helm, which brings an improved security model, and a new Lua based scripting engine.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    May 29

    Azure Container Registry—Open Container Initiative (OCI) new artifact registry types supported (in preview)

    Azure Container Registry –OCI new artifact registry types support is now in preview.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Open Source
    May 6

    Azure Container Registry virtual network and firewall rules support is now in preview

    Virtual network and firewall rules support is now available in Azure Container Registry in preview.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Container Registry content trust is now available

    Azure Container Registry content trust is now available to the public.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Container Registry Helm webhooks is now in preview

    The Azure Container Registry Helm webhooks feature enables new continuous integration/continuous deployment workflows based on new or updated Helm charts.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Container Registry tag locking policy is now generally available

    Tag locking, which allows for building a trusted workflow, is now generally available.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build

    April 2019

    Apr 17

    Azure Container Registry singularity image files (SIF) support is now in preview

    Support for storing singularity image files (SIF) in Azure Container Registry based on the OCI distribution-based container registries specification is now available in preview.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Open Source
    Apr 11

    Manage organization billing in Azure DevOps: Sprint 150 Update

    In the Sprint 150 Update of Azure DevOps, we added the ability to manage billing for your organization within our portal.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features

    February 2019

    Feb 26

    Azure Container Registry firewall rules and Virtual Network (in preview)

    Azure Container Registry now supports container registries that can be placed within a Virtual Network , eliminating the public endpoint and enabling firewall rules for specific external resources access.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Container Registry
    • Services
    Feb 12

    Container Registry Build vCPU Duration name change

    Effective April 1, 2019, the names for Container Registry will change.

    • Container Registry
    • Services

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure Container Registry tasks

    Azure Container Registry tasks, previously known as Azure Container Registry build, enables inner-loop development in the cloud with on-demand container image builds.

    • Container Registry
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Sep 24

    Azure Container Registry—Helm repositories in preview

    As customers deploy multi-container applications, Helm has evolved as the defacto standard to describe Kubernetes-based applications. With Helm repositories, customers can push their Helm Charts to Azure Container Registry, providing a single source of truth for their images and deployment definitions running in Kubernetes.

    • Container Registry
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Sep 24

    Azure Container Registry—Open Container Initiative (OCI) support in preview

    Azure Container Registry now supports OCI image format. Using projects like BuildKit, build and push OCI formatted container images.

    • Container Registry
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Sep 24

    Azure Container Registry tasks—Multi-step capability now in preview

    Use Azure Container Registry tasks, now in preview, to define a series of steps to build, test, and validate your containers before they're deployed.

    • Container Registry
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

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