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Japanese Era Update

Published date: November 26, 2018

On May 1, 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar will begin. Microsoft is preparing for these changes. Azure services rely on support from the underlying operating system and development frameworks for date-related functionality. This date-related functionality includes support for the new era. Operating system and frameworks updates for new era support will be deployed in a similar way to other critical updates. We’ll update this page as needed in the months ahead.

Learn more about the Microsoft effort to address the new Japan era.

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