General Announcements

In this section you can find general updates that affect the current CloudShell Pro release as well as earlier and future releases.

[June 2020]

CloudShell Pro Version Naming

We changed our version naming format to a simplified year-based format. The next versions after this one will be 2020.1, 2020.2, 2021.1 and so on. With any question or concern regarding our new version naming, please contact our Support team.

[Jan 2020]

Microsoft Products End of Support

The following list includes Microsoft products retiring or reaching the end of support in January 2020.

  • Windows 7
  • Windows servers 2008 and 2008 R2
  • SQL server 2008 and 2008 R2

As a result, the next CloudShell version (2020.1) will not support above mentioned Win and SQL server versions.

We strongly recommend migrating to current Win and SQL server versions prior to upgrading to this release.

For more information, see the Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy here.

Python 2.7 Retirement

As of January 2020, new CloudShell shells and orchestration scripts will be developed in Python 3 only.

Existing shells and orchestration scripts, which were developed in Python 2.7, will continue to be supported for issue resolution until end of 2020 and will be migrated to Python 3. Quali's Integrations page will display both Python 2.7 and Python 3 shells side-by-side.

End of support of Python 2.7 shells is Jan 1st 2021. Customers who have an issue with Python 2.7 shells will be required to upgrade to the latest CloudShell release and use Python 3 shells.