Release Notes

This page documents production updates to AI Platform Notebooks. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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September 09, 2019

AI Platform Notebooks now provides more ways for you to customize your network settings, encrypt your notebook content, and grant access to your notebook instance. These options are available when you create a notebook.

Now you can implement AI Platform Notebooks using custom containers. Use a Deep Learning Containers image or create a derivative container of your own, then create a new notebook instance using your custom container.

July 12, 2019

R upgraded to version 3.6.

R Notebooks are no longer dependent on a Conda environment.

June 03, 2019

You can now create AI Platform Notebooks instances with R and core R packages installed. Learn how to install R dependencies, and read guides for using R with BigQuery in AI Platform Notebooks and using R and Python in the same notebook.

March 01, 2019

AI Platform Notebooks is now available in beta. AI Platform Notebooks enables you to create and manage virtual machine (VM) instances that are pre-packaged with JupyterLab and a suite of deep learning software.

Visit the AI Platform Notebooks overview and the guide to creating a new notebook instance to learn more.