Cloud Workstations release notes

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March 20, 2023

Newly-created clusters write vm_assignments and disk_assignments platform logs to Cloud Logging, indicating when VM instances and persistent disks are allocated to a workstation.

March 17, 2023

Cloud Workstations is available in the following regions:

  • europe-west6 (Zurich)
  • europe-west9 (Paris)

For more information, see Locations.

February 07, 2023

You can now use customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) to protect Persistent Disks in Cloud Workstations. CMEK in Cloud Workstations is available in Beta. For more information, see Encrypt workstation resources using customer-managed encryption keys.

January 27, 2023

The Cloud Workstations API makes the following machine types available:

  • n2-standard-8
  • n2-standard-16
  • n2-standard-32

For more information, see Available machine types, REST workstationConfigs, or RPC GceInstance.

January 17, 2023

You can now apply custom labels to Cloud Workstations resources. For more information, see Label resources and Customize workstation configurations. See also the labels field added to the following REST API resources: workstation clusters, workstation configurations, workstations, and the following RPC resources: location and workstations.v1beta.

October 28, 2022

The Code-OSS preconfigured base image now uses version 1.73.1

The JetBrains Rider preconfigured base image continues to use Rider 2022.2.3. It appears in this list of JetBrains IDEs for completeness.

October 11, 2022

Cloud Workstations is now available in Preview. For more information about using Cloud Workstations, see the documentation.