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  Jan 24, 2021

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Azure Cognitive Search: Update to the latest version of the REST API by 15 January 2021 (Final Reminder)

Estimated time frame: Jan 15, 00:00 - Jan 15, 00:00 UTC

Event description: 

Microsoft is making an important change that could cause your Sitecore Managed Cloud site to stop working if you take no action. Microsoft is retiring the 2015-02-28-Preview version of the Azure Search REST API; it will no longer be supported as of 15 January 2021. After 15 January 2021, your Managed Cloud implementation will no longer work and must be upgraded. Further details on this Azure Search API retirement are at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-api-migration.

Impact: After 15 January 2021, your Managed Cloud implementation will no longer work and must be upgraded.

Planned further actions:

  • The required action to continue using Azure Search is to migrate existing code that targets the REST API to Azure Search REST API version 2020-06-30 or newer. Please refer to the Sitecore KB article explaining compatibility of Azure Search and Sitecore at https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/549969; if possible, we recommend you migrate to using REST API 2017-11-11 for broadest compatibility. All locations where an Azure Search connection string are defined, by default ConnectionStrings.config in each Sitecore role, will need to be updated.
  • We recommend you test this change to the Azure Search API version thoroughly in non-production environments to confirm compatibility with your particular implementation.
  • If you have follow-up questions related to this change, please raise a new support ticket on Sitecore support portal and we will be happy to help you.

Who performs further actions: Customer

Next update planned at: No further updates

- Posted on Jan 15, 00:00 UTC