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  • Master/Slave Datastore – Google App Engine
    Dear App Engine Developer,
    You are receiving this email because you are listed as an owner of a Google App Engine application that is configured to use the deprecated service Master/Slave Datastore, which will soon be shut down. Don’t worry though, this email gives clear instructions for what you need to do. Even if your application does not store data in Master/Slave Datastore, it is still configured to use Master/Slave Datastore, so please keep reading.
    When we launched App Engine, Master/Slave Datastore was the only database service that applications could use to store data. Master/Slave Datastore had issues scaling with the size and complexity of applications running on App Engine, so we launched its successor, High Replication Datastore (HRD), in 2011. Since that launch HRD has proven to scale without issues.
    One of our core goals with Google Cloud Platform is to provide customers with the best technologies to build their business, so when we saw that HRD was a more robust technology, we decided to make HRD the default database service. On April 4 2012 we announced the deprecation of Master/Slave Datastore — our signal that three years from that date we would formally shut down the service.
    That three years is upon us and, as mentioned above, one or more applications that you own (listed below) are running on Master/Slave Datastore. If you don’t take any action these applications will be shutdown on July 6, 2015 and will no longer serve traffic (users will see HTTP 404 responses).
  • SMS notifications in Google Calendar
    Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline.
  • Page Speed Service
    On July 28, 2011 we announced PageSpeed Service, an online service to automatically speed up web pages. In the last 4½ years, PSS has delivered millions of pages for thousands of sites, all for free. While a number of sites continue to enjoy the benefits of PageSpeed Service, we see much broader adoption of PageSpeed technology through our open-source products and have therefore decided to focus our efforts on improving those.
    Today we are announcing that PageSpeed Service will be turned off on 3rd August 2015. Users must change their DNS to point away from the service by this time, or their sites will cease to function. We have created a migration page that includes assistance for changing DNS as well as information on other ways PageSpeed technology can be employed on websites. Please see

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