Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.17
[Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)](/eks/) now supports Kubernetes version 1.17. [Kubernetes](/kubernetes/) is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases and bug fixes. Highlights of the Kubernetes 1.17 release include [Cloud Provider Labels](https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/kubernetes-api/labels-annotations-taints), [ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors](https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/policy/resource-quotas/#quota-scopes), [TaintNodesByCondition](https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/scheduling-eviction/taint-and-toleration/#taint-nodes-by-condition), [Finalizer protection](https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/access-application-cluster/create-external-load-balancer/#garbage-collecting-load-balancers), and [CSI Topology](https://kubernetes-csi.github.io/docs/topology.html) graduating to generally available. Additionally, the [Windows containers RunAsUsername](https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/configure-pod-container/configure-runasusername/) feature is now in beta, allowing you to run Windows applications in a container as a different username than the default. Learn more about Kubernetes version 1.17 in the [Kubernetes project release notes](https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/blob/master/CHANGELOG/CHANGELOG-1.17.md). Learn more about the Kubernetes versions available for production workloads on Amazon EKS and how to update your cluster to version 1.17 in the [EKS documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/update-cluster.html). **A note on region support**: Kubernetes version 1.17 is available today in all regions except for the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Support for version 1.17 in these regions will be rolled out in a subsequent release.