Azure Classic Portal (ASM Portal) to be decommisioned

Microsoft have announced that the Azure Classic portal (https://manage.windowsazure.com/) Will be retired starting the 8th of Janurary 2018. Therefore you will need to use the new ARM portal (https://portal.azure.com) for future administration.

The full story can be found here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-portal-updates-for-classic-portal-users/

I would expect this will be the beginning of pushing companies away from the old environment and moving them to the new Azure Resource Manager instead.