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Creating a local PFX copy of App Service Certificate

Introduction Last year, we introduced ‘App Service Certificate’, a certificate lifecycle management offering. Azure portal provides a user-friendly experience for creating App Service Certificates and using them with App Service Apps. You can read more about this service here. While the portal provides first class experience for deploying App Service Certificate through Key Vault to… Read more

Announcing Azure Functions support for Serverless Framework

Today we’ve officially announced preview support for the Azure Functions Serverless Framework plugin. The Serverless Framework is an open source tool which allows you to deploy auto-scaling, pay-per-execution, event-driven functions to any cloud. It helps abstract away the details of your Serverless resources and lets you focus on the important part – your application. With… Read more

Making your APIs available to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Azure App Service and Azure Functions are both commonly used for building organizational APIs. These might include important business logic needed by many apps and activities. Traditionally, most of these clients are written by professional developers, but Microsoft also offers solutions that enable anyone in an organization to build solutions. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are… Read more

App Service Companion for iOS update

We have just release an update for our App Service Companion app for iOS Some of the key new features include: – Ability to “favorite” apps for quick access – New grouping option in the app list to quickly navigate through large app collections. – Support for Push notifications – New native UI built specially… Read more

Azure Functions Proxies public preview

Since we first released Azure Functions, we’ve seen a lot of customers using the service to build APIs. Functions is a fantastic way to quickly express an action, and the consumption plan is a great billing model for many types of applications. However, we’ve also heard that dealing with multiple functions could be easier. It’s… Read more

ClearDB maintenance for Mercury databases on Microsoft Azure

We are conducting an assessment on ClearDB MySQL databases associated with Azure customers. We have found several instances where subscriptions are deployed in ClearDB but have no corresponding Azure account associated with them. To synchronize the ClearDB and Azure services, any MySQL database that does not have a valid Azure account will be frozen on… Read more

Azure Mobile Apps iOS SDK v3.3.0 Released

Today we are releasing the Azure Mobile Apps iOS SDK to CocoaPods and other online properties. This is a drop-in replacement for the existing SDK. We only have one feature fix in this release. We updated the authentication code to support the SFSafariViewController. This release affects you if you use Google Authentication and a server-flow…. Read more

Revisiting Windows Azure Pack Web Sites V2 Support Lifecycle Dates

Windows Azure Pack Web Sites V2 is an on-premises, high density, multi-tenant web hosting for service providers and enterprise IT and provides an experience similar to the predecessor to Azure App Service, Azure Web Sites.  The product is deployed on top of Windows Server 2012 R2 and is an optional add-on to Windows Azure Pack…. Read more

Parse Server on Azure App Service Updated

The open-source Parse Server project has moved on since we first published the Marketplace resource for running your own version of Parse Server on Azure App Service. The Azure version of Parse Server uses all Azure resources – DocumentDb, Storage, Notification Hubs and App Service. Recently, Parse Server got updated to v2.3.0. If you wish… Read more

Preview API Apps Deprecation

Affected Product: Azure Preview API Apps (v1) Deprecation Date: January 18th, 2017 Removal Date: March 14th, 2017 Mitigation: Redeploy workload to App Service API Apps (v2) Today we are announcing the deprecation of Preview API Apps, referred to as v1 API Apps for this article. v1 API Apps are deprecated immediately and will be removed… Read more