Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

Python 2.7 Now Available for App Service on Linux

Python 2.7 has been added to the public preview of Python on Azure App Service (Linux).  With this recent addition developers can enjoy the productivity benefits and easy scaling features of Azure App Service using Python 2.7, 3.6 or 3.7.  More details on the public preview of Python support on Azure App Service (Linux) are… Read more

WordPress on Linux Updated

Updated image for WordPress on Linux We have recently updated the WordPress on Linux offering on Azure Marketplace.  In this version we have replaced Apache/mod_php with Nginx/PHP-FPM, we’ve seen the improved performance in our internal testing.  Customers can use the WordPress on Linux image from the Azure Marketplace to create a new WordPress site and… Read more

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Update 4 Released

This morning we released the fourth update to Azure App Service on Azure Stack.  This release updates the resource provider and brings the following key capabilities and fixes: Resolution for CVE 2018-8600 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability. Added support for App Service 2018-02-01 API version Updates to App Service Tenant, Admin, Functions portals and Kudu tools. Consistent with Azure… Read more

Git Version Update Planned for November and December 2018

Starting on November 13th 2018, and running approximately through December 14th 2018, Azure App Service will be updating the version of Git deployed on the service to version 2.19.1.  This is expected to be a non-breaking update.  For information on the changes contained in the new version please see the Git release notes here:… Read more

New App Service VNet Integration feature

We are happy to announce a new version of the VNet Integration capability that enables access to resources across Service Endpoints or ExpressRoute connections. Like the pre-existing VNet Integration feature, this only enables your app to make calls into your VNet. It does not affect inbound traffic to your app. This feature is in Preview… Read more

PHP Minor Version Update for November 2018

Latest version updates to PHP In November 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions. For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website. PHP Version Change Log 5.6.38 7.0.32 7.1.22 7.2.10… Read more

Twitter AMA with the Azure Functions team #FunctionsAMA!

The Azure Functions team will host a special Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter, Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9 AM to 11 AM PST. You can tweet to @AzureFunctions or @AzureSupport with #FunctionsAMA with your questions about the service. What’s an AMA session? We’ll have folks from across the Azure Functions engineering team available to answer any… Read more

Announcing Bring your own Storage to App Service

Bring your own Storage to App Service now in Public Preview We’re excited to announce the “Bring Your Own Storage” feature to App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers. Available in public preview, “Bring Your Own Storage” supports mounting Azure Blobs and Azure Files into your Azure App Service. You can configure up… Read more