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Zip Push Deployment for Web Apps, Functions and WebJobs

With our most recent deployment of Kudu, we have introduced a new deployment option for web apps, Azure Functions and WebJobs: zip push deployment. Zipdeploy combines the simplicity of Kudu’s zip API with the flexibility and robustness of Kudu’s deployment features, like deletion of unused files from old deployments, history tracking and Auto Swap support…. Read more

Retirement of the PHP 5.5 runtime from App Service

Strongly Recommended to Upgrade to PHP 5.6, 7.0, or 7.1 Because the PHP Group stated that PHP 5.5 is no longer supported, there won’t be any more updates to that version, including security fixes. To avoid the potential for security issues on App Service, we plan to retire our support of PHP 5.5 in January 2018. Currently,… Read more

Durable Functions and Bindings Extensibility Preview Announcement

We’re excited to announce two new preview features in Azure Functions: Durable Functions: A framework that makes it easy to orchestrate multiple functions and manage state for your serverless apps. Binding extensibility: A capability that allows you to create your own reusable serverless components that can be used from any supported language. Durable Functions In… Read more

Introducing the New App Service Support Center (Preview)

“What’s wrong with my Web App? My Web App is down!”   These are tough questions that we know are frustrating for you. It is our priority to make sure that we figure out how to keep your Web App healthy with minimal downtime. However, in the cases where things do go wrong, the problem… Read more

My Intern Project: Microsoft Graph Bindings for Azure Functions

The following is a blog post written by one of our many amazing summer interns, Glenna. I had the pleasure of mentoring Glenna this past summer as she worked on a very exciting internship project: The Microsoft Graph bindings for Azure Functions, which was recently announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Glenna worked tirelessly on this project and was… Read more

Develop Azure Functions on any platform

I’m excited to announce that we have ported Azure Functions to .NET Core 2.0! Both the runtime and the Azure Functions Core Tools are now cross-platform. Now, you can debug C# and JavaScript functions on a Mac or Linux using the Core Tools and Visual Studio Code…. Read more

Processing 100,000 Events Per Second on Azure Functions

Customers often ask us about the scalability/throughput limits of the consumption plan for Azure Functions. The short answer is always “it depends, what does your workload look like?”. Today I want to talk about running high scale Event Hub / IOT Hub workloads on Functions and some key points to be aware of in order… Read more

Function Proxies adds Mock APIs to the Portal

I’m very happy to announce mock API and HTTP request/response overrides in the Azure functions portal. This feature allows a function proxy to return sample data through a mock API, enabling development against a functions API endpoint without writing any code. Request/response overrides allows API data to be transformed in flight, enabling new API schemas to… Read more

August 2017 App Service update

This month we rolled out a few major releases for App Service including: Azure App Service on Linux, Web Apps for containers, New Azure Functions browse, File System Quota and IP Restrictions UX and Bot Apps on App Service…. Read more