Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

November 2017 App Service Update


New create function experience

We have a brand new function creation experience that includes among other improvements the ability to search templates by keywords as well as filtering templates by language and scenario.


Functions on Linux App Service Plans

You can now select Linux App Service plans to host your Function apps. You can read more about this scenario here: The Azure Functions on Linux Preview


Support for HTTPS Only

This was one of the most requested features in our Uservoice forum and it is now available in production.

This feature can be found under Custom Domain in the left menu and works for apps hosted on Windows as well as Linux App Service Plans.

When this feature is enabled all traffic reaching an HTTP hostname in your app will be redirected to it’s HTTPS equivalent. Make sure all custom hostnames have a valid SSL binding to avoid browser validation errors.

This feature also includes the ability to add bindings to existing hostnames directly from this blade.


Quick Start refresh

We have updated the App Service Quickstart for Windows and Linux based apps, scenario cards now link to existing scenario documentation on where they are frequently updated and provide a lot more content and more advanced scenarios.


If you have any questions about any of this features or App Service in general be sure to check our forums in MSDN and Stack Overflow.

For any feature requests or ideas check out our User Voice