Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

Announcing the Availability of Azure Functions in National Clouds

To further our commitment of providing the latest in cloud innovation for each and every one of our customers, we’re excited to announce the availability of Azure Functions in three separate national clouds – China, Germany and United States Government.  National or sovereign clouds are physically and logically network-isolated instances of Microsoft’s cloud service, which are confined within the geographic boundaries of specific countries and operated by local… Read more

Get Community driven Docker images for Web app for Containers

You can now find community driven docker images to try out on Web App for Containers on Github. These images follow best practices for Web app for containers , contain SSH for debugging purposes. How to deploy These docker images can be found on Docker hub on  Use the latest tag for the most recent… Read more

Renaming our “new” command to “up”

We listened to feedback, we decided to change our previously released experimental “new” command to be now “up”. With version 0.2.0 of the extension, “new” is no longer available, and you will have to use “up” instead. The command (Which is still in Preview) enables the user to create and deploy their Node.js, .NET Core,… Read more

BizTalk Hybrid Connections going end of life May 31, 2018

Azure App Service has two features named Hybrid Connections. There is the original BizTalk Hybrid Connections and the newer Azure Relay based App Service Hybrid Connections. BizTalk Hybrid Connections is going end of life May 31, 2018. To avoid problems, you should migrate from BizTalk Hybrid Connections to the new Azure Relay based Hybrid Connections…. Read more

Deprecating Service Management APIs support for Azure App Services

At Build 2014, Azure announced RESTful API for resource management called Azure Resource Manager and a shiny new Azure portal. In the years since Azure App Service has  implemented support for Azure Resource Manager. If you manage your App Service resources through the portal or through automation against the REST API or any of these… Read more

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Update One Released

This morning we released the first update to Azure App Service on Azure Stack.  This release updates the resource provider and brings the following key capabilities: Support for Highly Available deployments of Azure App Service on Azure Stack The Azure Stack 1802 update enabled workloads to be deployed across fault domains. Therefore App Service infrastructure… Read more

Major Version Updates to Node and PHP on App Service on Linux

We’ve recently released new versions to Node and PHP on App Service on Linux! For Node, we have added: 9.4 8.9 8.8 8.2 For PHP, we have added: 7.2 If you already have an existing web app that you would like to update to the new versions, navigate to the “Application Settings” from the left-hand… Read more

Deep Dive into TCP Connections in App Service Diagnostics

Note: This information below only applies to Windows web apps on App Service. Recently, we released the TCP Connections tile shortcut in App Service diagnostics. In this blog, we will walk through the implications of having unhealthy TCP Connections and how you can analyze them using App Service diagnostics. Why should you care about TCP… Read more