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Demystifying the magic behind App Service OS updates

Well, that’s a loaded title for a blog post! But here’s the thing, we’ve been asked many times about what actually goes on behind the scenes when App Service updates the resources hosting App Service apps. First, we need to mention briefly what is App Service . App Service is a PaaS (Platform as a Service)… Read more

Exciting New Features in App Service Diagnostics

Have you checked out App Service diagnostics yet? In November 2017, we announced the general availability of App Service diagnostics, our new self-service diagnostic and troubleshooting experiencing to help you resolve issues with your web app. Since then, based on your feedback, we’ve enabled several exciting features in the past few months. TCP Connections We… Read more

My Backups are failing, Let’s open a support ticket

Actually wait! A big percentage of the backup failures (More than 42%) can be fixed in minutes, and more importantly without even opening a support ticket. Step 1: Figure out what is the failure. From the backup blade, click on the failing backup and check the Log Details Step 2: Check the following table. Error… Read more

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