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New integrated portal for Azure Functions

I’m excited to announce a new integrated portal experience for Azure Functions, which provides a more streamlined experience that is more integrated with the rest of the Azure Portal. It’s now much easier to manage one or more Function Apps…. Read more

Azure Functions now has direct integration with Application Insights

Today we’re encouraging everyone to go give Azure Functions’ Application Insights integration a try. You can find full instructions and notes on how it works at Now it takes (nearly) zero effort to add Application Insights to your Azure Functions and immediately unlock a powerful tool for monitoring your applications. Application Insights is now… Read more

Announcing Azure Functions OpenAPI (Swagger) support preview

Today we are announcing preview support for editing and hosting OpenAPI 2.0 (Swagger) metadata in Azure Functions. API authoring is a popular application of Functions, and Swagger metadata allows a whole network of Swagger compliant software to easily integrate with those APIs. We are adding a Swagger template generator to create a quickstart Swagger file from… Read more

Publishing a .NET class library as a Function App

Update: The Azure Functions CLI has been renamed to Azure Functions Core Tools. With our new Azure Functions runtime support for precompiled functions, you can now use familiar Visual Studio features such IntelliSense and unit testing. These features were among the top requests after we launched the preview Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions. This… Read more

App Service Companion for iOS update

We have just release an update for our App Service Companion app for iOS Some of the key new features include: – Ability to “favorite” apps for quick access – New grouping option in the app list to quickly navigate through large app collections. – Support for Push notifications – New native UI built specially… Read more

Azure Functions preview versioning update

Azure Functions deprecating preview versions With Azure Functions recently becoming generally available and making the 1.0 Azure Functions host available, we are now announcing that preview versions of the Azure Functions host (0.x) are deprecated and we're preparing to begin removal of these versions beginning February 1st, 2017. All Azure Functions users should upgrade their… Read more

Running Azure Functions Locally with the CLI and VS Code

Lots of customers have been asking how to develop Azure Functions on a local development machine, before pushing working code to Azure. I’m happy to announce that you can now use either Visual Studio 2015 or your favorite editor and local development tools and trigger from events in your Azure resources…. Read more

URL Authorization Rules

One of the goals of Azure App Service Authentication / Authorization is to make it very easy to add “auth” to your App Service apps (which is why we often refer to it as Easy Auth). Most of our investments so far have been focused on creating a streamlined authentication setup experience. However, up until… Read more

Making Azure Functions more “serverless”

One of the principles we believe in most for Azure Functions is that we want you to be solving business and application problems, not infrastructure problems. That’s why we’ve invested so much in the functions runtime (language abstractions, bindings to services, and lightweight programming model) as well as our dynamically scaling, serverless compute model. Given… Read more