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Publishing a .NET class library as a Function App

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 also enables an improved development workflow for customers who feel that that class… 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

Azure Functions portal and host improvements

Based on lots of great customer feedback, we’ve redesigned the Azure Functions portal experience. Now you can see more of your code and see your logs and the Run window at the same time. The Run window has new features for HTTP-triggered functions: you can now specify the HTTP verb and add query parameters and request headers…. Read more

Azure App Service Companion preview now available for iOS

On October 10 we released the preview for Azure App Service companion to the Google Play Store and today we are expanding the preview to iOS devices as well. As with the Android version of the app the focus is to provide the basic functionality that you need when you are on the go, without… Read more

Announcing Azure App Service Companion preview

Today when you are managing your existing Azure App Service assets you have two options, the Azure Portal, or Azure CLI both of this experiences are great when used in your laptop/desktop regardless of what operating system you are using; however, neither of them are tailored for use in mobile scenarios, this is where Azure… Read more

Get some hands-on time with Serverless development right now, for free

If you are reading this blog, you have most likely heard the term Serverless once or twice in the past few months. In a nutshell, Serverless means a fully managed platform capable of running your code (in the form of functions), at almost any given scale while paying only for the time when your code… Read more