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Azure Functions Tools released for Visual Studio 2017 Update 3

Azure Functions Tools are now included in the Azure workload of Visual Studio 2017 Update 3. The tools support building and publishing a class library as the implementation of a Function App. Configure bindings and triggers using attributes in your code, rather than a separate metadata file…. Read more

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 https://aka.ms/func-ai. 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

Publishing a .NET class library as a Function App

Update #1: The Azure Functions CLI has been renamed to Azure Functions Core Tools. Update #2: We now have Visual Studio 2017 tooling for Azure Functions! You can use WebJobs attributes to configure triggers and bindings, so there is no need to manually author function.json. For more information, see the following: Visual Studio 2017 Tools for… Read more

Azure Functions F# support is now generally available

Today, we’re happy to announce that F# is now generally available for all users of Azure Functions. Now that the API is stable, anyone can build production applications with Functions written in F#. You can get started today by using one of the F# templates in the portal today. Getting started with F#  and HTTP… Read more

Announcing Azure Functions support for Serverless Framework

Today we’ve officially announced preview support for the Azure Functions Serverless Framework plugin. The Serverless Framework is an open source tool which allows you to deploy auto-scaling, pay-per-execution, event-driven functions to any cloud. It helps abstract away the details of your Serverless resources and lets you focus on the important part – your application. With… Read more

Using Azure App Service Authentication with ASP.NET (Classic) MVC Applications

Azure App Service has a facility called “Authentication / Authorization” and it assists primarily with the authentication requirements of Azure Mobile Apps. However, you can also use this in your web applications to abstract away the authentication needs. This makes it easy to integrate Facebook, Google, Microsoft Account, Twitter and Azure AD authentication schemes. This… 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