Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

Python 2.7 Now Available for App Service on Linux

Python 2.7 has been added to the public preview of Python on Azure App Service (Linux).  With this recent addition developers can enjoy the productivity benefits and easy scaling features of Azure App Service using Python 2.7, 3.6 or 3.7.  More details on the public preview of Python support on Azure App Service (Linux) are… Read more

WordPress on Linux Updated

Updated image for WordPress on Linux We have recently updated the WordPress on Linux offering on Azure Marketplace.  In this version we have replaced Apache/mod_php with Nginx/PHP-FPM, we’ve seen the improved performance in our internal testing.  Customers can use the WordPress on Linux image from the Azure Marketplace to create a new WordPress site and… Read more

PHP Minor Version Update for May 2018

Latest version updates to PHP In May 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions (including MSSQL Drivers for PHP 7.2). For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website. PHP Version Change Log 5.6.35 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.35 7.0.29 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.29 7.1.16 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.16… 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

Configure App Service Certificate to Azure Virtual machines

App Service Certificate can be used for other Azure service and not just App Service Web App. This tutorial shows you how to secure your web app by purchasing an SSL certificate using App Service Certificates ,  securely storing it in Azure Key Vault  , domain verification and configuring it your virtual machine . Before your begin… Read more

Introducing the New App Service Support Center (Preview)

“What’s wrong with my Web App? My Web App is down!”   These are tough questions that we know are frustrating for you. It is our priority to make sure that we figure out how to keep your Web App healthy with minimal downtime. However, in the cases where things do go wrong, the problem… Read more

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