Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions. This preview introduces some exciting changes over our previous release. Beyond bringing support for Visual Studio 2017, this release: Enables creating pre-compiled C# functions that bring better cold start performance than script based functions, and opens… Read more

Azure Functions Tools Roadmap

Update 5-10-2017: The first release of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions is now available to try We’ve been humbled by the intense interest in Visual Studio tools for Azure Functions since we shipped our initial preview for Visual Studio 2015 last fall. Unfortunately, given other constraints, Visual Studio 2017 did not include Azure Functions… Read more

Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions

Update 5-10-2017: The first release of Visual Studio 2017 Tools for Azure Functions is now available to try.  As discussed in the Visual Studio 2017 Toolspost and these 2015 tools were preview tools that provided us great feedback and learning.  However, as outlined in our roadmap post, the pivot to precompiled functions with a focus… Read more

Put a .NET Core App in a Container with the new Docker Tools for Visual Studio

By now hopefully you’ve heard the good news that we’ve added first class support for building and running .NET applications inside of Docker containers in Visual Studio 2017 RC.  Visual Studio 2017 and Docker support building and running .NET applications using Windows containers (on Windows 10/Server 2016 only), and .NET Core applications on Linux containers,… Read more

Azure App Service Tools Updates in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.9

In the Azure SDK 2.9 we’ve made it significantly more convenient for developers who use Azure App Service to host their Web, Mobile, API, and background-processing WebJob apps. We’ve heard from customers who use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create their Azure topologies that they’re rarely creating one web app or one API app. Applications have layers,… Read more