Web Apps

Web Apps in Azure App Service provide a scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use environment for hosting web applications. Select from a range of frameworks and templates to create a web site in seconds. Use any tool or OS to develop your site with .NET, PHP, Node.js or Python. Choose from a variety of source control options including TFS, GitHub, and BitBucket to set up continuous integration and develop as a team.

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  1. 1 vote
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    • Add azure commandlets

      There is a possibility to run windows powershell scripts in Azure websites but if developers were able to run the Azure powershell commandlets they can unlock the Power of Azure powershell!

      165 votes
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      • Ability to have Primary/Secondary setup that stays in sync

        The ability to setup an Azure Websites plan (VM) and have it replicate to another plan (VM) in another region (or multiple regions) would be great. And keep any changes made in sync (similar to how Websites keeps any auto scaled servers in the same region in sync now). Additionally, if could use traffic manager to balance domains between regions in this setup. Say have "primary" server in East and "secondary" in South Central with domains A.com and B.com. Ability with this setup to configure traffic manager so A.com routed to east/primary and B.com to secondary/south central with the other…

        58 votes
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        • Publish schedule webjob with recur every weekeday

          It is not possible to set a schedule 'recur every Monday' in Visual Studio.

          If publishing from Visual Studio existing used Azure Scheduler job (with 'recur every Monday') are overwritten!

          6 votes
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          • Support Double Wildcard Custom Domains

            For multi-tenant applications, we require the ability for Azure to support double wildcard custom domains.

            Single wildcard custom domains are currently well supported, i.e.

            *.mydomain.com

            catches all unmapped, single subdomain urls e.g. level1ex.mydomain.com, level2ex.mydomain.com etc

            The issue (which isn't documented: see forum post below) is that secondary level wildcards are not supported at all by Azure:

            e.g. www.level2.mydomain.com will result in a 404 error.

            Why is this important? in a multi tenant environment, with lots of customers on different subdomains, it is best from an end-user perspective to support a www. subdomain prefix, as that's what 99% of non-technerati do…

            253 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Documentation - List of Outbound IP address

              To view the list of Outbound IPs, there is this document https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/fd53afb7-14b8-41ca-bfcb-305bdeea413e/maintenance-notice-upcoming-changes-to-increase-capacity-for-outbound-network-calls?forum=windowsazurewebsitespreview

              However, it has too much extra stuff that is distracting. A user has to scroll down for the actual list. Can we have a cleaner document with just the list?

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              • Add Azure WebJob in Visual studio should have support for console applications written in F#

                I as money other is using F# more and more to write all types of applications, and now I've come to webjobs. It is possible to deploy F# console applications but you have to add the webjob-publish-setting.json file and the relevant nuget packages manually. This should be supported in the "Add Webjobs" dialogue. As it is now you can only add regular C# console applications, but it is no reason this limit exist since F# console applications works just as fine.

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                • 48 votes
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                  • Provide "Require SSL" setting for Azure Websites

                    IIS provides a simple checkbox, "Requrie SSL" under a web site's SSL Settings area which forces secure connections to the site. There's no such simple way to set this for Azure Websites. If you use the default {name}.azurewebsites.net address when creating a site both HTTP and HTTPS endpoints are exposed but there's no simple way to disable the HTTP side.

                    284 votes
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                    • Add ability to "run once" a WebJob from WebJob details page

                      when viewing details/logs of a running WebJob, it would be nice to be able to trigger "run once" again right from that same page instead of having to go back to the portal and clicking "run once" there.

                      3 votes
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                      • add support for Meteor on Azure Websites

                        The Meteor platform has reached the 1.0 milestone and have matured quite a bit.

                        It would be great if you could host a Meteor solution on Azure Websites.
                        It ought to be possible on a virtual machine bit I feel that it is a bit overkill.

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                          39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks to Meteor 1.4 supporting Node 4.x, which solved some native module compilation issues, this can now be done with a relatively simple custom deployment script. You can see a sample here: https://github.com/talos-code/meteor-azure

                          We’re investigating the next steps here now – like how to make it so we can detect your Meteor app and not require the custom deployment script. Stay tuned.

                          -Chris – App Service PM

                        • Add button to copy Prod to Staging slot instead of swap

                          When we deploy by using 'swap' the deployment slot will have an old version of the website. Since we want to use the deployment slot as a staging website, it would be great if we could copy the primary website to a deployment slot, without performing a swap.

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                          • Utilising dashboard components in Azure websites

                            This may be outside the goals of the Azure portal. But it would be great to utilise some of the components to display on an Azure websites, for example, it would be good to be able to display the website traffic on the actual website that the traffic is occurring.

                            I am thinking you could enable this ability by allowing for custom dashboards that allow anonymous access. Then it would just be a matter of including this custom dashboard within a page on the Website.

                            Reference: Custom dashboard were discussed here: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/223579-azure-preview-portal/suggestions/5978190-allow-the-creation-of-different-customized-dashboa

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                            • Permission for accessing Performance counters

                              We would like create a custom monitoring solution for our Azure Web Site based projects. Unfortunately the web site and job processes do not have permission to read performance counters.

                              I understand that this is mandatory for a shared hosting environment. However I see nothing against having such functionality if the user has dedicated instances.

                              Would it be possible to remove this restriction?

                              58 votes
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                              • Have the "Swap" button trigger the Kudu PostDeployment Event

                                When I swap sites between a slot and production, I'd like the PostDeployment event triggered for the "production" site, so that I can write a service that informs my New Relic account of the deployment.

                                19 votes
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                                  under review  ·  Ben CohenBen Cohen responded

                                  First, thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your insight into the directions we can be taking Azure Websites. Akin to your last post, this functionality makes sense, and I’ll be bringing this up with the WebDeploy team ASAP.

                                  You’ll hear an update from us soon!

                                  Thanks

                                • Have WebDeploy trigger the Kudu PostDeployment event

                                  When I use Visual Studio to deploy to Azure Websites using WebDeploy, I would like for WebDeploy to be able to fire the same PostDeployment event that Kudu uses for Git deployments. That way, I would be able to write a service that could tell New Relic that I just deployed a new version of my site.

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                                    under review  ·  Ben CohenBen Cohen responded

                                    First, thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your insight into the directions we can be taking Azure Websites. This idea makes sense, and I’ll be bringing this up with the WebDeploy team ASAP.

                                    You’ll hear an update from us soon!

                                    Thanks

                                  • First-Class Support for Composer and PIP

                                    Azure Websites supports NuGet and NPM as first party package managers. It would be nice to see first class support for Composer, a PHP package manager, on Azure Websites to make PHP consistent with the rest of the platform.

                                    Here is an example of how to support Composer: https://github.com/syntaxc4-msft/waws-composer

                                    While the exercise should be fairly straight forward, it would also be nice to support pip on the platform as well to make sure that there is a consistent story for all supported languages.

                                    46 votes
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                                    • Contributors are denied access to WebJob logs

                                      When you add a user to the Contributors role in the Azure portal, they are able to see everything that's set up and change things, but if they attempt to view the execution logs for a WebJob, they are denied access.

                                      The exact message is "You are not authorized or do not have any subscriptions associated with your account."

                                      3 votes
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                                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve Java site deployments

                                        Deploying a Java application to Azure for the first time is not bad, but incremental updates are very painful. The basic functionality works, but it involved multiple steps that really shouldn't be there.

                                        1. Every time that you want to deploy a WAR file, you have to delete the application's exploded directory (ROOT, for example). In order to do this properly, you have to stop the server first. You should be able to simply replace the WAR file (ROOT.war, for example), and have Tomcat take care of updating the application. If you have an application that is large or has…

                                        45 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          There are a number of bumps with how we enable publishing for Tomcat and Jetty. The system we have is pretty open ended as it allows you to drop in nearly any Java application. Unfortunately the side effect is that the more PaaS like experiences that are reasonably expected with the built in Tomcat/Jetty are subject to the bumps when publishing to Tomcat/Jetty that is configured with the war autoload capability. Long story short, there are work items that we are looking at to make this better when using the built in Tomcat and Jetty.
                                          Christina

                                        • support file serving and compression for SVG files out of the box (without modification of Web.config)

                                          Serving of SVG files is disabled by default. However SVGs are a crucial part of HTML and the default way to include vector graphics and icons into a web page. They should be added to the default configuration.

                                          Since they're plain XML files it should also be very easy to enable compression for them.

                                          29 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                                            Hello, Karsten, and thanks for pointint this out. We will consider making this change to Azure.

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