Azure Functions

Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in other Azure services, SaaS products, and on-premises systems. With Azure Functions, your applications scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume. Azure Functions provides an intuitive, browser-based user interface allowing you to create scheduled or triggered pieces of code implemented in a variety of programming languages.

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  1. Swagger docs for http bindings

    We heavily swagger docs to keep the client code strongly typed.
    It would be very convenient of Azure functions exposed swagger docs for http bindings if configured to do so.

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    • Allow running a Function for more than 5 minutes on a Consumption plan

      Having a Consuption Plan for long-running (obviously more than 5 minutes) functions that only run once every few days (or even daily) is something that I think is crucial...

      I imagine that the users that would benefit most from a Consumption Plan would be the ones with long-running tasks with less then frequent executions... This 5 minute limit ruins everything.

      This idea is based on the following issue:
      https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Functions/issues/75

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      • First-class connection string picker for Event Hubs

        Now to add the connection to event hub from my own subscription- I would open one more browser windows to copy-paste connection string... make this experience simpler... I would like select event hub from some dropdown

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        • Search input/output bindings

          Want to treat documents of the Azure Search as JSON from the Function Apps.

          First about input bindings. See following pseudo function.json.

          {
          "bindings": [
          {
          "name": "req",
          "type": "httpTrigger",
          "direction": "in"
          },
          {
          "name": "search_result",
          "type": "search",
          "direction": "in",
          "serviceName": "mybookshelf",
          "indexName": "book",
          "apiKey": "envname-SEARCH_ADMIN_KEY",
          "queryType": "full",
          "searchMode": "all",
          "searchFields": ["id", "title", "author"],
          "search": "title:{title} AND genre:{genre}"
          },
          {
          "name": "res",
          "type": "http",
          "direction": "out"
          }
          ]
          }

          When an http request is arrived, contents of $search_result likes as followings.

          [
          {
          "id": "e583e025-01f4-4288-8dec-be6723afe607",
          "title": "Dragon Ball vol.1",
          "author": "Akira TORIYAMA"
          },
          {
          "id": "bb0086f9-e924-450c-b615-f51fb730e339",
          "title": "Dragon Ball vol.2", …

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          • New Feature: Support for DocumentDB Change Feed triggers

            Sounds like a perfect candidate for Azure Functions:

            "A common design pattern in these applications is to track changes made to DocumentDB data, and update materialized views, perform real-time analytics, archive data to cold storage, and trigger notifications on certain events based on these changes. DocumentDB's Change Feed support allows you to build efficient and scalable solutions for each of these patterns."

            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/documentdb/documentdb-change-feed

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            • Pass HTTP Method as a variable to be used in the backend URL

              In case we have several functions or external resources to handle get, post, put, delete, etc for a single entity. It would be good to be able to capture the HTTP method as a variable and use it in the backend URL, for example:

              https://xxxxx/{HTTPMETHOD}ToDo

              with this, we can have a single proxy configuration to handle:

              https://xxxxx/GetToDo
              https://xxxxx/PostToDo
              https://xxxxx/DeleteToDo

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              • Composition & Orchestration

                Function composition and orchestration similar to AWS Step Function
                https://aws.amazon.com/step-functions/

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                • Consolidate GitHub and UserVoice

                  There's already a split between features requested on UV and GH (https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Functions/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3Afeature).

                  Why to consolidate and move to GH?
                  1. Better status updates
                  2. Prioritization visibility (milestones)
                  3. Better cross referencing

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                    On the team, there are certainly a lot of us that would like to consolidate. Across Azure, customers are used to using UserVoice, so it would be usual for Functions have a different mechanism.

                    Also, feel free to continue using GitHub for feature requests. As a team, we track work from UserVoice on to GitHub repos for individual work items.

                  • Azure Func is not listed as PCI-DSS compliant ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/PCI ).

                    Azure Functions is not listed as PCI-DSS compliant ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/PCI ). The application I'm working on requires PCI-DSS compliance, so this is a blocker.

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                      The Azure Functions team is working on updating the compliance status of Azure Function. It is important to note, Azure Functions runs on App Service, which is PCI certified (see list of Azure services.) However, since Azure Functions is a ‘new’ service, we need to go through the compliance certification process. Some certifications will start showing up summer 2017. We are looking to complete all compliance certifications by end of 2017.

                    • Pictorial overview of function calls

                      It would be nice to have a pictorial overview of what function are been called on the output bindings, see attachment

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                      • Need the ability to read EventHub message properties

                        Azure Functions are great and reading EventHub messages are a GREAT use for them.

                        Sadly, I am reading a public Azure EventHub, and the ISV puts most of the needed data as properties of the EventHub message, which Functions can't read.

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                        • The dynamic tier should never run out of sockets

                          If you have too many connections, you can get SocketExceptions. The dynamic tier was meant to stop us from having to think about server instances, but with a connection limit, the dynamic tier is useless and we are back to the standard service plans.

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                            We have no active plans to update the socket connection limits per Function execution since it is a finite resource, like CPU/Memory, but we are planning on improving the experience to prevent socket exhaustion issues from competing Function executions.

                            To clarify, Standard plans are not “unlimited”, but rather are limited at the VM level, rather than the Sandbox level like Consumption is.

                            If there is a desire to raise the limit to some slightly higher number, we’d be open to a specific number and investigating if it fits into our resource model.

                          • Support etags for Azure Table Storage read/write operations

                            I use python functions to read/write into Azure tables, unfortunately the etags are hidden. It would be quite useful to be able to access the eTags to ensure consistency of writes.

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                            • Service Bus Topics names with hyphens are invalid (they should be valid)

                              When creating a new function triggered by service bus topic, the validation on topic name field refuses hyphenated, which are actually valid for topic names.

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                              • Function App Service support for Azure B2C

                                If I build a web app using Azure B2C for authentication, I'd like to use it as the authentication provider for Azure Functions too. Although I can set up the same providers, using B2C would be cleaner and enable me to support users with local logins (traditional username and password) too.

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                                • Functions Summary/Status on Function App dashboard/home

                                  It would be helpful to have a dashboard on the Function App home page to display summary/status data about all the Functions in the Function App. For example I currently have to go to each Function individually and click Monitor to see Recent Success or Error Count or to the Manage tab to see if a Function is Enabled.

                                  The current "The faster way to functions" getting started content is really only relevant for new users.

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                                  • Dynamic {queueTrigger} token for blob input/output bindings

                                    Treat the {queueTrigger} token as an object so the properties can be accessed in blob input/output bindings in case the queue message itself is an object.

                                    Furthermore, it would be helpful if the {queueTrigger} token would match the names property value of the queue binding to improve readability.

                                    See the following function.json:

                                    {
                                    "bindings": [
                                    {
                                    "name": "invoice",
                                    "type": "serviceBusTrigger",
                                    "direction": "in",
                                    "topicName": "input",
                                    "subscriptionName": "output",
                                    "connection": "input-listen",
                                    "accessRights": "Listen"
                                    },
                                    {
                                    "name": "details",
                                    "type": "blob",
                                    "direction": "in",
                                    "path": "invoices/{invoice.id}.json",
                                    "connection": "connection-string"
                                    }
                                    ],
                                    "disabled": false
                                    }

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                                    • Better support for SharedAccessSignature for inputs and outputs

                                      I have a Azure Function with an Azure Table as input, and I was trying to use a SharedAccessSignature in the connection string. I wanted to limit access to a specific table, and provide no access to other Azure storage services. However, when I try to run the function, there are errors saying that no Blob endpoint is configured, no Queue endpoint is configured, etc.

                                      I would like to have a connection string with only TableEndpoint and a SharedAccessSignature, and support signatures that limit access to a specific table or even a specific subset of a table (partition key range).…

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                                      • Dynamic naming of output blob path based on date

                                        I want to output data to an append blob based on date. I know I can use Binder, but it would be nice if I could just specify it in the functions.json like

                                        "path": "logs/yyyy/MM/dd.log"

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                                        • Visual Studio Tooling for Precompiled Functions

                                          It is possible to create a Function from a proper compiled class (.cs file), see https://github.com/Azure/azure-webjobs-sdk-script/wiki/Precompiled-functions.

                                          However the Visual Studio Tooling now available for creating Functions only supports C# Script (.csx file), it is not possible to add a class file to the project.

                                          Please provide VS tooling for precompiled Functions.

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