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. better error handling for EventGrid calls that you want to retry

    The Microsoft sample documentation (link below) suggests using a Run method with void return type. This doesn't allow convenient handling of errors that you want to handle by getting EventGrid to retry invoking the Azure Function again after a period. For example, my Azure Function sends a message to a server (Azure Container Instance) which may be down. In this situation I want EventGrid to invoke my Azure Function again after a period when the server might be up. However, with a void return type my only option seems to be that of throwing an exception (InvalidOperation?). Agreed, I could…

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  2. Add "Deny" option when Request is not Authenticated

    I have a function app set up as a private API that requires users to authenticate via Azure AD B2C to be able to make calls. My mobile app does the auth and then provides the Bearer token in the service calls.
    This all works but if someone happens to browse an endpoint in a browser I don't want them to be redirected to the login page as the API is only meant to be requested from within the mobile app.
    I would like an option to just deny access to the API when a request is not authorised.

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  3. Add support to Open Tracing/Zipkin

    Opentracing (http://opentracing.io/) is a popular standard for tracing correlated requests across many different services communicating via RPC. It contains implementations on several different platforms and various tools (zipkin being one of the most popular ones). The standard can be easily extended over HTTP using dedicated headers from client/server side. It would be great if Azure functions would be able to provide more or less transparent support for it.

    9 votes
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    We are currently working on supporting a suite of Azure based distributed tracing solutions. We have no current plans to support this tool, but would love to hear from the community, and are leaving this item open to collect feedback :)

    Thanks!
    Alex
    Azure Functions Team

  4. Support authentication for Azure Function Core Tools

    Azure Functions has been great, especially the ability to run the Core Tools locally. However, there are often scenarios where you return data depending on the currently authenticated user. This appears to be supported in Azure Functions in Azure now but there are no options within the Core Tools. This would be hugely useful for local development.

    14 votes
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  5. Add support for hybrid connections to Consumption Plan

    Can we add Hybrid Connections to functions running in Consumption Plans

    I'm aware of the idea ...
    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/355860-azure-functions/suggestions/14807298-should-support-hybrid-connections

    But this is for App Service Plans, and only mentions Consumption Plan in the response.

    15 votes
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  6. ASP.NET Core MVC/Web API support

    Enable developers to create serverless applications using the ASP.NET Core Web API framework.

    73 votes
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  7. Enable direct internal Function-to-Function calls

    There is a need to call one Function from another Function without an Internet round-trip, and without dependencies on additional services. (To me, "no Internet round-trip" implies the same region, but if "anywhere within Azure" optimizations could be made without a direct http call to go elsewhere, that would also be ideal.)

    Since the request linked below was closed as Completed even though the "resolution" refers to orchestration, a completely different concern, I'm opening this to re-request with the original intent.

    Related: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/355860-azure-functions/suggestions/15622413-enable-calling-of-other-functions-via-internal-id

    13 votes
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  8. Functions Should support Custom Trigger events

    Functions Should be able to support custom triggers
    In my case i need a trigger from azure redis which is not possible in functions now.

    12 votes
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  9. Renaming functions using the web UI

    Renaming an Azure function doesn’t seem to be easily possible using the web interface. It would be helpful if the user could:
    - right-click the function name and choose a rename option in a context menu
    - use the “Manage” submenu (which already allows to delete a function)

    4 votes
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  10. Specifying a name for a premade function

    If no function is present in a Function App, the “getting started” assistant is shown which allows adding a premade function. However, you can’t specify a name for the resulting function there, which is why you’ll end up with insignificant names such as “HTTPTriggerCSharp1” or “HTTPTriggerJS1”. It would be great if the user could optionally specify a function name in this dialog.

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  11. Want to be able to enable Application Insights via the azure cli when creating a function without having to rely on an ARM template.

    I want to be able to enable Application Insights via the azure cli when creating a function without having to rely on an ARM template. It seems like all you should have to do is have an option to say enable it and an option to state location information.

    4 votes
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  12. Support Service Bus trigger with use of SAS token

    In our company we are using Service Bus with a framework that deals out the SAS tokens to queues. These tokens are living for few days only and concern hierarchical queues (eg. queue name could be productA/event-type-B/subtypeC) and only Listen policy.
    This would mean that listening on a different level then root level of namespace would be needed.
    Best if also the whole connection to SB described by this token would be separate object from the Function, so we could modify it (by altering with new SAS token/whole connection string) without modifying the Function code (as API Connections in Logic…

    22 votes
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  13. Visual Studio Tooling - Javascript Project Template

    C# Project Template was recently added for Visual Studio Tooling https://feedback.azure.com/forums/355860-azure-functions/suggestions/13301214-visual-studios-tooling-with-local-execution-debug , however this doesn't handle all languages - F#, Javascript/Typescript, etc.

    Hoping we can get support added for better deployment capabilities with other languages as well as source code management. Great to see the Azure Function tooling finally make it to RTM for C#!

    2 votes
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  14. Add support for Open API (Swagger 3)

    Azure Functions currently supports Open API (Swagger 2) (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/announcing-azure-functions-open-api-swagger-support-preview/).

    Now that Open API 3 has been released, it would be helpful if the latest standard could also be supported

    17 votes
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  15. Device Twin Trigger from IoT Hub

    Add a trigger when a chance occurs in the IoT Hub device twin

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  16. Expose StorageClientFactory or QueueProcessorFactory to enable triggering on client-side-encrypted queues

    With WebJobs, a custom StorageClientFactory can set an EncryptionPolicy in the DefaultRequestOptions such that encrypted queue messages are transparently decrypted when triggering a WebJob.

    Alternatively, the EncryptionPolicy can be set on a queue by queue basis using a custom QueueProcessorFactory.

    If these, or a more general way to modify the JobHostConfiguration were provided, then we would be able to store the storage connection string in Azure KeyVault and use client side encryption with Azure Functions apps.

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  17. Global exception handler

    Make it possible to have a global exception handler in C# Azure Functions App project - to be able to handle exceptions in one central location.

    26 votes
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  18. Scale # of servers in consumption plan based on Service Bus Queue Size

    My service bus will spike at the top of each hour with up to 1000+ messages to get processed immediately. It would be nice for the consumption plan to allow us to scale the # of servers to come online to be based on that queue size. Example: for 1000 messages, I would like 10 servers to come online (1 server per 100 in the queue).

    2 votes
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  19. Retrieve function app keys from ARM template

    Make it possible to set/retrieve function app keys via ARM templates.
    This will make it easier to store it in the settings of an other service while rolling out an environment.

    31 votes
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  20. Support for blob trigger on entire storage account

    Microsoft’s mobile services are designed to place blobs that are pushed in from mobile clients into many containers - a separate container for each entity that the files are associated with. Microsoft’s solution for sourcing events from blob operations is not compatible with this, as the existing blob trigger required you to know the name of the container at setup/binding time. It would be useful to have a blob trigger that can monitor an entire storage account.

    6 votes
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    Changing this and clarifying. You can do this today with the Event Grid trigger (e.g. create an event grid trigger and then add subscriptions for each container in a storage account – or many storage accounts – and point to same function). That’s the way that works today and is planned to be the solution for this short term. However leaving this open as I think it was more general to have the Blob and not the Event Grid trigger do this. Keep the votes coming and comment on if Event Grid may not be enough.

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    Jeff

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