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. When publishing through Visual Studio, create the storage account on the same region as the function

    I deployed my function through Visual Studio, creating a new one on an existing resource group.

    I chose to create a new Storage Account as well.

    I chose eastus2 as the region for my function. But after the deployment succeeded, I noticed that the region for the storage I created during the functions deployment was set for Central US.

    I'd like the created storage to be on the same region of the function. I double checked and there's no way to select a region for the storage you create in deployment time.

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  2. local settings json

    Add the ability to create a template local.settings.json file in the dev tooling for VSCode and Visual Studio. Since local.settings is git-ignored by default, when a developer clones down a repo they often have to re-create a local.settings.json file. To do this it involves simply creating a bare json file and hand-coding the right schema/values. It would improve developer productivity to add a "New local settings file..." option to the dev tooling which creates the same skeleton file a dev is given in a new function project.

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  3. Support for "delete" DocumentDB Change Feed Trigger

    Currently there is support for DocumentDB Change Feeds which only trigger for Insert and Update changes, however there is no way of picking up Delete changes to a collection

    My use case has a real-time web application which relies on these change triggers to update the User Interface through Web Sockets that a change to a document/collection has taken place, at the moment I am having to implement this manually through a delete API call but that does not solve the problem if a document is manually deleted at source (for example).

    A Delete of a document (IMHumbleO) is as…

    1 vote
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  4. Add Visual Basic language support

    This would be a great way to extend the reach of teams with heavy VB skills and investment in existing VB projects.

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  5. Support for native Rust Azure Functions

    As of February 2019, Azure Functions support native .NET, JavaScript and Python.

    Could we please have native support to run Azure Functions written in Rust? To host Rust functions currently we have to pay for a Linux App Service plan and embed our functions within a Docker container. This is expensive just to run a few microservices written in Rust.

    Peter Huene has an excellent project for anyone interest in writing Azure Functions in Rust....

    https://github.com/peterhuene/azure-functions-rs

    5 votes
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  6. Add ability to restrict deployment from dev environments

    I recently created a new function app in our team's tenant to handle some custom monitoring. Now that I'm done prototyping it and have it in a workable state, I've created an Azure DevOps build and release to handle publishing the app.

    I need to do this, rather than simply use the CD from git branch option, because I'm using Typescript (currently unsupported), and need to install both node_modules and extensions for the app (because the app won't perform those steps itself based on package.json or extensions.csproj)

    While the pipeline now works, I can't find a way to lock down…

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  7. Fine grained function billing please

    Please add a more fine grained billing please.

    A minimum execution of 100 ms and 128 MB is to coarse. A lot of my functions execute within 10ms or less and use less than 128 MB of RAM.

    Please add more fine grained executions possible (10ms or even per ms) and in smaller memory steps, maybe 16 or 32 MB.

    Also make async execution time not count toward function execution time, because if is often not in our control (waiting for an slow external service, database or slow response writing because the caller of the Azure Function has a very…

    3 votes
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  8. certificate

    Can Azure Functions support SSL certificate for consumption plan?
    I found on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/scripts/functions-cli-configure-ssl-certificate that "To bind an SSL certificate, your function app must be created in an App Service plan and not in a consumption plan."

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  9. Offer ability to train a Neural Network Model using Azure Functions with GPU

    Offer ability to train a Neural Network Model using Azure Functions with GPU. this will be very useful, especially if you want to train Models using different parameters or hyper-parameter optimization.

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  10. Ruby functions

    Be able to write Azure functions in Ruby

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  11. Allow moving from AppServicePlan to Consumption plan (in Azure portal)

    It should be easy to move between hosting plans for Azure functions so we can change this based on the current needs. At the moment, I would like to move away from app service plan for a lot of functions (use consumption plan instead), but in the future, high continous demand might move some back to an app service plan. Changing between the to modes should be as easy as scaling out on an app service plan

    I have read somewhere that there is a problem if a function was created as an app service plan because of missing storage.…

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  12. Function inputs with query or path support should be able to make use of query/body parameters

    The documentation for SqlQuery inputs mentions that this capability is not *yet* supported, and points to a GH comment, but I saw no actual feature request so here it is.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-bindings-cosmosdb-v2#http-trigger-look-up-id-from-route-data-using-sqlquery-c

    "You can pass route data to the SqlQuery parameter as shown, but currently you can't pass query string values." (link to comment https://github.com/Azure/azure-functions-host/issues/2554#issuecomment-392084583)

    Is there any sort of timeline that users can expect this?

    Also, I think the documentation could be improved to explain that the Route Templates are based on ASP.NET routing, which is where the limitation stems from (because route templates in ASP.NET do not encompass…

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  13. Add C++ support for Azure Functions

    Allow C++ binaries to contains Azure Functions. It could be done by invoking the main in an executable, or a DLL with a specific export method with predefined signature.

    C++ allows to control memory usage and allow users to be incredibly fast when used properly. In an environment where scaling is needed, squeezing a few seconds of CPU or lowering a few KB of RAM can translate to hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings.

    If memory leaks are a concern, putting aside the fact that C# code can also leak, you could create fail safes for Azure Functions. A…

    10 votes
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  14. Scala support for Azure Functions

    The Java worker for Functions allows Scala to be exectured in Functions relatively easily. It would be great to see Microsoft support Scala as they do Java with MSFT endorced build and deploy practices.

    See post here seeing how easy it is to deploy manually https://monteledwards.com/2018/10/07/deploying-scala-code-on-azure-functions/

    2 votes
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  15. Enable triggering of Azure functions based on an event in RabbitMQ

    Hello, we are having a scenario where we should be able to trigger a function when a message is added to RabbitMQ. This would be really helpful in using Azure functions to integrate with other Message queuing platforms that support AMQP protocol.

    48 votes
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  16. Azure Function C# template to use nameof() and appropriate function name

    How about change C# template like below form?

    [FunctionName(nameof(HttpTriggerCSharp))
    public static ...HttpTriggerCSharp(...)
    {
    ...
    }

    I think all of functions name has Run() might not reasonable. and utilize nameof() could be very helpful to change function name and readibility

    4 votes
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  17. Allow running for greater than 10 minutes on a Consumption plan

    The current limit of 10 minutes is not viable for some processing scenarios we have. We cannot use Durable Functions to solve our processing needs either. We simply need more time. Let us configure a longer timeout than 10 minutes and pay you for the run time. :)

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  18. ruby

    Support ruby please!!!

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  19. When the major upgrade to .NET Framework in the future, We want to do integration tests on Function App.

    When the major upgrade to .NET Framework in the future, We want to do integration tests on Function App. It means that We would like to not only Local tests but also integration tests.
    (ex. executing function app from logic app)
    Also, We would like to have an option to upgrade as and when required.

    [background]
    Currently, we can only local test for upcoming upgrade to .NET Framework 4.7.2
    https://github.com/Azure/app-service-announcements/issues/89

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  20. Enable Reader Access to view Azure Functions Monitor area so that they can view the running state of that Azure Function.

    Enable Reader Access to view Azure Functions Monitor area so that they can view the running state of that Azure Function. This is important for Prod environments where most users only have only Reader access.

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    This is currently unsupported, along with a large set of features that do not work in the portal with only reader view.
    There is work underway to remove this requirement, and allow us to enable UI for reader access.
    I will update this issue once we have planned that work.

    In the meantime, you can still view your logging information directly in the Application Insights instance for your Function App as a reader.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Alex
    Azure Functions Team

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