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. search and replace in proxy response body.

    Provide a way to replace all occurences of a string within the response body received from the backend with another.

    Would be used to any embedded URLs refering to the backend with ones referring to the proxy

    5 votes
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  2. Quartz Timer Feature

    Please enhance Azure Functions or Azure in general that exposes an API against which we can post quartz like timer jobs.

    Would be great to set a timer in Azure that can eventually trigger an Azure Function when executing.

    5 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Azure B2C Trigger

    It would be really helpful to be able to have triggers on Azure B2C, for example on new user added take some action etc.

    4 votes
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  5. Add binding attribute to control function scaling

    We use azure functions extensively. One of the issues we have is not being able to control individual functions scaling. I am not talking bout the function app here, but the functions themselves.

    Using the new attribute binding system could be a very nice way to set the max number of instances a function can spawn.
    [MaxParallelExecution(5)] or something like that.

    this would make it so that particular function does not scale over 5 instances.

    4 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Visual Studio extension for Azure functions should not be mutually exclusive with the Azure portal

    It seems that when an Azure function is created in Visual Studio, it can't be modified in the Azure portal. Also, several features seem to be missing from Visual Studio (for example, where is the equivalent to the "Integrate" tab?).

    It should be possible to:
    - Create an Azure function in the Azure portal and import it as a project in Visual Studio
    - Start an Azure function in Visual Studio, deploy it, then make additional modifications on the Azure portal, for features that are not yet available in Visual Studio (for example using the "Integrate" tab)

    Eventually, everything that…

    4 votes
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    Currently for performance reasons we publish functions from local tools as a compressed zip and run it as such. This means it’s an immutable artifact. The recommended path is to make changes and edit from local tools so you can continue to take advantage of the performance improvements of running from package.

  8. Device Twin Trigger from IoT Hub

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

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  9. Sync code from blob storage

    I find the current deployment model way too difficult to work with. Please consider supporting auto-sync from blob storage, similar to what aws lambda offers.

    4 votes
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  10. Output to Service Bus Queues Dynamically

    I have an Azure Function that binds to an input Event Hub and an output Service Bus Namespace. The output binding accepts the name of a queue. However, the event data coming from the Event Hub can potentially go to different queues. The determinant is in the message data. It would be nice to be able to tokenize the queue destination based on event data coming from the Event Hub

    4 votes
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  11. Address Azure Functions Resiliency Weakness to Azure Service DNS issues

    Azure DNS issue R50C-5RZ caused multiple core Azure function triggers to fail across our subscriptions due to loss of access to Storage Accounts.

    The DNS issue made all our storage accounts temporarily unresolvable by DNS and because of the tight coupling with Azure functions, function triggers failed due to the inability to resolve storage account urls but did not recover when the DNS issue was corrected.

    There were some Socketexception / 'remote host not found' errors logged in App insights but seemed to be no way to know that the trigger was in a failed state (unless a build up…

    3 votes
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    This is an awesome idea!
    We’re very unlikely to be able to reduce our dependency on DNS, but we can generally handle failing triggers more gracefully.

    “Handle temporary loss of a storage account without requiring a manual restart” is a scenario we’re targeting.

    Keep the feedback coming!
    Alex

  12. 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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  13. 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. :)

    3 votes
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  14. ruby

    Support ruby please!!!

    3 votes
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  15. VS 2017 Azure function for powershell.

    Currently I don't see any powershell support within VS 2017 for developing azure function. Any idea when this would occur?

    3 votes
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  16. Provide memory usage data in context object

    It would be great if we could manage memory in realtime in our code. Please provide a method to check memory usage in the context object so that we can take mitigating steps in our code if there is not enough memory.

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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…

    2 votes
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  20. 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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