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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. Support .Net Core 3 Run time and NetStandard 2.1 function assemblies

    Add support for functions implemented in .Net core assemblies compiled against NetStandard 2.1 running on the .net core 3.0 run time.

    9 votes

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  2. 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/

    9 votes

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  3. MQTT Subscriber trigger support as a first class trigger

    Please add support for listening to MQTT 3.0 and 3.1 servers as a subscriber for a trigger. This would be immensely useful in IoT scenarios.

    9 votes

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  4. Enhance Azure Durable Function performance by enabling use of Redis as a backend store

    Durable functions are great, however they do run into some performance bottlenecks when working with fan out for really large numbers of tasks, reduce the overhead caused by Azure Storage reads and writes by enabling an option to use distributed in memory storage such as Azure Redis to implement the required backend queues & stores.

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  5. Excel support for calling Azure functions with parameters

    being able to call an Azure function directly from a worksheet.

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  6. 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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  7. False azure function status on azure portal

    There are 2 ways in which an azure function can be created, one from the portal itself and other through SDK for example .NET SDK using which you could create functions and deploy the function to azure from Visual Studio.

    Problem Scenario : When we deploy it from Visual Studio, the functions are deployed in a pre-compiled state and so we are not able to ENABLE or DISABLE the function from the portal itslef.

    Solution suggested by Azure Support : Have an application setting on the portal which will be set to true/false or 1/0 which will enable/disable the azure…

    8 votes

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  8. 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.

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  9. Reduce the price of Premium instances

    I could run a VM that costs me much less for the same configuration. To me, the price for pre-warmed instances seems too high.

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  10. Manage Function Proxies using the Azure REST API

    Similar to how functions work, it would be useful if we can programmatically manage Proxies within Functions using the Azure REST API.

    https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/{name}/proxies

    7 votes

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  11. 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…

    7 votes

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  12. 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

  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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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

  15. 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

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  16. managed mysql connection pooling proxy for azure function

    In short: AWS RDS Proxy equivalent solution for Azure.

    Using managed RDBMS like mySQL from FaaS is often said to be a bad practice because of difficulties of handling connection; FaaS might finish before closing its connection, might consumes too much connections when requests burst.

    Instead, using connectionless database is encouraged, but in many usecases, RDB's functionality is still preferred over connectionless DB(such as CosmosDB), because of its flexibility of queries and transaction.

    AWS resolves this dilemma by providing a managed connection pooling point called RDS Proxy.

    https://aws.amazon.com/rds/proxy/?nc1=h_ls

    6 votes

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  17. python support for durable function

    As far as I can see durable function is supported only for C#. It would be nice to have a python based azure function orchestrator.

    Or is there a way to orchestrate python based Azure function using C# durable function or is this a stupid question :P

    6 votes

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  18. Please support calls to System.Drawing.Bitmap ?

    Hello Team,
    Azure function v2 engine does not support calls to System.Drawing.Bitmap class. I understand that this limitation has been documented under https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu/wiki/Azure-Web-App-sandbox

    I find System.Drawing.Bitmap very useful when it comes to reading image files. Our current product (on .NET Framework) relies on System.Drawing for image processing and works very well. However we are unable to port to Azure because of the sandbox restrictions.

    I request the team to consider this support in future versions of the runtime.

    6 votes

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  19. Device Twin Trigger from IoT Hub

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

    6 votes

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  20. Azure Services/PaaS or E2E-scaffolding for Facebook GraphQL/Relay

    There is something beyond Azure App-Services and Functions; Facebook GraphQL as a service, end-to-end which should in clude a CQRS "back-end" (REDIS...) and API-Mgmt/Monitoring features. Here are some examples: https://www.graph.cool/features/ and https://scaphold.io/... but we leverage Azure, so we are currently developing with graphql in AppServices...

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