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 for queue settings per function

    As I was looking for a way to configure the visibility timeout for queue messages I found that the only configuration seemed to be at the host level. The problem is that my queues have different needs and one setting will not work optimally for all queues. I am looking for a way to configure each queue independently.

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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. Process isolation within the same Function App

    It would be beneficial to be able to run multiple functions from different Function App Projects in the same Azure Function App. Why? For simplicity purposes. It would be unmanageable to create so many Azure Functional Apps for each function when they don't really belong in the same project. Versioning of external references is one reason to have isolation.

    Since you are already hosted in Azure App Service, you could leverage Virtual Directories as a mechanism for Isolation.

    More details here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47705029/can-we-have-two-separate-bin-folders-within-a-single-function-app

    5 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Profiler support for .Net Core Azure Functions

    I would like to be able to profile a .Net Core Azure Function such that I can see a breakdown of how long each method invocation takes within the call stack so I can optimise any bottlenecks.

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Device Twin Trigger from IoT Hub

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

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  10. Move from Python 3.6 to Python 3.7 for Azure Functions v2

    On python.org, the release notes for the latest 3.6.8 release state:

    Python 3.6.8 is planned to be the last bugfix release for 3.6.x. Following the release of 3.6.8, we plan to provide security fixes for Python 3.6 as needed through 2021, five years following its initial release.

    It seems weird to choose a Python version branch for Azure Functions that will not receive any more bugfix releases ever.

    Can the Python version be bumped to 3.7 to fix that?

    Thanks,

    Tobias Weisserth

    3 votes
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  11. Azure auth populate request.user

    When using the azure auth over functions, specifically those that take a http trigger, it would be great if it would populate the request.user in a similar way you can do using node.js and passport (https://github.com/Azure-Samples/active-directory-b2c-javascript-nodejs-webapi/blob/master/index.js) rather than just providing some headers.

    This would make it much easier to work with authenticated users and interact with their information

    3 votes
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  12. http trigger for runtime

    Hi,

    Could you please add HTTP trigger for on premise (runtime) environments?

    3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Geo-availability integration a la CosmosDB for Consumption Plan

    For Functions in a Consumption Plan, it's a bit arduous to get them to be geo-distributed (have to set up deployment to all the various regions you want to support, add APIM/Traffic Manager to handle). It would be _super_ awesome if Functions had a setup like CosmosDB where you deployed them once, then "lit up" the geos you want the code replicated to. Then, not too much different than the request in #214 , an "invisible" Traffic Manager service could be provided on the endpoint for the Function to hit the nearest geo to the end user.

    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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