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. Allow service bus trigger queue name to come from application environment

    The queue name to trigger off of is hardcoded in the function.json file. However, it would be extremely useful if this string could also be interpreted as the name of an environment variable in the application settings.

    When using terraform (for example) to construct multiple environments, the queue name is different for each, and is not known until the cloud resources are instantiated. This requires a deployment package per environment that hardcodes the queue name, and requires an extra deployment step after the terraform apply.

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  2. Add Event Domain or Event Grid output binding

    Add Event Domain or Event Grid output bindings to azure functions

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  3. Add settings to change local logs verbosity/level

    When running functions locally, on every call to a function I am bombarded with logs, can we have an options on the cli, or in local.settings.json to change the logs verbosity/level (debug/info/warning/error...) so it will be easier to debug and work with functions?

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  4. Azure Functions Tools fail to start when there is a non american character on the user name (%userprofile% directory)

    The network administrator just setup Active Directory integration and my user profile directory was created with non american characters. My name has an accent (^ ê).
    My azure function project stopped working and I found out that the only problem was having an accent in the user profile directory.

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  5. Add Perl To Base Image

    I would like to read metadata with exiftool, but the distributed version that can run on Windows without perl takes ages to start with node's child_process (could be because of Windows Defender?), therefore I have to use Linux. And on Linux, there's no Perl unless I use a custom image, but it's not even supported on a consumption plan. The other FAAS has perl so could we have it here as well please?

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  6. openId connect plugin / guidance

    In MVC, we have Microsoft OpenId Connect / Owin to secure the application using Hybrid flow with a Single Page Application on the front end.

    The request is to have capabilities to move from MVC SPA (self hosted VM) to Serverless (Azure blob + Azure function as backend) to do Hybrid flow authentication.

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  7. 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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  8. Add documentation and guidelines to test Java Functions

    Currently there are documentation exists on testing java functions. Nice to have a document explaining how to unit test and perform integratioin test on various java functions(bindings)

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Notifications for Azure Functions (esp. Queue triggers)

    While it's excellent that Azure Functions integrate with Application Insights, there is still a need for a SIMPLE/STRAIGHTFORWARD, straightforward way to configure notifications when the function fails. (suggestion below)

    It is important to understand that this is NOT best solved within the function code itself. When a function which is triggered by a queue fails (throws exception), the calling code retries that queue message several times. If the number of failures for a queue item exceeds a threshold, then the queue message is placed in the poison queue. A function should not notify of failure on every retry. Instead we…

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  12. 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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