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 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

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    • MSI Linux

      It appears you can set MSI in the portal but using the CLI you can clearly see this is a bug in our code as the container size being passed is 0:
      msrest.http_logger : {"kind": "functionapp,linux", "location": "East US", "properties": {"enabled": true, "hostNameSslStates": [{"name": "jsanderslinixfx.azurewebsites.net", "sslState": "Disabled", "hostType": "Standard"}], "serverFarmId": "/subscriptions/da709071-45fd-474b-85fe-145cd5db6e64/resourceGroups/jsanderslinixfx/providers/Microsoft.Web/serverfarms/EastUSLinuxDynamicPlan", "reserved": true, "isXenon": false, "hyperV": false, "scmSiteAlsoStopped": false, "clientAffinityEnabled": false, "clientCertEnabled": false, "hostNamesDisabled": false, "containerSize": 0, "dailyMemoryTimeQuota": 0, "httpsOnly": false}, "identity": {"type": "SystemAssigned"}}

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      • 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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        • 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/

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          • 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

            • Add "Deny" option when Request is not Authenticated

              I have a function app set up as a private API that requires users to authenticate via Azure AD B2C to be able to make calls. My mobile app does the auth and then provides the Bearer token in the service calls.
              This all works but if someone happens to browse an endpoint in a browser I don't want them to be redirected to the login page as the API is only meant to be requested from within the mobile app.
              I would like an option to just deny access to the API when a request is not authorised.

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              • R

                Running R data science functions serverless is key for those organisations which have a deep investment in skills and code in this language. Azure ML Workbench has no R support so the only way to run R in Azure is with Spark Data Bricks or use a VM with R server installed.

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                • consumption plan firewall enabled

                  Currently function apps is not working in consumption plan if we have firewall enabled in Event hub & Storage. We need support for this.

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                    • Allow comments in function proxies proxies.json file

                      Either allow additional attributes that are specified in the schema to be present in the file, or allow JSON comments with some syntax or add explizit "comment" attributes to all objects in the schema. Big proxies.json are unreadable otherwise.

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                      • Specifying a name for a premade function

                        If no function is present in a Function App, the “getting started” assistant is shown which allows adding a premade function. However, you can’t specify a name for the resulting function there, which is why you’ll end up with insignificant names such as “HTTPTriggerCSharp1” or “HTTPTriggerJS1”. It would be great if the user could optionally specify a function name in this dialog.

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                        • Add an empty / drain trigger to Azure Storage Queues

                          Currently there seems to be no easy way to run code as soon as a Storage Queue has been emptied. It would be great to have an empty or drain trigger to call a different Azure Function for some pre-processing of batch jobs.

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                          • 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?

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                            • Visual Studio Tooling - Javascript Project Template

                              C# Project Template was recently added for Visual Studio Tooling https://feedback.azure.com/forums/355860-azure-functions/suggestions/13301214-visual-studios-tooling-with-local-execution-debug , however this doesn't handle all languages - F#, Javascript/Typescript, etc.

                              Hoping we can get support added for better deployment capabilities with other languages as well as source code management. Great to see the Azure Function tooling finally make it to RTM for C#!

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                              • Scale # of servers in consumption plan based on Service Bus Queue Size

                                My service bus will spike at the top of each hour with up to 1000+ messages to get processed immediately. It would be nice for the consumption plan to allow us to scale the # of servers to come online to be based on that queue size. Example: for 1000 messages, I would like 10 servers to come online (1 server per 100 in the queue).

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                                • Function App support Powershell v5

                                  Function App's PowerShell is currently v4.

                                  But i want to use PowerShell v5 in function app.

                                  PowerShell v5 have so nice features and i use v5 in my local machine.

                                  So i want to run a same script in local to function app.

                                  Please update function app's powershell.

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                                  • Signal-R Binding with Azure Functions

                                    Azure Functions should support SignalR.

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                                    • 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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                                      • Azure Cosmos Bindings and Document API... when will this be supported?

                                        At this time, the Azure Cosmos DB trigger, input bindings, and output bindings work with SQL API and Graph API accounts only.

                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-integrate-store-unstructured-data-cosmosdb?tabs=csharp

                                        Trying to do a simple add/read document from Azure Portal CSharp Script and getting lost ...
                                        Looks like it works, creates DB & Collection but no documents.
                                        Then I see the blurb at top of document saying only SQL and Graph is supported (from 10 Jan 2018). Not sure what's current...

                                        Please advise

                                        ...this is cool functionality (but I can't get it to work...)

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                                        • SMTP Triggers

                                          Functions are great for building HTTP-based Apis. Our SMS-api supports both HTTP(S) and SMTP(Mail 2 SMS).

                                          In order to use Functions, we would need to be able to bind one or more email domains to it and use email as triggers

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