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 CosmosDB changefeed triggers in Consumption Plan (Always On ?)

    Currently Functions in Consumption Plan seem to support CosmosDB Changefeed triggers only for 5 or 10 minutes, then the trigger stops firing because the Function timed out (if no changes in the data occured) ? We either need "Always On" for the Consumption plan or the CosmosDB changefeed needs to be able to "wakeup" the Function again (same like HTTP triggers do ?) ! Otherwise the Consumption plan simply can not be used for CosmosDB Changefeeds ?

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    • 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.

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      • Share RUs with a Serverless Function

        A popular pattern is to build a REST API using serverless Function with Http trigger, backed by Cosmos DB. Serverless is a very popular paradigm, and Cosmos is the best cloud database, so it's no wonder that customers are interested in this combination. However, the problem in this scenario is the cold start of the serverless Function, which negates the low-latency benefits of CosmosDB provisioning.

        It would be great to allow sharing the RUs provisioned for Cosmos DB collection with serverless functions running against the same collection. Let the Function execution consume some extra RUs, depending on the complexity of…

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        • 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

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          • 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.

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            • 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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              • 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…

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                • Templates defaulted for .net standard 2.0

                  It would be useful to have project templates based on .net standard 2.0 instead of dotnetcore.

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                  • Add NodeJS 10.15.X to the list of available runtime versions

                    Currently the latest LTS version of NodeJS is 10.15, and this is not available in Azure functions runtimes.

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                    • 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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                      • Upload a file

                        Thanks for the document , but you didn't explain how to upload our file written in F# in portal . What is run on scheduled time?

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                        • 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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                            • On Premises Function App - Method to deploy from Visual Studio

                              It dosen't appear that there is any method to deploy Functions to the on-premises "Azure Functions Runtime" - it seems you need to create the Function in the web-based IDE.

                              Can we expect some method to deploy Functions from a local development environment to an On Premises server running Azure Functions Runtime?

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                              • Code-To-Function - Specify git location for the function code.

                                Code-To-Function is idea similar to the Code-To-Container when where Azure function has only pointer to the function code git location.

                                Additional features could -"well known branches" where master is associated with prod and trunk with pre-prod deployment slots.

                                The failure of the exxecutin would configurably create an issue in the Git

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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • Ruby functions

                                      Be able to write Azure functions in Ruby

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                                      • 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…

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                                        • Select existing Application Insights ressource on Azure Functions creation

                                          It is a real pain to create a new function using an existing App Insights ressource:
                                          1. Create function with Application Insights enabled
                                          2. Wait for the function to be created
                                          3. Go to Azure functions -> platform settings -> all settings -> application insights
                                          4. Press "change" to bind the function to an existing App Insights resssource
                                          5. Go to App Insights
                                          6. Locate the newly created default App Insights ressource for the function and delete it

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