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Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service
A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.
Revocation of non-compliant Certificate Authorities potentially impacting customer’s Azure service(s).
Recent reports detailed Certificate Authorities that were not compliant with industry standards for trusted CAs. As per industry requirements, non-compliant CAs are being revoked requiring customers certificates to be re-issued.
The hybrid connections feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources in disparate networks, is now available in public regions.
The regional virtual network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources in your virtual network across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now available in public regions
Static Web Apps is a simplified hosting option for developers building modern web apps with static front-ends and dynamic back-ends powered by serverless APIs.
The App Service Migration Assistant tool now supports migrating containerized web applications from on-premises container images to App Service on Linux.
App Service is now an events publisher with Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events from their web apps or app service plans and act using Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks, and other services. The feature is available for Windows and Linux apps in all public regions.
The release of the latest update of Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub is now available.
Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate regardless how the applications and resource groups are organized.
The App Service Deployment Center now supports GitHub Actions as a CI/CD provider, so developers can get started with GitHub Actions using the Azure portal.
The regional Virtual Network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now generally available.
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.
Azure App Service on Azure Stack Hub Update 8 released today.
As part of the January 2020 update to Azure App Service, .NET Framework patches that update how .NET framework apps handle the SameSite cookie property are being installed. The service is also deploying an App Service compatibility behavior that applies to all applications running on App Service for scenarios where a cookie has set the SameSite property to "None".
Target retirement date: November 25, 2019
The API Apps icon in the Web category of the Azure Marketplace has been removed from the Azure Portal. Since API Apps and Web Apps have the same functionality, the API Apps icon has been removed.
App Service now has improved integration with Azure Monitor, the cloud's centralized telemetry service. This gives development and operations teams greater insight into their Windows and Linux web apps.
Excerpt: One of the most highly requested features for App Service for free Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now in preview! You can secure custom domains for your web apps with App Service Managed Certificates.
Azure Migrate now provides a dedicated experience for migrating .NET web applications to Azure App Service
Introduce secrets management into your apps without code changes using Key Vault references.
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