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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 centralised 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.
App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.
Announcing a new Azure SignalR Service feature that enables the service to publish client events to Event Grid. SignalR applications can subscribe and respond to these client events without the need for a dedicated app server for these events.
Navigator is now available in App Service Diagnostics for Windows web apps. Navigator provides a centralized view of an app and its dependencies along with changes made over time.
Target retirement date: November 11, 2019
Easy tables and easy APIs will be removed from the Azure portal on November 11, 2019.
Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.
Change Analysis public preview with integration into App Services Diagnose and solve problems tool.
On 1st July 2019, some resource GUIDs for Azure App Service Basic, Standard and Premium v2 Plans will change as the global region resource GUIDs will break out into regional resource GUIDs.
New networking capabilities to enable Linux apps to access resources securely are now available in preview.
There is a new, free tier offering for Linux app developers.
App Service now supports Java 11 for both Linux and Windows
App Service is offering a new, full screen experience that simplifies the application creation and publishing workflow.
Easily migrate existing .NET applications to Azure App Service with the new Migration Assistant
Windows Server 2019 Container Support is now available in the public preview of Windows Containers on Azure App Service.
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