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    May 2019

    7 May

    Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

    Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.

    April 2019

    29 Apr

    PowerShell support in Azure Functions

    With the preview of PowerShell support in Azure Functions, it is now possible to automate operational tasks and take advantage of the native Azure integration to modernise the delivering and management of services.

    3 Apr

    Azure Functions Premium plan

    The Premium Plan is a new hosting option for Function Apps which provides pre-warmed workers to run your app with no delay after being idle, VNET connectivity and more powerful hardware, without compromising on latency or scale

    March 2019

    6 Mar

    SignalR Service bindings

    Azure Functions can now use bindings for SignalR Service to send real-time data to web applications as part of the function executions. The binding is supported for all generally available languages, including C#, JavaScript and Java.

    February 2019

    25 Feb

    Tooling improvements for TypeScript support in Azure Functions

    The TypeScript developer experience in Azure Functions has improved. New tools include the Azure Functions Core Tools and the Azure Functions Extension for Visual Studio Code, as well as a npm package that contains type definitions for using TypeScript with Azure Functions and some npm scripts to abstract some func commands.

    25 Feb

    Azure Functions, Java Support GA

    Azure Functions now has GA support for Java development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.

    December 2018

    4 Dec

    Serverless Community Library

    The Serverless Community Library is an open-source set of prebuilt components based on common use cases using Functions and Logic Apps.

    4 Dec

    JavaScript support for Durable Functions is now available

    Orchestrate your serverless workflows programmatically using the Durable Functions extension to the Azure Functions runtime, which will support JavaScript in general availability (GA) to be used for production workloads.

    4 Dec

    Azure Functions, Python support is in preview

    Azure Functions now supports Python development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.

    November 2018

    28 Nov

    User-assigned managed identity support for App Service on Linux/Web App for Containers

    Use managed identities with Linux apps and use user-assigned identities on the App Service platform, including Azure Functions hosted under an App Service plan.

    28 Nov

    Azure Functions—Key Vault integration

    Azure Key Vault integration with Azure Functions lets you build more secure serverless applications out of the box, taking advantage of secrets management to get the benefits of rotation policies and centralised access control.

    14 Nov

    Azure Functions 2.0 available in IoT Edge

    Azure Functions runtime 2.0 is now available on IoT Edge.

    September 2018

    24 Sep

    Azure Functions—Functions runtime 2.0 now generally available

    The cross platform and improved Azure Functions runtime is now generally available, allowing you to use your cross-platform .NET Core assets within your Functions apps.

    24 Sep

    Azure Functions, Consumption plan for Linux - Public Preview

    Azure Functions will now support consumption plan for deploying to Linux.

    24 Sep

    Azure Functions—Python support in preview

    Azure Functions now supports Python development using Python 3.6 on the Functions v2 (cross-platform) runtime.

    August 2018

    14 Aug

    Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 breaking changes

    The upcoming release of the Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 introduces some major improvements, but some of these changes will cause breaks to existing apps deployed with the v2 runtime.

    8 Aug

    .NET Framework 4.7.2 update coming to Azure App Service apps

    The .NET Framework 4.7.2 update is scheduled to deploy to Azure App Service apps gradually during September 2018.

    July 2018

    13 Jul

    Azure Functions Runtime x Preview—breaking change for HttpTrigger for Java

    A new version of the Azure Functions Runtime will be deployed soon. It uses the latest version of Azure Java Functions Library v1.0.0-beta-5, which has breaking changes that affect HttpTrigger Java functions.

    June 2018

    26 Jun

    General availability: Managed Service Identity for App Service and Azure Functions

    App Service and Azure Functions support of Managed Service Identity (MSI) is now generally available.

    18 Jun

    New App Service apps deployed with TLS 1.2 by default from June 30

    Starting June 30, all new apps in Azure App Service will be created with TLS 1.2 by default.