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March 2020

Mar 24

Azure Functions Premium plan is now available in 16 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Run serverless function apps with no cold-start, virtual network connectivity, and larger instance sizes with the Azure Functions Premium plan. The plan supports running on either Windows-based or Linux-based instances, and is now available in 16 new regions.

  • Azure Functions
  • Premium plan
  • Premium plan Linux
Mar 24

Azure Functions Premium plan regional virtual network integration

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Regional virtual network integration is now generally available in the Azure Functions Premium plan. Run serverless function apps with no cold-start, virtual network connectivity, and larger instance sizes with the Premium plan.

  • Azure Functions
  • Premium plan
Mar 18

Azure Functions custom handlers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Extend the Azure Functions runtime with support for your preferred language or language version using a lightweight HTTP server.

  • Azure Functions
Mar 13

Azure Functions—Python 3.8 support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions support for Python 3.8 is now generally available. This enables developing, debugging, and deploying Function Apps for production scenarios using the tools of your choice, specifically Visual Studio Code, the Azure portal, Azure Functions Core Tools and Azure CLI.

  • Azure Functions

January 2020

Jan 23

Azure Functions runtime 3.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions runtime version 3.0 is now available. Built on top of .NET Core 3.1, it enables you to write your function apps in new languages, such as .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.

  • Azure Functions

December 2019

Dec 9

Azure Functions 3.0 go-live release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The go-live release for Azure Functions 3.0 is now available, so it’s now possible to build and deploy 3.0 functions in production. Functions 3.0 brings new capabilities including the ability to target .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.

  • Azure Functions

November 2019

Nov 20

Azure Functions premium plan meter ID changes

Starting on January 1, 2020, Azure Functions premium plan meter ID names will change.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 5

Python 3.7 support and remote build are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing some enhancements to the development experience for Python workloads in Azure Functions, including support for Python 3.7 and remote build general availability.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 5

New version of Durable Functions available now

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of the version 2.0 of Durable Functions, the extension of the Azure Functions runtime that enables stateful functions and workflow orchestrations in a serverless environment.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 5

Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

.NET Core 3 support in Azure Functions, now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now supports .NET Core 3 as an official language in preview.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 4

PowerShell support in Azure Functions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions now supports PowerShell for serverless automation tasks in production.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 4

Azure Functions Premium plan is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of the Azure Functions Premium plan. It brings together dynamic, serverless scale with all the benefits of our dedicated hosting plans. Your functions run with no cold start, can run for up to an hour, can connect to virtual networks, and can run on customizable, more powerful resources.

  • Azure Functions

October 2019

Oct 15

Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Introduce secrets management into your apps without code changes using Key Vault references.

  • Azure Functions
  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Key Vault
  • Security

August 2019

Aug 21

Azure Function Consumption plan for Linux is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.

  • Azure Functions
Aug 21

Python support in Azure Functions is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.

  • Azure Functions
Aug 19

General availability of Managed Identity for Linux in App Service and Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption Plan is now generally available.

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Azure Functions
Aug 19

General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.

  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Azure Functions

July 2019

Jul 24

Linux support on Azure Functions Premium plan

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.

  • Azure Functions

May 2019

May 7

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Functions

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