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Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.
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 modernize the delivering and management of services.
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.
Azure Functions now has GA support for Java development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.
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.
App Service and Azure Functions support of Managed Service Identity (MSI) is now generally available.
HTTP/2 configuration is available in the Azure portal, to make the selection of HTTP/2 a seamless process with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Sites that have SNI-SSL selected will not be able to work with TLS 1.0 selected, if receiving traffic from older browser versions.
Explicitly set the TLS version for individual Azure App Service and Azure Functions hosted applications.
Support for the HTTP/2 protocol, the top customer request for Azure App Service, is now globally available for all apps hosted on App Service.
Azure Functions will now support .NET Core, allowing Functions code to target .NET Core.
We're enhancing the Azure Functions bindings support to allow developers to build their own bindings, which means if a customer has a custom data source, they will be able to easily create bindings for it in Azure Functions.
We have ported Azure Functions to .NET Core 2.0. Both the runtime and the Azure Functions Core Tools are now cross-platform.
App Service and Azure Functions support creating and using system-managed identities to work with other Azure resources. This allows apps to integrate with services without requiring any service principal management.
Azure Functions has a new portal experience that is more streamlined and more integrated with the rest of the Azure portal.
With minimal effort, you can add Application Insights to your Azure functions and have a powerful tool for monitoring your applications.
Support for editing and hosting Open API 2.0 (Swagger) metadata in Azure Functions is in preview.
Azure Functions Proxies, now in public preview, makes it easier to develop APIs by using Azure Functions. Functions Proxies lets you define a single API surface for multiple function apps.
The Azure Functions experience is generally available, including the consumption compute model (formerly called "dynamic compute").