The Microsoft Build Conference 2017 promises more for serverless computing. The preview showcased several new capabilities for serverless development in Azure using Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps. Serverless computing helps developers in becoming more productive by focusing on the solutions rather than worrying about infrastructure. The Visual Studio 2017 integrated tooling for Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps makes serverless development experience an outstanding one.
Visual Studio 2017 integrated tooling for Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps
Build 2017 announced the preview of Azure Functions tools for Visual Studio 2017. These tools will be available as an extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace and will allow developers to seamlessly integrate Azure Functions development into their standard development flow which includes third-party extensions, testing frameworks, continuous integration systems, and more.
Another significant announcement is the availability of Azure Logic Apps tools for Visual Studio 2017. These tools also will be available as an extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace, and will provide complete support for developing and managing Logic Apps in Visual Studio 2017.
Azure Functions support for Application Insights
Application insights integration with Azure Functions help you get more visibility into your app’s performance. And, Azure Application Insights helps you do this in cloud. Build 2017 has announced that Azure Functions support for Application Insights has moved from beta to public preview.
Express option to export Functions based API
Azure is also providing an express option for developers to directly export their Functions based API from Azure portal to PowerApps and Flow. This offers an easy way to create, document, and publish serverless APIs to PowerApps and Flow.
Azure Functions templates for the CDS
Build 2017 further announces the preview availability of Azure Functions templates for the Common Data Service (CDS), which enables developers to build Azure Functions based APIs that interact with data gathered using CDS. The data can be called from PowerApps-based applications across the enterprise.
The simple and powerful Azure Functions Runtime
The Build conference also witnessed the announcement of the preview of Azure Functions Runtime which brings the power and simplicity of Azure Functions to on-premises. The Azure Functions Runtime can be deployed on-premises and offers an outstanding experience like the cloud.
Customers embrace serverless computing because it lets them to be more innovative. Application innovation is at the heart of Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps. With these new announcements, serverless computing is all set to gain momentum in 2017.
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