Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions

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Note: This is a do-over of this episode. The first time Andrew and I recorded this, we weren't happy with how it turned out. So we rerecorded the episode. Unfortunately, on 1/25 we accidentally published the version we didn't like. We have now (1/31) updated this post with the second, much better version. We apologize for the mix-up.

In this episode, Robert is joined by Andrew Hall, who shows us a preview of tools for building Azure Functions for Visual Studio 2015. Azure Functions provide event-based serverless computing that make it easy to develop and scale your application, paying only for the resources your code consumes during execution. Andrew shows how to create a function project using C# in Visual Studio, run functions locally, and publish them to Azure. He also shows both local and remote debugging.




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      Hi Andrew,

      Are azure functions suitable for long running process or they are designed to handle short only tasks ? For example: I tried using azure functions with media services for uploading and encoding videos, there it gives time out errors, it only runs for 5 minutes, I have choosen consumption plan for azure functions.




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      I experienced the same issue when attaching to the debugger to the function hosted in Azure. You seemed to just retry it at the end and it worked. is there something that you did to fix it? i coulnts see the files published in cloud explorer too

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      Awesome. Very easy to follow and crisp tutorial. Can't wait till I get functions in Visual Studio 2017. So, installing 2015 to try this. Appreciate your efforts!



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