How can we help keep Azure Functions tools up to date with framework releases?

Jeff Putz 1 Reputation point
2020-11-30T16:30:49.967+00:00

Microsoft has come a long way to keeping their entire ecosystem up to date with new framework releases, and .NET 5.0 was the best yet, having it ready on app services, for example, on day one. A lot of the peripheral stuff that is still essential, unfortunately, does not keep up. For example, the Azure Functions Core Tools haven't seen a commit in almost two weeks, and you need those to run .NET 5.0 functions locally. The Functions SDK for .NET hasn't seen a commit in a month and has PR's that are two years old. It still has hard dependencies on aging Newtonsoft packages.

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An Azure service that provides an event-driven serverless compute platform.
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  1. ChaitanyaNaykodi-MSFT 21,981 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-12-01T02:59:19.177+00:00

    Hello @Jeff Putz , Thank you for reaching out. The current estimate for public preview of .NET 5.0 support for Azure Functions is by end of this December. As explained here by Anthony, for .NET 5.0 the team is taking a new approach by building a new language worker , hence the delay. This new approach will help the team in keeping up with any future releases of .NET framework. Once the preview is available it will be posted in our announcements repo and usual channels (e.g. Twitter and blogs). Please let me know if you need any additional help. Thank you!

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