You can try Azure Functions for free in an online testing environment provided by Microsoft (http://functions.azure.com). In this video we show you how to get started. The online testing environment is free and does not require an Azure subscription, just a login.
- [Instructor] To try Azure Functions for yourself, Microsoft provides a free execution environment in which you can try Azure Functions. Navigate to functions.azure.com, and click on "Try It For Free". In this example we will use a timer, and in C#. We'll create this function, by clicking down here, at which point we have to provide a log in. Choose your preferred means of authentication.
And here we have the free Azure Function execution environment. For those of you familiar with the Azure portal will notice that you do not see the full feature set of the Azure portal. This is a limited environment just to see what an Azure Function environment looks like, and what it can do. Notice on the left you have a menu system. Here we see TimerTriggerCSharp1 with Integrate, Manage and Monitor. On the right hand side you see View Files, where we see run.csx, which is the text we see for the source code.
We see function.json. Click. We see the settings for our timer. Notice the bindings mentions myTimer, which you will see here on the left hand side, if you click on Integrate. See a user interface with the same settings. So this is an environment in which you can quickly explore what is possible with Azure Functions, and it's a free trial. You need to log in. There's no billing. And it's very quick and easy to see what Azure Functions are capable of.
- Creating your first C# Azure Function
- C# functions triggered by a webhook
- Testing webhook Azure Functions
- Leveraging events with Azure Functions
- Integrating with cloud services
- Developing Azure functions
- Continuous deployment