Cloud, Containers, and Microservices, Fast Focus

W12 Fast Focus: Serverless Computing: Azure Functions and Xamarin in 20 Minutes


2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Intermediate

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate


One of the most exciting recent additions to Microsoft Azure is called Functions and allows the developer to quickly build and deploy code to the cloud without complicated setup. Also dubbed "serverless computing", Azure Functions can be triggered by timers, HTTP calls or database operations, and can communicate with other Azure services or mobile and desktop applications such as those made with Xamarin. In this lightning talk, Laurent Bugnion, Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft, will give you an introduction to Azure Functions and get you started with this exciting aspect of modern computing.

You will learn:

  • Understand what serverless computer is and that there is actually a server
  • Learn how to quickly build Azure Functions in the web portal and in Visual Studio
  • See how Xamarin and Windows applications can use Azure Functions fast