Cloud Computing

W13 Fast Focus: Serverless computing: Azure Functions and Xamarin in 20 minutes


2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Introductory

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate


One of the most exciting additions to Microsoft Azure is called Functions. This lets developers 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. They can communicate with other Azure services or mobile and desktop applications such as those made with Xamarin. This session will give you an introduction to Azure Functions and get you started with this exciting aspect of modern computing.

You will learn:

  • What serverless computer is and that there is actually a server
  • How to quickly build Azure Functions in the web portal and in Visual Studio
  • How Xamarin and Windows applications can use Azure Functions fast