hands-on lab

Introduction to Azure Durable Functions

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Azure Durable Function is an extension of Azure Function. Durable functions are stateful functions running on a serverless compute service in Microsoft Azure. You can use Azure Functions to deploy durable functions without having to think about what servers the code will run on. Durable functions are defined using an orchestrator and an entity function.

Organizations looking to create durable and stateful serverless architecture often choose to use Durable Functions as their approach for the infrastructure. Due to the flexible nature and wide availability of different programming languages, developers can create functions in the language of their choice while using the same underlying infrastructure without managing the administration aspect of it.

In this hands-on lab, you will create and work with Azure Durable Functions to understand the durable function workflow.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create Azure Function using the Azure Portal
  • Build durable function using Function Core Tools
  • Publish and trigger durable function

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Functions

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

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About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Creating a Python Azure Function using Azure Portal
Logging into Azure using Azure CLI
Creating Python Durable Function using Azure Function Core Tools
Upload and Trigger Azure Durable Function in the Azure Portal