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Difference between Azure Functions and Plugins
Azure Functions and plugins are two different ways to extend the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure. Here are some key differences between the two:
Execution model: Azure Functions are event-driven, meaning they are triggered by specific events that occur within Azure or within other Azure services. Plugins, on theimages\Ijlal\Difference between Azure Functions and Plugins\azurefunctions.png other hand, are registered to execute in response to specific events within Dynamics 365.
Language support: Azure Functions support a variety of programming languages, including C#, F#, Node.js, Python, and PowerShell. Plugins, on the other hand, must be written in C# or Visual Basic.
Deployment and scaling: Azure Functions can be deployed and scaled using the Azure portal or Azure Functions extension for Visual Studio Code. Plugins must be deployed to Dynamics 365 using the Plugin Registration Tool.
Cost: Azure Functions are a pay-per-use service, meaning you only pay for the execution of your functions. Plugins are included as part of the Dynamics 365 licensing cost.
Overall, Azure Functions is a good choice for building event-driven, scalable, and reliable applications, while plugins are well-suited for extending the functionality of Dynamics 365. You can use both Azure Functions and plugins to build powerful and scalable solutions, depending on your specific needs.
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