Today, we announced support for running production .NET 5 apps on Azure Functions. With this release, we now support running .NET functions in a standalone process. Running in an isolated process decouples .NET functions from the Azure Functions host—allowing us to more easily support new .NET versions and address pain points associated with sharing a single process. However, creating this new isolated process model required significant effort and we were unable to immediately support .NET 5. This delay was not due to lack of planning or prioritization, but we understand the frustration from those of you who wished to move application architectures to the latest bits and weren’t able to do so until Azure Functions could run .NET 5.