Azure App Service and existing Azure services
This article outlines the changes to existing Azure services as part of the change to bring together several Azure services into Azure App Service, a new integrated offering.
Although this article refers to web apps, it also applies to API apps and mobile apps.
Azure App Service is a new and unique cloud service that enables developers to create web and mobile apps for any platform and any device. App Service is an integrated solution designed to streamline repeated coding functions, integrate with enterprise and SaaS systems, and automate business processes while meeting your needs for security, reliability, and scalability.
App Service brings together the following existing Azure services - Websites, Mobile Services, and Biztalk Services into a single combined service, while adding powerful new capabilities. App Service allows you to host the following app types:
- Web Apps
- Mobile Apps
- API Apps
- Logic Apps
The following table explains how existing Azure services map to App Service and the app types available within it.
|Existing Azure Service||Azure App Service||What changed|
|Azure Websites||Web Apps||
|Azure Mobile Services||Mobile Apps|
|Azure BizTalk Services||BizTalk API Apps||
BizTalk Services continue to be available as a standalone service and remain fully supported.
All the capabilities of BizTalk Services are integrated into App Service as API Apps enabling users to perform enterprise application integration and B2B integration scenarios with any of the app types in App Service.
With Logic Apps, you can now automate business processes using a visual design experience to create workflows.
To learn more, please visit App Service documentation.