You can now use HTTP2 in Azure App Services. Microsoft announced it in a blogpost last month. The advanteges of HTTP2 are:

  • compressed headers, that reducing the amount of transfered data
  • multiplex transfer within one TCP connection (no more multiple connections needed)
  • Serve push notification

And it is since a few days quite easy to activate it, because of the portal support 🙂

  1. Activate HTTP version 2 in the “Application Settings” of the App Service:

    Switch to HTTP 2.0

  2. Force SSL in the “SSL Connection” settings of the App Service:

    Force SSL

You should see lesser requests, lesser loading time and always the HTTP/2 afterwards: