Tagged: Azure

Using and abusing the Compose JSON action in Logic Apps 1

Using and abusing the Compose JSON action in Logic Apps

So that Compose JSON action in Azure Logic Apps is kinda under-documented. At least, I had to figure it out all by myself, but when you get the hang of it, it is actually quite simple. The action accepts JSON and only JSON. So don’t you dare to enter invalid JSON. You will be punished by a Logic App that you can’t save. Compose JSON So the action is meant to compose...

Adding a JSON schema to your Logic App – Generate, Copy & Paste 0

Adding a JSON schema to your Logic App – Generate, Copy & Paste

Although I see many Logic Apps triggered by events like schedules or external events like a Twitter message, it’s also possible to trigger it by an HTTP call. A nice feature, but it would be even better if we were able to get the definition in the Logic App as well, so we know what properties we can use in our flow. And you know what? Yes we can! Let’s start by creating an easy Logic App...

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Logic Apps and the purpose of Azure Functions

I have been looking at Azure Logic Apps since last year, but I couldn’t find a purpose for it, except retweeting a tweet. I couldn’t find a real world scenario for it. It was just too limited. There are connectors, but what should I do with the message? Maybe a BizTalk mapping or fire a business rule? And you need BizTalk Services for that. I don’t know about BizTalk Services, but...

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There’s a new kid in town and it is called Azure Functions

A lot of stuff has been announced during the Build Conference this year. A lot of exciting stuff for developers, especially if you are into everything Azure. One of the things I am pretty psyched about is Azure Functions. It seems so arbitrary, but it’s something I – as an integrator – use daily. Just think of all your helper functions (methods) you use in BizTalk, or any other application...

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A very first look at Logic Apps Preview Refresh

Finally! Well, that’s what it feels like in this day and age anyway. We can’t even wait until the next phone gets released, before we even got the last one. But Microsoft refreshed their Logic Apps Preview and took it to the next level. The next level, but for sure not the final level. Just a short post to see what’s new here. I will be playing with it a little more the...

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(Re)Finding my way in Microsoft’s Integration Offering

I have, as always, been very busy with integration. On premise that is. Microsoft’s cloud integration offering has been all over the place for the last couple of years and to be honest, I wouldn’t have recommended it to customers. Enterprise customers need some sort of security for the future and can’t rely on services that will be suddenly discontinued. Finally there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Integration is...

Windows Azure AppFabric Services June CTP 0

Windows Azure AppFabric Services June CTP

So services are finally getting shape in the latest CTP release of the Windows Azure AppFabric (June CTP). You can sign up for the service, but, just as Office 365, there are limited beta places. We basically had two new releases, stumbling over each other. The first one in May, and now the second one in June. But what did this all add? The first change is, that it now...