Azure Logic Apps Monthly Update – November 2015

December 8, 2015

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In a community driven approach from Microsoft, the monthly Google Hangout session from the Azure Logic Apps team – sixth in the series – happened on December 3, 2015. We recommend you to read our earlier blog posts to understand the progress made by the Logic Apps team over the last few months. (July, September, October).

PowerApps

The important announcement from Microsoft over the last month is the PowerApps. PowerApps is an enterprise service for innovators everywhere to connect, create and share business apps with your team on any device in minutes. With PowerApps, any person in the organization can unlock business agility and create apps very quickly that will work on any device using a Microsoft Office-like experience. For more information on PowerApps, please read this blog post. PowerApps is currently available in Preview mode. PowerApps includes a great Logic Apps experience called PowerApps Logic Flows.

Monitoring in Logic Apps

The interesting update on the Logic Apps portal is the ability to perform monitoring on the Logic Apps. You can monitor your Logic Apps over few metrics (such as Run Latency, Run Rate, Run Success Latency, Run Success Percentage, Runs Cancelled, Runs Completed, Runs Failed, Runs Started, Runs Succeeded). Each of these parameters are are monitored on a time scale and plotted on a graph. All you need to do is to simply configure the parameters you wish to monitor, and enable the metrics (check box) so that you start seeing the insights as points plotted on a graph.

The important update is that while setting up monitoring, you can choose your storage account so that all the metrics  (actions and triggers) are stored directly into your storage account as blobs.

What’s the Road map for Logic Apps?

Here’s the road map for Logic Apps in line with the Enterprise Integration Pack GA –

Early Spring

– Designer Improvements (richer HTTP action experience with Swagger, API Management Capabilities, Built-in API Connectors)

Late Spring

– Enterprise Integration Pack Preview (B2B API Connectors, BizTalk VETR, Hybrid API Connectors)

Early Summer

– Logic Apps GA (All remaining API connectors, Designer with control flow)

Summer

– Enterprise Integration Pack GA

What’s Coming Up?

  • WebHooks Integration
  • Alerting Capability – Since monitoring is in place, alerting mechanism will be added so that you will receive email notifications when something goes wrong in the Logic Apps
  • Logic Apps Designer Improvements

If you are working on logic apps and have something interesting, feel free to share them with the Azure Logic Apps team via email or you can tweet to them at @logicappsio. You can also vote for features that you feel are important and that you’d like to see in logic apps here.

You can watch the full video here

Author: Sriram Hariharan

Sriram Hariharan is the Senior Technical and Content Writer at BizTalk360. He has over 9 years of experience working as documentation specialist for different products and domains. Writing is his passion and he believes in the following quote - “As wings are for an aircraft, a technical document is for a product — be it a product document, user guide, or release notes”.

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