I’m not actively blogging lately. Other interesting things in life are keeping me busy however I still found the time to play around with Azure and in particular Azure Logic Apps. In this post is would like to briefly summarize some of the interesting developments within the Azure Logic Apps space.
The information below is just an aggregation of what was recently covered within the Azure Logic Apps Live session from October, community updates and tweets covering Logic Apps.
Logic Apps News – October
The latest recording can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ZDaKsH6BY
1 – Updates from the community
The integration user group (http://www.integrationusergroup.com) hosted some interesting sessions covering Logic Apps. Fortunately, the sessions have been recorded and available for free (without registration) and the and can be found right on this page- http://www.integrationusergroup.com/past-events/. Here you can also find some session covering Azure API Apps, a topic most likely of interest for everyone interesting in Logic Apps.
2 – New Feature Split-on
This feature has been recently introduced to simplify the process of working with batches and would like to process each item within the batch individually. What’s great about this is that each items will be processes within a separate workflow instance. This is also visible within the Azure management portal as well. This is especially useful when working with complex workflows containing multiple steps or multiple levels or repetition.
Just keep in mind that Split-on will take care of processing the items individually and doesn’t require the usage of a Repeat.
Details, including syntax samples can be found right here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn948511.aspx, just search for Split-on.
3 – What’s new
- Connectors: There are some new connectors available hosted on GitHub https://github.com/logicappsio (Power BI, MS health API, Machine learning Batch Execution API)
- Move button: The Management UI now has a Move button!
- Language improvements: Native binary data handling
There are also some interesting suggestion by community members that you might be interested in or even vote fore. Details can be found right here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/287593-logic-apps