An introduction to webhooks

Modern applications work often reactive, based on a wide range of events. For that purpose, webhooks offer a simple and fast way to spin up processes, fired from these events.  Let's have a look at what webhooks actually are. Webhooks versus polling When the concept of webhooks is explained, they are mostly compared with polling. … Continue reading An introduction to webhooks

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Navigate directly to the Logic Apps run details

Last week, there was the #IntegrationAMA, where we got to chance to ask our questions to the product teams of the Azure Integration Services.  I used this as an opportunity to remind the product teams of several feature requests.  One of these requests was the ability to create a direct URL that links to the … Continue reading Navigate directly to the Logic Apps run details

Delete blobs in Azure Data Factory by leveraging MSI

Recently, I used Azure Data Factory again to build a big data ingestion pipeline.  The input data came from different sources, but needed to end up eventually in Azure Blob Storage.  Everything went pretty smooth and I had my data in the desired format, inside the expected blob container.  One final task that remained: I … Continue reading Delete blobs in Azure Data Factory by leveraging MSI

Issue while migrating EDI from BizTalk to Logic Apps

I was working recently on a prototype to migrate AS2 and EDI flows from BizTalk to Logic Apps.  Thanks to the Integration Account, we are able to reuse the BizTalk EDI schemas and related maps in Logic Apps.  However, when trying to process the first EDI message, I received the following exception: Transaction Set or … Continue reading Issue while migrating EDI from BizTalk to Logic Apps

Key Vault deployment removes access policies

Azure Key Vault is one of those services that must be included in every Azure solution.  Having the devops and infrastructure-as-code principles in mind, Key Vault must be automatically provisioned during releases.  This is where Key Vault comes with a caveat, of which I want to address a workaround in this blog post. The caveat … Continue reading Key Vault deployment removes access policies

Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

Logic Apps has a default limit of 120 seconds on synchronous actions.  This is already quite long; it does not make sense to perform actions in a synchronous fashion if they take longer.  For such long running tasks, Logic Apps provides two options: Polling action pattern: initiate the long running action and interrogate its status … Continue reading Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

My experiences on liquid templates in Azure API Management

Recently, I had the chance to apply Liquid templates within Azure API Management policies.  I stumbled upon some caveats, that I want to share with you. Scenario My scenario was to expose a legacy SOAP service in a restful way.  As the customer had already API Management in place, including VNET integration, it was obvious … Continue reading My experiences on liquid templates in Azure API Management

End-to-end correlation across Logic Apps

When using a generic and decoupled integration design, your integrations span often multiple Logic Apps.  For troubleshooting purposes, it's important to be able to correlate these separate Logic Apps with each other.  Recently, a new feature has been introduced to improve this. Existing correlation functionality Let's create a Logic App with a simple request trigger. … Continue reading End-to-end correlation across Logic Apps