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

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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

Concurrency control for push-triggered Logic Apps

Finally! Concurrency control for push triggers has been released!  This is an EXTREMELY useful feature in serverless workflows.  The scalability of your serverless middleware is often in high contrast with backend systems that cannot handle many parallel calls.  With this feature, we don't need to perform additional plumbing with an intermediate queue to throttle towards … Continue reading Concurrency control for push-triggered Logic Apps

Variables in parallel for-each loops

During the past weeks, I received quite some questions about the behaviour of variables inside a non-sequential for-each loop.  It does not always behave as one might expect.  This post describes a potential issue you might encounter, explains the reason why and provides a solution to get it solved. The problem Let's consider the following … Continue reading Variables in parallel for-each loops

Logic Apps Live Recap – February 14, 2018

This post contains a recap of the (almost) monthly Logic Apps Live webcast.  In case you missed it or you don’t want to watch the complete session, you can find here the most important highlights!  Watch the complete recording over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ajfDeWztk What’s new? Remove parallel branches: easily remove parallel branches in the designer. SOAP … Continue reading Logic Apps Live Recap – February 14, 2018

Inbound / outbound maps in Logic Apps!

BizTalk Server offers a great feature that both inbound (receive ports) and outbound maps (send ports) can be executed in dynamic fashion, depending on the message type of the message.  This message type is defined as rootNodeNamespace#rootNodeName.  Below, you can find an example of a receive port configured with several inbound maps. When migrating parts … Continue reading Inbound / outbound maps in Logic Apps!

This Month I’ve Read – December 2017

In this “This Month I’ve Read” series, I want to share 5 blogs / articles concerning Microsoft Enterprise Integration that really drew my attention throughout the last month.  Here you can find my selection for this month. James Sturtevant - Running Azure Functions runtime in Kubernetes Since the Azure Funtions runtime is ported to .NET Core, you … Continue reading This Month I’ve Read – December 2017

My two cents on the Logic Apps pricing model!

Since begin November, a new pricing model has been introduced for Azure Logic Apps.  You can find the details over here.  This blog contains my personal opinion on the updated pricing model, based on the feedback I receive from (potential) customers I get in touch with, during my day-to-day job. The pricing model! Within Logic … Continue reading My two cents on the Logic Apps pricing model!