Logic Apps Live Recap – August 22, 2017

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.

What’s new?

  • Welcome Event Grid!  Recently, this serverless event router has been released in public preview.  It’s a generic publish / subscribe platform for events, using webhooks.  You can publish custom events or leverage out-of-the-box events originating from your Azure resources.  More and more Azure services will support Azure Event Grid in the future.  A real game changer in Azure’s serverless integration space!  My colleague, Tom, wrote a good blog post about it.


    Logic Apps has smooth integration to publish and subscribe to events!


  • Custom HTML and CSV headers.  Specify the column name when converting arrays to HTML or CSV tables, using the Create CSV / HTML Table action.


  • Enable Log Analytics when creating a Logic App.  Immediately enable OMS integration when you create a Logic App.


  • OMS Dashboard.  Cross Logic Apps monitoring dashboard, great addition to the Logic Apps family.  Read more about it here.


  • Peek code view.  Easily check the code view of the selected action.  Very user-friendly experience, no more need to search within the code view JSON.


  • Weekly and daily schedules.  Advanced scheduling capabilities are now available in the designer.  A user-friendly preview shows the expected schedule.  Monthly schedule will be added soon.


New Connectors

A whole bunch of new connectors have been added.  Here’s the list:

  • Azure Table Storage.  Finally!  Read more about it here.
  • Azure Event Grid
  • Azure Log Analytics
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Microsoft StaffHub
  • MySQL (R/W)
  • ServiceNow
  • Amazon Redshift
  • DocFusion 365

Work in progress

This is a long list of features the product team is currently working on!

  • Restrict number of concurrent instances for Logic Apps with polling triggers.
  • Publish your own connector within your subscription, using API connections.
  • Support large files, up to 1 GB, for specific connectors (blob, FTP).
  • Native SOAP support to consume both cloud and on-premise SOAP services.
  • Append variables,  very useful for aggregating data within loops.
  • Expression intellisense, using similar technology as Visual Studio code is using.
  • Expression tracing, to see the intermediary values for complex expressions.
  • For each nesting in the designer.
  • Navigating to the next failed action inside a for each loop.
  • Automatic rendering of Azure Functions annotated with Swagger.
  • Publish Logic Apps to PowerApps and Flow, in a very easy way.
  • A time-based batch release trigger is coming!

Connectors coming soon!

The following connectors have been announced!

  • Feedly
  • Workday
  • SQL Triggers


It was again an exciting Logic Apps Live webcast.  The OMS dashboard and Event Grid integration are the most impactful features, in my opinion!




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