Building automated workflows on Azure Government with Logic Apps
Azure Logic Apps allows users to automate and orchestrate tasks, business processes, and workflows when you need to integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations. With an easy-to-use, drag-drop user interface and hundreds of pre-built connectors allowing easy integration with other applications and services, Logic Apps simplifies how you design and build scalable solutions.
Imagine being able to build an end-to-end application that writes to a database, can plug into other platforms such as Twitter, Dropbox as well as first-party services such as Outlook and Dynamics – without having to write any code! This is where the true value of Logic Apps comes in; developers can use the pre-built connectors without having to waste any time on writing integration code.
During a recent Azure Government DC meetup, I presented this demo which shows several examples of working with Azure Logic Apps in Azure Government.
We start out by creating a workflow from scratch using a scheduling trigger. Every logic app workflow starts with a trigger, which fires when a specific event happens, or when new available data meets specific criteria. Many triggers include basic scheduling capabilities so that you can specify how regularly your workloads run.
Our trigger then connects to an RSS news feed, iterates through each news article, and translates it to English using the Text Translation connector. We then construct a custom JSON object which we write to a Cosmos Database.
Lastly, we have a condition that if the summary contains the word “Azure” using an O365 Connector an email will be sent with the article.
I invite you to watch my demo to hear about the various connectors available to use when building out a Logic App workflow; and see how you can have a Logic App workflow running in a matter of minutes!
To learn more about Logic Apps, please visit our website. You can also watch the rest of the rest of the Emerging tech in government meetup and other relevant videos and demos on our Microsoft Azure Government Meetup Channel.
To join us at a future Azure Government DC meetup, visit www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov.