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    Monitoring Logic Apps Standard with Application Insights – Querying & Analysing Traces

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 16 December 2021

    Logic Apps, Monitoring, Application Insights, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Overview

    In the previous post of the series, we covered how to implement the different observability features that are available in Logic Apps Standard to send traces to Application Insights. In this post, we’ll discuss how to query and analyse these traces, and how to share these queries and publish query results....

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    Monitoring Logic Apps Standard with Application Insights – Implementation

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 December 2021

    Logic Apps, Monitoring, Application Insights, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Overview

    In the previous post of the series, we’ve covered the different built-in observability features that are available in Logic Apps Standard and how many of them are part of the traces sent to Application Insights. In this post, we’ll discuss how these features can be implemented in a sample scenario. The...

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    Monitoring Logic Apps Standard with Application Insights – Introduction

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 07 December 2021

    Logic Apps, Monitoring, Application Insights, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Overview

    As I previously discussed, it’s very common that developers tend to focus their efforts on building and shipping applications and services to production but forget to consider what happens after go-live. It’s easy to dismiss that the solutions being built are going to be supported by someone else. Once the...

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    Logic Apps Standard vs Durable Functions: How to Choose? (2021 Update)

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 November 2021

    Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Azure Durable Functions, Microsoft Azure

    Introduction

    Three years ago, after the release of Azure Durable Functions, I wrote a post comparing the capabilities of Logic Apps and Durable Functions. Both service offerings provide orchestration capabilities on Azure. At that time, Azure Durable Functions had just been released as generally available. As you’d...

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    Message Transformation: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 07 October 2020

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid

    It is quite common that integration solutions interact with diverse applications, each with disparate data models and heterogeneous formats. In this post, we will discuss the Message Transformation patterns and how these can be implemented on Azure to overcome the challenges derived from working with different...

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    Message Routing: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 September 2020

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid

    In the previous post of the series on the Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure, I explored the Messaging Endpoint patterns, which abstract integration interfaces from the application internals when building messaging-based integration solutions. In this post, I will cover the Message Routing patterns on Azure,...

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    New Dev SKU for Azure Integration Service Environment (ISE)

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 06 August 2019

    Azure, Integration, Logic Apps, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Last week, Microsoft responded to numerous requests from the community by announcing a new developer tier offering for Integration Service Environments (ISE). The ISE has been generally available for several weeks, but the single available SKU prior to this announcement carried a hefty price tag.

    I had the great...

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    TimeKeeper: Using Azure Logic Apps to generate updates from Tempo in Jira

    Posted by Kris Barton on 28 June 2019

    Azure, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, automation, innovation, transparency, TimeKeeper

    Two of the more consistent problems faced by service management professionals are transparency around billed hours and a lack of automation within this space. At Deloitte Operate, we leverage Jira Tempo to keep track of our clients’ billed hours and current utilisation levels. 

    Currently, Jira Tempo lacks...

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    Messaging Endpoints: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 05 June 2019

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, Azure Integration Services

    In the previous post of the series, I described how messages can be transmitted from a sender application to intended receiver applications through Messaging Channels, and how the Azure Integration Services can be leveraged to implement these Enterprise Integration Patterns. Messaging Endpoints are the application...

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    Messaging Channels: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 May 2019

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, messaging, Azure Integration Services

    In the previous post of the series, I covered how application data are to be serialised and packaged into messages so they can be transmitted between applications. In this post, I’ll describe the Messaging Channels patterns, which focus on solving the challenges of transmitting messages from a sender application to...

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