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Building Better Web Apps with Logic Apps and Signal R

In this article I would like to discuss a pattern I’ve implemented recently where we could improve the user experience in a web app through the use of Logic Apps and Signal-R. Lets imagine we have a scenario at Acme University. They have built a super Student Portal building using…

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When data in CRM is updated I want to send it to another application

Having worked a lot with Dynamics CRM/365 over the last few years I thought it would be interesting to discuss a common use case and some of the architecture patterns you may consider to implement the solution. Lets imagine a scenario where the business requirement is as follows: The user…

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Can the user modify the Integration solution – Discuss

Recently I had a chat with a few people at a company about integration solutions and a question came up which I remember not having been asked in a while. “Will the business users be able to modify the solution after its live”. Back in the day you used to…

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TechUG – Newcastle Sept 2017 – Logic Apps

I was invited to talk at TechUG in Newcastle last week.  TechUG is a pretty impressive user group, it is based in the UK and is a partnership of 8 IT Pro based user groups based in 8 cities in the UK.  They run 2 events per year in each…

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Documenting a Logic Apps solution

One of the biggest challenges in integration projects over the years is how to manage the relationship between the implementation of your solution and the documentation describing the intention of the solution and how it works and how to look after it. We have been through paradigm shifts where projects…

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Custom CRM Portals Super-Charged by an Azure Data Layer

I wanted to talk a little about the architecture I designed recently for a Dynamics CRM + Portal + Integration project. In the initial stages of the project a number of options were considered for a Portal (or group of portals) which would support staff, students and other users which…

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Logic App – Upsert to SharePoint List

Recently I wrote an article about how I was uploading bank info from Barclays to my Office 365 environment and into a SharePoint list. http://microsoftintegration.guru/2017/06/29/logic-apps-integration-for-small-business/ In the article I got the scenario working but I mentioned that I didn’t really like the implementation too much and I felt sure there…

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Logic Apps Integration for Small Business

When Logic Apps was first announced at the Integrate summit in Seattle a few years ago one of my first comments was that I felt that this could be an integration game changer for small business in due course. The reason I said this was if you look across the…

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Testing Logic Apps

Recently i did a session on integration monday covering how you could do automated testing of Logic Apps with Specflow. The video and slides are available on = http://www.integrationusergroup.com/automated-testing-logic-apps-specflow/ A few people have asked for the sample code i used, this can be downloaded below https://cscblogsamples.blob.core.windows.net/publicblogsamples/LogicAppTesting-Demo.zip   Please note that i…

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Serverless vs Codeless in the Microsoft Integration Platform

While chatting to Jeff Holland on integration Monday this evening I mentioned some thinking I had been doing around how to articulate the various products within the Microsoft Integration Platform in terms of their codeless vs Serverless nature. Below is a rough diagram with me brain dumping a rough idea…

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