What is Power Automate and Logic Apps and what they can do?
Microsoft Flow, now called Power Automate, is cloud-based service that allows People in an organization to Build Automation and workflows across Multiple Services.
Azure Logic Apps
Azure Logic apps is a cloud service that helps you schedule, automate, and orchestrate tasks, business processes, and workflows when you need to integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations.
Logic Apps VS Power Automate
In Short, Power Automate is an Abstraction of Logic Apps, Power Apps is an experience designed for your Typical end user while Azure Logic apps is more for developers but they work the same way.
With both you can achieve the following,
- Create business processes and workflows visually
- Integrate with SaaS and enterprise applications
- Unlock value across on-premises and cloud
- Automate business processes
- Leverage Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
with the below benefits.
they both simplify how you design and build scalable solutions whether in the cloud, on premises, or both.
Connectors and Triggers
Each connector offers a set of operations classified as ‘Actions’ and ‘Triggers’. Once you connect to the underlying service, these operations can be easily leveraged within your apps and workflows.
Connectors provide quick access from Azure Logic Apps to events, data, and actions across other apps, services, systems, protocols, and platforms within these connectors you have triggers that hat fire when events or new data meet specified conditions.
There are different kind of connectors on both services. there are those that are Built in, Managed connectors, Custom Connectors and Premium Connectors.
- Built-in triggers and actions are “native” to Both services and create schedule-based workflows, help your logic apps communicate with other apps and services, control the workflow through your logic apps, and manage or manipulate data.
- Managed Connectors are deployed and managed by Microsoft, these connectors provide triggers and actions for accessing cloud services, on-premises systems, or both, including Office 365, Azure Blob Storage, SQL Server, Dynamics, Salesforce, SharePoint, and more.
- Custom Connectors There are quite a number of built in , but sometimes you want to call APIs, services, and systems that aren’t available as prebuilt connectors. To support more tailored scenarios, you can build custom connectors with their own triggers and actions. These connectors are function-based—data is returned based on calling specific functions in the underlying service.
- Premium Connectors: These are only available to you if you subscribe to some Power Platform Plans.
I wont go into Pricing, Jussi Ronie has done quite the blog on this check it out here
On the next article i will deep dive into connectors on Logic Apps