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Integrating Data with Microsoft Azure

Integrating Data with Microsoft Azure

Integrating Data with Microsoft Azure

If you follow my blog, then you know how much I LOVE cloud technologies. As a former network operations manager, I was happy to give up my life maintaining hardware and operating systems.  I now focus on customizing and extending cloud applications like Dynamics 365, and integrating data with cloud solutions.  Microsoft Azure offers a few different cloud solutions to help you build integrations and automations. The four choices currently available are Flow, Logic Apps, Function Apps and Web Jobs. Hopefully I can help you choose the right technology for you, depending on your needs and your technical skill set.

Configuration First Approach

If you are looking for simple business optimization, then try Microsoft Flow. This platform is built with the end user in mind, and allows you to quickly build a flow using a UI designer. You can step up to Logic Apps if the scenario is too advanced for Flow, or if you need security compliance and DevOps capabilities. Flow is built on top of Logic Apps, so they both share the same design interface and connectors.

Code First Approach

Sometimes an integration is too complex for a GUI designer. That's why Microsoft introduced Azure Function Apps and Azure App Service WebJobs, so developers can easily deploy code to the cloud. You can trigger integration code from many different events, like an HTTP request, other Azure items, or time of day. They are built on the Azure App services, and leverage monitoring, authentication and source control. They support several different programming languages like C#, F# and JavaScript.

Regardless of which technology you chose to build your integration, Microsoft makes sure they all talk together. This will allow your entire organization to build integrations based on their individual skill sets, and seamlessly tie them together.

Reach out to Beringer today!

We love to implement cloud applications and build integrations here at Beringer. We have a tremendous amount of experience working with iPaaS solutions, and we’re always finding innovative ways to help smooth the transition to the cloud. Keep your head in the cloud 🙂

Please feel free to contact us and see how we can help you.

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