Integrate Remote 2021 & What you should know about the Logic Apps standard! 

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Just like last year, the Integrate Remote event wasn’t the big happening we’re used to, but there was an online alternative. Of course, there were a lot of must-see speakers like the members of the Microsoft Product team and MVP’s we wouldn’t want to miss so the event was very interesting. Nonetheless, the networking-aspect of this event wasn’t as easy as other years. Our favorite parts of the event are always the chats with colleagues from all around the world in-between speakers or whilst grabbing a drink after a day filled with new insights.

Read on to see what we would have wanted to chat about with colleagues in the hallways!

The Logic Apps standard, a modern cloud-scale workflow engine that should be able to run anywhere.

This model is a perfect solution for cases where the Consumption model lacks functionalities and where the budget isn’t high enough to choose for the Premium model. Microsoft has invested to make Logic Apps available for low-latency scenarios. This provides more opportunities to make back-office applications available to clients and mobile applications.

During the event speakers announced that Logic Apps Standard will be available on Premise and in the Cloud which gives Integration designers much more possibilities to apply this with clients. The security and networking improvements that Microsoft is implementing will add value to integration projects for many customers. Especially in a world where security is so important, this is a significant advantage.

Logic Apps Standard

Although the possibilities and benefits seem to be endless, we have spotted some pitfalls you’re going to want to avoid!

Don’t get us wrong. The fact that this new model exists, will be a very convenient option in many cases. But just like everything else in this world, this model has its flaws. As excited as we got when hearing about all the functions and possibilities during the Integrate Remote event, we’re not going to recommend and apply this in all our cases.

Let’s give this a little more explanation: first of all, there’s the fact that the runtime in this model is different which implies that if you decide to switch, you’re required to perform partial code changes and rethink architecture to utilize the new capabilities effectively.

Whilst we’re getting used to making easy switches from one model to another in other applications, switching from the Logic Apps Consumption model or Premium model to the Standard model will be a process that involves a lot of work.

It’s also noteworthy that not all functions that the Consumption model offers, are integrated in the Standard model. So, you should definitely keep a close eye on the functions that are crucial for your client before switching to the Standard model.

The evolutions we’re expecting..

Looking forward to the future, we are mostly curious to see how Azure Eventgrid will continue to evolve combination with Azure Logic Apps so that new forms/types of integrations can be applied to customers.

Hopefully we’ll learn more about it on the next Integrate Remote event..

Maybe we will meet in the hallways to discuss the newest trends and topics! See you there?