This blog post details the one-day presentation at SQL Server and SharePoint Pre-conference Training Days, prior to SQL Saturday Cambridge 2015.
Many people are forced to use Microsoft® SharePoint® because it is already there or part of the Office 365™ ecosystem; therefore many users see it just as another task to add to their burgeoning workload of tasks they have to complete in their busy working day. When any technology is introduced into a business it should help not hinder users. It should enable users to do more, not less. Technology should meet business needs and not be focused around a single product.
With this in mind, during the session I look at automating business processes using out-of-the-box functionality of SharePoint and with the use of Azure™ Logic Apps outside SharePoint, beyond firewalls and beyond even your own datacentre. The aim of the session was to cover tools and technology that allowed you to create workflows using no-code visual designers, SharePoint Designer 2013, Access 2013 and the Azure Portal.
SharePoint topics covered included:
Azure related topics covered included:
- Azure Services 101.
- Architecture underlying the Logic Apps engine.
- API Apps, Connectors, triggers, actions.
- Creating workflows using the graphical designer:
- “Hello World” example using the File connector.
- Using the SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server connectors.
- How to best take advantage of the different Logic App capabilities.
- Microsoft Resources: Logic Apps Project Management Team:
- User Groups and other general Azure contributors:
- Azure Logic App Articles:
- Some Azure related articles
- Forthcoming events:
- Microsoft Exams:
- Call to Action: