Developing Azure Logic Apps
Course Introduction

The Microsoft Azure cloud offers many options for developers who want to build websites and services on Web Apps. Normally, the coding is done using proprietary Microsoft languages like C#, Visual Basic, and others. More recently Microsoft has made it easier for open source developers to use the IDE and language of their choice with support for PHP, Java, Node.js, and Go for server-side code. However, some web solutions may not require a complex programming language to meet the requirements, and that’s where Logic Apps comes in.

This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model. We will look at the wider topic of workflow and automation problems and then show you how to transform these into Logic App solutions. We will also look at the internal components that make up a Logic App, including triggers, conditions, actions, and standard connectors.

For connecting to third-party SaaS services, or even your own homegrown APIs, you will learn how to create a custom connector. You will also learn about rapid deployment using Azure templates.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement simple automation and workflow using Logic Apps
  • Model business processes as a series of conditions and actions
  • Monitor Azure Apps, Office 365, or third-party services using triggers
  • Connect to Azure services and other well-known third-party websites

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure developers
  • Non-developers who want to build point-and-click solutions
  • Solution architects


  • General exposure to basic cloud technology
  • Familiarity with the Azure Portal

Hi, I'm Derrik So'Brien and I'm a content contributor here at Cloud Academy. I've been a Microsoft Technical Instructor for the past 10 years, with a specialty in Azure Cloud Services. 

This course will introduce you to Azure Logic Apps which allow you to create simple yet powerful applications using graphical browser-based tools that are available within the Azure Portal. 

If you are preparing for the Azure Developer certification exam, then this video will help you with questions related to Logic Apps. Also, you can just watch it as a self-contained topic based on your own interest. Perhaps you might be watching this as part of another learning track. Either way, the idea behind Logic Apps is to help you focus more on solution design and less on code while leaving you the option to dig deeper and customize if you want to. 

To get the most from this course you should have some familiarity with the Azure Portal. No previous programming experience is required. However, any exposure to Azure Resource Manager templates will be useful, especially when we look at exporting your designs for use, for yourself and for your colleagues. An appreciation of the JSON code within the templates can also be helpful if you want to customize the applications or any of its components. Some experience working with an Application Programming Interface, or API, is expected. 

We will first take a step back to get a high-level view of Workflow for modeling processes in your business or organization. Next, we can drill down into Logic Apps and walk you through the steps in creating them as a series of conditions and actions. After that, you will see the list of hundreds of standard connectors for Azure and third party services. We will also create a custom connector. Finally, you will learn how to make a template out of your Logic App and deploy a new version of the Logic App using the template. 

So, if you're ready to learn about Azure Logic Apps, then let's get started.

About the Author

Derrick is a content contributor and trainer for Microsoft cloud technologies like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. He works across North America and Europe to help companies and organizations with these technology shifts. Before that he has worn many hats but prefers to wear them one at a time.

When he is not night walking during his travels, you can find him on a bicycle path or performing guitar solos to an imaginary audience in his basement.