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AZ-203 Exam Preparation: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
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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


Integration. The power of Logic Apps comes from the large number of services that it can connect to both inside of Azure and outside. Over 200 connectors can be accessed, plus you have the ability to create your own custom connectors based on an API definition or the Postman API response tool. 

In the Microsoft Cloud, you can connect to Azure services like Azure APIs, the Azure security center, Azure app services, Azure Batch, Control functions, or other Microsoft Cloud services like Office 365 including Outlook email, Sharepoint Lists, and Dynamics 365. 

Third-party services include well-known collaboration, survey, helpdesk, and communication tools like Twitter, Salesforce, Box, Trello, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, and Freshbooks to name a few. 

You also have the ability to connect to well-known enterprise systems such as SAP and Dynamics AX or Business Central.

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.