cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

Logic apps and Power apps

Dear Community,

 

Could you please help me to understand what exactly the difference between  Azure Logic apps and Power Automate ( cloud\desktop ) flows ? 

 

seems both are having the same kind of coding environment like adding the steps one after the another and using the Office 365 connectors. 

 

Please help. I am currently developing cloud flows extensively in my projects but wanted to understand why can't I develop using Logic apps and what are the benefits if I use this ? 

 

Thanks, 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
jinivthakkar
Community Champion
Community Champion

@vamsi_varanasi Please find difference in the same below

 

jinivthakkar_0-1613980170555.png

Refer this link for more details :

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/community/power-automate-vs-logic-apps#highlight-key-...

 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/resources/videos/ignite-2018-microsoft-azure-logic-apps-vs-microso...

 

Hope this helps.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If this post helps answer your question, please click on “Accept as Solution” to help other members find it more quickly. If you thought this post was helpful, please give it a Thumbs Up.

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
jinivthakkar
Community Champion
Community Champion

@vamsi_varanasi Please find difference in the same below

 

jinivthakkar_0-1613980170555.png

Refer this link for more details :

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/community/power-automate-vs-logic-apps#highlight-key-...

 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/resources/videos/ignite-2018-microsoft-azure-logic-apps-vs-microso...

 

Hope this helps.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If this post helps answer your question, please click on “Accept as Solution” to help other members find it more quickly. If you thought this post was helpful, please give it a Thumbs Up.

@jinivthakkar - Thanks for this info and seems this information is like MSFT mentioned in a theoretical way. 

 

Could you please help me to understand the real world use cases I mean exact or similar business use cases because if the same use case can be done in power automate, can I propose the customer to use Azure logic apps instead of Power Automate ? so would like to hear the technical and exact use case between these two so that customer problems  can be advised more accurate. 

 

 

Hi @vamsi_varanasi ,

 

Logic Apps now have 3 versions, being consumption, standard and ISE.

 

Differences in general

 

  • ARM template deployment means devs can parametize everything and deploy Logic Apps and dependencies as code
  • Deployed in resource groups rather than environments.  Access controlled via RBAC IAM.
  • Connections can be shared across resource group
  • Native integration with many other Azure resources.  For example, if you are using Azure APIM, there is a specific option for importing Logic Apps.
  • Developed via Azure Portal or Visual Studio/VS Code

Difference with consumption logic apps

 

  • Different licensing construct where you are charged a pay as you go execution model.  May work out cheaper or more depending on usage.

DIfferences in standard Logic Apps

 

  • You need to provision an app service plan which will incur costs but offers dedicated compute
  • Runs on Azure Function runtime
  • You can now package multiple workflows within the same project (similar to Azure Functions)
  • vNET integration allows access to private networks in Azure as well as on premise via Expressroute rather than data gateway
  • Application Insights integration means full logging and APM functionality
  • Ability to create stateful and stateless workflows which will increase performance

 

In short, if I was building an enterprise mobile app or web app and wanted to create APIs in the backend without coding, I would opt for Logic Apps.  The standard version now offers alot of great features like app insights for observability and vNET integration for private networks and on prem.  It there makes it a much more robust enterprise iPaaS solution.

 

If I wanted our end users or citizen devs to build workflows or automate certain tasks or integrating with PowerApps as part of their day to day, I would choose Power Automate as there is a learning curve for Azure which may turn many people off.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark my post as a solution
If you have found my response helpful, please give it a thumbs up

Connect on LinkedIn

@eric-cheng - Thank you very much for your response. 

 

could you please bit a more elaborate on the below statement 

 

"In short, if I was building an enterprise mobile app or web app and wanted to create APIs in the backend without coding, I would opt for Logic Apps".

 

 

Hi @vamsi_varanasi ,

 

Anything that would resemble a microservice architecture that would require scaling in/out and observability.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark my post as a solution
If you have found my response helpful, please give it a thumbs up

Connect on LinkedIn

Helpful resources

Announcements

Community will be READ ONLY July 16th, 5p PDT -July 22nd

Dear Community Members,   We'd like to let you know of an upcoming change to the community platform: starting July 16th, the platform will transition to a READ ONLY mode until July 22nd.   During this period, members will not be able to Kudo, Comment, or Reply to any posts.   On July 22nd, please be on the lookout for a message sent to the email address registered on your community profile. This email is crucial as it will contain your unique code and link to register for the new platform encompassing all of the communities.   What to Expect in the New Community: A more unified experience where all products, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages, will be accessible from one community.Community Blogs that you can syndicate and link to for automatic updates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. Stay tuned for the exciting new features and a seamless community experience ahead!

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Summer of Solutions | Week 3 Results | Win free tickets to the Power Platform Conference

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!    This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**   Week 1 Results: Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Community MembersNumber SolutionsSuper UsersNumber Solutions Deenuji 9 @NathanAlvares24  17 @Anil_g  7 @ManishSolanki  13 @eetuRobo  5 @David_MA  10 @VishnuReddy1997  5 @SpongYe  9JhonatanOB19932 (tie) @Nived_Nambiar  8 @maltie  2 (tie)   @PA-Noob  2 (tie)   @LukeMcG  2 (tie)   @tgut03  2 (tie)       Week 2 Results: Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 2: Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate  @Deenuji  12@ManishSolanki 19 @Anil_g  10 @NathanAlvares24  17 @VishnuReddy1997  6 @Expiscornovus  10 @Tjan  5 @Nived_Nambiar  10 @eetuRobo  3 @SudeepGhatakNZ 8     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji32ManishSolanki55VishnuReddy199724NathanAlvares2444Anil_g22SudeepGhatakNZ40eetuRobo18Nived_Nambiar28Tjan8David_MA22  

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Users online (3,899)