The company described Logic Apps as part of its plan to let customers connect on-premises systems with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications including Office 365, Dynamics CRM and Salesforce. Logic Apps does this through an assortment of “connectors” to services including Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox, GitHub and content-storage and file-sharing service Box.
For example, Logic Apps could help a customer arrange to send automated email notifications when an Azure Internet of Things service behaves anomalously, Frank Weigel, principal director of program management, said in a blog post. Logic Apps will let BizTalk Server connect to SaaS apps.
Active Directory B2C is a cloud identity and access-management service built for application developers, wrote senior program manager Swaroop Krishnamurthy in a separate post. It allows giving end-users a single sign-on for multiple apps, lets them log in using Facebook, Google or LinkedIn credentials and allows the use of multi-factor authentication. The service is already being used by Real Madrid and the State of Indiana, Krishnamurthy said.
Active Directory B2C is available free through early next year. Plans call for making it generally available outside North America within the next few months