The text discusses Microsoft's Power Automate Built-in Connectors, which are wrappers or proxies around an API. These connectors facilitate communication between the underlying service and Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. The product comes with a wide range of prebuilt actions and triggers that can be used to create applications and workflows, as well as integrate various apps, data, and devices in the cloud.
The architecture components of connectors involve a credential and metadata store for housing connector metadata and associated credentials, along with the Azure APIM to host all swagger and various policies. An App Service Environment hosts the connector web applications.
Connectors offer both actions and triggers. An action represents changes instigated by a user, such as looking up, writing, updating, or deleting data in a SQL database. A trigger notifies your application when certain events occur, with polling and push as the two types of triggers available.
Power Automate, Power Apps, and Logic Apps utilize these connectors. Power Automate automates workflows and processes across apps and services, while Power Apps allow users to create business apps with minimal code. Logic Apps enable developers to visually create or programmatically configure workflows in Azure.
If necessary, custom connectors may be built to call APIs, services, and systems that aren't available as prebuilt connectors. These custom connectors have their own triggers and actions and return data based on specific functions called in the underlying service.
Power Automate is a part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which is a powerful tool for creating automation flows for various workflow processes. It provides different types of triggers, connectors, conditions, expressions, and approval systems for users to create flows. A user can create flows that can be initiated immediately, based on an automated trigger, or on a scheduled timeline. Being a part of the Microsoft Power Platform, it aids in preparing for the Microsoft PL-900 certification for Power Platform by providing rich learning objectives and intended audiences to streamline your learning process.
The main topic is about Power Automate Built-in Connectors. Connectors are proxies or wrappers around an API that enable interconnected function between Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. The connectors allow users to connect their accounts and use a range of prebuilt actions and triggers to create apps and workflows.
A broad ecosystem of software as a service connectors enables the connection of apps, data, and devices in the cloud. Popular connectors include Salesforce, Office 365, Twitter, Dropbox, Google services among others.
The architecture components of connectors include the Credential and metadata store, Connector Azure APIM (API Manager) and App Service Environment. Once connected to the underlying service, the connector's operations can be used easily within apps and workflows.
Actions and triggers fall under connector operations. Actions are changes directed by the user, while triggers notify your app in case of specific events. They are classified into Polling Triggers and Push Triggers. Connectors can be used in several products, for instance, Power Automate aids in building workflows and automating processes across apps.
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