New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2023 Wave 2: Use OAuth Support for HTTP Request Triggers

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2023 Wave 2 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2023 Wave 2.

The 3rd of the new functionality in the Cloud Flows section is use OAuth support for HTTP request triggers.

Makers can use enhanced security measures for HTTP request triggers. For example, makers can restrict what users can trigger in this workflow by ensuring that only authenticated users can trigger this workflow. They can further define the security scope by choosing among three modes for the authentication parameter.

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General Availability: Oct 8, 2023

Feature Details

Prior to this feature, when makers created a flow that had an HTTP request trigger, the flow generated a shared access signature (SAS) URL. This URL was typically used by developers to trigger workflows from within their own applications or services. This feature provides added security to this trigger by enabling developers to limit who can trigger this workflow.

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Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS Ready for Large Systems?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralEven before I moved to working only with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, a common question from clients and prospects about it, was how scalable the cloud version is and what performance was going to be like. This is a fairly difficult question to answer as there are a lot of things which can impact the performance of SaaS products, including your general Internet connectivity speed.

However, Stefano Demiliani, a Microsoft MVP, published an article in November called Dynamics 365 Business Central: is my on-premises customer ready for SaaS? in which he takes a look at both the platform and code scalability of Business Central.

The article is definitely worth a read as he delves into quite a few numbers around users, transactions, apps, web service calls and much more.

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a reliable platform designed for scale.

The reliability of the platform is guaranteed by Microsoft. Just to give some numbers, Dynamics 365 Business Central production environments in the last 3 months had an uptime of 99.98% and this means 9 minutes of downtime per month at maximum.

The platform had 14 Billions of sessions created in the last 30 days, 1.9 Billions of API calls in the last 7 days and an average of 2.5K apps installed every day. These are big numbers and a clear sign that the infrastructure is reliable and mature.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central infrastructure now has load balancing and an advanced auto-scaling feature. Basically speaking, UI sessions and web service sessions connect to a compute tier and the compute tier is responsible to handle the database access:

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