Two new Azure features have caught my eye – the first is Logic App. In a nutshell this is workflow. You have connectors and you can add triggers and actions. So you could have a trigger on your HR system that when a new employee starts, it creates a user account then sends a welcome message to the existing staff informing them of the new starters.

The other is Data Catalog, this basically allows you to generate meta data about your data sources. Effectively this becomes your documentation, your point of reference when it comes data. This looks to solve a very real problem large enterprises have. Too much data, silo away.