Microsoft Flow at Ignite 2016 recap

At Ignite 2016 in Atlanta we had several different sessions on Microsoft Flow that talked about everything from how to build flows with SharePoint to a deep dive into our new, advanced functionality like nested conditionals. These sessions all covered functionality that already exists today, as well as a brief preview of our roadmap at General Availability this quarter and beyond.

Build business applications with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, and Office 365

PowerApps and Flow are services for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile – without the time and expense of custom software development. This session demonstrates how to build custom business applications, describes the vision behind PowerApps and Flow, and features key scenarios.

Watch the video on YouTube here, and get the slides from here.

Build business apps for Office 365 – InfoPath, PowerApps, Flow and more

No-code and low-code applications have been essential tools in Microsoft SharePoint for a long time, but we’ve added many other new tools to your palette. We review the roadmap and best practices for InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, Access Web Apps, Flow, PowerApps and more.

Watch the video on YouTube here, and get the slides from here.

Deep Dive into Flow

Hear how you can use Microsoft Flow to accelerate and automate your business so employees spend less time on mundane, repetitive tasks, and more time on the most important work at hand. See six different demo flows including:

  1. Productivity – Auto-archive email attachments about a product to a SharePoint Document Library
  2. Sales – Follow up on new leads created – showing the use of delays and additional queries for data
  3. Operations – Connect a PowerApp for operations to a legacy system that requires cloud orchestration
  4. IT – Notify the current on-call about an incident based on live-site metrics
  5. Marketing – Collect social media mentions of your company and create leads as appropriate – showing the Common Data Model
  6. HR – Vacation requests from a SharePoint list requiring approval from a manager via a PowerApp – showing nested conditionals

Watch the video on YouTube here, and get the slides from here.

Dive into the Microsoft Common Data Model

The Microsoft Common Data model (CDM) is the Azure-based storage mechanism for the Microsoft business application platform. The most intuitive use case for the CDM is to provide an easy to use relational database for Microsoft Flow. CDM aims to provide much more than storage, it also provides definitions for common business entities as well as integration capabilities for importing data from multiple sources. With data sourced across the enterprise, businesses can drive insights and actions using PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow based solutions.

Watch the video on YouTube here, and get the slides from here.