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Build more powerful conditions in flows and more

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Use a new advanced condition builder to have conditional logic based on And / Or statements in a flow. Peek into the JSON code of actions in the Microsoft Flow designer. There is a new feature built-in to SharePoint: if a list or library has a date/time column, Microsoft Flow can be used to set up alerts based on upcoming dates. Finally, there are two new connectors: Microsoft Graph Security and XooaDB.

Digitally Transform Your Enterprise with Power Automate: Our Journey to Enable Your Digital Transformation, Part 1

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A brief look at the foundational elements of Power Automate. We’re excited about several exciting features that will become generally available this year and wanted to take a moment to recap the journey that brought us here so that you get a brief look at some of the most important features which are now part of Power Automate, ensuring it is the most comprehensive and advanced automation service for your organization.

Simplified Number Formatting

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The new number formatting action will help in outputting numeric values in a snap.

Microsoft Power Automate adds robotic process automation in April

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In case you missed our announcement at Ignite 2019, we launched the preview of UI flows, the new robotic process automation (RPA) capability in Microsoft Power Automate. Today, we’re announcing that UI flows will be generally available worldwide April 2!

Digitally Transform Your Enterprise with Power Automate: Leveraging Robotic Process Automation to Modernize Legacy Processes

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This blog gives an example of how the new UI flows connector which supports RPA for Power Automate can help modernize a time-consuming invoicing process.

On-premises data gateway November 2019 update is now available

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We are happy to announce that we have just released the November update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.14.39).

Microsoft Ignite 2017 on-demand sessions for Microsoft Flow now available

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We had a dozen sessions at Microsoft Ignite, and the videos are now available for you to watch on-demand, including an introduction to Microsoft Flow, comparing Microsoft Flow to SharePoint workflows, and a deep dive on using expressions.

Q3 Update for Microsoft Flow

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At Microsoft Ignite 2017 we have many great announcements: there are new SharePoint integrations, including “In-the-box” send for review flows. Microsoft Flow is now integrated in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement. We are providing better visibility for admins: we are listed on the Microsoft Trust center – showing certifications, like HIPAA, ISO and SOC – we have Power BI analytics, and, audit logs in Office 365. Finally, there is richer connectivity with six new connectors like LinkedIn, Office 365 Groups and Skype for Business, and we even added SQL triggers and support for Custom connectors that connect on-prem.

Introducing the Microsoft Flow Community Blog

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The Microsoft Flow Community was created as a place for Flow users to learn and interact together, and so today we’re happy to announce the official launch of our latest feature: the Flow Community Blog. The blog is your platform to share knowledge with peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft. We want to hear what’s got you thinking about Microsoft Flow and workflow automation!

How to use Microsoft Flow to manage donations

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In this walkthrough, Troy Hunt, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, shows how he used Microsoft Flow to automate PayPal donation processing, including individually thanking each donator with a personal email. This post is reprinted from Troy’s professional blog.

Intermediate | Flow of the Week: Use Microsoft Flow to Convert, Merge, Watermark, Secure, and OCR files

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Learn how to convert, merge, watermark, secure and OCR your files automatically using the power of Microsoft Flow and PDF Converter Services by Muhimbi.

Create smarter flows using Microsoft Cognitive Services LUIS

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Azure cognitive services language understanding intelligent service (LUIS) lets you understand language contextually, so your apps communicate with people in the way they speak. With Flow and LUIS integration, you can design your Flow to execute a set of actions when the desired intent is detected. This post walks you through setting up a Flow to automatically create a calendar entry when your team requests a meeting on Yammer.

Guest post on using Flow to post to Microsoft Team

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Featuring a guest post from Ryan Schouten, who is going to show you how you can post a messages to your Microsoft Team channel using a simple flow.

More September Updates for Flow

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Coming by the end of the month are some more new features, including: a Microsoft Graph people picker, Microsoft Dynamics AX Online support, and two new services from partners: Insightly and appFigures.

Microsoft Flow now available for everyone

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Microsoft Flow can accelerate your business so you spend less time on mundane, repetitive tasks, and more time on what you want to do. Today we are announcing the Microsoft Flow preview is now completely open to anyone, including those of you who don’t have a work or school email address. Take a couple minutes today to sign up for free at flow.microsoft.com.

Announcing the Microsoft Flow “Ask Microsoft Anything” event!

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We are pleased to announce the first Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) on the Microsoft Flow Community! This is your opportunity to ask questions and share feedback directly with the Flow product team. The AMA will take place in the Flow Community AMA board on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am PST.

Moderate Disqus comments using sentiment analysis and Flow

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Automate moderation of Disqus channels and comments in minutes using this easy to setup template.

May updates to Microsoft Flow

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We have a lot of new updates to Flow from the past couple of weeks: Browse templates by service, easily switch on-and-off flows, create Custom APIs, and test your flows before exiting.

Announcing Microsoft Flow webinar and other updates

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We had our first public webinar on May 10th at 10AM PDT for getting acquainted with Microsoft Flow. Go here to watch the recording.

Intermediate | Flow of the Week: How we use a Flow to manage the Flow of the Week blogs

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In this flow of the week come see how we manage the flow of the week using Microsoft Flow… Wow , that’s a tongue twister. Come and learn how to automate email follow ups based on SharePoint list entries… There that’s better! Come learn about using the compose action, the Delay until, and then obviously some SharePoint and Outlook as well. Its a quick and easy Flow that packs a solid punch! Oh, and there’s a video if you prefer!

On-Demand: Flow Team Hangout Chat – April 27, 2018

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Ever wanted to meet the people behind Microsoft Flow? Now’s your chance – you can now catch up on the Flow Team Hangout Chat from 4/27/18 on-demand on our Flow Community Webinars & Video Gallery. Hangout guests featured: Anh-Thu Chang (Flow Community Manager), Anjli Chaudhry (Principal Program Manager), Jon Levesque (Senior Program Manager), Kent Weare (Principal Program Manager), Merwan Hade (Senior Program Manager), Stephen Siciliano (Principal Group PM Manager), and Sunay Vaishnav (Senior Program Manager). Watch now.

Export and import your flows across environments with packaging

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Export and import flow solutions across environments or from test to production. Solutions can include PowerApps, database entities, and you can even move flows across tenants.

Microsoft Inspire 2017 session recap

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This year there were three sessions at Microsoft Inspire that covered Microsoft Flow, along with related products like Microsoft PowerApps. You can check out recordings of the sessions here.

Introducing the Microsoft Flow Partner program and Six new services

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Microsoft Flow now has a certified partner program to make connections, and take advantage of different company’s talents and experience with Microsoft Flow around the world. We are also releasing six new services this week: Asana, Campfire, EasyRedmine, JIRA, Redmine, and Vimeo.

Approvals app now available on Microsoft Teams

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Approvals in Microsoft Teams, now generally available, allows you to easily create, manage, and share approvals.