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More action settings and four new connectors

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Flow now gives advanced users more control over how their triggers and actions run, including configuring retry policies and pagination. We also released four new connectors: Azure File Storage, Elastic Forms, Plivo, and Video Indexer.

Manage connection access while sharing button flows to enable richer scenario

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Introducing new connection configuration option for button flows, that now allows you to build richer, more advanced flows and share them within your organization.

Seven new connectors and other new features like converting HTML to plain text

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This week we have introduced seven new connectors: Azure Application Insights – an extensible analytics service that helps you understand the performance and usage of your live web application, Calendly, Content Conversion for converting HTML content, such as from emails, to plain text, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Teamwork Projects, and Teradata.

Flow Community Blog Highlights

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Have you visited the Flow Community blog lately? Along with rapidly growing forums, fun and informative events, and ways to leave feedback, the Community blog is a platform for you to share ideas with your peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft. To get started, simply message me, @JessicaC, with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. Now let’s check out some great posts from May!

Flow of the Week: Get notified about posts to Yammer, Twitter or Disqus with negative sentiment

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Get notified when someone posts something negative in a Yammer group, about a Twitter keyword, or in a Disqus channel with this flow of the week. It will check if the sentiment is negative with the Cognitive Services Text Analytics API, and if it is, it will translate the post into English, and then send you a push notification to your iOS or Android device with the translated text and a link to the post.

Discover, learn and create flows using in product help!

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Looking for guidance on how to get started with a trigger or action and popular scenarios with examples? Today we are announcing the availability of a new Power Virtual Agents-based chatbot and contextual help while building flows.

Create flows easily with the new Power Automate app for Teams

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Over the past year, Power Automate has been integrating more deeply with Microsoft Teams to help you automate your work and be more productive. We’ve introduced features like triggering a flow from any message and new Teams actions like create a meeting and mention support that allow rich and complex workflows within Teams.

Ten New Connectors Released in June 2020!

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In June 2020 we released ten new connectors for Power Automate, bringing us to over 350 connectors on the platform.

Announcing Delay, Command-Line Arguments, and Copy-Paste Features for UI Flows

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Power Automate UI flows is excited to announce the delay, command-line argument, and copy-paste features to further empower users!

Power Automate Desktop October 2020 update

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Power Automate Desktop has introduced productivity and development enhancements in October 2020 update, including: run history logs with specific subflow information, action parameters that are grouped together for better legibility and retrieving From and To fields from emails.

AI Builder July 2021 update

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We are excited to announce the general availability of several AI Builder capabilities, new additions which will improve our document automation capabilities, as well as some language and geographic coverage extensions.

Power Automate for desktop – January 2022 update

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Power Automate for desktop comes with new additions in January 2022 release, including performance improvements during flow authoring and the restructure of Excel instance functionality to support multiple macros.

Tag incoming emails with AI Builder

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AI Builder is a Power Automate capability that provides AI models that are designed to optimize your business processes by gleaning insights from your data. There are many different ways that you can use AI Builder – this is the part one of a 3-part weekly series on some common ways to get started. Almost everyone has to deal with incoming emails as a part of their job – and AI Builder can help you to make meaning of this incoming flow of information.

Introduction to Power Automate RPA desktop flows analytics

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The ability to monitor analytics of overall RPA (Robotic Process Automation) desktop flows is critical, so that you can view the overall automation health and adoption status across the whole organization. You now have two different options to monitor the analytics for RPA desktop flows — from Power Platform Admin Center or using the CoE Starter Kit.

Power Automate UI Flows December 2019 update is now available

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Power Automate UI Flows December 2019 update is now available with new supports for International Keyboard Layout Support and UI Localizations, as well as addressed some playback issues.

Latest innovations to scale automation with Microsoft Power Automate

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Today at Microsoft Build, we announced new ways your organization can streamline business processes at scale with Microsoft Power Automate. Be sure to watch the Microsoft Build session, Exciting innovations in Power Automate, to learn about the latest innovations we’ve made to help to scale automation across your enterprise easier.

AI Builder form processing models can now train using documents that have different layouts

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You can now create a unique form processing model that will extract the same information from up to 100 different document layouts.

Power Automate for desktop – December 2021 update

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Power Automate for desktop comes with new features in December 2021 release, including the unified recorder, the tenant picker, the ability to create copies of flows from the console, as well as multiple improvements over many different actions.

How to use Actionable Messages in Outlook with Power Automate

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Power Automate makes it easy to send actionable messages to Microsoft Teams, but did you know it is possible to send an actionable message from a Power Automate flow in an email from a user account?

New ways to innovate with AI and Microsoft Power Automate

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At Microsoft Ignite 2022, we were pleased to share some exciting innovations for Power Automate, empowering makers and pro-coders with new ways to automate and scale enterprise-wide with AI.

Announcing Deeper SAP Integration for the Power Platform

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Clear Software has led to new functionality for organizations running SAP in Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps that will enable large-scale adoption of the Power Platform.

Advanced | Flow of the Week: Automating Intelligent Customer Service using Microsoft Flow, LUIS.ai and Dynamics 365

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As organizations focus on customer obsession, they need to scale their organization to exceed elevated customer expectations. It typically isn’t practical to meet this demand through additional headcount. The question becomes how can I scale my customer service department, without adding labor costs? The answer lies in the phrase “work smarter, not harder”.

Beginner | Flow of the Week: Planner Approval Flow

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Flow MVP Melissa Hubbard writes a Flow of the Week to help you automate Approvals while using Microsoft Planner as your Project Management tool. To learn more about how Melissa completes this Flow, or to learn how to read her other posts, click on in and see who she is and what she has to say!

New Power platform Admin Analytics Reports: Sharing and Connectors

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In late September, we announced the public preview release of the Power platform Admin Analytics. In that post we discussed a couple of upcoming reports including sharing and connectors. We have honored that commitment and I am happy to share that both the sharing and connectors reports are available in Microsoft Flow Admin Analytics.

New Microsoft Flow portal navigation and designer experiences

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This week you may have noticed that some parts of the Microsoft Flow experience have changed. As a part of the October release, we are overhauling several key aspects of the Microsoft Flow portal and designer experiences to make it easier to navigate and find actions.