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Export Visio diagrams to Microsoft Flow is now generally available

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Earlier this year, we released for public preview Export to Flow, a new, efficient way for you to design easily digestible business workflows in Visio and export them to Microsoft Flow for automation in just a few steps. The feature was only available for Office Insiders—until now. Export to Flow is now generally available to all Visio Plan 2 users through the Visio desktop app.

Beginner | Flow of the Week : Automate Onboarding Communications with Flow!

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Onboarding is a painful experience at many organizations. Managers are busy, and welcoming a new hire can fall through the cracks. Thinking about onboarding communication as a business solution means workflows, updates, and notifications galore. But the good news is that you can swoop to the rescue with a smart use of Flow.

Supporting on-premises data gateways in non-default environments

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We recently added support for on-premises data gateways in non-default environments.

Register for the Microsoft Flow Online Conference 2019

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Hello Flow Friends!! Its time again to get Registered for the Annual Microsoft Flow Conference! We have 18 Sessions / 9 Hours of content from some of the worlds best speakers coming to you LIVE and On-Demand, Absolutely FREE!! https://aka.ms/FlowConfReg

Best practices now that the stageid and traversedpath attributes are deprecated on Business Process Flow participating entities

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Best practices now that the stageid and traversedpath attributes are deprecated on the participating entity.

Read about the 34 Microsoft Flow sessions at the Microsoft Business Application Summit

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Time is running out! Join our community, partners, and experts at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, July 22-24 in Seattle. We will have 34 different Microsoft Flow sessions, so this is our biggest event ever – register today!

We want to tell your story!

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The Microsoft Flow team wants to showcase your story! Come and fill out our form and tell us YOUR Microsoft Flow Story for a chance to be featured on the customers.microsoft.com page! We cant wait to share all of the cool things that you are doing!

Join us at the Microsoft Business Application Summit

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Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Flow directly from the team that builds it — and meet other Flow users — at the first conference to feature entire tracks dedicated to Flow. The Microsoft Business Application Summit will be held on July 22-24 in Seattle, and you can sign up today. We’re looking forward to seeing you there – register now!

New Gateway management features on the Power Platform Admin Center

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We are happy to announce that we have made enhancements to gateway management operations on Power Platform Admin center.

Introducing simplified AI Builder experience in Power Automate

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In the January 2020 update, AI Builder introduces a new and simplified way to use AI Models in Power Automate. It is now easier to provide your data to the AI Model, and to use the output without the need to manually transform data.

Digitally Transform Your Enterprise with Power Automate: Our Journey to Enable Your Digital Transformation, Part 2

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Today, we want to share how Power Automate is built to accelerate productivity for your organization. Digital transformation unlocks greater efficiencies for an organization and Power Automate is a fundamental service to help achieve this goal. Let’s look at how Power Automate enhances your productivity.

Beginner | Flow of the Week: Get Seattle weather reports delivered to my email.

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It’s Spring time in Seattle!! But just like classic Seattle, there will inevitably be some surprise rain showers. As someone who commutes to a full day of work and post-work activities in the evening, I need to be able to properly pack for the day. But how do I know if I need to bring my rain gear with me or leave it at home? The manual process of checking the weather every morning before I leave sounds like something I could easily forget…oh wait, this sounds like something Flow can help me automate & solve! Keep following along with this step-by-step of how I used an existing Microsoft Flow template to plug & chug my scenario requirements and parameters to better help me make informed packing decisions for my day.

Advanced | Flow of the Week: Get an email with a list of places in your current location based on a Point of Interest

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We are excited to share today’s Flow of the Week co-authored by Flow MVP Ahmad Najjar. In this tutorial, he walks us through how to use Microsoft Flow to get an email with a list of places in your current location based on a point of interest. Our Flow community members are constantly innovating on how they use Flow to solve their business needs. We are so excited for opportunities like this to share their creative work with the larger Flow community!

Intermediate | Flow of the Week: Approvals in Teams using Adaptive Cards

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Whats up Flow Community! This week we are bringing you a video tutorial to show you how to add Microsoft Flow Approvals to Microsoft Teams by using Adaptive Cards with Flow MVP Daniel Laskewitz.

Gateway Management in the Power Platform Admin Center

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The Power Platform Admin Center now lets any Gateway administrator manage their On-premises Data Gateways.

New Google services supported, rename actions and more

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We’ve added support for 3 new Google Services: Google Calendar, Google Tasks, and YouTube, as well as an email service SparkPost. In addition, we have made a number of experience improvements in the flow designer, such as rename, a better delay card, an easier-to-use folder browser, and more.

An advanced flow: Processing Résumé Submissions

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Learn more about the advanced Flow capabilities through a real world example: resume submission processing for the Microsoft Flow development team. This Flow has nine steps, conditions, and uses three different services.

Using the HTTP action to make requests with Microsoft Flow

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Learn how to use the HTTP card in your flow. This post shows you how to use the HTTP card to get weather information and use the condition card to send a push notification only if it rains.

Flow of the Week: Automated notification when a new build is deployed to Production

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In this Flow of the Week, read how the Microsoft Flow development team created a flow that notifies them to test new portal builds as soon as they are available.

Error handling steps, counters, a new flow details experience and more

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This week we are announcing even more features that will make it possible to build more robust business processes inside Microsoft Flow. The first the ability to create “error handling” steps. For example, if you have a workflow that copies important data into your Dynamics 365 instance, you can now get a notification immediately if that copy fails. Second, you can initialize and increment or decrement counters inside of a flow run. Third, flows now have a rich details page that shows you a summary of all the properties of your flow. Also, admins can now monitor flow run usage across an organization against the common company run quota.

Flow Buttons now support user inputs, and Outlook Tasks service added

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This week Microsoft Flow added a new capability to buttons: : Flow buttons can now receive user inputs at run time. Thanks to this new functionality, buttons can now serve you in many more business use cases throughout the day. Imagine opening a bug in Visual Studio, creating a new contact in Dynamics, or adding a task to Wunderlist, all at a click of a button. We are also adding Outlook Tasks and HelloSign support.

Adding DocuSign, SurveyMonkey, and OneNote (Business) support

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Microsoft Flow now supports DocuSign, to handle eSignatures and Digital Transaction Management, SurveyMonkey, for web-based surveys, and the OneNote note-taking app (business accounts only).

How to gain business insights on videos in your work place

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Many business users need the ability to search their organizational video library and gain quick insights on the content. For example, search for videos which include information on a term you are interested in, or search for all the videos which include a certain person of interest. Some libraries contain hundreds of videos, and it’s a hard task to effectively search them all. To that end, the Video Indexer service was recently introduced, and now with the new integration between Flow & Video Indexer, you can gain those video insights automatically.

Flow of the Week: When I Upload to Youtube, Post to Facebook

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Youtube offers the option to automatically post to Twitter when you upload new videos. With Flow, you can handle that scenario in addition to others, like posting to Facebook or Yammer. Instead of handling these scenarios through separate interfaces (Youtube integrations through the Youtube portal, Instagram integrations through the Instagram portal, etc.), Flow can be the single interface to handle all scenarios, between all your services.

Q1 Update for Microsoft Flow

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In Q1 of 2017, Microsoft Flow rapidly delivered new functionality and iterated with customers. Today, Microsoft Flow is announcing modernized approval processes for businesses of all sizes, with the ability to create an approval process in seconds using rich templates and a smooth mobile experience for approving or rejecting requests on the go and the ability to surface actions directly in other Microsoft products like Outlook. Collaborative flow creation and management, key for many essential business process, is reaching General Availability today, and much more!