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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Power Automate Desktop February 2021 update

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Power Automate Desktop comes with new updates in February 2021 release, including configuration improvements for various actions and running a flow from an intermediate step in the designer.

Approvals in Microsoft Teams updated with more features!

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New features coming to Approvals in Microsoft Teams, including markdown support and new attachments features.

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.

Process Mining is Generally Available in GCC (Sovereign Region)

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This is a post about the general availability of Process Mining in GCC.

Enhanced governance control for desktop flow logs

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Introducing a new data governance feature for desktop flows that allows administrators to control when desktop flow run action logs are captured or disable them completely