Introducing Guided Learning and more new services

Introducing Guided Learning

Start your learning journey through Flow with a sequenced collection of courses, and understand the extensive and powerful capabilities of Flow.

Sr Program Manager Merwan Hade will be your guide in this course that combines videos and documentation. The guided learning is divided into four sections:

  1. Getting started – get a quick introduction to Microsoft Flow and some of the basic concepts
  2. Building flows – learn about how Microsoft Flow makes it easy to get notifications, copy files, collect data, or manage approvals
  3. Managing flows – learn about managing flows from the web portal and the mobile app
  4. Environments and Data Loss Prevention – learn about the features that Microsoft Flow has for enterprise users

We hope that you find this a good way to get started with Microsoft Flow. Try it out today and let us know your feedback about the course. 

Two new services

At the end of November we released two new premium services:

  • Freshdesk – Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer support solution that will help you streamline your customer service and make sure your customers receive the support they deserve! The Freshdesk connector is intended for Freshdesk agents to manage tickets and contacts.
  • GoToMeeting – GoToMeeting is an online meeting tool. You can schedule your own meetings or watch for the ones you are invited to.

These services (along with a few of the others recently released in November), are premium, which means that you will need Flow Plan 1 or Flow Plan 2 to use them. If you don't have one of these plans, you can start a free 90 day trial today. Learn more about our pricing plans here

HTTP Webhook automatic registration support

Webhooks are a way for developers to publish events that other services can listen to and respond to. A flow can now be an endpoint for webhooks that automatically registers itself for events and runs whenever a request is made to the webhook. 

Use the webhook trigger if you are a developer and you have a service endpoint that can be used to register new webhooks (and another endpoint for unregistering webhooks). Webhooks can also be used in the middle of a flow as an action – if you want the flow to wait for an external event to happen before it proceeds with its logic. You can read more about the webhook built-in actions in this document for Azure Logic apps.

Note, if your service requires manual registration for publishing events over HTTP, you can use the already-released HTTP Request trigger to get a URL that you can copy-and-paste into your application. Read more in this blog post.