Announcing the Flow checker and four new connectors

Flow checker

The new Flow checker feature will promote higher quality flows by ensuring you follow best practices. By running the checker, you will be able to get answers to questions like: which areas of my flow implementation pose a performance or reliability risk?

For each issue identified, the Flow checker points to specific occurrences within the flow where improvements may be required. And more importantly, you learn how to implement these improvements by following detailed guidance.

To begin, the Flow checker appears in the command bar in the designer and will show a red dot when one or more errors are identified in your flow:

Flow checker in the command bar

Click this button to open the checker. If there are errors in the flow, the checker opens when you try to save it. Once the checker opens, it shows all Errors and Warnings in your flow. Inside each section, the checker calls out the actions where the error occurs:

Flow checker pane open

If additional details are needed to fix an error, you can select the row to receive additional guidance. The Flow checker is now starting with some basic scenarios, but look forward to more guidance being added over the coming months.

New and improved connectors

This week there are four new connectors available:

  • Parseur – with Parseur, you can extract structured data trapped in your emails and then send it to your favorite applications.
  • Stormboard – a real-time online brainstorming and collaboration tool that uses virtual sticky notes.
  • Two new versions of the Business Central connectors (one for online and the other for on-premises).


Finally, we have made several improvements to existing connectors:

  • You can now bring your own API key for Microsoft Translator (part of Cognitive Services API). In doing so, you will get a much higher call limit from the connector (though you will still get rate limited per your key)
  • The Google Calendar connector now supports the creation or update of All-day calendar events.
  • The Visual Studio Online connector is now the Azure DevOps connector and has received some reliability and experience improvements.