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Triggers for Microsoft Planner, actions for SharePoint attachments, and other connector improvementsBlog
This week we are announcing that another top request from the community is now available: triggers for the Microsoft Planner connector. A second highly requested feature available this week is to work with Attachments in SharePoint lists. There is a new Flow management connector that can be used to automate the creation and management of flows. We also have four other new connectors: Enadoc, Custom Vision, the D&B Optimizer, and SIGNL4 (Derdack) and new functions in other connectors.
Today we are announcing that that Microsoft Flow events are discoverable within the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center for all Office 365 tenants in production. This means administrators can now understand how Microsoft Flow is being used within their organization. For example, which users are creating flows? Are flows being shared? What connectors are being used? And more!
In this week’s Flow of the Week, we’ll look at how you can create a flow that sends you a digest of today’s scheduled inspections in a single email.
This week we are sharing that Microsoft Forms triggers are much faster than before. This blog post walks through how you can build a flow from scratch that uses these new, nearly instantaneous Microsoft Forms triggers.
You are working with Microsoft Flow Approvals and you want to learn a couple of tricks to take them to the next level?! Of course you do! For this Beginner Flow of the Week, come and watch Senior PM – Jon Levesque show you how to create an approval time-out and escalation in under ten minutes!
John MacDougall is a Microsoft MVP and freelance consultant and trainer for hire specializing in Excel, Power BI, Flow, PowerApps and SharePoint. You can find more interesting articles from John on his blog or YouTube channel. In this post he is going to show you how you can use the new Word connectors in Flow to easily create some really nice looking PDF invoices.
We’ve seen tremendous growth in the usage of PowerApps and Flow over the course of the past year. Just as we’ve been rolling out new features in response to user input, we’re also listening to input about how to license and implement premium capabilities. In response to these needs, we’re pleased to announce two new plans that we will be introducing later this year: a PowerApps per app plan and a Flow per business process plan.
Triage and Team Assignment Flow Whats up Flow Friends! This post is written by George Culler and Brian Osgood from the Azure team.
In this Microsoft Flow of the Week, Senior PM Jon Levesque walks you through building a Flow that is powering the partnership between Microsoft and UpWork. Come check out the story on how this came together, as well as how to build a similar Flow to solve a similar problem you may be facing!
You can make your co-workers Owners of your flows to collaborate on edits. Now, you will get email notifications when another owner modifies one of your flows. We also are adding some new expressions to make it easier to work with URLs and Objects. Finally, there are three new connectors this week: Plumsail SP, Plumsail Forms, and Kintone.
When you send an email marked as high importance, you want to get a prompt response. However, sometimes your co-workers may not respond quickly. This flow will remind you four hours after you send an email marked as High Importance, if, and only if, nobody responds to it. Try it now!
In this advanced FOTW post, learn how to create dynamic parallel approval requests using the new concurrency control settings in for each loops and also get a flavor for other Flow capabilities like variables, expressions, and ODATA filter queries.
This post will introduce parallel branches as a way to achieve concurrent Flow logic. It shows how to use parallel branches to send periodic reminders to approvers that stop once the approval is completed.
Microsoft acquires Softomotive to expand low-code robotic process automation capabilities in Microsoft Power AutomateBlog
Today, we are announcing the acquisition of Softomotive, a world-leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) provider with over 15 years of experience and the creator of WinAutomation.
We are pleased to announce that we are optimizing connectors through enhanced validations. This means that all of the connectors you use, whether it’s one of the almost 300 out-of-box connectors provided by the Power Platform, or one of the custom connectors built within your organization, will see fewer run time errors, and a more consistent, and maintainable, experience.
At Ignite we announced the new UI flows feature, but there were a few other updates in the month of October that we would like to share. Use the new child flow feature to have one flow easy trigger another one. The Flow mobile app can trigger flows when you enter or exit a location. We also have twenty-eight new connectors now available, along with many new actions in the most-used connectors!
Check out the Microsoft Flow session from WPC 2016 in Toronto. We cover basic concepts, as well as packaging with Office 365 and our roadmap. Watch it here
Today, we are pleased to introduce another major piece of our offering: a mobile app now available for download on iOS (soon also on Android). As shows on our short App video, the app gives you the power to manage, track, and explore your automated workflows anytime and anywhere.
Microsoft Flow can accelerate your business so you spend less time on mundane, repetitive tasks, and more time on what you want to do. Take a couple minutes today to sign up for free at https://flow.microsoft.com/.
This simple walkthrough shows you how to fix a flow that has a broken or deleted connection. Connections represent the credentials or configuration that are used to connect to the various services your flow needs, and this walkthough demonstrates fixing them inside of the flow UI designer.
You can now trigger Flow buttons right from the Flow web portal. When looking at your list of flows, simply select the “…” menu and choose the Run now command. This week, we are also adding support for five new services, including Oracle Database.
We five new services in the last week: Azure Data Lake, Bitbucket, Eventbrite, Infusionsoft and Pipedrive. In the flow designer it’s now possible to use authentication with custom HTTP endpoints, and to parse JSON objects returned from APIs. Finally, we added more options for filtering flow runs.
This week we have a few new features available, including the ability to add comments to steps, connectivity to Smartsheet, some refinements to the UI to make it easier to rename and save flow, and videos for many of our help documents.
This week we added the ability to change your language and region settings independent of your browser’s settings. There are also five new connectors: Adobe Creative Cloud, Bing Maps, Bing Search, JotForm and Freshservice. Finally, there are a number of other small improvements, such as the configuration of timeouts for long running operations like approvals.
New updates to Microsoft Flow allow for richer administrative and lifecycle control – solutions built with Flow can be imported and exported as packages. Microsoft Flow also has integration Azure Logic apps: any Flow can now be converted to a Logic app. To enable richer Flow, Customers can now use Excel-like expressions in Flow actions and configure button inputs and button sharing. Finally, a range of Microsoft products – including SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Dynamics 365 – are adding the power of end-user automation by embedding Flow more deeply in their user experiences and will be available in the coming weeks.