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October 2018 Flow Release Notes: Highlight - Flow Approval of site join to Hub sites

Are you new to SharePoint Hub sites?

 

If you are, you are not alone.  This article will not cover all that is needed to understand what they are nor how to govern them.  If you want a resource for Hubs and how to operationalize their use, visit SharePoint Hub Sites: How do you know when you need one?  Written by Sarah Haase who has written a post to get you thinking about what Hub sites are and how you can use them in your company as well as what questions you should be asking here: https://blog.splibrarian.com/2018/08/13/sharepoint-hub-sites-how-do-you-know-when-you-need-one/

 

If you want to learn how to create an approval process for managing what Sites to add to the Hub, Flow can be your answer by incorporating an approval Flow to the SharePoint administrator.

 

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It can be difficult to figure out what do with SharePoint Hub Sites and how to control the 50 100 Hub site limit.  In continuing with the development of Flow integration to SharePoint Online, according to the latest October release notes: "Site owners will be prompted to create and run an approval process whenever they want to join a hub site in their tenant. Furthermore, for organizations that have turned off self-site creation, users can now request a site to be provisioned, which will initiate a request to SharePoint administrators before being provisioned."

 

You no longer need to create your own forms to manage site creation approval processes or try to figure out if the site collection should be a part of Hub sites.  You now have the opportunity to govern what is requested to be added in Hub sites and decide whether it makes sense for your Hub strategy. Great new Flow to help SharePoint administers control Hub sprawl.

 

Shout Out to Flow Ideas!

One Flow idea has made this possible.  Add your Flow Ideas here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Resources:

Flow Release Notes October 2018: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/October18/index

SharePoint Hub Sites: How do you know when you need one?  https://blog.splibrarian.com/2018/08/13/sharepoint-hub-sites-how-do-you-know-when-you-need-one/

Microsoft Support Article on Hub Sites: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/what-is-a-sharepoint-hub-site-fe26ae84-14b7-45b6-a6d1-948b3...

Flow Ideas submission: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Approval-of-SharePoint-Site-getting-joined-with-a-Hub...

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  • Working daily with Microsoft Cloud to deliver the needs of my company, my customers and various Microsoft communities and forums. | Office 365 | Flow | PowerShell | PowerApps | SharePoint |
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  • Microsoft Business Apps MVP. Owner of ThriveFast, an Office 365 consulting company.
  • 7x Microsoft Business Solutions MVP (CRM)
  • Solution Architect with Slalom, and organizer of the Boston Office 365 User Group, and long term SharePoint/Office 365 veteren. Find more at http://www.davidlozzi.com. Follow @DavidLozzi
  • I'm keen in MS technologies, SharePoint, Office 365 and development for them
  • Daniel is a Business Productivity Consultant & Microsoft Business Solutions MVP who is very enthusiastic about all things Office 365, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Azure & SharePoint (Online). Since the preview, Daniel has been working with Microsoft Flow and later on with Microsoft PowerApps. That led to him being awarded an MVP Award for Business Solutions. He loves to blog, present and evangelize about improving productivity in the modern workspace with these amazing tools!
  • Michelle is an Office 365 solution architect in Twin Cities, MN. She has been delivering business collaboration solutions for years with her focus on SharePoint and Office 365. Michelle is a recent board member of the Minnesota Office 365 User Group and has been a member of the SharePoint community since 2009. She is a frequent speaker at MNSPUG and SharePoint Saturday and co-chaired the Legal SharePoint User Group for 4 years. Her most frequent projects have involved rolling out a large deployment of Office 365, SharePoint Online intranet, build of a "CHAMPS" Office 365 user adoption program and most recently, SharePoint On-Premise to Online Migration. Michelle is very excited about cloud technology as it is shifting her IT Pro focus to collaboration strategy and technical adoption.
  • I'm a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP with a special interest in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Teams and PowerApps. I work at Triad Group Plc ( https://triad.co.uk)
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