We can't wait for Microsoft Business Applications Summit this year – and it’s almost here! Coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, this is your chance to get hands-on with your favorite tools, go one-on-one with experts and engineers, and collaborate with our vibrant community of data drivers.
Hey Flow Fans! It's been a while since I checked in with Community Corner! I'd love to share some exciting small and big community updates, a refresh on just how important our Flow Community Super Users (Flownauts) are, and finally I'm going to call out some of the amazing things that our community is doing with the new Geo-Location Based Trigger Connector for Microsoft Flow. Enjoy!
Did you ever create an awesome flow only to realize you could not get it to stop triggering? If so, don't worry it wasn't just you. This is called the infinite loop and it is a pretty common mistake flow makers deal with when building flows. Read more about the infinite loop and how to avoid it here!
I started a little community project a few years ago called Melbourne Theatre Calendar with the aim of listing all of the theatre shows in Melbourne in a single place. It came out of frustration that when I wanted to go see a show I couldn’t easily see what was playing ‘today’ or ‘tomorrow’..
Planner is a great tool for collaboration on specific tasks. While D365 PSA provides more robust functionalities around project management, granular task specific work is something Planner can be more helpful with. This blog post will get us started with Planner by creating an Office 365 Group and a Planner plan with a bucket and tasks, when a Project is created in Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation.
This article will show how to automatically create a Modern SharePoint Team site and apply a PnP template to it. You can use this approach to automate the creation of new SharePoint sites from custom templates. For example, you can create team sites for your projects with a predefined set of lists, libraries, etc. The same approach can work for Modern SharePoint Communication site as well.
This article will show how to create a custom SharePoint list or library using PnP provisioning template. You can use this approach to create lists or libraries of any complexity in SharePoint. For example, you may want to create an employees list with a set of predefined columns for your team. We will do it below.
Wouldn't it be great to create tasks in a Planner plan when a new request is posted on a SharePoint list. This post will walk though creating a new bucket in the selected project plan and adding tasks to that new bucket.
There is a neat method used for hiding data and loading multiple values into a single Compose action. This method has many uses but for this example, I will use it to hide away the Tenant ID, Client ID & Secret from a registerred Azure App. Whilst this data is only hidden, not locked away in a safety deposit box it still presents a worthwhile technique and a streamlined method for kicking of any HTTP Request when not using a custom connector to connect to Microsoft Graph. The HTTP Request would look like the image below ... Interested?
Learn what’s new in the April 2019 release around how to optimize your business with customizable apps, intelligence-driven solutions, and new Microsoft Flow capabilities at the Microsoft Business Application Summit Virtual Launch Event 2019!
Sometimes it's the fun and novel ideas that work the best in Flow and the "Send a Happy Birthday email to employees on their birthday" template is a great example of that. This Flow offers a slight enhancement to that template and demonstrates how I start a Flow from new but re-incorporate parts of what existed in the above template. There is no better way to learn Flow than doing this. Can you spot the parts that are new and are recycled?
Did you know that there are flows built right into the SharePoint modern experience that can easily be configured and used? Did you know that there are also many other ways you can integrate Flow and SharePoint? Check out this post to get more information!
Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to create a project status report for your executive or leadership team? This is especially true when you are already maintaining the data in Project Online and hate to re-enter the information. Well, with Microsoft Flow you can automate this task. In this post, we will review how.
This guide and supporting video demonstrate how to use Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Text Analytics API to analyse documents, extract key phrases and add the results as metadata on documents stored within SharePoint.
Handling recursive events is an age old problem which can affect any application, moreover it seems to affect SharePoint centric solutions often due to the common need to capture an update event to execute relevant business rules before re-updating the item… which of course is the start of a recursive event (or infinite loop!).
This article outlines a simple approach for preventing recursive events in SharePoint when applying item updates via Flow.
Hey Flow Fans! Back again this week with another issue of Microsoft Flow Community Corner! This week I'm strictly highlighting an amazing resource that I think ALL Power Platform Enthusiasts should become a part of if you aren't already! I am talking about Power Platform User Group meetings! The potential benefits to your Flow/Power Platform skill set are tremendous, not to mention the awesome in-person connections that you are bound to make along the way. These groups are truly put together by dedicated users who want to be part of a real-life community! Enjoy!
This post shows how to use the Muhimbi REST API and the Microsoft Flow HTTP action which will help you Merge all documents within a SharePoint Online document library to a single PDF. If the document is not already in PDF Format it will convert the file as part of the merging process.
Nowadays people rely on mobile devices and alerts to track the work they need to do. In this example, we are leveraging the use of MS Flow to send reports directly in a format that people use the more: emails. We are using Azure Boards as our source of information for the email. Although users can go to Azure Boards and look at different dashboards, we are bringing the information to them daily using an email.
Have you ever looked for the functionality to add attachments to your Planner tasks when triggered by an Outlook email. This "How To" blog builds a Flow that creates Planner tasks, it then captures the email body and saves it to the task description, assigns those in the "to" field to the task and then saves the files attached within the email to the task.