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Jay-Encodian
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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. 

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Super User
Super User

We are all surrounded by different smart home devices and voice assistants around us. Wouldn't it be great if we could use them to -

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Administrator

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!

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CFernandes
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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.

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maricel0422
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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.

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Super User

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.

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RezaDorrani
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In this article, you will learn how to build a Flow that automatically sends out a summary email of Microsoft Team Channel conversations/posts to all members on a schedule.

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Hey Flow Fans! This week I'll go over the reason why YOU should make it a point to attend a SharePoint Saturday event in an area near you and then I'll give you some great links to some articles that I've rounded up lately. Enjoy!

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Super User
Super User

If you've ever wanted to check for a change in a specific column in a SharePoint list in a Flow, this article will show you how in just a few steps.

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MGLovesFlow
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This is the continutation of Automate Mass Company Communications with Page Approval Flow in SharePoint Online Part 1. The Flow in this article will show you how you can use Page Approval Flow in SharePoint Online to create an approval process to post news items on your intranet and extend them to all the other communication locations your company uses including Email, Yammer, and Teams.

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DavidCabaniuk
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Hi Microsoft Flow Community

 

Since our release we have been busy extending our connector to meet some of the requests we have had from MS Flow community. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our changes and how they may benefit yourselves.

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Get ready to flex your business applications skills – and pick up some new ones – at Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

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MGLovesFlow
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The Flow in this article will show you how you can use Page Approval Flow in SharePoint Online to create an approval process to post news items on your intranet and extend them to all the other communication locations your company uses including Email, Yammer, and Teams.

 
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Super User
Super User

Would you like to add e-mails as tasks so that you can follow-up in am an organized manner?

Did you know that you could setup a Flow in 10-15 minutes that will take your flagged e-mails and assign them as tasks in To-do . To take it a step further, you can also assign due dates based on the importance level of the e-mail.

Read the blog for more details.

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Hey Flow Fans! I am bringing you some great Flow Updates this week with a look at some of the awesome features that were recently mentioned in the April 2019 BizApps release notes. Then I'll show you some of the newest connectors that have been added to Flow's roster of over 200 out-of-the-box connectors. Lastly, I'll mention some cool places that Flow showed up in some news recently! Enjoy!

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Jay-Encodian
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We've been helping lots of folk recently to build Flow's which extract SharePoint list item attachments and perform some form of processing, typically to convert to a single PDF document and share with a third party, or add to a records repository.

The following tutorial is built around a very simple scenario but should serve as a good guide for:

  • How to extract ‘X’ number of SharePoint list item attachments and process
  • How to use Flow variables to iteratively build a JSON array
  • How to merge 'X' number of documents (any format) into a single PDF document
  • How to dynamically create a HTML fragment and insert into a PDF document
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Focus March_19.pngUG FocusPower platform Focus is a deep-dive training conference that features intermediate and advanced 90-minute sessions taught by technical and functional experts. held in Houston, TX on March 13-14, 2019.

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Super User
Super User

On Monday, Microsoft published the release notes for – amongst others – Dynamics 365, Power BI, PowerApps & Flow. In this post, I will show you my top 5 Microsoft Flow features!

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DavidCabaniuk
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TxtSync has recently released a Flow connector to its global SMS services. Our aim is to provide you with the tools so that you can easily make SMS part of your business workflows. SMS is a customer’s preferred communication method. When used correctly, it’s a powerful way to improve your customer services communications by sending short, personalised and relevant notifications. Keeping your customers up to date no matter where they are! SMS boasts a 98% open rate so you can be sure your important messages will be read.

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Hey Flow Fans! Welcome back to Community Corner, where I give you the latest and greatest links and excerpts from sources all over the place about how to become a master of Microsoft Flow and how Flow is making a pretty big splash in the cloud and enterprise marketplace itself! In this article, I will show you all of the greatest events that Microsoft is hosting throughout 2019 and then I'll give you some more Flow-related news links. Enjoy!

 

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Introducing the 2019 Power Platform World Tour!

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One Size Fits All.jpgOne Size Fits All? Not when it comes to IT.We’ve worked with a select group of Microsoft MVPs to put together a new blog series covering the biggest industry talking points and tribulations. The below article comes straight from MVP and Triad Senior Consultant, Pieter Veenstra. Before you get started, we’d like to extend our gratitude to you, our tech community members, for your ongoing insights. Keep feeding back to our MVPs and keep checking back on our Tech Implementer homepage to stay up to date with the latest news and developments. Over to Pieter.

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LauraGB
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We all know flows do a great job at automating business processes and how they work 24 hours and don't ask for holidays, so how do we report that activity easily across multiple flows? This post walks through one solution of reporting flow activity using Power BI. Only a little Power BI knowledge is required to create a report on flow activity that will update automatically.
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frederikbisback
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Buttons, Excel, Approvals and notifications. All in one, no two flows.

 

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Hey, Flow Fans!! This week I'll tell you where to find all of the on-demand sessions from #MSFlowConf! Also, I'll provide some helpful links that were mentioned in the #MSFlowConf. Then I'll dive into some Flow-related news links! Enjoy!

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anttipajunen
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Once in a while, there are situations where the OOTB features of Dynamics 365's first-party apps simply run out. While Field Service can be a powerful tool to create additional value in a service/maintenance business, it also has its limits. I have previously written about Time Entries in Field Service by using Flow and PSA so let's continue on that path and see how we can enable field technicians to sell more by leveraging the power of the Power Platform.
 
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Super User
Super User

The qualification or disqualification of a Lead in Dynamics 365 is a human-triggered event that kicks off a predefined process. That process will convert the Lead to a new Contact and Account record and also create an Opportunity that is associated with the Contact and Account. There will also be a link back to the originating lead in the Opportunity record.
Here is what I have come up with as one approach to copy the Notes and attachments to the Opportunity record automatically. You could also approach it differently by changing the regarding on the Notes from the Lead record to the new Opportunity record. Modify it to fit the way your company wants it to work.
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Jay-Encodian
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My name is Jay Goodison, one of the co-founders of Encodian and this post covers our recently released 'Encodian' connector which provides a new set of robust actions for creating, watermarking, securing, OCR'ing and merging PDF documents as well as image clean-up operations, bringing auto-rotate, de-skew and de-speckle capabilities (plus lots more!) to Flow.

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Super User
Super User

Can Microsoft Flow replace the Dialog function in Dynamics 365? It is certainly one option. I will show you how to take an existing Button Flow you created, edit it to prompt you for input, and run it from within Dynamics 365.
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Administrator

Power platform Focus is a deep-dive training conference that features intermediate and advanced 90-minute sessions taught by technical and functional experts. held in Houston, TX on March 13-14, 2019.

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