Microsoft Flow Community Blog

Welcome to the Microsoft Flow Community Blog

On this blog you will find articles, guides and information created by our community members and, from time to time, roundups and community news.

Marketing for small business owners can be really time consuming and difficult. Often because of thesehurdles many small business owners fail to apply proper attention to marketing.  

Luckily for small business owners Microsoft Flow is a great new tool to help automate time consuming digital marketing. In this article we explore automating the use of Twitter to promote a small business.

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There are plenty of times that you'd like to be notified when a specific email arrives in an inbox, but what about those times when an email doesn't come through? In this post we're monitoring status emails sent each day by our client's backup programs. If a backup program doesn't send another email within 30 hours, an alert is sent to a backup technician who can acknowledge it using Email Options in Microsoft Flow.

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There are a lot of actions for different platforms in Microsoft Flow. Unfortunately, there is some missed functionality, especially SharePoint related. I like how Azure Functions can be used to creat microservices. That is why I thought it would be a good idea to cover some functionality by Azure Functions and make it easy to use and extend.

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Meet Datanaut Xander Cell

by Community Manager 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

This week we announced some of the community events you can expect at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week, and debuted the Datanauts, a collection of space defenders representing Excel, PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI.

 

Today, meet Xander Cell.

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Meet Datanaut Sandina Martinez

by Community Manager 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

This week we announced some of the community events you can expect at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week, and debuted the Datanauts, a collection of space defenders representing Excel, PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI.

 

Today, meet Sandina Martinez.

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Create information in Dynamics 365 using Microsoft Flow with literally a press of a button!

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Meet Datanaut Appleta Patel

by Community Manager 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Yesterday we announced some of the community events you can expect at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week, and debuted the Datanauts, a collection of space defenders representing Excel, PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI.

 

Today, meet Appleta Patel.

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Can't make it to Microsoft Data Insights Summit? We’ll bring the conference to you!

 

We’re livestreaming our three keynotes and nine of our most popular breakout sessions, June 12–13, 2017 so you can learn alongside attendees. As Microsoft’s conference for business analysts, the Microsoft Data Insights Summit is filled with strong technical content to help you build a data culture at your organization.

 

See the full livestream schedule below. Mark your calendar and get ready to transform the way you work!

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Update a secondary SharePoint list using Flow

by darogael 4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago

In this blog we are going to walk through the process of building a custom Flow using SharePoint list. When a new item in the primary list is created the Flow will make updates to a secondary list items as well . Both the lists have a similar column which is used to build relationships.

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Have you wondered how to run approvals on SharePoint document libraries and noticed that you cant pull manager info?

Let me show you a handy workaround to use!

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Solved! Dynamics 365 Workflow vs Microsoft Flow Dilemma

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This two and one half minute video introduces a new kind of knowledge worker, a learning worker

 

What you see in the video is an intelligent application that is made from technologies that are available today from Microsoft.  Its easy to see how these new intelligent apps can be made from Microsoft's Flow, Cognitive Services, and PowerApps.  However, if you build it -- will they come?  Just developing a cool new inteliigent app is not enough -- organizations will have to change the way they work to see the full benefits of these new intelligent applicaitons.

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Dude, where's my car? is a movie about some dudes, who after a night of mischief, lost their car. Don't lose your car, ever again with the click of a Flow app button on your mobile device, your GPS location is stored. Upon completion a notification is sent to your device, complete with a link to provide step by step directions back to your car. 

 

Flow now provides the abiliity to capture GPS location from your mobile device using a Flow button. Together with Flows already growing capability, store location back to SharePoint, AND show the last location using a PowerBI map; something that can be easily accomlished in under 10 minutes, no code required.

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There are many situations with Microsoft Flow where we need non standard features, and as developer  I am way too often tempted to jump on the custom api and to create my custom Azure function or Azure Web API to provide exactly what I need. If all you have is a hammer everything will look like a nail…

 

Using the hammer can be overkill so let’s add another tool to our (Flow) toolbox.

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It's my pleasure to announce the launch of the Microsoft Flow Community blog, a platform for you to share your ideas, insights, and experiences.

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