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Community Corner 08: Inspire Convention/Template/Spotlight(Flow@MBAS)

Microsoft Inspire


This year's Microsoft Inspire Conference was absolutely incredible! From the great opening Corenote Speech by Gavrielle Schruster to the gigantic custom-built orb of screens and lights that greets you every time you enter the conference expo floor, this event was packed with immense amounts of detail and it was hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, one of the most astonishingly beautiful places that I've ever seen. 


I had the honor of hanging out at the Flow&PowerApps Booth and recruiting new Flow Community Members while also recording a few interviews given by @JonL. I was also able to answer some questions that a few Inspire attendees had about the Microsoft Flow Community!


This was an excellent precursor to the coming event which is centered around the family of products that Microsoft Flow belongs to. This was an excellent opportunity for me to network with a few Microsoft Partners that understand and share an interest in the value of online communities. I look forward to doing the exact same thing except for a lot more frequently at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit this week in Seattle on July 22-24!


Click Here to see the list of recorded speeches and sessions from MS Inspire 2018!


Click Here to register for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit before it's too late!


Click here to watch the opening Keynote Speech from MS Biz Apps CVP, James Phillips!


Here are some of my photos from my time at the Inspire Conference in Las Vegas, Enjoy!






















































This is another template that was featured on Template Tuesday on the Microsoft Flow Twiter Account (@MicrosoftFlow). So I've included the Twitter graphic for the Template Tuesday post just for fun. 


This template connects to a premium Flow connector called Infobip. Infobip is an international IT and telecommunications company. It operates a full-stack Communications Platform as a Service with private cloud infrastructure and zero-hop connectivity to telecoms globally. This template also connects to the delay action, which is also a premium connector.


This template will link up to these two premium connectors and give you the ability to request a timer by sending an SMS message with a keyword "TIMER", followed by an arbitrary number of minutes, and receive a phone call once the specified number of minutes has elapsed. For example, sending "TIMER 15" will result in you receiving a phone call 15 minutes later, alerting you on your timer's completion.


Click Here to connect to this template!


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If you plan on attending the Microsoft Business Applications Summit in Seattle this week and you are reading this article then the chances are that you might know a bit about Microsoft Flow and some of the ways that you can utilize its many diverse business process automation capabilities.


You may also know that the team behind this great product does an excellent job at making sure the end users of this unique, expanding, and ever-developing Microsoft product remain as updated as possible on the way that things may be changing or updating as the great flow of ideas and suggestions from some of the top partners and users who are incorporating Flow into their processes doesn't seem to be letting up any time soon.


I strongly encourage all attendees that are reading this to take a moment to stop by the Flow booth at MBAS! I also encourage attendees to come by the Community Section of the expo floor and say hi to me, your Microsoft Flow Community Manager, and get a chance to talk to me about any of you Flow Community Questions in person! I have had an amazing time getting to know some of our top contributors and I can't wait to meet some of the ones that I already know are going to be there, and I know it would be an incredible honor to meet some more of you awesome Flow Community Members as well!


Click Here to watch the opening Keynote Speech!


Click Here for a Map of the Event!


See you there! 













About the Author
  • Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Office 365, Azure, SharePoint Online, PowerShell, Nintex, K2, SharePoint Designer workflow automation, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, PowerShell, Active Directory, Operating Systems, Networking, and JavaScript. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) focused in Information Technology from Mumbai University.
  • I am a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and a Senior Manager at EY. I am a technology enthusiast and problem solver. I work/speak/blog/Vlog on Microsoft technology, including Office 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, SharePoint, and Teams Etc. I am helping global clients on Power Platform adoption and empowering them with Power Platform possibilities, capabilities, and easiness. I am a leader of the Houston Power Platform User Group and Power Automate community superuser. I love traveling , exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures.
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