Microsoft Forms provides us with a quick and easy way to create surveys, quiz’s etc. Recently, Microsoft even improved it’s Form product by adding the “File Upload” question type to Forms. Even with this improvement though, Microsoft Forms big downside remains.
You have a triggered action that you wish to alert a user about. However, you only want to alert them the first time the action happens every day. You do not know when the triggered action will occur during the day, if at all, and the alert must be sent immediately.
In order to achieve this we make use of the Flow Management actions to automatically turn our flow off after the first execution and then back on again at a scheduled time of day.
In this post I will take you through the setup required to run a UI Flow (Robotic Process Automation) RPA. Now you might not need it if you running your flow manually and it is not triggered by a button, event etc.
In this article, we will learn how to update multi-values with the people picker field in Power Automate or MS flow. Updating a multi-value people picker field in MS flow or power automate is a little tricky, and recently a friend came to me for help on this. After lots of trial and error, I was finally able to manage to update the multi-value people picker field. Let us see how to achieve this.
Automate the repetitive task if you have a OneDrive folder full of templated resumes and you want to copy each candidate’s name and contact from a well-defined field to an Excel file. First, create a flow that automatically goes through every resume in the folder. Next, add UI flows to your primary flow to record the steps you usually take to transfer data between the two types of files. Finally, run the flow to copy data from Word to Excel for every resume in your OneDrive folder automatically. This is an example to demonstrate the recording experience between two different types of files.
Automate the repetitive task if you want to convert all the legacy XLS files in one of your SharePoint document libraries to XLSX files. First, create a flow that automatically goes through every file in the library. Next, add UI flows to your primary flow that replays the steps you usually take to convert a single file. Finally, run the flow to convert every file in your library automatically.
In this article, we will learn how to perform various SharePoint Group operations like create group, assign permissions to groups, and add users to a group in Microsoft Flow. As there is no SharePoint connector available to perform group operations in Microsoft Flow, we will be using different REST APIs.
In this blog, I will explain how to call an API (Application Programming Interface) using Microsoft Flow. Here I will be using the NASA API for Astronomy picture of the day (APOD). The plan is to retrieve the picture of the day using the API and store in a SharePoint document library.
Teams is a great tool for collaboration but how can it brought easily together with Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement? There is an OOTB integration available between Teams and D365 CE, but Flow allows for more automation in creating teams and channels when records are created in D365 CE. This blog post will walk you though a Flow that creates a team, a channel and a tab with D365 CE, when a record is created in D365 CE.
Many of us over time will have worked on projects/solutions where there is a requirement to extract data from documents. This step by step guide details how to configure a Microsoft Flow to extract data from a document and add to the document as metadata.
The Common Data Model has a lot of benefits for Small Business Owners. However Small Business Owners do not have the time to "reinvent the wheel" when it comes to establishing apps, data relationships and automations which Microsoft Common Data Service would require. As a result Small Business Owners are forced to choose from marketplace of already established Apps. Luckily Microsoft Flow can provide the benefits of both worlds but enabling a Common Data Model approach to existing Apps in the marketplace.
In this article, I will show you how to use Microsoft Flow, PowerApps and Kaizala to automate end-to-end business processes for daily operations. We will look at a logistics management use case wherein we will see how to automate an item pickup and delivery management process.
Netdocuments is a document management system. I had a requirement where any time a document gets created in SharePoint we need to create a Folder in Netdocuments and move that file from SharePoint to that newly created folder in Netdocuments. Following Flow, will also go over steps of parsing XML file with Xpath. Enjoy!
In this post, I will show you how to detect duplicate records/ items in Dynamics 365 CRM/ CDS/ SharePoint, delete the record/ item and send a list of deleted records/ items as an email attachment. We will look at finding duplicate entries based on specific fields/ columns (specific values on these fields/ columns), deleting those and sending an email with the list of deleted records/ items.
One of the most universal pieces of any company website is the “Contact Us” page. There are countless ways this is handled. At the simplest it can just open a mailto link. Sometimes there’s an inline form of some sort that feeds into some app somewhere. A lot of times it will require someone along the process to take the data from that form and copy/paste it into the whatever Customer Relationship Management system the company uses.
Keeping management upto date with a project progress can be done using Project Online and Flow. In this Flow we will send an email containing details of late tasks and tasks due in the next seven days.
The only trigger built-in in Microsoft Flow for Twitter is “When a new tweet is posted”. However, the list of events available in Twitter API account activity documentation is muchwider, built of 19 options. But how to get to them?
I was also inspired by a use case, that is allowing to post a thank you tweet once user is followed by another user. That solution was however using Zapier and Buffer online solutions. I wondered if that would be possible using only tools from Office 365/ Azure environment. And the answer was… yes!
I am running my own company for years. Every month I need to gather all cost bills and invoices (really 95% of them are sent via mail), put them in a single e-mail and send to my accountant. Previously every such e-mail I received, I had to flag, then copy its attachment to a draft mail that was sent by the end of month to my accountant. Manually it was a significant amount of work!
Azure Key Vault is a resource for storing and accessing secrets, key and certificates. But if a company need to have a rotation for these identifications? Azure key Vault has the possibility to enable key rotation and auditing, but this needs to be configured and is not a default feature. For those identifications, some specific value items can be used to build a lifecycle process.
In this first part, a concept solution will be provided to detect the expiration date of a secret or key and to inform the IT department or owner of this key.