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Automating everything with Microsoft Flow


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Microsoft Flow is a great workflow automation tool, but most likely PowerShell is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Flow. In this session I will show how to integrate Microsoft Flow in PowerShell scripts and vice-versa and to highlight the benefits that this provide. This demo-heavy session will feature a lot of PowerShell code and live demos.¬¬¬

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Automating everything with Microsoft Flow

  1. 1. Automating everything with Microsoft Flow Jaap Brasser @jaap_brasser
  2. 2. • Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik • PowerShell Conference EU/Asia • Dutch PowerShell User Group • Speaker / Blogger / Tech Enthusiast • PowerShell Gallery • TechNet / MSTechCommunity @jaap_brasser
  3. 3. Agenda Why PowerShell? 1 What is Microsoft Flow 2 PowerShell & Flow 3 Demos 4 Questions 5
  4. 4. Why PowerShell ???
  5. 5. What is Microsoft Flow
  6. 6. Flow Templates
  7. 7. Flow Connectors
  8. 8. Why Microsoft Flow? • Use connectors to get data • Create triggers based on this data • Build workflows
  9. 9. Demo: Create our first Flow
  10. 10. Demo Summary • •Took a look at templates •Created a custom flow •Gather PowerShell tweets
  11. 11. What are webhooks • A webhook transfers data over HTTP • We can invoke them with Invoke-RestMethod • Real-time information transfer between apps • Methods • Get • Post
  12. 12. Demo: Real-world examples - PSConfAsia
  13. 13. Demo Summary •Introduced Microsoft Forms •Flow and Forms •Run an outgoing webhook •Write content to Excel •Email confirmation
  14. 14. Demo: Run PowerShell with Flow
  15. 15. Demo Summary •Install Data gateway •Create connection online •Run a watcher locally •Create button enabled flow
  16. 16. Summary • We know what flow can be used for • Introduced templates • Took a look at connectors • Created workflows • Ran PowerShell triggered by Flow
  17. 17. Questions?