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Automating business processes and approvals with Microsoft Flow

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Use Microsoft Flow to easily add business process automation and approval processes to your solutions. You'll learn to build Flows with a few simple clicks and extend your learnings to more advanced techniques and expressions used to build complex workflows. Finally discover how you can take it up to Azure Logic Apps when it makes sense.

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Automating business processes and approvals with Microsoft Flow

  1. 1. People
  2. 2. Microsoft Business Applications FinanceSales OperationsMarketing Service Talent Customers Products People Dev Tools Azure IoT HockeyApp Power BI AIPowerApps AzureFlow
  3. 3. Packaged applications – like the Marketing, Sales, Service, Talent, Finance and Operations apps in Dynamics 365 are the fastest way to transform your business But no application is exactly what you need – every business is different – so you need a platform to customize these applications to your needs And sometimes there is no “app for that” – bespoke line of business apps are required to complete your digital transformation
  4. 4. FinanceSales OperationsMarketing Service Talent Customers Products People Custom LOB Apps for sales engagement Last mile of digital transformation Custom LOB Apps for Talent Custom LOB Apps for marketing engagement Custom LOB Apps for Operations Custom LOB Apps for Service Custom LOB Apps for Finance Power BI PowerApps Flow
  5. 5. IT application development is drifting towards low-code and high- productivity application platforms that minimize cost and support rapidly changing business needs Essential part of these high-productivity application platforms is that they natively integrate with existing business data – e.g., CRM or ERP systems – and existing business process applications
  6. 6. Measure Automate Act Power users Power BI PowerAppsFlow
  7. 7. Developers App Service Functions … Logic Apps API Management … Data Lake analytics Analysis Services … Measure Automate Act Power users Power BI PowerAppsFlow
  8. 8. Developers App Service Functions … Logic Apps API Management … Data Lake analytics Analysis Services … Measure Automate Act Power users Power BI PowerAppsFlow Common Data Service for Analytics Connectors + gateways Common Data Service for Apps
  9. 9. CITIZEN DEVELOPERSPRO DEVS INTERNALAPPSEXTERNAL
  10. 10. Complexity of solution Complexityofcreation Template flows Custom-built flows Pro-developed solutions A platform without “cliffs”
  11. 11. Unified admin center provides comprehensive management across 1st party, 3rd party and custom apps in an AAD tenant or environment, including DLP, backup, and audit logs Compliance with 13+ standards including HIPPA, EU Model Clauses, SOC and GDPR Accessibility for authors including the ability to build accessible applications for end-users Custom connectors. Pro devs provide building blocks by bringing their any REST interface or custom UI control. Azure connectivity so all users can leverage assets created by developers, such as Azure Functions Embeddable via SDK. Applications can add Flow directly into their applications to give them free workflow capabilities.
  12. 12. SOLVES KEY PROBLEMS GROW UP TO LOGIC APPS
  13. 13. BUSINESS APPLICATION PLATFORM AZURE PLATFORM
  14. 14. Building flows
  15. 15. Add Dynamic Content Outputs: Outputs:
  16. 16. Beyond individual automation
  17. 17. Create, run, and manage automated workflows between your favorite apps and services – even when you're on the go! Create new flows Monitor flow activity Microsoft Flow Mobile Work less and do more, from anywhere Get push notifications Grant approvals Discover buttons Use button widgets
  18. 18. Using expressions
  19. 19. Add Dynamic Content Action name replace(…)
  20. 20. Logic apps
  21. 21. Microsoft Flow packaging Run any app or flow, build on any existing data source Full build & run capabilities with advanced management Microsoft Flow Build and use flows in context of Office 365 & Dynamics 365 sources Quotas (per-user; pooled tenant-wide): 2,000 flow runs per month Quotas (per-user; pooled tenant-wide): 15,000 flow runs per month Quotas (per-user; pooled tenant-wide): 4,500 flow runs per month
  22. 22. Q2/Q3 CALENDAR 2018 NEXT Microsoft Confidential Roadmap is for general information purposes only and subject to change
  23. 23. THR2303 Build a workflow in 10 minutes 12:00PM - 12:20PM Expo Hall Theater 1 THR3401 Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Performance and optimization tips 1:00PM - 1:20PM Expo Hall Theater 2 BRK2302 Automating business processes and approvals with Microsoft Flow 1:15PM - 2:30PM Sheraton Grand Ballrm D BRK3411 Accelerate your SaaS App development using the Business Application Platform 4:45PM - 6:00PM WSCC Room 603 THR2302 Build a full business app in 10 minutes 12:00PM - 12:20PM Expo Hall Theater 1 BRK2420 Streamline business processes with Flow and Office 365 1:00PM - 2:15PM Sheraton Grand Ballrm D BRK2303 Build and extend applications for Office 365 with PowerApps and Flow 4:30PM - 5:45PM WSCC Room 603 BRK3404 Deep dive into building apps on Common Data Service for Apps 8:30AM - 9:45AM WSCC Room 620 THR1201 Distribute your apps to millions of users via AppSource 9:30AM - 9:50AM Expo Hall Theater 2 THR3402 Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Building Composite Controls 10:00AM - 10:20AM Expo Hall Theater 1 THR1202 Deliver a compelling experience on Microsoft AppSource 10:30AM - 10:50AM Expo Hall Theater 2 THR2304 Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: ALM via Microsoft Flow & PowerShell 12:00PM - 12:20PM Expo Hall Theater 1 BRK3405 Developing custom connectors for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps 1:00PM - 2:15PM WSCC Room 603 BRK3403 Extending PowerApps and CDS for Apps with custom controls and server side logic 2:45PM - 4:00PM WSCC Room 620 THR3403 Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Tips & tricks to manage app complexity 3:00PM - 3:20PM Expo Hall Theater 1 BRK3408 Advanced app building with PowerApps expressions and rules 4:30PM - 5:45PM Sheraton Metro. Ballrm A
  24. 24. Get started at flow.microsoft.com

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