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Make Your Life Easier with Microsoft Flow

This slide deck is from my presentation at SharePoint/SQL Saturday on September 9, 2017.

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Make Your Life Easier with Microsoft Flow

  1. 1. Make Your Life Easier with Microsoft Flow Work less, do more #SPSCambridge
  3. 3. Sponsor Raffle!!! • Each sponsor stamp will opt you into their raffle prize and mailings • Collect 9+ sponsor stamps on your Badge to be eligible for the Xbox • Hand entire Badge/ ribbon back into registration desk at end of day • We will draw Badges for prizes at 5pm in Cromwell (if you are drawn and do not have the pre-requisite stamp/s….. You lose!)
  4. 4. Social • Make sure you tweet on #spscambridge or #sqlsatcambridge • During the event we have Giant Jenga, Sack races and Conker Fights! • After event, join us for a post event SharePint/ SQLPint from our bar • Don’t forget to thank Sponsors, Volunteers and Speakers! • The event will close at 6.30pm
  5. 5. About Me
  6. 6. Why Microsoft Flow? • Automate business processes (and others!) • Create Flows using multiple services and data sources • Intuitive diagram-based interface • Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows Have you tried Flow?
  7. 7. This session will give you an overview and some ideas… And check out the other Flow sessions today! 10:00 Advanced PowerApps/Flow Scenarios 1:45-3:50 2-part Flow Workshop (registration/donation required)
  8. 8. Plus! Common Data Service and On-Premises Data Gateway Connections to Services Used by both PowerApps and Flow NOTE: Some services are labeled as Premium (e.g. Salesforce, CDS)
  9. 9. Hundreds available! Start from a Template, or from scratch
  10. 10. Trigger (one) Action(s) Optional Conditions (with further actions) Basic Flow structure
  11. 11. Start with a Trigger Examples: • When a new item is created in a SharePoint list or library • When a new tweet is posted containing a particular term • Flow button on a mobile device • Triggered from a PowerApp • On a schedule
  12. 12. Perform Actions Examples: • Create a SharePoint item or CDS record • Post a tweet • Send a mobile notification • Interact with PowerApps • Use the Modern Approvals experience
  13. 13. Use values from other steps…
  14. 14. Add Dynamic content… … or Expressions
  15. 15. Add Conditions for logic
  16. 16. The logic can get fairly elaborate…
  17. 17. Add a parallel branch
  18. 18. Run After
  19. 19. Create a Flow directly from your Custom list or Document Library in the browser or phone app Using the app, search for SharePoint triggers and actions. OR SharePoint Flows Create/run a Flow on a selected file, item, or folder Coming soon: OneDrive for Business integration
  20. 20. Using Flows in PowerApps Now available in web and Studio designers
  21. 21. Manage your Flows Export & Import are new as of July 2017
  22. 22. View Flow runs and troubleshoot
  23. 23. Add people or groups as other Owners to create a Team Flow
  24. 24. Flow Admin Center For Dynamics 365 & CDS
  25. 25. Modern Approvals
  26. 26. Microsoft Planner support No Triggers available (yet)
  27. 27. Physical inputs
  28. 28. Pricing As of September 2017 Also see: Also: Flow Free (750 runs, 15-minute checks)
  29. 29. Resources • • • • Flow Community Blog: Flow-Community-Blog/bg-p/FlowBlog • On my blog ( • Flow resources: • Tweet Flow walkthrough: • PowerApps Virtual User Group session on Flow: Submit ideas for new features to