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Introduction à Microsoft
Flow
Serge Luca
Isabelle Van Campenhoudt
Sabrine Chouk14 octobre 2017
#SPSParis
Merci pour votre soutien
Serge Luca
11 x SharePoint MVP, Brussels
SharePoint since 2002
Architect (Admin, Dev, gouvernance)
Managing partner of www...
SQL Server MVP, Brussels
Consultant, speaker, trainer, GUSS Board Member, PASS V-Chapter Leader
Managing partner de www.Sh...
• Consultante Office 365 & SharePoint Chez
Orange Application For Business
• Pseller Office 365 chez Microsoft
• Membre de...
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Extensibility : communication with the outside world
Logic Apps
P...
Introduction : the context
The context : business Apps
Empower power users
Connect data across apps
More efficient developers
App Services
Service Fa...
Creating Flows
Introduction : the context
Creating and managing Flows
Microsoft Account (free) or Office 365 or Dynamics 365 or Flow (paid)
or PowerApps ( or free n...
Flow templates
demoEXPENSE REPORT
Flows and on premises
Creating Flows
Introduction : the context
Flow and data on Premises
• Install the « on Premises data gateway »
(shared between PowerBI, PowerApps and Azure Logic
Ap...
demoFLOW AND DATA ON PREMISES
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Creating Flows
Introduction : the context
Why« environments » ?
• Isolated spaces where Flows/Data are
running/stored
– Ex HR, Marketing, Production, Legal, DEV,
TE...
Flow Administration Center
demoENVIRONMENTS & DLP
Limitations
• Gateways are created in the default
environnement
• Resources like Custom API must be in
the same flow envir...
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Extensibility : communication with the outside world
Creating Flo...
Extensibility : communication with the
outside world
 Action Request
 Custom Connector (REST API described in a Swagger ...
demoPOWERAPPS CALLS FLOW
demoA CUSTOM APPLICATION CALLS
FLOW
demoFLOW CALLS THE OUTSIDE WORLD
FLOW & POWER BI
FLOW
DATA ALERTS
DATA SOURCES
POWER BI
SCHEDULED REFRESH
STREAMING DATA
LIVE
demoFLOW & POWERBI
demoPOWERBI CALLS FLOW (data alerts)
)
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Extensibility : communication with the outside world
Logic Apps
C...
Logic Apps
More dev oriented(Json, Rest api, Visual Studio …)
Logic Apps connectors can be used in Flow
Exceptions : B2B c...
demoLogic Apps
)
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Extensibility : communication with the outside world
Logic Apps
P...
Tarifs: Comparison
Tarifs: Comparaison
Today : SharePoint Designer versus Flow
SharePoint Designer Flow
Multiple connections to >150 data sources SQL, SP, ODBC &...
Gaps -> roadmap SharePoint Designer versus Flow
SharePoint Designer Flow
Out-of-box send for review Limited Q4CY2017
Reass...
Microsoft Flow roadmap - highlights
H2 Calendar 2017 Calendar 2018
oExport/import app packages across envs
oSPO – “In-the-...
Flows and on premises
Environment + Data Loss prevention
Extensibility : communication with the outside world
Logic Apps
P...
Positive
• Simple
• Not just SharePoint
• Connection to hundreds of services
• Including on prem!
• SharePoint Integration...
Negative
• Young, unknown reliability
• Cannot copy flow across environments
• No state machines (but we have loops and te...
Advices
• Keep your forms as simple as possible
• Manage the business logic in the workflow
• Learn the Logic Apps Workflo...
Thank you, for your for #SPSParis
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Microsoft Flow - SharePoint Saturday Paris 2017

  1. 1. Introduction à Microsoft Flow Serge Luca Isabelle Van Campenhoudt Sabrine Chouk14 octobre 2017 #SPSParis
  2. 2. Merci pour votre soutien
  3. 3. Serge Luca 11 x SharePoint MVP, Brussels SharePoint since 2002 Architect (Admin, Dev, gouvernance) Managing partner of www.shareql.com Worked for the MS workflow team Blog: http://sergeluca.wordpress.com/ sergeluca@shareql.com @sergeluca
  4. 4. SQL Server MVP, Brussels Consultant, speaker, trainer, GUSS Board Member, PASS V-Chapter Leader Managing partner de www.ShareQL.com SQL Server since 1999 Blog: http://thesqlgrrrl.wordpress.com/ ivc@ShareQL.com @thesqlgrrrl Isabelle Van Campenhoudt
  5. 5. • Consultante Office 365 & SharePoint Chez Orange Application For Business • Pseller Office 365 chez Microsoft • Membre de L'AOS community • Blog: http://sharepointsabrine.wordpre ss.com/ • Sabrine.chouk@orange.com • @ChoukSabrine Sabrine CHOUK
  6. 6. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Extensibility : communication with the outside world Logic Apps Prices & Roadmap Creating Flows Introduction : the context Conclusions
  7. 7. Introduction : the context
  8. 8. The context : business Apps Empower power users Connect data across apps More efficient developers App Services Service Fabric Azure Functions … Logic Apps API Management BizTalk … SQL Server BI Data analytics Internet of Things (IoT) … Build modern business app fast
  9. 9. Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  10. 10. Creating and managing Flows Microsoft Account (free) or Office 365 or Dynamics 365 or Flow (paid) or PowerApps ( or free new PowerApps Community Plan) Flow.microsoft.com Powerapps.microsoft.com A modern SharePoint Online list Mobile app (iOS and Android, Windows Mobile is coming)
  11. 11. Flow templates
  12. 12. demoEXPENSE REPORT
  13. 13. Flows and on premises Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  14. 14. Flow and data on Premises • Install the « on Premises data gateway » (shared between PowerBI, PowerApps and Azure Logic Apps)
  15. 15. demoFLOW AND DATA ON PREMISES
  16. 16. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  17. 17. Why« environments » ? • Isolated spaces where Flows/Data are running/stored – Ex HR, Marketing, Production, Legal, DEV, TEST, UAT, PROD… • Different rules (DLP) – Ex marketing can use twitter, Legal and Production cannot • Different regions if needed
  18. 18. Flow Administration Center
  19. 19. demoENVIRONMENTS & DLP
  20. 20. Limitations • Gateways are created in the default environnement • Resources like Custom API must be in the same flow environment • The Microsoft Common Data Service is linked to only 1 environnement
  21. 21. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Extensibility : communication with the outside world Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  22. 22. Extensibility : communication with the outside world  Action Request  Custom Connector (REST API described in a Swagger )  Action Http PowerApps calls Flow A custom app calls Flow PowerBI calls Flow (Data Alerts) Flow calls the outside world
  23. 23. demoPOWERAPPS CALLS FLOW
  24. 24. demoA CUSTOM APPLICATION CALLS FLOW
  25. 25. demoFLOW CALLS THE OUTSIDE WORLD
  26. 26. FLOW & POWER BI FLOW DATA ALERTS DATA SOURCES POWER BI SCHEDULED REFRESH STREAMING DATA LIVE
  27. 27. demoFLOW & POWERBI
  28. 28. demoPOWERBI CALLS FLOW (data alerts) )
  29. 29. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Extensibility : communication with the outside world Logic Apps Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  30. 30. Logic Apps More dev oriented(Json, Rest api, Visual Studio …) Logic Apps connectors can be used in Flow Exceptions : B2B connectors B2B (Very good integration with Biztalk Server) The workflow engine behind Flow is Logic Apps
  31. 31. demoLogic Apps )
  32. 32. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Extensibility : communication with the outside world Logic Apps Prices & Roadmap Creating Flows Introduction : the context
  33. 33. Tarifs: Comparison
  34. 34. Tarifs: Comparaison
  35. 35. Today : SharePoint Designer versus Flow SharePoint Designer Flow Multiple connections to >150 data sources SQL, SP, ODBC & WSDL only ALWAYS Out of box templates <5 100s Workflow & approval history <365 days Perpetual Approvals over mobile + mobile notifications NEVER iOS, Android, Windows Phone + in Outlook. History coming imminently. Loops, Do Until, Switch-case, parallels, variables Yes Yes On-premises support Native Gateway support Extended field types (people, choice, MMS, lookup) Yes People, choice, lookup – Yes new, MMS – coming soon Send email as user or system System only Yes Attachments Yes Yes new
  36. 36. Gaps -> roadmap SharePoint Designer versus Flow SharePoint Designer Flow Out-of-box send for review Limited Q4CY2017 Reassignment of approvals Yes Q4CY2017 Approval reminders Yes Q4CY2017 Custom input forms for approvers Yes Q4CY2017 Document library CI-CO, approve Yes Future Approver impersonation Via permission elevation Future Site level actions Yes Future Set permissions on an item Yes Future Submit/upvote ideas : https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas
  37. 37. Microsoft Flow roadmap - highlights H2 Calendar 2017 Calendar 2018 oExport/import app packages across envs oSPO – “In-the-box” review flows oSPO – use flow for Content Publishing approvals oSPO – people, choice, attachment and multi-values oIn-context in Dynamics 365 oEmbedded Power BI analytics oOffice 365 audit logs oSupport for GDPR compliance oUK deployment oHTML rich text editor oGuides for debugging actions and conditions oGovernment and sovereign clouds deployment oALM – Sandbox environments oALM – Move or copy across environments oLeverage device signals (e.g. Location) oAppSource integration oAzure functions integration
  38. 38. Flows and on premises Environment + Data Loss prevention Extensibility : communication with the outside world Logic Apps Prices & Roadmap Creating Flows Introduction : the context Conclusions
  39. 39. Positive • Simple • Not just SharePoint • Connection to hundreds of services • Including on prem! • SharePoint Integration • PowerApps, PowerBI integration • Team Flow is very proactive & delivers
  40. 40. Negative • Young, unknown reliability • Cannot copy flow across environments • No state machines (but we have loops and tests) • Collect feedback weak • SharePoint integration weak (no lookup,…)
  41. 41. Advices • Keep your forms as simple as possible • Manage the business logic in the workflow • Learn the Logic Apps Workflow Definition Language (WDL) – Read my blog post https://sergeluca.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/u sing-the-azure-logic-apps-workflow- definition-language-in-microsoft-flow-part-1/
  42. 42. Thank you, for your for #SPSParis

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