Introduction to Microsoft Flow
An Office 365 tutorial by Peter Kalmström
is a new Microsoft tool for creating workflows. Flows empower
users by automating time consuming processes which requires
sending/receiving notifications, collecting data and saving
them among various platforms. In a few tutorials in the
Office 365 from Scratch series, Peter Kalmström, CEO
and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions,
will show how to create different kinds of flows.
Use among multiple cloud services
Flows are intended to replace SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint
2013 workflows. While workflows are limited to sites, flows
can be used extensively with various cloud based services
and create workflows for elaborate collaboration. For example,
every time a new list item is added in a particular SharePoint
list, it could be posted to Slack.
Build from template
Flow creation starts with a template, and there are many
predefined templates to choose from. There is also a blank
template if you want to start from scratch.
Flow account instead of user account
Each Flow user can create a set of flows that are stored
in connection to that Microsoft or Office 365 account. Therefore,
any organization that decides to automate things with flows
should make sure to create a special user account for all
flows, to handle the case if a user quits but also to manage
potential costs in cases of high volume flows.
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