Deploying Microsoft Power Automate Flows from One Environment to Another

In this post, we will look at how to deploy Microsoft Automate Flows from one environment to another. Let’s say we have a Flow we have created in our Development environment and we want to deploy it to our Production environment. In our Development environment, we have a flow called “Power Virtual Agent Flow Template”, which we happened to create from a Power Virtual Agent bot. This flow is in … Continue reading Deploying Microsoft Power Automate Flows from One Environment to Another

Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

As announced in at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, FL, Microsoft Flow will now be known as Power Automate. The rebranding moves the product in line with the Microsoft Power Platform, which consists of PowerApps, Power BI and now (formerly Flow) Power Automate. Microsoft has been describing the Power Platform as a way to “analyze, act, and automate” data and processes, so it’s not a huge surprise that … Continue reading Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript

In our previous post, we send a POST request to a Microsoft Flow. We showed how to do this using the Postman application. Let’s now run this from Dynamics 365 / PowerApps. On our Account page, we have a field called Partner Ranking. We see the ranking for the current account is set to 7: Now let’s say we want to post a message to a Microsoft Teams channel when … Continue reading Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript

Triggering a Microsoft Flow POST Request from Postman

In a previous post, we looked at how to trigger a Microsoft Flow using a GET request. In this post, we will show how to trigger a request using POST. We will do this using the Postman application to simulate our POST. We will use the same example as with the GET, where we post to a Microsoft Teams chat when the request comes in. Additionally, in our POST we … Continue reading Triggering a Microsoft Flow POST Request from Postman

Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

There are several use cases where you may want to run a Microsoft Flow from a web page or sending an HTTP GET request. Let’s do this. We will create a flow that runs when a user accesses a web address and performs the action of posting to a Microsoft Teams chat. First, let’s create an Instant Microsoft Flow by going to https://flow.microsoft.com and selecting New->Instant – From Blank: We … Continue reading Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

Installing Microsoft Flow Addin for Excel and Selected Row Email Demo

In this post, we will look at how to install and use the Microsoft Flow Add-In for Excel. First, open Excel and go to Office Add-Ins, then select Microsoft Flow for Excel (Preview). Click Add: You will see: The Add-in is now ready to use. Let’s create a new spreadsheet, Customers, with a column for the Customers, and we will make this selection a table by highlighting then selecting Table … Continue reading Installing Microsoft Flow Addin for Excel and Selected Row Email Demo

Using Microsoft Flow to Create Recurring Tasks in Dynamics 365

Microsoft Flow can be used to create recurring tasks in Dynamics 365. Let’s go through an example. Let’s say we want to send create a task that reminds a salesperson to call their customers every morning. Sign in to https://flow.microsoft.com. Select My Flows, then New: Pick Scheduled – From Blank: Set a date, time and frequency. The flow can run every Month, Week, Day, Hour, Minute and Second: Click Create. … Continue reading Using Microsoft Flow to Create Recurring Tasks in Dynamics 365

Flow – Get a Push Notification when your Boss sends you an Email

In this post, we will configure how to receive a push notification when your boss sends you an email. Of course, we can receive regular email alerts on our phones when we receive emails. However, if you are constantly receiving emails, and you want to distinguish between a “normal” email and your boss’s email, then push notifications may be you. Note it may not just be your boss you want … Continue reading Flow – Get a Push Notification when your Boss sends you an Email

Enabling Flow on Dynamics 365 Forms and Site Map

To enable Flow in Dynamics 365, go to Settings->Administration and System Settings: Select Show Microsoft Flow on forms and in the site map: Click to Enable: You will then see Flows. Click to Create a flow: This will take you to below. Click Continue: You may see “When a record is select (deprecated)”: Click Delete: Add a new Trigger, searching for Dynamics 365: Select your D365 Org: Click to add … Continue reading Enabling Flow on Dynamics 365 Forms and Site Map

PowerApps Part 4 – Adding a Flow to an App

In our previous posts, we created a PowerApp that displays accounts from Dynamics 365, that a user can select and update. In this post we will extend that app to call a Flow. This is an extremely powerful capability of PowerApps, in that you can easily integrate with other systems and automate processes such as sending an email that can be wired to your PowerApps buttons with no code. Let’s … Continue reading PowerApps Part 4 – Adding a Flow to an App