2019 Release Wave 2 Plan and May Updates for Microsoft Flow

Today we are announcing the availability of the 2019 Release Wave 2 Plan, which covers the main investments coming in October. Additionally, in the past month we’ve made a number of improvements to Flow: build your flows inside of Visio, there are now triggers available in the Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations connector, and there are many improvements in Approvals. Finally, there were thirteen new connectors in May!

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Solutions in Microsoft Flow

In a recent announcement, Microsoft shared news about a new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) capability for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. This new capability is built upon the Common Data Service solution system. In this blog post, we will share details about how Microsoft Flow makers can use Solutions to bundle related flows (and apps) within a single deployable unit.

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New Power platform Admin Analytics Reports: Sharing and Connectors

In late September, we announced the public preview release of the Power platform Admin Analytics. In that post we discussed a couple of upcoming reports including sharing and connectors. We have honored that commitment and I am happy to share that both the sharing and connectors reports are available in Microsoft Flow Admin Analytics.

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Advanced | Flow of the Week: Creating an AtBot ChatBot connected to Dynamics 365

Creating Bots that integrate with Dynamics 365 has not been the easiest thing to do in the past for non-developers because it has required a lot of coding to be done, and also in order to change the conversation flows you needed to update and redeploy the code for the Bot to make it available to the users.

Recently I was introduced to a partner solution called AtBot that allows us to create Bot services through the AtBot portal that links to LUIS and Azure Bot Services, allowing us to build conversation flows and dialogs using Flow as the authoring engine.

This allows us to build Bots with zero coding experience that also leverages the power of Flow to connect to other services seamlessly, allowing us to integrate Dynamics 365 using the standard entities.

In this walkthough we will show you how to configure and build an AtBot Bot that connects to Dynamics 365, using LUIS as the engine for discoving the users intent and deploy it out to chat platforms like Microsoft Teams.

This is gold I tell you, gold!

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Repair tips in email for failed flows and other updates

Get emails with specific, actionable feedback about certain errors if your flows fail. Repair tips tell you exactly why a flow failed and how you can fix it. You can also see Repair tips when you click on a run failure in the Flow portal. Additionally, Microsoft Flow is now deployed to South America, so you can create environments that are primarily located in Brazil.

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Advanced | Flow of The Week: Gathering Local Admin Status from Microsoft Intune

For those organizations that have fully adopted the Modern Workplace and have gone “cloud only”, you are most likely using Windows 10 on your workstations and managing those workstations with Microsoft Intune. The below Flow will walk us through how to automate gathering information from Microsoft Intune and presenting it to an administrator.

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