Test your flows with real example data, and four new management connectors

Creating a flow may require some trial and error during the development process. Starting this week, you can use real, example, data from connectors to test your flow as you build it, right inside of the Flow portal. Now you can know that the flow will run as expected. Additionally, we are introducing four new management connectors: PowerApps for App Makers, Power platform for Admins, PowerApps for Admins, Microsoft Flow for Admins, and, one other new connector: Microsoft School Data Sync.

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Improved Calendar, SharePoint, Approval, Button and Connector capabilities

This August, we released new calendar templates that copy events between Google Calendar and Office 365 or Outlook.com. Second, we now support read and write for multiple-value fields in SharePoint that are Choice, Person or Lookup types. Third, you can now send approvals on behalf of other users in your organization - for example, the person who uploaded the file in the SharePoint list, instead of the person who created the flow. Fourth, buttons have two new input types: Number and Yes/No. Finally, there are improvements to several connectors.

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Announcing the Flow Preview Program

The Flow Preview program is the way to get early access to the upcoming functionality and updates for Microsoft Flow. All you need to do is to create an environment in Preview region, and you will get early access to the newest features. With the Preview Program, not only you can try out and learn about the upcoming capabilities, but also validate that your flows work as expected with the upcoming updates.

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Flow is available in Excel and the Outlook Web App, introducing Business process flows, and more!

There are two new flow integrations: with the new Flow button in Excel, you can create and trigger automation directly on tables in your worksheets, and, you can now create flows that sync tasks to Microsoft ToDo in the Outlook Web App. Second, we are introducing a new type of flow: the Business process flow -- a stateful, human-interactive flow based on the Common Data Service for Apps. Finally, Microsoft Flow has four new connectors: Azure IoT Central, Survey 123, LMS365 and ProjectWise Design Integration, and, improvements to the SharePoint connector.

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Introducing "Request sign-off" for SharePoint users, four new connectors and other improvements

When you select a file or item in SharePoint, you’ll see a new Request for sign-off flow. This flow doesn't require any configuration or setup, and sends a sign-off request with a single click. This month we have four new connectors: Cloud Connect Studio, Dynamic Signal, Elastic OCR, and PoliteMail. Also, we have a new video to help explain the key concepts when you build a flow from scratch.

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Announcing our incredible speaker lineup for Microsoft Business Applications Summit, including guest speaker Malcolm Gladwell!

Get ready to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, this year's event for Microsoft Flow users, July 22-24 in Seattle. We’ve just announced our featured speaker lineup – you won’t want to miss these experts, plus three amazing keynotes, closing with bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell. Check it out today!

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Microsoft Flow PowerShell Cmdlets, new Flow bot capabilities, a Marketo connector and more!

This week we are excited to share that the Microsoft Flow PowerShell Cmdlets are available -- these allow both Flow Makers, and Tenant Admins, to manage their Flows programmatically. We have also made improvements to the Flow bot inside Microsoft Teams, and, released three new connectors: Marketo, ElasticOCR, and DynamicSignal. Additionally, there are improvements to the Flow user experience: we provide you with additional details when you share (or run shared) flows, and will automatically trim SharePoint URLs you paste into the flow designer.

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Join us at the Microsoft Business Application Summit

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Flow directly from the team that builds it -- and meet other Flow users -- at the first conference to feature entire tracks dedicated to Flow. The Microsoft Business Application Summit will be held on July 22-24 in Seattle, and you can sign up today. We’re looking forward to seeing you there - register now!

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