Error handling steps, counters, a new flow details experience and more

This week we are announcing even more features that will make it possible to build more robust business processes inside Microsoft Flow. The first the ability to create "error handling" steps. For example, if you have a workflow that copies important data into your Dynamics 365 instance, you can now get a notification immediately if that copy fails. Second, you can initialize and increment or decrement counters inside of a flow run. Third, flows now have a rich details page that shows you a summary of all the properties of your flow. Also, admins can now monitor flow run usage across an organization against the common company run quota.

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Microsoft Planner is now supported in Flow, and introducing the PowerApps Community plan and admin access to all user licenses

The top asked-for connector, Microsoft Planner, is now available in Microsoft Flow! This means you can easily get planner tasks created whenever you flag an email, copy items from a SharePoint list, and much more. We are also part of the new PowerApps Community Plan, and administrators can see all of the Flow and PowerApps licenses in the Microsoft Flow Admin Center.

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Introducing the new Azure AD connector, Shared Mailboxes support, and much more!

This week we have several different new features we would like to highlight. First, Microsoft Flow now can perform Azure Active Directory admin actions, such as creating users, changing managers or adding users to groups. Second, we have made a number of improvements to the Office 365 Outlook connector, including working with mail in Shared Mailboxes and handling automatic replies. Third, you can now create your flows in Canada. Fourth, custom API developers can now add triggers to their custom APIs with webhooks. Fifth, administrators can manage flow owners in the Microsoft Flow admin center. Sixth, we have new connector reference documentation. Finally, Microsoft Flow now connects to Nexmo and Paylocity.

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Upcoming opportunities at Microsoft Build 2017 and the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

The Microsoft Flow team will be attending Microsoft Build 2017 next week, May 10–12, in Seattle, WA, and would like to meet you there. Join us to discuss your feedback using our services, get answers/assistance for any questions, or cover any other topics of interest; register now. Next month, we will be at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, an event is packed with strong technical content, hands-on workshops, and a great lineup of speakers. Register now to join us at the conference, June 12–13, 2017 in Seattle, WA — and be sure to sign up for your 1:1 session with a Microsoft expert.

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Add parallel branches in flows and five new services

You can now build flows that have two (or more) steps run simultaneously. With this capability, you can send an approval to two people in parallel and have the workflow continue once both approvals have been completed. We also have added support for five new services: Approvals, Benchmark Email, Capsule CRM, LiveChat and Outlook Customer Manager.

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Q1 Update for Microsoft Flow

In Q1 of 2017, Microsoft Flow rapidly delivered new functionality and iterated with customers. Today, Microsoft Flow is announcing modernized approval processes for businesses of all sizes, with the ability to create an approval process in seconds using rich templates and a smooth mobile experience for approving or rejecting requests on the go and the ability to surface actions directly in other Microsoft products like Outlook. Collaborative flow creation and management, key for many essential business process, is reaching General Availability today, and much more!

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