How to build nested flows with the HTTP action

There are a few different scenarios where you want one flow to be able to call another flow. For example, you can have some set of steps or logic that you want to re-use across multiple flows. This blog post will walk you through how to set up nested workflows using the HTTP action.

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Seven new connectors and other new features like converting HTML to plain text

This week we have introduced seven new connectors: Azure Application Insights - an extensible analytics service that helps you understand the performance and usage of your live web application, Calendly, Content Conversion for converting HTML content, such as from emails, to plain text, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Teamwork Projects, and Teradata.

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Get notified about flow failures, customize columns for tables, and more!

Microsoft Flow will now send email notifications when a flow fails -- so you can always know as soon as something goes wrong. In addition, when working with list of items, you can now customize the columns, for example, when generating an HTML email. This week we are also adding support for Microsoft Forms - a new part of Office 365 Education that allows teachers and students to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are now included with the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan as well.

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Live from Seattle! Watch the Microsoft Data Insights Summit keynotes and featured sessions.

Can't make it to the Microsoft Data Insights Summit? We’ll bring the conference to you! We’re livestreaming our three keynotes and nine of our most popular breakout sessions, June 12–13, 2017 so you can learn alongside attendees. As Microsoft’s conference for business analysts, the Microsoft Data Insights Summit is filled with strong technical content to help you build a data culture at your organization.

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Microsoft Build 2017 sessions video recap

If you missed us at Microsoft Build 2017, the videos for our sessions are now available on Channel 9. Check out these records to hear about the latest with our platform, see how to build a Custom Connector or integrate Flow with your Azure Resources!

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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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