More action settings and four new connectors

Flow now gives advanced users more control over how their triggers and actions run, including configuring retry policies and pagination. We also released four new connectors: Azure File Storage, Elastic Forms, Plivo, and Video Indexer.

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Microsoft Inspire 2017 session recap

This year there were three sessions at Microsoft Inspire that covered Microsoft Flow, along with related products like Microsoft PowerApps. You can check out recordings of the sessions here.

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Q2 Update for Microsoft Flow

New updates to Microsoft Flow allow for richer administrative and lifecycle control – solutions built with Flow can be imported and exported as packages. Microsoft Flow also has integration Azure Logic apps: any Flow can now be converted to a Logic app. To enable richer Flow, Customers can now use Excel-like expressions in Flow actions and configure button inputs and button sharing. Finally, a range of Microsoft products – including SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Dynamics 365 - are adding the power of end-user automation by embedding Flow more deeply in their user experiences and will be available in the coming weeks.

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Use expressions in flow actions

Enter expressions in any action—get the current time, add numbers together, replace a part of text, and much more. Flows use the same language as Azure Logic Apps, and if you’re not familiar with it, there’s inline help with details on every expression.

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Grow up to Azure Logic Apps

Save your flows as Azure Logic App resource templates. These templates can be deployed through Visual Studio or directly in the Azure portal to a subscription of your choice.

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Flow of the Week: Notify Co-Workers about running late

If you're going to be late to a meeting, tap this button flow. It will send you an approval notification telling you who is at your next meeting. Approving will email all of those people that you'll be late, or, rejecting will do nothing. You can even provide comments in the approval, and they will be included in the email.

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Easily publish your flows to the public gallery, improved custom connector experience and more!

There are a number of updates this week. Now, it's easy to publish your flows to the public template gallery and add categories to them. The Office 365 Outlook and Outlook.com connectors have new operations for getting the upcoming events on your calendar. You can run scheduled flows with a single tap on the Flow mobile app, and resubmit your failed flows. Finally, there are several new features in the custom connector experience: create polling triggers, dynamic dropdowns, and test operations inline.

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Join us at Microsoft Inspire 2017 next week in Washington, D.C.

The Microsoft Flow team would love to meet you at Microsoft Inspire 2017 in Washington, D.C., Monday July 10th through Wednesday July 12th. We have four scheduled sessions where you can learn about our business application platform strategy, as well as how you can extend your applications with Microsoft Flow. Additionally, we have a booth in the Expo hall, so come down any time for 1:1 conversations with our Flow experts. Hope to see you there!

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Update your language settings, five new connectors including Adobe Creative Cloud, and more

This week we added the ability to change your language and region settings independent of your browser's settings. There are also five new connectors: Adobe Creative Cloud, Bing Maps, Bing Search, JotForm and Freshservice. Finally, there are a number of other small improvements, such as the configuration of timeouts for long running operations like approvals.

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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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