Return data to PowerApps from a flow, build lists in a flow, and test a flow with previous run data

Build flows that can be called from an app built with PowerApps, and return data back to the app. This means you can use the visual drag-and-drop flow designer to build the logic you need for the app. We have also added a new list builder into flow that can be used for adding multiple attachments to an email, for example. Finally, we have added a new Test flow button to the designer that lets you test your flow with trigger data from previous flow runs.

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Approvals in the Common Data Service for Apps and seven more updates

Modern approvals data in Flow is built on the latest version of the Common Data Service for Apps. This means that you can build flows that read the status of the approvals you send or receive with the CDS connector. In addition, we have seven other updates, including new buttons to find errors in Apply to each loops, Approval reassignment, support for the United Kingdom region and more!

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Advanced | Flow of the Week: Get an email with the members of your Office 365 groups

In this Flow of the Week, learn about how to work with Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Users. This flow will get all of the members of an Office 365 Group you own and send you an email report with those members (with details about each member). It will demonstrate a few advanced concepts like appending to variables , building an HTML email and using nested Apply to each.

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Microsoft Flow Spring 2018 Update

Today we are announcing a new type of flow: a Business process flow. These flows, based on the Common Data Service for Apps, define a set of steps for people to follow to take them to a desired outcome. We also have a number of new integrations coming, including a Flow add-in for Excel. With this new add-in, you can create or trigger automation on an Excel table with the Flow button the Data tab in the ribbon. Finally, we have several new features coming to help you repair flows and build flow solutions that support full application lifecycle management.

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Browse the history of your approvals and other updates

So far this month, we have released several new capabilities in Microsoft Flow. First, you can browse your Approval history -- see all the approval requests you've sent out, including the responses, the comments that were sent, and the exact time they happened. Next, we added four new connectors: Excel Online (Business), Excel Online (OneDrive), Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and Pitney Bowes Tax Calculator. We have new tooltips inside the flow designer, so you can more easily tell different dynamic content apart inside of actions, and preview expressions without opening the full expression editor. We also have new capabilities to control concurrency and retry policies. Finally, we have released new documentation on our conformance to accessibility standards.

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Gateway High Availability and increased limits for Apply to each

You can now create highly available clusters of On-Premises Data Gateways, to ensure your organization can always access on-premises data used in Flow, and not be tied to a single machine that may go down. Additionally, we are improving Apply to each to be able to process up to 100,000 items in a single flow run and up to 50 items in parallel.

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Get notified when someone edits your flows and new expressions for working with URLs and Objects

You can make your co-workers Owners of your flows to collaborate on edits. Now, you will get email notifications when another owner modifies one of your flows. We also are adding some new expressions to make it easier to work with URLs and Objects. Finally, there are three new connectors this week: Plumsail SP, Plumsail Forms, and Kintone.

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Work with your Office 365 profile, photos and more

This month we have added a number of new actions to the Office 365 Users connector -- update your profile and profile photos, including new fields like Projects and Skills. Second, there is a new connector - Infobip - a service that enables enterprise grade communication. Finally, you can now append to string variables as an action, making it easier to accumulate information in loops, for example.

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Improvements to the Outlook connectors and more

This week we released several improvements to the Outlook connector, including saving an email as a ".eml" file, responding to calendar invitations automatically, and triggering flows when you are mentioned in an email thread. We have also made it easier to work with multiples by remembering your most recently used connections, and, have released five new connectors: Azure Container Instances, Azure Kusto, Metatask, Microsoft To-Do, and Plumsail Documents.

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