New Community design, support improvements and connector improvements including Teams and SharePoint

In the past week have released several updates. In addition to the Admin Analytics and Power Query features, we have added: a redesigned community experience to make it easier to find what you need, the ability to open support tickets for Microsoft Flow in the new Power platform admin center, new triggers for Microsoft Teams (so you can run a flow when there are new messages in a channel), new actions for moving files in SharePoint, and three new connectors.

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Introducing Power platform Admin Analytics

As part of the recent preview release of the Power platform Admin center, I am happy to announce that we have included Admin Analytics as part of this preview. The Admin Analytics feature includes reports for Common Data Services, Microsoft Flow and PowerApps.

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Microsoft Flow October 2018 Update: integrations with Office 365, the platform and more!

Microsoft Flow offers rich workflow and business process capabilities for the Microsoft Power platform, and for the Dynamics 365 and Office 365 services that build on that platform. This October, Microsoft Flow is doubling down on the platform integration by releasing key capabilities that enhance the power of all the above products.

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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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Introducing Microsoft Flow integration in Excel

Flow is now integrated into Microsoft Excel! With this integration that uses the For a selected row trigger and the Flow launch panel, you can create and trigger on-demand flows for selected rows in any Excel table on spreadsheets hosted in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. The Microsoft Flow for Excel add-in enables you to connect your data to a wide range of services such as SharePoint, Outlook 365, Dynamics 365, Teams, Visual Studio Online, Twitter, Approvals, etc. In this post, we’ll walk you through this new capability with a hands-on example.

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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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