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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Widgets are now officially available for both Android and iOS

I’m excited to share widgets are now officially available for both Android and iOS. Flow widgets are button shortcuts which provide you an easier & faster way for button triggering. With Flow widgets, you can conveniently open a new bug, create a new contact in Dynamics CRM or trigger any of your button flows straight from your home screen, without having to open the app.

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Introducing the Microsoft Teams connector for Flow

This week, we’re excited to announce the Microsoft Teams connector for Flow. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that bring together people, conversations and content – along with the tools that teams need, so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.

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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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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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A diet you can love! Introducing the new "diet" flow designer

We, on the product team, often hear from many of you about how incredibly powerful Flow is. Some of you, however, have told us that the designer is difficult to navigate and you prefer to use our one-click templates instead. Since we want all of our templates to be available to everyone, we've created a "diet" designer. This version of the designer presents just the fields that required to create a flow, which simplifies the experience. Let's take a look!

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Introducing Modern Approvals in Flow

With our modern approvals experiences, you can quickly create an approval workflow for your data in SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Twitter, Visual Studio Team Services, MailChimp and many others. As part of the approval process, approvers will receive email notifications about pending approvals, and can view and respond to all approval requests in a brand-new, unified approvals center. Let's take a look!

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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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