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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How to use Microsoft Flow to manage donations

In this walkthrough, Troy Hunt, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, shows how he used Microsoft Flow to automate PayPal donation processing, including individually thanking each donator with a personal email. This post is reprinted from Troy's professional blog.

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Boost Operational Responsiveness with Microsoft Flow and Nexmo

What’s the best way to notify stakeholders when a business item needs immediate attention? Is it an email marked as high priority? A push notification from a mobile app? A direct message in Slack? All are perfectly viable business communication channels, but if those stakeholders are like most people, none will get their attention as consistently as SMS text messages. Studies from SinglePoint and mobileSQUARED have shown SMS open rates in the range of 97-99%, which dwarfs the open rate of any other communications channel. With the messaging capabilities now available in Microsoft Flow from Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, you can make sure all important business notifications are delivered via SMS or text-to-speech messages. Augmenting your existing notifications with ad hoc, custom SMS alerts—or creating entirely new ones—will ensure nothing important falls through the cracks. Learn more in this post!

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A fun guide to using Power BI with Microsoft Flow

In Sweden there is a company called Hemglass that delivers ice cream to people’s homes in refrigerated vans. We are going to enter this market and try to beat them at their own game and for that we are going to use Microsoft Flow and Power BI. Using Flow, every morning we will collect the weather forecast and send it to our drivers using Office 365, so they know how much they should stock on their vans. We will also send the data to Power BI so we can store it in our records. We can, after a while, compare the weather data with the sales in our vans and develop a more accurate stock strategy.

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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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By Industry - Human Resources: Onboarding made easy

In this post, we’ll walk through a new hire onboarding scenario. We’ll use Flow to manage new hire information in Excel and SharePoint, then send emails to department heads when their employees are ready to start. Along the way we’ll use some cool features in Flow, including: running a flow on a schedule; applying an action to each row in an Excel file; testing for multiple conditions in our data; and using a switch case statement to control who we send email to.

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