Delivery and Deployment

TH02 Microsoft Power Platform, RAD Done Right: Building Automated Workflows with Microsoft


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Walt Ritscher

Senior Staff Instructor

LinkedIn Learning / Lynda

Here’s a familiar scenario. To deal with non-stop email inflow, many of us create rules that manage our inbox. We’ve got rules that prioritize, categorize, forward, move and delete. But attempt to add even simple logic tests in the rules and you run into a wall. Taking the big tool approach, you can create an Outlook Addin and use the full power of C# to tackle the problem. But not every programming job or workflow needs a high-powered toolset like C# or Visual Studio. For quick one-offs and simple tasks, you can fall back to more basic tools. With the cloud-based Microsoft Flow, you can quickly and easily build custom automations from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device without needing to write a single line of code. Read the marketing claims, Microsoft states that Flow is a tool for end-users. However, for those of us who code, Microsoft Flow provides a quick way to create personalized automated workflows between applications. Don’t be too quick to judge, behind the scenes Flow is built on top of Azure Logic Apps. Flow has an impressive list of service providers: like SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Teams, Yammer, Dropbox, Outlook, OneDrive and MailChimp. This session shows how to get started with flow and build interesting integrations with little or no code.

You will learn:

  • About building flows for common business scenarios
  • To explore the extensive collection of Flow Connectors
  • To look at approval and button flows