Improve productivity with Power Automate (Formlerly MS Flow)

Nobody likes routine tasks. Unfortunately, they are a necessary part of your day to day tasks to keep your business running. With Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Flow) you can automate all those repetitive tasks, without using any code. This will leave you time to focus on what is important and spend your time on running your business.

What is Microsoft Flow?

Microsoft Flow (now rebranded as Power Automate) is a process and task automation tool that helps connect different applications and services together. Many of these applications that can be used with MS Flow are cloud-based. However it is also possible to use MS Flow in your on-premises IT infrastructure and software.

With MS Flow you can create automated workflows between your apps and services. This enables you to get notifications, synchronise files or collect data. MS Flow comes included with most Microsoft 365 packages.

Microsoft Flow is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which also includes Power Apps and Power BI. MS Flow allows you to focus on your work instead of being overwhelmed by routine tasks. For example you can automatically receive e-mails about the latest updates of documents or automatically save attachments and simplify approval flows. With simple templates, workflows can improve communication across your entire team. It is easier to recruit new staff, keep up to date with the latest news and much more. Below we will give you some examples how MS Flow can help you to manage your workflows.

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Improve productivity with MS FlowManage your e-mail attachments

With MS Flow you can have all email attachments saved automatically, in OneDrive or in SharePoint. You can also receive a push message if an attachment has been saved.

Notification when a shared content is updated

You can send yourself or a colleague a customised email when a new item is added to a specific SharePoint list. You can also receive a notification when a new file is uploaded to a specific folder in OneDrive. If you see that someone has changed an item in SharePoint, you can automatically send a notification to the people who need to know.

Manage calendars

When a to-do-list task is created in a particular project, MS Flow can add an event to your Microsoft 365 (Office 365) calendar based on the start time and title of the task. This functionality is also available with Google calendar. Do you have an important meeting? Then you can block your calendar for the required time at the touch of a button.

Get the latest news and information

RSS feeds allow you to keep track of news headlines, blogs and information you are interested in. You can receive a push notification when something new is published in a blog or get a daily summary of the most important news.

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