Microsoft Flow is a new feature available in Office 365 and very soon it will be on-prem version as well
Microsoft Flow seems to be powerful and simple to use worklfow (Processes , Tasks) creator. It has ability to integrate with different systems like Twitter, Another list, Outlook, Office 365, OneDrive etc.
Currently it has seevral templates available for to be used or you can create a own one also from scratch
In this example I will create a flow which will integrate simple SharePoint list with Twitter. We will store each tweet which has keyword “SharePoint” in it.
- Create a custom SharePoint list called Store Tweets and rename the Title column to Twitter details
- Once created use the Flow menu to create the flow
- Select the highlighted template
- Once selected you will be asked to connect / sign in to your SharePoint and Twitter account. You also have the possiblity to connect a on-premise SharePoint via Gateaway which needs to have Gateway Installation and also connection with Azure for authentication, more details in another post
- Once done continue and select the hashtag which you want to look for , I have selected SharePoint, you have the ability to extend this template to add more steps.
- Click Create Flow on the top and now when a tweet is made which has word SharePoint will be stored in List data. Flow is always running and from manage flow menu in list you have the ability to stop it, modify or delete it
- Now you can see Tweet has started to come in list
The real power of Flow lies in the template it has and different templates you can create. Above example is a very simple one but if you can understand this it’s application are huge like you can use this for data capturing for analysis later etc.
Next step will be to create a Flow from Scratch which is for another Rag 🙂