Course Curriculum

Go beyond the basics of Microsoft Flow. Ramp up your skills in this in-depth class, taught by Microsoft MVP, Laura Rogers.  This is not a beginner class. A basic knowledge of the Flow interface and concepts, is necessary.

This is a recording of our live class that we taught in April, 2019. 

Module 1: Flow Editing Interface

In this first module, we will go into creating blank Flows and building them from scratch.  This includes an overview of the interface and options when building Flows, and concepts such as triggers, actions, conditions, and dynamic content.  Flow sharing and collaboration concepts will also be covered, as well as the mobile app.

Module 2: Flow Triggers

There are hundreds of available triggers in Microsoft Flow.  In this module, you will learn how to use them, and we will deep dive into some specific common and important triggers.  Learn about manual triggers and how initiation parameters work. Other triggers such as SharePoint, recurrences, Microsoft Forms, and Outlook will be demonstrated as well.

Module 3: Working with SharePoint Data

This module covers the plethora of actions and possibilities when working with SharePoint data in Microsoft Flow.  After covering the common concepts such as creating SharePoint list items, you will learn the difference between the Get Item action and Get Items, and how manipulate and update data across multiple lists.  You will learn how to work with SharePoint's content approval settings in Flow, and even how to query one or more SharePoint list items.

Module 4: Working with Files

In this module, it's all about working with files in Microsoft Flow.  There are many different places that files can come from, or be sent to.        They can be email attachments, documents in a library or OneDrive, attachments to a list item, and much more.  You will learn how to use Flow to work with file content and file names, and all of the gotchas involved in that process.  We will also cover content conversion.

Module 5: Approval Processes

In this module, you will learn about your options when it comes to building approval processes.  There is a Flow action called Approvals, that has a lot of built in functionality.  There are also other ways that you can go about it.  Send emails, assign tasks, assign planner tasks, send email with options.  These various ways will be discussed, compared, and demonstrated.

Module 6: Testing & Troubleshooting

Microsoft Flow has very powerful inherent functionality when it comes to testing and troubleshooting your Flows.  In this module, you will learn what your options are, as well as the ways to test different types of Flows.  Flow history, errors, and troubleshooting will be demonstrated.

Module 7: Conditions, Loops & More

This module is about conditions, loops, and some more common actions.  Conditions let you create IF THEN statements and various branches of a workflow.  Learn about the new interface for creating complex conditions, and other related concepts, such as switches and parallel branches.  With more complex workflows, it is also important to understand looping, and different types of loops, such as apply to each, and do until.  In this module, you will also learn about settings that can be configured on each action, and some useful actions such as date time, and schedule.

Module 8: Variables & Expressions

When building Flows, it is important to understand how variables are used, and how to build expressions.  There are several different types of variables, and there are over twelve different actions relating to variables and other data operations.  In this module, we discuss and demonstrate these, as well as how to work with arrays (lists of things) in Flows.  The expression builder is also covered, with examples of how it is used, and what the possibilities are.

Module 9: Flow with PowerApps

There are several different integration points between Microsoft Flow and PowerApps.  In this module, learn about the functionality regarding PowerApps triggers and actions in Flow.  PowerApps can send data to Flow, and Flow can also talk back.  We will discuss and demonstrate these concepts and scenarios in which they are the most useful.

Module 10: Flow Administration

In this last module, learn about Environments in the Power Platform, and how to do administration of     Flows and PowerApps in your organization. Reporting and admin alerts are covered, as well as special Flow actions relating to the admin of these systems.

Course Details

  • 1

    Class Agenda

  • 2

    Module 1: Flow Structure

    • Intro & Flow Structure
    • Demo: Working in Flow
    • Module 1 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 3

    Module 2: Flow Triggers

  • 4

    Module 3: Working with SharePoint Data

    • SharePoint Actions: Get Item / Items
    • More SharePoint Actions
    • Demo: SharePoint Actions
    • Module 3 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 5

    Module 4: Working with Files

    • Working with Files
    • Demo: Working with Files
    • Module 4 Quiz
  • 6

    Module 5: Approvals

    • Approval Concepts & Actions
    • Specific Actions & Examples
    • Demo: Approvals
    • Module 5 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 7

    Module 6: Testing & Troubleshooting

    • Ways to Troubleshoot
    • Demo: Troubleshooting
    • Module 6 Quiz
    • Flow Lab 1 - IW Mentor
  • 8

    Module 7: Actions & Conditions Explained

    • Action Settings & Run After
    • Concurrency & Date/Time Actions
    • Demo: Branches & Loops
    • Module 7 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 9

    Module 8: Variables & Expressions

    • Variables & Arrays
    • HTML & CSV Tables
    • Filter Arrays, Working with Expressions
    • Demo: Working with Arrays
    • Module 8 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 10

    Module 9: Flow with PowerApps

    • Flow Trigger from PowerApps
    • Demo: Flow with PowerApps
    • Module 9 Quiz
    • Resources
  • 11

    Module 10: Flow Administration

    • Admin & Reporting
    • Demo: Flow Admin & Reporting
    • About Lab 2
    • Wrap up and discussion
    • Flow Lab 2 - IW Mentor
    • Module 10 Quiz
    • Resources

What you get

This is a list of everything that you get when you purchase this class.

  • ~8 hours of training content

  • Class lab files to work through

  • A recording of the class available to you for one month

  • Quizzes along the way

  • A completion certificate

Pricing Options

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Reviews of this course

Cool, advanced features - nearly made my head explode (in...

Lisa White

I took the 4-day PowerApps class in August 2018, which was fabulous. It didn't take long to realize that PowerApps can be made MUCH more powerful and efficie...

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I took the 4-day PowerApps class in August 2018, which was fabulous. It didn't take long to realize that PowerApps can be made MUCH more powerful and efficient by adding Flows. I've also created several rudimentary stand-alone Flows - most of which work. This advanced class took me to another level. Topics covered are practical and useful rather than esoteric - especially with Laura's tips and tricks to make things work. The lab exercises are designed to make you think (ouch) instead of just a cookbook approach. Laura's teaching style is interactive and enjoyable - not dry or pedantic. I also appreciate that Laura can add information based on a student's question, even if it's slightly off topic. I recommend that participants have some experience with creating and testing Flows before taking this class. Perfect for non-developers like me.

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Awesome Course on Flow Advanced Training

Denise Child

I can't wait to start using what I have learned in this course!

I can't wait to start using what I have learned in this course!

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Flow Advanced Training

Anantha Dommeti

This is an excellent course that provided me a quick learning curve to get me up to speed with building really complex workflows. Laura covered advanced topi...

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This is an excellent course that provided me a quick learning curve to get me up to speed with building really complex workflows. Laura covered advanced topics like PowerApps integration, HTML tables and expressions in much detail than any other courses that are available online.

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Fun and Informative

Larry Heimendinger

Whether you watch PowerHour sessions or participate in online courses, Laura and her staff provide a sense of delight in what you can learn and at the same ...

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Whether you watch PowerHour sessions or participate in online courses, Laura and her staff provide a sense of delight in what you can learn and at the same time make it fun and lighthearted. While PowerApps and Flow can be casually approached, their real value comes by prying off the veneer and digging deep into their capabilities. This is not code, not heavy duty development, but the courses take you way beyond what you might likely pick up playing around on your own. The big head start they give you allows creation almost at once for serious app design. What I found was a remarkable ability to discover new methods with my own experimentation that would simply not have been possible without the fundamentals I learned from her. Worth every bit of the course cost, and the benefits continue with lab access after the fact. WARNING: being in a course is addictive, and you will want a PowerHour fix weekly! However, this is a very good thing, and your knowledge and skills will continue to pile up.

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Excellent Training

DeeAnn Feil

I found this training to be very helpful. The step by step examples were very well demonstrated. The additional support for questions was good. Additional...

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I found this training to be very helpful. The step by step examples were very well demonstrated. The additional support for questions was good. Additional demo with live examples for flows other than Approval Flows would be helpful. For example i was trying to learn how to do a flow for email push notifications for phase changes in a flow and had a hard time translating the approval flow to that scenario. It would have been nice to have more demo examples of variables, arrays, switches, etc... that were not related to approvals. Overall very well done.

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Great Course!!

David Leachman

Was very beneficial and helped me to automate several process within our SharePoint environment. Laura not only shows you the concepts, but always provides i...

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Was very beneficial and helped me to automate several process within our SharePoint environment. Laura not only shows you the concepts, but always provides insight as to how you can create other similar flows.

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Your Instructor

Laura Rogers

Microsoft MVP

Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers is a SharePoint, PowerApps & Flow expert, speaker, author and educator. She is well-versed in helping organizations make the most of their SharePoint environments using out-of-box functionalities such as workflows, forms and Web parts. Laura’s technical expertise also includes over 12 years of experience working with Microsoft’s messaging and collaboration systems. She has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past eight years. She has contributed to several books on SharePoint over the past ten years. You can read more about Laura’s experiences on her blog, www.wonderlaura.com.