• Dates

    This class will be held live online from April 30- May 1, 2020, from 10 to 1:45 Central each day. See below for more logistics.

  • Description

    Are you a workflow creator? In this two day class, you will obtain the skills necessary for building and implementing automated business processes with Microsoft Flow.

  • Audience

    Office 365 and SharePoint power users who have experience with workflows or Microsoft Flow.

About This Course

Go beyond the basics of Microsoft Flow. Ramp up your skills in this 2 day, 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.

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.

The class will take place from 10:00 AM central time, to 1:45 PM, with a half hour lunch break from 11:45 to 12:15.  We will hold an optional, informal Q&A session each day, from 9:30 to 10 AM (before class officially starts).  Labs will be done on your own each afternoon after class ends at 1:45.

What you get

Here is a list of everything that is included when you purchase this class.

  • 2 days of class, live online.

  • Class lab files to work through each day

  • Class slides as a PDF

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

  • A free one month membership to our Ultimate subscription level, which includes every single course we teach

  • Your own Office 365 student account and test site to work in for one month

  • Quizzes in each of the class modules

  • A completion certificate

  • A coupon for $200 off of a full year of our Ultimate subscription

Pricing options

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Your Instructor

Microsoft MVP

Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers is a SharePoint, Power Apps & Power Automate 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 15 years of experience working with Microsoft’s messaging and collaboration systems. She has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past ten 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.

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