Written by Rob Young, Group Managing Director – 10th May 2016
Microsoft has recently created their very own If This Then That (IFTTT) tool called Flow. Flow’s core purpose is to create automated workflows and connect services like Twitter, Slack, Google Drive, MailChimp, Dropbox, SQL, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and of course Office 365.
For those not familiar with IFTTT, it’s is a service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”. Automated workflow recipes like those constructed in IFTTT exist to reduce the more arduous and time-consuming tasks of everyday life.
Recipes can be set up within Microsoft Flow to trigger rules to improve workflow based on certain criteria such as saving email attachments to a specific folder within SharePoint, getting a text message when you receive emails from certain addresses or creating Salesforce tasks when actioning emails.
Although it’s still in preview mode, you can still sign up to Microsoft Flow and have a look around, however to access Flow once it’s formally launched you’re going to need an Office 365 subscription. Once logged in you can choose from a list of ready made workflow templates or create your own bespoke workflows without the need to write code, making it super easy for all employees to automate personal tasks that will be personally beneficial to them.
Check out this video for more information about Flow’s other useful features.
To find out more about Microsoft Flow and the benefits it can bring to your business in the future please get in touch.