Microsoft Flow at Microsoft Build 2019: Announcements and Sessions

We have a number of exciting announcements alongside Microsoft Build 2019, including that we now make it easier than ever for Azure developers to connect to APIs that they build in Azure, and that flows now support improved ALM in the Common Data Service. If you are attending Build in person in Seattle there are 20 sessions on the Power Platform, such as how to build Intelligent process automation with Microsoft Flow.

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Building an ecosystem of open source connectors

We continue to release connectors for Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow taking the number of connectors available to over 250. As the number grows, we would like to empower the wider community to maintain these connectors. We now open source our connectors on GitHub. Our ability to open source connectors is made possible through two new exciting features: the Microsoft Power Platform Connectors CLI can be used to download, create, or update any custom connector and template-based policies can be used to modify the runtime behaviors for custom connectors.

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Nine new connectors in April and improved visibility into trigger failures

You can now see problems with triggers on the flow properties page — making it easy to find out why your flow isn’t triggering. There are nine new connectors this month including Microsoft Forms Pro. Also, learn about the technical preview of custom controls in business process flows and connectors that have been deprecated in the April release.

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Microsoft Flow is integrated in Azure IoT Central and more

You can now use Microsoft Flow to create flows inside of Azure IoT central. There are two new connectors: Azure Key Vault and MobilyWS, and you can distribute connector traffic across multiple on-premises gateways. We have also improved the Flow checker and the rich text editor in the Flow designer.

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Adaptive cards for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow US Government now available

There is a new action for Microsoft Teams that posts an adaptive card to a channel. Microsoft Flow US Government is generally available, which supports compliance with US government requirements for cloud services. In addition, there are six new connectors available this month and we have streamlined the creation experience for business process flows.

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Introducing Custom Response Options for Approvals

Approvals in Flows empower you to automate requesting and tracking approvals. With custom response options, you can now create approvals with responses tailored specifically to your business needs. Use custom responses to provide granular feedback for content reviews

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Build more powerful conditions in flows and more

Use a new advanced condition builder to have conditional logic based on And / Or statements in a flow. Peek into the JSON code of actions in the Microsoft Flow designer. There is a new feature built-in to SharePoint: if a list or library has a date/time column, Microsoft Flow can be used to set up alerts based on upcoming dates. Finally, there are two new connectors: Microsoft Graph Security and XooaDB.

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