My New Microsoft Flow Class
Thanks so much to my followers, for reading all of my blog posts about workflows and forms over the last 12 years or so. We’ve moved from technology to technology over time, haven’t we?
Now, in addition to my SharePoint and PowerApps online classes, I’m announcing my new Flow class! I teach this class in conjunction with PowerApps. My PowerApps class is 3 days, and Flow is 2 days. I teach these 2 classes together live, online over a week. So, you can sign up for one or both of them. The next live class is in April, and then there’s one in June. These are both advanced classes, so just let me know if you are a beginner and need to ramp up a bit before this live class starts, I can get you ready. There are only 30 seats per live class.
Here’s the detailed syllabus:
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.
I also have a new PowerApps and Flow subscription, which has specifically just PowerApps & Flow content. Check out my courses at my site iwmentor.com.