Welcome to Microsoft Flow: now more mobile
Last month, we introduced Microsoft Flow, our new service that makes it simple to mash up two or more Microsoft or public software services. We’re seeing a lot of interest in the service and we’re thankful for all the feedback that will ultimately help us empower business users to work smarter.
We hear frequently from preview participants a request for a mobile app that can make it easy to manage, track, and explore your automated workflows anytime and anywhere. So today, we are pleased to introduce a first step in responding to this request: a new mobile app available now for iOS, and a version for Android, available shortly.
This easy-to-use app tracks and manages the automated workflows you have across the growing number of applications and SaaS services you rely on in your day-to-day work. Specifically, it enables you to:
- Start and stop flows directly from the mobile app
- Review detailed run history on specific flows
- View and filter runs by notification type
- Get real time notifications for important events
To learn more about the details and awesome scenarios for the new mobile app, check out this blog post from Microsoft Flow Principal Program Manager, Adi Regev. We're excited about the new mobile app and will continue to provide new features in the coming weeks and month.
In addition to this new mobile app, we've made frequent updates to Microsoft Flow services over the past few weeks. Some key improvement areas include:
- Connecting to more data: We've released support for custom APIs, which enables you to connect to any source for which you can create a customer API. In addition, we released a new connector that enables you to send emails without needing your own email account.
- Single sign-on: We've implemented single sign-on that allows you to authenticate to Microsoft Flow with other Microsoft services like Office 365.
- Templates: Templates are an important starting point for many of our users to speed up the creation of the most useful flow and benefit from the efforts of others. We've continued to see a healthy growth in Templates available to every Flow user (dozens of users have submitted their flows to the gallery). In addition we've implemented some UI improvements to make it easier to get started.
- Management improvements: We're continuing to make improvements to help you manage your workflows, including:
- All activity—See the history of all of the runs across all of your flows
- Error triage/resolution through notifications
- Turn off flows more easily
I have seen many great scenarios for Microsoft Flow in the past two months, and I’m looking forward to seeing even more. To try it out for yourself and connect with us:
- Check out our documentation that covers topics from getting started building more advanced approval flows.
- Join our community today and share what you’re doing, ask questions or even submit new ideas.
- Reach out to us on Twitter
Microsoft Flow can accelerate your business so you spend less time on mundane, repetitive tasks, and more time on what you want to do. Take a couple minutes today to sign up for free at https://flow.microsoft.com/.