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4:29 am on Nov 1, 2016 (gmt 0)

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https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-ga/ [flow.microsoft.com]

Announcing Microsoft Flow General Availability

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that makes it simple to automate common tasks and business processes across your applications and services, such as Office 365, Slack, Dropbox, SalesForce.com, Dynamics 365 and many more.

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This reminds me a lot of IFTTT or Yahoo Pipes. They have a free tier and paid tiers that look geared toward enterprise and business. If you're all in with Office365 it looks like there are some handy integrations.
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Interesting thanks for posting
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Saw that a while back. Promising, but not that many integrations yet.

It all depends on the number of integrations they get. Right now I think Zapier leads in integrations (pushing close to 1000) and then IFTTT. But of course if MS has money to put behind it, they could catch them both.

These tools are great - One usage I have is customers take a survey and they have the option to enter their email address and receive a reminder - Google Forms throws that into a Sheet, Zapier looks at the Sheet daily and sends the reminder email. No programming, nothing. I have several things like this set up.
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Yes, they announced it earlier this year, but it has just now become generally available.

I have a bunch of things setup with IFTTT that are mostly for social media accounts. I like your Zapier idea for the reminders. That sounds pretty useful.

Even though the other services may have more integrations, I find that a lot of them are for consumer IoT devices or services that I don't use. It will be interesting to see if MS keeps up with this one and makes it just as useful as the competition. Microsoft Flow on the enterprise level would allow for some centralized control, and that could be a gateway into businesses already heavily invested in the Microsoft world.