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Microsoft provides a personal cloud service for Flow workflow

via:博客园     time:2016/6/3 14:00:30     readed:3692

English text:Microsoft Introduces Flow for Citizen Cloud Workflow

April 27, 2016, MicrosoftreleaseAn individual's workflow tool called Flow. It is similar to & ldquo;IFTTT& Rdquo; tool platform, through a variety of popular SaaS services orchestration achieve personal tasks automation.

Microsoft Flow fromMicrosoft PowerApps AndAzure Logic Apps And other currently still in the preview stage Azure service. Microsoft PowerApps is a focus on the business user or individual developer's platform for building business applications for mobile and Web platforms. Logic Flows was PowerApps used across different types of systems to provide a workflow component.

Microsoft will eventually PowerApps and Logic Flows together. Stephen Siciliano senior project manager of the Microsoft group furtherIntroductionHe said: & ldquo; whether you want to build PowerApp, Microsoft Flow are able to help any business user. To make this process easier, we decided to let Microsoft Flow without registration, it can even be used directly without the help of PowerApps. You will find, if not use PowerApps can also be used in the cloud event with different kinds of usage scenarios. & Rdquo; This independence also allows us to simplify Flows Logic name is used now & ldquo; Flow & rdquo ;.

Siciliano and his team are currently working to achieve someaimsScenarios include:

Boss informed!

My manager often send me a lot of messages, but because you want to receive so much e-mail, it is easy to miss important information. Fortunately, I can easily create a Flow, upon receipt of the message when the manager send me a text message as a reminder.

What we are talking on Twitter?

I am not very keen on social media, that my friends know, so in order to make themselves not too outdated, I began to try to push the text and my familiar tools (Excel) together. I created a Flow, you can search the Microsoft Flow tweets talking about, and save the results to an Excel file, so I can at any time at a convenient time.

Processing documents

My files are saved in the OneDrvie for Business, but sometimes I wish I could easily copy files to SharePoint for colleagues to view. This time you can create a Flow, copy the files from OneDrive for Business folder to the team SharePoint site.

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Microsoft's pursuit of the strategic goal is to create a common platform, through this platform to allow other Microsoft platforms, including Flow, PowerApps, Logic Apps and is soon supportedBizTalk Server Can be used as & ldquo; connector & rdquo; manner. Microsoft currently has 34 can be connected to SaaS and PaaS platforms, including Salesforce, Slack and Trello.

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In order to improve productivity, and reduce the threshold to use the service, Microsoft also provides aTemplate LibraryThereby significantly reducing the time to build Flow required. The template library is currently part of the usage scenarios covered include:

  • E-mail attachments will be saved to OneDrive for Business.
  • Translate non-English messages.
  • We will find tweets containing specific labels to publish Slack channels.

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Azure Logic Apps features and service Flow somewhat similar. Logic Apps emphasis is the connection and schedule tasks by emphasizing SaaS cloud integrated manner. Recently heldIntegrate 2016Congress, Charles Lamanna Microsoft Group Engineering Manager describes some of the scenes and not suitable for use Flow Logic Apps / BizTalk Server is:

  • Production development environment: Unable to meet in source control, testing, support, and operation and maintenance requirements in the standard time.
  • When you prefer to use the main Excel, Access and SharePoint as a tool of the time.
  • Business users and experts for integration complexity requires less time.

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Lamanna also suggest some usage scenarios for using Logic Apps: & ldquo; If you use both Visual Studio and Azure, then it suitable for use BizTalk Server and Logic Apps. & Rdquo;

Microsoft also believes, Flow used in the beginning may be appropriate, but the complexity may soon be beyond the capacity of most business users. As complexity continues to increase, IT organizations may need to take over this Flow and additional features and management capabilities, and may even take full control to support the work of these interfaces. Microsoft is also developing a one-click conversion tool to help users migrate to the Flow Logic App. Although the specific release date has not been announced, but Microsoft may be expected to provide this functionality in the year 2016.

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