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A new Microsoft Flow whitepaper has been released, and it’s interesting

A quick heads up, that a new Microsoft Flow whitepaper, titled A guide to building enterprise-ready flows has just been released. It’s authored by Jerry Weinstock, and I had the privilege to be one of the technical contributors for the guide. It covers detailed guidance and strategy on how to create integration and automation solutions using Microsoft Flow for enterprises. You can download the whitepaper here. Jussi RoineI’m a Trusted Advisor working with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. I’m a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional & Microsoft Regional Director. Based in Helsinki, Finland. https://jussiroine.com
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Building an automated pipeline to keep my Amazon Kindle full of interesting content

I have several Amazon Kindle reading devices. The one that I use – almost daily – is the Kindle Oasis, from last year. Battery life is insane, as in “it’s never empty”, and rarely needs a recharge. Perhaps I’m not using it enough. I traded in my old and beaten Kindle from 2015 for this, and only paid about $100 for the upgrade while visiting in New York last summer. The problem is, however, that I haven’t gotten around to reading too many books in recent months. School is keeping me relatively busy with some assignments – two weeks ago we read Continuous Renewal – The only way to survive by Pentti Sydänmaanlakka. Add to that the dozens of articles,… Read More »Building an automated pipeline to keep my Amazon Kindle full of interesting content
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The comprehensive licensing guide to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps

[Last update: July 25, 2019: I’ve added a new section on the upcoming and major licensing changes due October 2019] [Last update: June 22nd, 2019: I’ve added more details on multiplexing and connection pooling as it relates to licensing, and also some additional thoughts on the ramifications of the license change.] [Last update: Jan 31st, 2019: I’ve updated bits and pieces with additional details and clarification – I’ve marked those with a timestamp in the guide] In 2006 I applied to work at Microsoft, in their Dublin, Ireland office. I was offered a job and moved immediately to Ireland from Finland. On my first day, I was handed a respectable pile of paper by my manager with links to all… Read More »The comprehensive licensing guide to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps

Automation made easy: Using Microsoft Visio to create Flows

One of the most anticipated features since September for me has been the ability to use Microsoft Visio to plan and create Flows. This capability is now in public preview, and part Visio. What follows is a walkthrough of my first Flow that I created with Visio. Requirements You will need the following to be able to follow up on this walkthrough: A working Office 365 tenant – if you don’t have one, provision one for free here A user account with permissions for creating Flows at https://flow.microsoft.com Visio Online Plan 2 license – if you don’t have one, continue to the next topic to activate a trial plan Activating a Visio Online Plan 2 trial license I have some… Read More »Automation made easy: Using Microsoft Visio to create Flows