Calling Graph Reports API Using Power Automate

Microsoft provides an out-of-box Power BI report for organizations looking to gain an understanding of their Microsoft 365 usage. While these reports are extremely useful, you have less control over the underlying data model and the data is based upon monthly usage for the past 12 months. There may be situations when you want more timely access to data and want to persist it for … Continue reading Calling Graph Reports API Using Power Automate

Power Automate Approval Timeouts & Escalations

I recently had a colleague ask me how they can re-route approvals when someone is out of the office for an extended period of time, like on vacation. One way to address this situation is to use the combination of the Timeout Duration setting that exists within the Approvals action and then using the Configure run after settings that allows you to follow a specific … Continue reading Power Automate Approval Timeouts & Escalations

Unattended UI Flows–February 2020 Update

In the following YouTube video, I will discuss what are some of the key differences between Attended and Unattended UI Flows and will demonstrate these differences through a demo scenario using an Azure Virtual Machine. I will also discuss what the process looks like if you are upgrading from a previous version of the UI Flows App and some key troubleshooting information. I will use … Continue reading Unattended UI Flows–February 2020 Update

Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Video–Part 3

Previously, I published Part 1 of a 3 part series where I discussed Securing your environment and Part 2 which discussed how you can Monitor the activities of your users using Power Platform tools. In this video I will discuss Alert and Action strategies that administrators can use to govern their Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow ) environments. The topics discussed in this … Continue reading Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Video–Part 3

Automating Common Data Service (CDS) Role Permissions using Power Automate

In this post we are going to talk about how we can automate role assignment in CDS. While role assignment is rather seamless when sharing a Canvas App that uses CDS roles, it can become challenging in other scenarios like provisioning access for Dynamics 365 CE, Model Driven Apps and when you have Power Automate makers who need access to specific CDS entities. Our solution … Continue reading Automating Common Data Service (CDS) Role Permissions using Power Automate

Sending Welcome Emails to new Microsoft Teams Members

Microsoft recently released a new trigger for the Microsoft Teams connector called When a new team member is added. Once this trigger fires, a flow will be instantiated where we can kick off a notification process. In this example, we want to send the new team member links to important project documentation that will help them get up to speed quickly and save the Project … Continue reading Sending Welcome Emails to new Microsoft Teams Members

Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Video–Part 2

Last week, I published Part 1 of a 3 part series on this topic where I discussed Securing your environment. In this video, I am going to discuss how you can Monitor the activities of your users using tools like: Office 365 Security and Compliance Logs Power Platform Admin Analytics Power Apps and Power Automate Powershell Cmdlets Power Platform Management Connectors Part 3 will be … Continue reading Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Video–Part 2

Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Videos–Part 1

This past week, I participated in an event put on by Microsoft Canada and Fidelity Factory. At this event I spoke about Power Apps and Power Automate Governance. I had requests about whether or not this event was recorded, so I decided to record some videos on the subject. Due to the length of content, I decided to break this into a 3 part series: … Continue reading Enterprise Power Apps and Power Automate Governance Videos–Part 1

Manage the Power Platform with the new Power Platform Administrator Role

Recently, Microsoft introduced a new security role for Power Platform administrators, appropriately called the Power Platform administrator role. Previously, there have been two types of administration roles for the Power Platform: Environment admin Tenant (Global) admin With these two roles, there were challenges in providing enough access, but not too much access. This new role aligns to the ‘principles of least privilege’.  For organizations with … Continue reading Manage the Power Platform with the new Power Platform Administrator Role

Creating Power Virtual Agents Topics Using Website FAQs Video

Lately I have been spending a lot of time learning about the new Power Platform BOT service called Power Virtual Agents. I love the simplicity of the tool, but also the extensibility by being able to include Authentication, calling flows and the ability to publish the BOT to many different channels like Teams and Slack. One feature I haven’t had a chance to test out … Continue reading Creating Power Virtual Agents Topics Using Website FAQs Video