Connecting Power Virtual Agents to ServiceNow using Power Automate Video

At Ignite, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of  Power Virtual Agents, a no-code experience for building BOTs. The Power Virtual Agents service is part of the Power Platform family that includes Power Apps, Power Bi and Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow). In this video, I will walk you through how to build a Power Virtual Agent that allows users to interact with … Continue reading Connecting Power Virtual Agents to ServiceNow using Power Automate Video

Improving Azure Logic Apps Performance using the SplitOn feature

Ever try to squeeze some additional performance out of your logic app, but get stuck on how you can do so? One option may be the SplitOn feature that exists in Azure Logic Apps that allows you to debatch an incoming message, that contains an array of records, within your trigger. By using this approach we can process each record within its own logic app … Continue reading Improving Azure Logic Apps Performance using the SplitOn feature

Mock Testing Azure Logic Apps/Power Automate Using Static Results

Testing your Azure Logic App or Power Automate Flow is naturally a good idea. In some circumstances you may need to proceed with your build activities before your endpoint is available. In other situations you may want to ensure that you capture what your functioning workflow *should* look like. For example, you build and test your work flow and then you capture the outputs from … Continue reading Mock Testing Azure Logic Apps/Power Automate Using Static Results

Creating Group Tasks using Microsoft Planner and & Power Automate (Video)

I recently ran into a situation at work where I had a colleague ask me how he could create a Microsoft Planner task once, assign multiple people to it, but then have that group task spawn off into individual tasks for each person who was assigned the group task. Each person would subsequently have to complete their version of the task. It is a way … Continue reading Creating Group Tasks using Microsoft Planner and & Power Automate (Video)

Introducing 10 Advanced Tips for Building Effective Flows Course on Udemy

In late August 2019, Jon Levesque and I released a course called 10 Tips for Building Effective Microsoft Flows. The target audience for that course was people who are new to Microsoft Flow. When we designed that course, we already had intentions to also publish a more advanced course. Well, that day has come! We are happy to announce that our 10 Advanced Tips for … Continue reading Introducing 10 Advanced Tips for Building Effective Flows Course on Udemy

Announcing Middleware In The Cloud -Teachable Online School

As you may be aware, I have recently started building online courses. To date, these course have been posted on Udemy.com. While hosting courses on Udemy has some advantages, it also creates some level of lock-in. As a result, I have decided to make my Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps course available on Teachable.com. Teachable.com is a trusted Learning Management System (LMS) where authors … Continue reading Announcing Middleware In The Cloud -Teachable Online School

New Udemy Course: 10 Tips for Building Effective Flows

**Discount Code Available at end of Post** Back in early August, I created my first Udemy course called Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps, which tool is right for me? So far the course has been well-received and I appreciate all of you who have taken the course and provided feedback. I enjoyed the process so much that I decided to build another course. This … Continue reading New Udemy Course: 10 Tips for Building Effective Flows

Detecting if Azure Logic Apps has Diagnostic Settings Configured

We deploy a strategy that calls for Azure Logic Apps telemetry to be enabled when building a production Azure Logic App. We use this data to drive a Power BI – Integration Health Dashboard. If we aren’t publishing the data to Log Analytics, then we don’t have an accurate dashboard. Since this behavior of the logic app is rather silent, it is easy to forget … Continue reading Detecting if Azure Logic Apps has Diagnostic Settings Configured

Speaking at Power Platform World Tour (Calgary)

Now that the agenda has been posted, I wanted to share that I will be speaking at the upcoming Power Platform World Tour, in Calgary on October 3rd and 4th. My session is called Intelligent Automation using Microsoft Flow. This is a topic that I am deeply passionate about as I feel it has the ability to transform organizations. This transformation occurs, by scaling efforts … Continue reading Speaking at Power Platform World Tour (Calgary)

Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps, which tool should I use Udemy course update!

I recently added two new lectures to my Udemy course. The 2 additional lectures that can be found in the New Content – Added after the original publishing of the course section. The lectures include content about 2 new features found in Microsoft Flow (Copy to my clipboard) and Azure Logic Apps (Secure Inputs/Secure Outputs). You will find this section towards the end of the … Continue reading Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps, which tool should I use Udemy course update!