It's easy to create a flow from one of the many Microsoft and community templates. Search for a template, then enter login information as required to connect to the services used in the flow.
- [Instructor] We're logged into the Microsoft Flow portal. We're going to create a new flow using a template. And let me tell you just a little bit about the flow that I want to create. When I get a new email, I would like the attachment automatically to be sent to OneDrive, so that I can open it in the appropriate app using my iPad, or using my iPhone, or using my Droid, whatever I'm using. So I would like to Save Office 365 Email Attachments to OneDrive for Business. This is very popular, it's been used 111,000 plus times.
These are actually listed in order of popularity on the All Flows tab. So I'm going to click Save Office 365. I can have easy access to my email attachments. It's going to use Office 365 Outlook and OneDrive for Business. If I don't have Office 365 Outlook or OneDrive for Business, this isn't the right template for me. But this template is. There's a little bit more information, and, down below, it says This Flow Will Connect To. I'm already logged into Office 365, so it's picking up my login right here.
If I click, I could add a new connection or switch accounts, but this is exactly what I want to do. Office 365 accounts and other OneDrive for Business accounts. I could switch these out, and, if you need to, you would simply add a new connection and change this one, and then it will automatically change the second connection for you. However, I'm simply going to create this flow. That's it, the flow has been saved to your My Flows list. The connections are over here on the right. Owners in the lower right, this is a personal flow just for me.
I don't want to add another owner to it, but we will be talking about owners later. And, please, check at the top that I can edit this flow if I wish, that I have the ability to share this, which I wouldn't, to submit it as a template, that's for things I create from scratch that don't already exist. I can export this. This flow is automatically on as soon as I create it. If I want to turn it off for a while and not use it, if, for example, I'm receiving a lot of documents that I'm going to upload to another location, or I'm catching them for someone else, for a while, I want to turn it off, I can.
But, right now, I'll leave this on right here. That's all the harder it was to be able to create my first flow that's going to automatically save Office 365 email attachments to my OneDrive. In the next movie, we'll see how this works.
- What is Flow?
- Creating a flow with a template
- Testing, editing, and managing flows
- Finding the right template
- Creating a flow that adds a task
- Creating and using an approval flow
- Using the Microsoft Flow mobile app
- Managing and sharing flows