In this video, Phil Gold talks about who can use Flow. Learn how Flow can be used by almost everyone, even if they don't have an Office 365 license.
- [Instructor] Can everybody use Flow? Well the short answer is yes, but it's a little more complicated in reality. Flow is part of the Microsoft Office 365 environment. Anyone with the Enterprise license should have access directly from the O365 homepage. Of course not all system administrators will have enabled it. If you aren't not seeing Flow online now, you may need to request it from your admin. Now what if you're not an O365 user. Well, Flow is still available although not the complete experience. You can go to the Flow site online, and sign up for a free version with any email address. Now when you put in your email address, you're going to be prompted to use a work or school email if you have one, and I'd recommend that. It will give you access to a wider range of functionality. Once you're signed in, there's a helpful wizard that will walk you through the setup. As I said, the best experience is for O365 users, but even the slimmed down version of Flow is pretty darn helpful. Oh and just a note, if you have O365 and you aren't using it, you're really missing out. Having an integrated suite of tools that are all designed to work together and provide you with online access to some of the most popular and widely used business tools in the world is frankly huge. And it's not just the ones that show here. There are actually a number of other apps that are already attached to Office 365. Many of these, extremely useful, and many of them basically unknown by most users. If you want to get the most out of Flow, and a whole lot of other stuff, then you're going to want to spend as much time as possible in O365. If you're still getting used to O365, there are great classes in the course library online. Like Microsoft 365 First Look, or Office 365 New Features. There are a lot of application specific courses too. Courses for Word online, Excel, OneNot, OneDrive, and the like. I encourage you to check them out.
- Automating personal workflows
- Setting up custom flows
- Storing attachments from emails
- Saving important emails
- Receiving email notifications
- Saving content to OneNote
- Creating tasks and events in Outlook