Microsoft Taking On IFTTT With Microsoft Flow


IFTTT (If This Then That) has been around for quite awhile and is the defacto service that allows users to create recipes that trigger conditional statements based on certain event triggers. It would appear that Microsoft has their sights set on IFTTT as they have released Microsoft Flow which also creates automated workflows between your favorite apps and services.

Set up flows that instantaneously deal with critical emails, notify the whole team whenever a work item is updated, or capture, track, and follow up with new sales leads—almost anything, all automatically.

It appears that you need to have an Office 365 account to sign up for the service, and unlike IFTTT the connected services are more limited to work type ones like Office 365, Dropbox, Google Drive, GitHub, Salesforce, and more. When we tried to sign up, the confirmation page asked us to sign in with an Office 365 account. Once signed in, you get the option to create or choose from ready made templates which allow you to automate tasks like saving email attachments to a Sharepoint document library, emailing yourself new tweets containing a specific keyword, getting a text message when you receive an email from a manager, creating Salesforce tasks for emails, sending Slack notifications, and more.

Flow is currently in preview, but already seems to have a good basis for businesses wanting to automate workflows for tedious tasks.

Have you tried out Microsoft Flow yet? Is it something you’d use for your business or workplace? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Microsoft Flow
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