Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

This week takes me to Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to speak in and attend at Scottish Summit 2022. Looking at the list of speakers and schedule there are a big number of great content and a reunion with plenty of community friends. I will present my session on Saturday 11th of June at 11am GMT … Continue reading Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

How to use Power Automate to send custom notifications to Microsoft Teams feed

Power Automate has gotten new Microsoft Teams actions again. This time it is the ability to send a message to someone with a custom text and link it to the message in either a team or a group chat. Let's take a look at how to send a notification to the user: You need to … Continue reading How to use Power Automate to send custom notifications to Microsoft Teams feed

Set Teams presence status and note automatically with Power Automate

Did you know you can set person's status and status message in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate? Getting the status has been out there for some time now, but recently I saw posts in Twitter from Loryan Strant and Luise Freese where they set the status message in Teams to follow what they are listening … Continue reading Set Teams presence status and note automatically with Power Automate

How to hook and connect to approvals created in Teams Approvals app via Power Automate (Part 1)

Approvals application in Microsoft Teams is a great tool to create light-weight and ad hoc approval processes. What is missing, is the ability to track or hook to those approvals programmatically. Instead you can use Approvals actions in Power Automate very easily but the starting point can not be Approvals application. Recently I got a … Continue reading How to hook and connect to approvals created in Teams Approvals app via Power Automate (Part 1)

Create a Teams chat group with Power Automate and other new actions and triggers

A long title, but necessary. Microsoft Teams has gotten new Power Automate actions and even one trigger + updates to old triggers recently. It was of course time for me to put them to the test. As a spoiler: not all work perfectly yet, but I don't think it will be a long time until … Continue reading Create a Teams chat group with Power Automate and other new actions and triggers

How to reply to a Teams message with delay

I have heard from various people, in various situations, that they would love to have a feature for Microsoft Teams that would allow them to reply to a message - but the reply would be sent later. That capability has in fact been there since last autumn, but it is now easier to add than … Continue reading How to reply to a Teams message with delay

Power Virtual Agents bot setting the Out Of Office

It is always interesting to hit the wall with limitations when you are working with Power Automate. Some limits are due to licensing but some are due to other good reasons. I was running a PoC where a person interacting with a Power Virtual Agent bot required to do actions on behalf of that person. … Continue reading Power Virtual Agents bot setting the Out Of Office

How to improve File Approval process to include multiple source libraries

This part III article in the series of adding a file approval action directly to Teams File Tab. Following my earlier posts (How to create an improved Microsoft Teams Files approval process using Azure Logic Apps and  How to: initiate a document approval directly in team files tab (using Power Automate) ) this one adds multiplexing: the … Continue reading How to improve File Approval process to include multiple source libraries

How to create an improved Microsoft Teams Files approval process using Azure Logic Apps

We are all there during some days: Flow Premium is the key to the next level but there is no way we could justify that licensing - the ROI is simply not enough. Have you thought that you could be utilizing a Azure Logic App instead? Following my earlier post ( How to: initiate a … Continue reading How to create an improved Microsoft Teams Files approval process using Azure Logic Apps

How to use the new Approvals app in Microsoft Teams

The new Approvals application emerged in Microsoft Teams everywhere mid- January 2021. While this version needs to be considered version 1, it always packs great possibilities for organizations to use. Creation of an approval request is very easy and you can also attach documents with it. Everyday, lightweight, approval requests can be for example to … Continue reading How to use the new Approvals app in Microsoft Teams

How to: initiate a document approval directly in team files tab (using Power Automate)

The new Approval application is a very useful tool for multiple use cases that requires approval. One of it's great benefits is that it brings the approval process directly onto Teams - where the users are. It simultaneously sends also the approval in email for users so they can choose where they act on the … Continue reading How to: initiate a document approval directly in team files tab (using Power Automate)

How to: create and add a OneNote tab to your Microsoft Teams team channel using Power Automate + Graph API

I was asked to share how I have been adding new OneNote tabs to a team channel in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate + Graph API. If you look at the documentation it shows you this: Of course I never believed that but found earlier a way to hack OneNote into a channel as tab … Continue reading How to: create and add a OneNote tab to your Microsoft Teams team channel using Power Automate + Graph API

How to easily use new Teams Power Automate application to increase personal and team productivity (aka creating flows without having to know how)

The old Flow application in Teams is updating to become the new Power Automate app experience. If you look into the Flow app today you can see it's content have been already updated - only the name is different. In this blog I will focus on how to use that app as average Teams user … Continue reading How to easily use new Teams Power Automate application to increase personal and team productivity (aka creating flows without having to know how)

How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown

Microsoft Teams comes with excellent lowcode/nocode tool for bots: Power Virtual Agents. Project Oakdale, which is now in preview, brought these bots directly to Teams licensed users to create bots that help tackle , for example, overload on people answering routine questions. When you are creating the bot dialogue it is easy to use richer … Continue reading How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown

How to use new Team Templates and how to do custom team provisioning using them as the team template

The long awaited Team Templates are starting to appear in tenants around the world. Some get it sooner and some have to wait: don't worry they will come. When they are available the Create a team function on Teams will look somewhat different. Let me first walk you through the end user experience before going … Continue reading How to use new Team Templates and how to do custom team provisioning using them as the team template

How to: create #nocode bots to teams super-easily in 5 minutes using Power Virtual Agents app in Teams

The new Project Oakdale connected Teams application preview version saw the rollout during the Microsoft Ignite 2020 last week. Now it is easier than even to create a smart bot to Microsoft Teams that can have conversations and perform actions with team members - or with everyone in the company. And all that without coding … Continue reading How to: create #nocode bots to teams super-easily in 5 minutes using Power Virtual Agents app in Teams

Microsoft Ignite 2020 Teams and Office 365 news – rollout schedules summary

All this information can be found at Microsoft 365 Roadmap that were added/updated during 22nd and 21st of September (Microsoft Ignite time). While looking through the Roadmap it is not always that easy to get a good summary view. To help that out here is a list of recent updates in the roadmap with their … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2020 Teams and Office 365 news – rollout schedules summary

Teams news summary of Microsoft Ignite

#MSIgnite, the Microsoft Ignite 2020 - did it again. The big and beautiful Microsoft tech and developer conference delivered again tons of announcements, news and information. In this post I am focusing on Microsoft Teams related news.. and I am not trying to list all of them but ones I see the most essential + … Continue reading Teams news summary of Microsoft Ignite

Create a Teams meeting easily with Power Automate

When I was looking my demo tenant to create some new Power Automate demos I found out that there were new Teams Flow Actions available! Meetings are important so I thought I better build a short Flow to see how it is really behaving. Create a Teams meeting (preview) Looking at the action it looks … Continue reading Create a Teams meeting easily with Power Automate

How to: add a task to To-Do from a selected Teams message

Teams got a huge amount of updates and new features during the summer 2020. They are all extremely interesting, but for this one I start off easy and something that can help lots of people: how to make a task out of a single Teams message. It is recommended you read the whole post before … Continue reading How to: add a task to To-Do from a selected Teams message

Microsoft Teams provisioning with Power Automate and Graph API

I had a privilege presenting this session of mine today at Commsverse. I was asked, again, to publish my provisioning flow to Github and this time I managed to do it! To accompany that here are a few details about the provisioning. The process follows this Get the request to a SharePoint list. The provisioning … Continue reading Microsoft Teams provisioning with Power Automate and Graph API

How to create a personal “read this” task for every message added to a channel in Teams

I wrote earlier about adding a ToDo or a Planner task every time you are mentioned in a specific channel. This was to cope with situations where you are being mentioned so much that you can't follow your atmention notifications anymore. Another, a bit similar but usually purely personal, matter is to keep track of … Continue reading How to create a personal “read this” task for every message added to a channel in Teams

Helping the busy BDM or manager: create ToDo tasks automatically when you are mentioned in a team channel

I have heard the story several times: too much teams, too much channels, too much notifications and especially: too much atmentions. Of course some of that can be taken care of by making Teams your own ( Check out my session at virtual Microsoft 365 Saturday Madrid to get Teams back to your control and … Continue reading Helping the busy BDM or manager: create ToDo tasks automatically when you are mentioned in a team channel

How to: integrate Power Virtual Agents with Teams using SSO and how to retrieve user information

Power Virtual Agents are a great platform that allows organization to create powerful chatbots in a very short amount of time. And yes, they are easy to install into Teams as well. Let's assume you have a some kind of Power Virtual Agent bot (PVA bot) ready and you want to bring that bot into … Continue reading How to: integrate Power Virtual Agents with Teams using SSO and how to retrieve user information

Creating webinar sign-ups, approvals and invitation emails sending using Forms, Teams and Power Automate (POC)

There is now more demand than ever before to create online events with Microsoft Teams. These may be training events or webinars or just a need to organize a online community meeting using Teams Meeting or Live Event. But if you don't want to share your joining link publicly in Twitter and pages (like #TeamsFest … Continue reading Creating webinar sign-ups, approvals and invitation emails sending using Forms, Teams and Power Automate (POC)

Easy Teams onboarding by welcoming new members automatically

You are added to a new team and look around. While some teams are familiar from the click one, there are some that would require a bit of more knowledge. What is the team's purpose, what are those channels, are there some agreed team practices? Instead of having to ask around for these the team … Continue reading Easy Teams onboarding by welcoming new members automatically

Approvals in Team Channel using Power Automate and Adaptive Cards

While there has been possible to create personal approvals using Power Automate, there is also a possibility to divert those requests to Team Channel and so anyone who is a member of that team can approve the request. This can create speed, transparency and flexibility into decision making - especially if there is any discussion … Continue reading Approvals in Team Channel using Power Automate and Adaptive Cards

Create a Teams Private Channel using Graph API and Power Automate (Flow)

Have you thought about creating a private channel in Teams using a API? Yes, it is possible to do so in case you were wondering is that really supported or not. Using Graph Explorer is simple, fast and easy for this testing. First you need to figure out a few IDs: Team ID (for example … Continue reading Create a Teams Private Channel using Graph API and Power Automate (Flow)

Uploading files directly to Teams using Forms and mentioning team with Power Automate.

Microsoft Forms has gotten a new skill: file uploading. It is a easy way to starting processing and automating files forward. It could be a application, report, public announcement or whatever organizations come up with. In a way it is a substitute for building a file upload PowerApps or a more user friendly way than … Continue reading Uploading files directly to Teams using Forms and mentioning team with Power Automate.

Multilingual Forms + Flow + Teams!

Did you notice, you can create multilingual forms in Microsoft Forms? Just maneuver to three dots (...) menu on the top-right. This is a great addition because with this you don't have to create separate handlers, flows and combine results due to having multiple forms supporting different languages. Multiple languages. Single Form. Single Flow. This … Continue reading Multilingual Forms + Flow + Teams!

How to Flow documents to Kaizala from Teams / SharePoint

There are lots of ready Flow triggers and actions available for Kaizala, Teams and SharePoint integration. While I blogged about sending messages back and forth Kaizala and Teams there still more to delve into. My Kaizala-related blog articles can be found from this url: https://myteamsday.com/tag/kaizala/ Let's prepare the library I added a few columns to … Continue reading How to Flow documents to Kaizala from Teams / SharePoint

Interacting with Kaizala via API

I was playing around with the idea how to get more out of Kaizala and it's interfaces. I have already earlier written about using the Flow with Kaizala in my November 2018 post. This time I thought I bring in Rest API and see how that can be used when creating a messaging solution. Why … Continue reading Interacting with Kaizala via API

Adding a company PowerApps to (all) teams using Flow and Graph API

When Microsoft Teams is getting used more and more widely in the company, there usually arises some needs to make some company applications to be easily accessible in many of those teams. The very typical application could be a one or more PowerApps that have been created to make the life easier. Microsoft Flow provides … Continue reading Adding a company PowerApps to (all) teams using Flow and Graph API

Flowing Kaizala custom forms responses into SharePoint list and Teams

Kaizala allows one to create surveys and custom actions. The simple custom action is a form, that can be used in a group to collect information. Let's say you have a Kaizala group for your company and anyone can request a demo session from there. I didn't delve into all details about these groups yet, … Continue reading Flowing Kaizala custom forms responses into SharePoint list and Teams

Does your team use atMentions for work assignments? Create tasks to your ToDo (or Planner) automatically when you are atMentioned.

Sometimes atMentions are used to assign tasks in certain teams. That Team might not be something you use daily, but when you get a atMention you don't want to overlook it.  Before doing anything else, make sure you know you can filter your activity feed with atMentions. Would that be enough? No, it is not … Continue reading Does your team use atMentions for work assignments? Create tasks to your ToDo (or Planner) automatically when you are atMentioned.