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Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Flow Can Be Used Together Now

The new feature allows users of Flow to alert their team of any new activity by posting messages to an existing Teams channel.


has announced the release of the new Microsoft Teams connector for Microsoft Flow in a blog post. As a result, users will be able to create workflows while keeping their team in the loop.

For example, users can build flows which monitor all activity on forums and alert their team about events that they didn't expect or require action.

In addition, users can alert their team of new activity with the Teams connector. The new feature will post a message to an existing channel.

With users gradually switching to Teams and Flow in order to collaborate, a connector that brings these two services together should improve the experience.

Teams-Flow collaboration

With already providing users the ability to create a big variety of flows, the Microsoft Teams connector will come in handy. In the announcement blog post, Microsoft provides several examples of such flows.

Here is the list of examples:

  • Create a flow to monitor all activity against a specific hashtag on . Use the Text Analytics connector to analyze the sentiment of the tweeted text. Alert your team if a negative sentiment is found. Use this template.
  • Monitor suggestions posted to UserVoice and use the Cognitive Services LUIS connector to predict the intent of each suggestion. If a feature request is detected, post the suggestion to your Teams channel and capture the description in your OneNote for Business. Use this template.
  • A popular scenario in Flow is approvals. Imagine that you require approval for each new item added to a Sharepoint list. This item can be a new deal, vacation request, release detail, etc. Now you can setup a workflow to request approval for each new item and alert your team when the approval request is completed. Use this template.

To gain access to more Teams templates, go to Microsoft's gallery.

Kostas Papanikolaou
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Kostas is a former sports journalist and an amateur gamer. Combining his love for technology with his writing experience, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. Being an artistic “soul”, he is also writing poems and short stories.

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