Actionable Messages is a way that we can send a small bit of JSON within an email message, it gets picked up by Outlook (Web, App, Desktop, Mobile) and parsed as quick actions, or a way to collect additional information. We can easily create Actionable Messages with Microsoft Flow
Demo of the Out of Office PowerApp template.
[G]et parameters from outside into a PowerApp, and surprisingly this is really not well documented, but actually really quite easy to do.
- PowerApps Microphone control records MP3 files
- Cognitive Speech to Text wants to turn WAV files into JSON
- Even with Flow, we can’t convert the audio file formats.
- We need an Azure Function to gluethis one step
- After a bit of research, it looks like FFMPEG, a popular free utility can be used to do the conversion
In this SharePoint PnP Partner Story, we’ll have a closer look on the PnP Intranet Starter kit and how aequos built an Intranet for IDRC based on this solution. PnP Intranet Starter kit is a modern open source intranet solution for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online.
Microsoft Power BI provides a powerful way to visualise SharePoint data and build reports and dashboards on SharePoint lists and libraries. With the introduction of a Power BI web part (and the embed code) we can now also integrate these Power BI assets in our SharePoint sites.
One (current) issue affecting both PowerApps and Flow is that neither support Managed Metadata Columns properly. This post outlines a method that – after getting access tokens – uses REST endpoints to update managed metadata columns.
Yammer and Microsoft Teams were positioned together to facilitate inner and outer loop conversations. The “loops” explanation comes directly from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. As Microsoft begins to internalise this new way to view the place of Yammer and Microsoft Teams, it became apparent to me the role of SharePoint news pages in this story telling trio. SharePoint news pages are a democratisation of storytelling for team members at all levels of an organisation.
This is a crazy one, and if you have read ALL my Microsoft Flow blog posts, you’ll be familiar with all these pieces. We are going to connect them a different way though, and the result is still awesome.
Forms for Excel, powered by Microsoft Forms, has replaced Excel Survey. This update, available for Office 365 Commercial and Education customers, comes with a modern experience to make it simple and easy to collect information from users in the same organization, to anyone in the world. Forms for Excel includes new features such as response time, responder name, images, videos, themes, and branching logic.