December 2018

Microsoft Flow – Adding Some Delay

In a previous post, I walked through saving tweets to an Azure table so they could be retweeted later with an #ICYMI tag. As with most processes of learning, we do the hard way first to learn the concepts. And then we learn the easier ways to do it. As it so happens, Flow provides a much easier way to do this. We’re going to add some delay.

  • December 20, 2018

Microsoft Flow Conference

If you didn’t catch it, the Microsoft Flow team ran an 8 hour online conference with a bunch of different Flow presenters talking about a bunch of different ways to use Flow. It’s a lot of amazing content. You can catch it all on YouTube, broken up into 4 2-hour blocks. There are a couple of presenters where the audio had some issues, but overall it was a lot of fantastic content.

  • December 18, 2018

Flow & Function Together – CS Advent

For this year’s CS Advent post, I am going to continue my posts about using Microsoft Flow to make our lives easier. This time, we’re adding in some Azure Functions as well. In a previous post, I covered creating a Flow that an attendee to a conference might create to watch for tweets that they might want to re-tweet. This time, we want to take on the role of conference organizers who want to watch the flow of tweets for how positive or negative people feel about our conference.

  • December 16, 2018

It is Time For App Security Questions To Die

One of the worst, most annoying, and inept security practices to evolve in online applications over the years is the process of security questions and answers for logging in and/or password & account recovery. They’re annoying, vague and restricted and they absolute must die, die, die!

  • December 13, 2018

Microsoft Flow – Retweet Posts on Approval

There’s a lot you can do with Microsoft Flow and implementing the approval action. This will allow you to put in a process to control any Flow you want to. Most of the sample approval templates in Flow are focused around business processes.

  • December 10, 2018

Microsoft Flow – Integrating Instagram

A growing number of people seem to be using Instagram as their primary social media platform. It works well and is quite simple, without a lot of the extra baggage that Facebook and other platforms add. So long as your primary content is image based, it’s great at what it does. In this post, I’m going to be covering a couple of excellent ways to get started with integrating Microsoft Flow with Instagram.

  • December 10, 2018