Some time ago a customer asked me about a more effective user experience when approving tasks in workflows. The reason was that a manager, who was always involved at some time, was on the position, that if he is just sent an e-mail with approval request, this e-mail is going to simply get lost in his inbox and therefore he wouldn’t be able to respond. On the other hand he is using Microsoft Teams often, so asked if he can be notified about a task approval via that app.(more…)
On March 4, Nintex announced that it has finalized acquisition of the EnableSoft company. The company behind the Foxtrot suite. Starting then RPA (Roboting Process Automation) software became part of Nintex products, somehow completing the gap between business processes in the cloud and those being done on users’ computers “locally”.(more…)
The SPS Warsaw 2019 is over. It was held on 6th of April 2019 in Warsaw, Centrum Prasowe Foksal (Foksal Press Center). Event was planned for nearly 200 attendees, from which we had a pleasure to host over 100. It was my first time organizing this kind of event, although not the first, when speaking of conferences. And for sure not the last. However it was very special to me. Why?(more…)
When preparing for a new project, I started to check whether different customer expectations are feasible with PowerApps. The first of these is the ability to use an XML file as input, to build a table in the application and possibly to save them to SQL later.(more…)
Microsoft Forms application has been in Office 365 for quite a time. As soon as it was made available to commercial tenants, I made a post in which I reviewed the product and compared it to Google Forms. Almost two years have passed and we have a new product – Microsoft Forms in the Pro version. What is that? Read on!(more…)
In my daily work over business processes in Office 365, specifically in SharePoint Online, one thing annoys me the most – namely the lack of mechanisms to inform me that the workflow has hung up – that it is in a “Suspended” state.
The solution for that issue is not provided by Microsoft or Nintex – the company with which products I have been working for a quite long time. There are only workarounds, but they are inadequate, and I wanted to be able to react proactively and not reactively to any flow suspension event.(more…)
The functionality in PowerApps allowing to export an application and then import it in a different environment or to migrate it this way to your customer’s tenant is known. However this works like a charm when talking about standalone apps. Is it possible to import a list form made in PowerApps as well? Yes! Maybe not very straightforward, but yes.(more…)
This post is not about solving problems. Or business real life case-studies. This post is about what can you do with tools from Office 365 suite. I am documenting here the solution I built to make my home a little smart and to make my life easier.(more…)
Requirement where a designer has create a workflow assigning multiple parallel tasks to multiple parallel groups of approvers is complex.
Basically, Nintex offers us two approaches: either assign task to a group and wait for the first response or to wait for all responses. But what when we need to have multiple groups assigned a task in parallel?(more…)