Tomasz Poszytek

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Digital Workplace, Flow, PowerApps, Nintex, Office 365, SharePoint

Microsoft Forms Pro – review

Microsoft Forms Pro

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!

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Discovering suspended workflows with Microsoft Flow

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.

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Importing PowerApps package as a SharePoint list form

PowerApps

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.

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Multiple parallel tasks pattern for Nintex Workflow

Nintex

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?

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End user receives pop-up asking for permission when launching PowerApps

PowerApps

I’m a big fan of working with PowerApps and creating business solutions using that tool. Until last week I wasn’t aware, that when I use specific permissions to access data sources (SharePoint in that case) inside my app, the end user who is going to use that app will be asked for permissions, to be able to use that application.

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PowerApps hand written signature

PowerApps+Flow logo

Customer asked me if this is possible to add handwritten signature to a PDF generated using tools available in Office 365. My first thought was “no”, then I checked that there is “Pen input” control in PowerApps, so it was like “yes”. Then again, after searching “how” this signature can be put inside a document, I thought this is a “no”.

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Nintex Forms – load SQL Server table contents into repeating section

Nintex Forms

This post is a “how to” tutorial, showing how  can a data from SQL Server table be loaded into a “Repeating section” control in Nintex Forms. Needless to say, having that data inside the control allows then to manipulate it and treat each row as a single record, thanks to the possibility of saving contents of the control as XML. 

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