• Power Platform Pipelines pre-deployment approval flow
    Some time ago I have recorded a video about using the pre-deployment actions in Power Platform Pipelines. These actions would allow you to create e.g. approval workflow. In this post I am describing actions, that the mentioned workflow is using.
  • Direct link to Power Automate approval task
    This one is going to be short. Sometimes you may need to send a user a direct link to their approval task in Power Automate approvals. Here it is!
  • Upgrading Power Automate Desktop to v2 schema
    The announced with the February 2023 release, new Microsoft Dataverse schema for storing Power Automate Desktop data, so called “v2”, requires all desktop flows to be upgraded by Q1 2024. I did this already and faced several challenges, that I would like to share with you.
  • Create SharePoint list item in a folder using SPO REST API
    With this post I would like to share with you how to easily create an item on a list, but not directly along with other items, but inside a subfolder.
  • Copy task attachments to list item attachments
    In this short post I will help you to build your Nintex for Office 365 workflow that will allow you to copy attachments that were added to a task to a related list item attachments. The list item is of course the one around which the whole workflow is running.
  • Power Platform tasks reassignment – permissions
    This post directly refers to my latest video, where I am describing the missing steps required to really successfully reassign a task to a regular Environment Maker using Power Automate cloud flows and approvals’ data stored in Microsoft Dataverse.
  • Star rating control in Adaptive Cards
    The rating control in Adaptive Cards was on a roadmap. Long time ago. However, no updates were published and still no such control is available oob. Despite that, it is still possible to build a star rating, maybe not the perfect one, but working one for sure.
  • Access to element shared through link results with access denied in SharePoint Online
    I have faced to day a very bizarre situation when I was trying to share an element within a SharePoint Online library, with a user who didn’t have access to the site at all. After the element was shared, user was getting access denied unless was added to “Members” permission group.
  • How to mention tags, users, channels and teams using Power Automate
    In this post I would like to share with you my latest findings about the ways you can mention actually anything in Microsoft Teams in messages sent from Power Automate, whether it is a user, a tag, a channel or a team.
  • Embed images in emails from Power Automate Desktop
    I had a case recently, that the mail sent from Power Automate Desktop must’ve had images displayed within the body. However, no such option is available from user interface. Still, it is possible!
  • Timeouts in Actionable Messages
    This post was inspired by a message that Sergi Dominquez sent me on Twitter. It turns out, that when a request from Actionable Message in Outlook is sent to a server, Outlook waits only a specific amount of time for the response.
  • Showing and hiding content in Adaptive Cards
    In Adaptive Cards there are multiple ways to show and hide content depending on other content or conditions, or even user interaction. But despite that most of them is available since the version 1.2 (so quite early) it requires a bit of knowledge how to actually implement them.
  • Troubleshooting Power Automate Desktop error codes
    I am working with Power Automate Desktop for more than a year now. Over that time I faced a lot of weird errors that were occurring somewhere between cloud flows I used to trigger RPA and the bots themselves. Let me help you understand where are they coming from and how to resolve them (or create workaround).
  • Filter Excel table using Power Automate Desktop
    In this post I will show you how you can filter data inside a table in Microsoft Excel.
  • Display images in Adaptive Cards
    Images always enricher Adaptive Cards designs. However in Microsoft Teams max. message payload is just 25KB and that includes also the size of card’s JSON. Therefore it is very often not possible to display even the smallest image inline. What other options we have?
  • How to automatically complete approval tasks in Power Automate and Microsoft Teams
    When writing my previous post on working with Tasks in Power Automate I realized existence of a column name Flow Notification URI inside of Flow Approval table, which I so far really underestimated. Let me show you how powerful it is!
  • Working with approval tasks in Dataverse
    This post is inspired by some recent talks I have delivered. I will describe you deeply how approval tasks are organized in Microsoft Dataverse and what can we do with them.
  • Independent Publisher connector step by step
    After I have successfully published and got certified with my first connector in the Independent Publisher connectors program (myStrom connector), I decided to share my journey and experiences with you, so that you can as well share your work with the whole world!
  • How 3 makers, 2 devs and a princess came together to save kittens for a hackathon
    This is a re-post of the summary we wrote as a team after participating in hackathon during the South Coast Summit this year. The event was epic. The hackathon even more. Enjoy! The app and more details about our solution can be found here:
  • The query string \”comment\” is missing or invalid.
    I was seeing this kind of error in Nintex for Office 365 workflows for some time, but actually never had enough determination to check what is the root cause. However when customer started asking, I started digging.
  • Access denied to a site despite permissions are granted
    Recently I faced an odd situation, that user was complaining that they have access denied to the site, even though when I was checking their permissions, SharePoint was displaying, that they do have “Contribute” access level granted.
  • Close frozen preview dialog in Nintex Forms
    This is a quick tip post. I am facing this problem myself quite often when working with Nintex for Office 365, especially in “Classic forms”. Sometimes, when you click the “preview” icon, the dialog window pops up, covers the designer with an overlay and… freezes. How to solve it?
  • Adding utterances in LUIS via REST API
    When working with LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service) from Microsoft, the most common scenario is that this is used in business processes. The very important feature of the service is that it can be trained with new utterances. This can be done either manually, via user interface or… using service’s REST API. Let me show you how to do it using Power Automate.
  • Read SAP status bar MessageType from Power Automate Desktop
    When you build RPA to handle processes in SAP, it is a good practice to check what status bar displays every time bot confirms data inserted on a screen or tries to navigate away from it. Just to be sure, there is no warning or error message, that should be handled by a bot.
  • Trigger one flow from multiple SharePoint lists
    This post was inspired by a situation I faced at one of my customers. I was migrating SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Online and in one site customer had many lists, where users were able to create items. Every time someone created or updated an item, SharePoint Designer workflow was sending them confirmation e-mail. Case was, that the lists were using the same workflow simply replicated per list.
  • Locked file checking pattern in Power Automate
    In SharePoint Online, whenever you create a library and turn on “Require check-out” before editing documents option or not, users are able to open files for collaboration in browsers or in their local Office clients. When they do that, the file is getting locked from access that could lead to its metadata changes. If you create Power Automate flow which purpose is to update file’s metadata or approval status it will end up with failure when trying to do so.
  • Get Power Automate Desktop runs details
    This post is totally focused on description of the Dataverse structure that is used to store details about runs of all Power Automate Desktop ui flows. Or as called today: desktop flows and cloud flows built using Power Automate platform.
  • Overcome 2000 items limit using Power Apps Collect function
    This is going to be a short post. I want to share with you my approach for overcoming the threshold called data row limit, that prevents function “Collect” to get more than the set number of items. The data source in my case is SharePoint.
  • Securing responses from Actionable Messages
    In my previous post I guided you through a list of steps required to build, send and handle response from Adaptive Cards as Actionable Messages in Outlook. Let me now tell you, how to secure the response.
  • Adaptive Cards in Outlook – ultimate guide
    It has been a while since I first thought about writing this post. Recently I had more questions around this topic and somehow realized, that indeed this is something about Adaptive Cards that I haven’t yet written about. So let me fix it with this ultimate guide.