10 Tips For Building Effective Power Automate Flows
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10 Tips For Building Effective Power Automate Flows

Improve your productivity and build more reliable flows from two Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) experts
4.1 (42 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2020
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What you'll learn
  • Tips and tricks by expert flow instructors that will make you a better and more productive flow maker.
  • Students should have access to Microsoft Flow through a license entitlement including Office 365, Dynamics 365, standalone or free trial.

You have experience with Microsoft Flow, but you feel like you are a few tips away from being more productive and building more reliable, effective flows. In this course we will share some of our expert knowledge to accelerate your Microsoft Flow journey and help you build epic flows!

In this course, Jon and Kent will walk you through 10 tips that include best practices on topics such as sharing, error handling, organizing your flow actions and improving the overall supportability of your flows.

Who this course is for:
  • Flow makers who are early on their flow learning journey and looking to expand on their knowledge.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:35:06
+ Introduction
3 lectures 03:19

In this lecture, Jon and Kent will introduce you to the course and talk about some of the topics that will be discussed in this course.

Preview 00:48

Understanding course pre-requisites are very important to ensure you have a great experience in this course. In this lecture, Jon and Kent will talk about who this course is for and what are the expectations of students. Not to worry! This course is beginner friendly and Jon and Kent ease you into the content.

Preview 01:18

Learn more about your instructors. Did you know that Jon is from Seattle and works for a major technology firm there? Did you know Kent is from Canada and used to work on the Microsoft Flow team? Well now you do. Check out this lecture for more details.

Preview 01:13
+ 10 Tips for Building Effective Flows
10 lectures 58:37

Having to manually recreate the same Flow step over and over is not only time consuming but also frustrating! Learn to use Copy to my clipboard to save time and build flows more efficiently!

Copy to my Clipboard

Scopes are great! They let you organize your actions so they are much easier to manage. They also aid in exception handling. In this lecture, you will learn more about both of these techniques.


Sometimes you may want a Flow to take additional actions after a step has failed or has been skipped... How do we set that up though? Find out in this lecture!

Configure Run After

Testing your Flow is vital to ensuring that it is being built correctly and doing all of the things you want it to do. In this lecture learn how to use the Test Flow feature with new data, or data from previous runs.

Preview 03:45

We have all been there, we have a pesky design error and we are not sure what the root of the issue is. So we end up aimlessly clicking on each action trying to figure out what the problem is. Well, that is no longer required once we start using Flow Checker. In this lecture we will see some real-world examples on how we can leverage this feature to improve our productivity and reduce our frustration levels.

Flow Checker

Naming your Flow Actions is vital to building a flow that is understandable. In this lecture learn how to Name and Rename your Flow steps in a meaningful way.

Name and Rename

Sharing flows is really important, but it can be a lot of mundane work adding and removing individuals as people join and leave a team. In this lecture we are going to talk about a technique that leverages Security Groups to reduce the friction of managing users.

Sharing with Security Groups

While sharing a flow improves both personal and team productivity, sometimes you may not want to share your connection details when you share your flow. But, the good news is we have options, like Send a Copy which allows you to share your flow logic, but not your connections. Learn more in this lecture.

Send a Copy

Adding Comments to your Flows is a great way to add context to a step, and also a great way to share what expressions are contained within a Flow. In this Lecture, Learn how to add comments, and also how to remove them.


Managing many streams of logic can be cumbersome to organize. Use Switch Statements to organize our flow logic and improve our ability to make updates in the future, without the risk of breaking existing logic.

Preview 07:47
+ Bonus Lecture: Wrap-up and Additional Resources
2 lectures 33:10
Bonus - Building Your First BOT using Power Virtual Agents and Power Automate

You have made it this far...congrats!!! Looking for more content from Jon and Kent? No problem, you will find it here including their social media handles, Youtube channel and other Udemy courses.

Preview 01:49