In the preceding month, Microsoft launched a new service that allows the user to create conditional connections between different business services; the service has been named Flow. The service will be supporting both Microsoft and non-Microsoft products; that means the user can now create conditional actions among services such as Office, Sharepoint, Office 365 and Twitter, Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive & Box. After releasing free skype meetings for small
The New IFTTT Language by Microsoft
To put it in simple words, it will mean that now you could have a text alert generated when you receive an email into your email app, or you can pull tweets directly into an office app.
The IFTTT stands for If This Then That and this is for which Microsoft has developed the new language, which is available regular consumers and other non-business users. Besides CAP can also work out in events like this. However, it is also designed to do even more mundane things like giving you a reminder for a certain task that needs to be carried out.
The best part about this service is that you don’t need to have any knowledge of programming, and that means anyone can use it. All that the user has to do is create a list of actions and then link the action with a reaction. Although, the user is limited to only those actions and reactions that Microsoft supports.
The services supported are as such;
Email, Facebook, HTTP, Office 365 email, Pocket, Stocks, OneDrive for Business, Date and Time, and RSS Feeds.
I think that’s a pretty decent list of services and is enough for a daily user although, if the list doesn’t have your desired service in it then don’t lose your hope just yet because the list is likely to grow and what you are looking for might be in it with due time. As a plus point, the users can also make requests to Microsoft for their desired services to be integrated.
Worth mentioning here is the fact that when the user signs up for the service, a disclaimer is provided by Microsoft which says that Microsoft can retain some of the user’s data for a year or more. The data thus stored is solely for the purpose of product improvement. Well, at least Microsoft is letting you know what might be a privacy concern for some users.