Microsoft launches Flow, to compete with IFTTT

Microsoft has launched, without much promotion, a new IFTTT-like service to schedule tasks from specific events in a compendium of connected applications. Its name is Flow, alluding to the creation of workflows that combine popular tools for file storage, file synchronization, receipt of notifications, emails, etc.

Thus, it is possible to save specific tweets on Twitter in a OneDrive account, receive notifications in Slack every time a file is uploaded to a folder in Dropbox, save tweets in an SQL database if said tweets use a specific hashtag and execute many more productive ones automated actions.

Office 365, Twitter, OneDrive, Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce, Mailchimp and GitHub are some of the services, both proprietary to Microsoft and to third parties, that are already available for use in specific tasks, but the idea is to spread more and more the list. Of course, as in IFTTT, several default tasks are presented as templates, although it is also possible to create them from scratch.

Some examples of default Flow tasks

The bad news is that although Flow can already be accessed from, it takes an educational or working Microsoft account to start exploring within the multiple possibilities of such a promising feature tool that purports to show itself as different from the competition. from disaggregated tasks.

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