Welcome! Microsoft Flow is a product to help you set up automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more.

The first step is to sign up, or, if you already have an account with Microsoft, you can directly sign in on your tablet, your desktop computer, or even your phone.

Check out the home page

On the home page for Microsoft Flow, you can explore a diverse set of templates and read about some key features for Microsoft Flow. You can get a quick sense of what's possible and how Microsoft Flow could help your business and your life.

Flow homepage

Flow homepage

Flow homepage

Each template is designed for a specific purpose such as sending you a text message when your boss emails you, adding Twitter leads to Dynamics 365, or backing up your files. These templates are just the tip of the iceberg and are intended to inspire you to create flows that are customized to the exact processes that you need.

Create your first flow

You will need to find a flow template that would be useful for you. A very simple template is Get daily reminders in Email :

Flow templates

Using this template is very easy: first, select Continue.

Create connection

Now, enter the email addresses to which the daily reminder will be sent. Next, enter the reminder message. Finally, select Create flow, and then verify that your flow is running as expected.

Create connection

Note: You can explore the conditions that trigger the flow and the action that results from that event. Play around with the settings to make the flow your own, and even add or delete actions. (or just select Done).

Explore other templates, and follow this tutorial to get details of how to create more flows from templates.

Get creative

Now that you have some idea of what a flow can do and a bit of experience, create a flow from scratch based on these data sources and others:

  • an Excel file in a cloud-storage account such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive
  • a Google sheet
  • a SharePoint list
  • Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics 365 with custom entities
  • a SQL Azure table
  • the Microsoft Common Data Service

Building a flow

When you create a flow from scratch, the entire flow comes straight from your brain to the screen. You're also free to explore different approaches such as the ones in these topics:

Use the mobile app

Download the Microsoft Flow mobile app for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone version to your mobile device, where you can:

Questions? Ideas? We're here to help

We're excited to see what you can do with Microsoft Flow, and we want to make sure that you have a great experience. Check out the detailed tutorials here for more help, and join our community to ask questions and share your ideas. Contact support if you run into any issues.