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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By : Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao
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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By: Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao

Overview of this book

With its extensive set of tools and features for improving productivity and collaboration, Microsoft 365 is being widely adopted by organizations worldwide. This book will help not only developers but also business people and those working with information to discover tips and tricks for making the most of the apps in the Microsoft 365 suite. The Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide is a compendium of best practices and tips to leverage M365 apps for effective collaboration and productivity. You'll find all that you need to work efficiently with the apps in the Microsoft 365 family in this complete, quick-start guide that takes you through the Microsoft 365 apps that you can use for your everyday activities. You'll learn how to boost your personal productivity with Microsoft Delve, MyAnalytics, Outlook, and OneNote. To enhance your communication and collaboration with teams, this book shows you how to make the best use of Microsoft OneDrive, Whiteboard, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. You'll also be able to be on top of your tasks and your team's activities, automating routines, forms, and apps with Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. By the end of this book, you'll have understood the purpose of each Microsoft 365 app, when and how to use it, and learned tips and tricks to achieve more with M365.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Segregating your flow paths and bypassing actions

Some flows are simple, and we manage to make them sequential without conditional actions or parallel steps, and the simplicity of Power Automate allows this to be quick and effective. However, in certain situations, we need to make complex flows, and Power Automate makes that possible too!

By default, actions are sequential, and the next action will only start when the previous one is finalized. This can be a problem when actions depend on some approval or even when we want better performance in a flow. For such cases, we will create parallel actions, and in order to create them, just click on the new action button and choose Add a parallel branch (Figure 11.10).

Figure 11.10 – Adding a parallel branch to segregate paths

When creating this type of action, a single sequential path gets divided into two or more paths occurring simultaneously. Even if a path stops because of an error in an action or gets...