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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)

Creating a flow using a template

If you have an idea in your head, someone probablyhad it before you. So, before building a new flow from scratch, you could look for an existing template. This will save you lots of time since the template will come with actions and a process flow that can then be modified or extended. It will also serve as a quick-start guide and a learning tool. Just as you can use flows created by others, you could submit your own flows to the Flow store. Your flow will appear on the gallery page if it successfully goes through the approval process.

Getting ready

You can sign up for a free Power Automate account at It has a free plan as well as business plans. Power Automate comes with most Microsoft 365 licensing plans. Refer to Microsoft Licensing guide for more details. You can download it from

The free plan lets you run a limited number of flows until it expires...