Lee Ford's Blog

Ramblings from a Teams, Skype for Business and Office 365 Guy.

Get Latest Office 365 Service Status with Flow or PowerShell

With the recent high-profile outages within Office 365 and the ever reliance on Office 365, it’s always good to stay up-to-date with any potential issues. There are lots of ways to check the status of Office 365 - the Office 365 portal, Twitter accounts etc. However, what I was after was an automated way of checking for issues and letting me and the team at Symity know about them ASAP (so we can look to mitigate impact) - rather than happening to come across it, or worse users noticing and informing us. Read more →

New Team request for Teams using Flow (and Graph API)

Whilst Flow does have some integration with Microsoft Teams, one missing feature is the ability to create a Team in Microsoft Teams (you can create Channels, messages etc.). With recent additions to Graph API, you can create a Team using a template and a Graph API call. This API call can be used within a flow. In this scenario, I’m going to create a flow to create a Team. This will work like so: Read more →

Using Flow with Graph API

This is a quick post to outline the steps to integrate Microsoft Graph API using Microsoft Flow or Azure Logic Apps. The intent is to be able to integrate Graph API without user input. I intend to follow this post with other posts outlining use-cases for this. Before you start, you need to make sure you have the following: Access to an Office 365 tenant with administrative access to Azure AD Access to create flows in Microsoft Flow Step 1 - Create an Application in Azure AD You will need to register an application within Azure AD. Read more →

Send Message Cards with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a feature that I don’t see used or talked about a whole lot - Cards. Cards allow you to post a container to a Teams channel. The type of card I will use here is a Message Card. These can contain text, images, links etc. Message Cards are not to be confused with Adaptive Cards. These are entirely different and are not exclusive to Teams. Adaptive cards are more flexible and interactive than Message Cards but unfortunately, do not support the method I employ here - Incoming Webhook. Read more →