This past weekend I was in Amsterdam and presented on the differences between classic workflows and flows in Power Automate. It was such a great event, and a subject dear to my heart.

I’m sharing my slides from the session if you would like to get an overview of my conclusions. Ask away if you have any questions!


Additional reading

If you feel like deep diving a bit, here are blog posts of mine that are related to the slides

CDS vs CDS: What Connector should I use in Power Automate?

I see lots of questions regarding the best way to connect to a dynamics environment with Power Automate and people who struggle to find functionality that should be offered but not sure where to look. It’s not clear as crystal that there are two available CDS Connectors in Power Automate and what differs the two…. Continue Reading →

Deploy Your CDS Flows Without Updating the Connection

Have you tried to deploy Solutions containing Flows? Do you always spend time on updating the connections in your target environment? You might not have to. Updating Connections The ALM story of Flows still have quite a journey to go. If you’ve ever deployed a solution with Flows you’ve noticed that they are generally turned… Continue Reading →

Retrieve Records in N:N relationships with FetchXML and the New CDS Connector in Microsoft Flow

Have you tried to retrieve a list of records in Flow and had to go trough a many to many relationship condition? If you have I can relate to the frustration and complication that task brought. Earlier this week I found a solution – and it was easy, really easy. Let me show you what… Continue Reading →

How to Avoid the “Get Record” Action to Retrieve Related Data in Power Automate

In a previous blog post I wrote about how to use FetchXML to List Records from CDS in Power Automate. But what if a column you defined in your FetchXML doesn’t show up in the Dynamic content because it is a column from a related record? Defining the FetchXML Let’s start with using the most… Continue Reading →

Be Lazy: Filter List Records in Power Automate with FetchXML Builder

If you navigate to the classic workflow designer you’ve probably seen the recommendation to use Microsoft Flow for background workflows. Although we’re not completely there yet with parity between the two – Power Automate is the way forward. Without mentioning all the differences between Flows and Classic Workflows, Power Automate has one HUGE advantage: List… Continue Reading →