Trailhead Training Automations Using Office 365 Power Automate

#Zapier is an amazing company — the offering is robust and grows (seemingly) daily; they take security seriously, and there are lots of little signs that this is an org-cultural value of the highest importance.

That said, when looking at declarative point-and-click integrations, if it’s App X to Zapier to App Z, isn’t Salesforce to Office 365 even simpler?

A large list of recently published Trailhead badges.
The depth of content is getting out of hand (almost!)

I’ve been tending to the training needs of a cohort of users with widely divergent skill sets. So the AppExchange TrailTracker offering has been a god-send. And I have a Process Builder automation flow triggered by the creation of a new instance of the junction object User-Badge, which happens when I curate a Trailmix module that I feel is well suited to one of my students.

Send: A New Office 365 Email App

Use-case refinement to render search easier.  Use send for “bursty” fleeting communications and Outlook/Exchange for more substantive/deliberate email so that when searching for the important stuff, results aren’t cluttered by the minor stuff.

MSFT is Unfairly Maligned

I still try to calculate the soothing value of the user interface design of Office 365, which continues to grow sleeker — and grow on me. This is a totally different angle from how powerful you can feel with your configuration options.

But I digress. This was to be a minor musing. So ending now.

Google Apps versus Office 365: Can you pre-date a WordPress Post?

SharePoint 2013 Logo

The Metro Aesthetic is indeed something sweet
The Metro Aesthetic is indeed something sweet

forgive the verbatim repetition

[Here at Succellerator, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the “Metro”/Office 2013 aesthetic on Microsoft’s flagship SaaS offering, Office 365.  It’s not only visually elegant and appealing, which we knew from back in July 2012 when the beta dropped, but it’s also powerful and, with the exception of some of the metadata-driven backend components of the SharePoint 2013 publishing model, it’s very intuitive.]

To be sure, Google’s Google Apps for Enterprise and Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise edition are approaching the space and the tasks with different philosophies and historical strengths.  I’ve been a Google Apps fanboy for a couple of years now, back when it was easy to favor one over the other.  Honestly, I have to say, though the brands’ personalities are different, both are supremely competent and alluring, fun places to let your imagination wander.

 

To be sure, Google’s Google Apps for Enterprise and Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise edition are approaching the space and the tasks with different philosophies and historical strengths.  I’ve been a Google Apps fanboy for a couple of years now, back when it was easy to favor one over the other.  Honestly, I have to say, though the brands’ personalities are different, both are supremely competent and alluring, fun places to let your imagination wander.