Today one of my blog followers asked if a task can be created when I send an email to a Channel in Teams. Of course I went and tried this out. As per my previous blog, you can send an email to a channel in Teams. Now, with Flow you can setup a workflow to monitor your Outlook, whenever you send a mail to that Channel address, it will create a Task for you in Planner. Voila!!
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June 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm
In this blog, you use a Flow to monitor “my” sent folder in Outlook and create a planner task – works fine.
Another value add scenario is to allow anyone to send to a Teams Channel via email and monitor that channel’s inbox to generate a planner task for the Teams.
Not seeing any approach and would greatly appreciate your time and any guidance you can offer, but either way – thank you for all your hard work and sharing with our community – enjoy all your blogs, cheers!
June 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm
Hi Mike. Firstly you are So welcome. Secondly no Trigger yet on Teams side. We should add this on User Voice as a requested Feature?
January 15, 2019 at 9:09 am
Hi Tracy, we are trying to set this up a service call logger. Flow monitors a specific inbox, and then creates the task when a new email is received. Is there a way to notify the original sender of the call when task is completed?
January 15, 2019 at 4:18 pm
Hi. Don’t think triggers exist yet for changes on specific fields in Planner. However. If you write a Flow that captures the planner tasks in a SharePoint list you could then trigger specific fields with a SharePoint Trigger.
February 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm
Day 262 is very interesting. Nice info about Microsoft.