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Microsoft Flow allows apps to all work together

VoIP News May 30, 2016

Microsoft has tried in the past to make apps communicate, like with Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) in the 1990s. It worked, but in a limited fashion, allowing for linking data between Word and Excel. But if you wanted to share data from non-Microsoft apps, you were out of luck.

Now, however, Microsoft has come out with a service (it’s not right to call it an app) called Flow, which brings the If This Then That (IFTTT) functionality of the Web to desktop apps. IFTTT is a feature for Web services that generates actions based on conditions. It’s how Twitter informs you when someone follows you, likes your tweet or responds to your tweet, for example.

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