Out of Office Power Apps

Recently i started to explore Power Apps, and first thing i tried is Out of Office, which is super quick and super easy.

I wont take much of your time, because that hasn’t take much of mine time either 🙂

So open PowerApps desktop application, I assume it can be achieve through the mob app as well.

Search for “Out off Office” template

Select Out Office, then click to “Create New”


On the next screen, you need to set your response duration, once done click next

Now you can set the response type, chose it as per your requirement and click next

Choose email access type as below, click next

Select contact info you wish to suggest to contact, text box can search people within your org

so, now you can see auto generated email body with all of your chosen options, you can choose different email body if email received from inside/outside organization

Once click save, it will show you the final screen.

Furthermore it will create an Reminder on your outlook as well

So if i try to send an email to this user, this will send an auto reply email


Ohh i forget to mention, when you open PowerApps, it will ask the permission to access office 365 account.


Authentication Failed https://service.flow.microsoft.com/

I was facing Authentication failed issues when accessing flow for first time in my
Office 365 developer account.

so i followed the following blog


but was not able to resolve, so i decided to open ticket with MS.

To cut this story short, do the following

  • At the Step 4 in the above blog, select “Microsoft Application” and  paste “7df0a125-d3be-4c96-aa54-591f83ff541c”, remove any spaces when copy/paste this GUID
  • then you can see Microsoft Flow option, but for me it wasn’t redirecting when clicking.
  • So I open the Link in Chrome “incognito” mode,(asked by MS Support to do so), now it was clickable
  • now you can proceed and perform all the remaining steps.



SPs and CUs,

From some time back, I have been very keen to look into the effort Microsoft provide in doing the post product launch fixes. As a SharePoint Architect, i remain eager to dive deep into these CUs and SPs.

If i give you some example from recent Decemeber  2011 CUs, and the minute fixes provided by the Microsoft is quite fascinating. That’s why this product beats all of the competitor all the way. Following are the some of the examples

  1.   The English spelling checker does not recognize the word “Lync” in SharePoint Server 2010
  2. When you try to use an Apple iPad to visit a dashboard in PerformancePoint Services, the context menu is not displayed.
  3. The XSLT List View Web Part displays an incorrect date format on a SharePoint Server 2010 website if the website’s region setting differs from the SharePoint server’s region setting.

As per the precaution and best practice, dont apply these CU’s if you are experiencing the problem resolved in this CU as per the CU description plus dont try to execute it directly on live server, first check on your dev or UAT. Because these CU are very specific to problem listed in the CUs.