Improvements to the Teams Microsoft Flow bot

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Earlier this year we released a Microsoft Teams app that included a Microsoft Flow bot. To access the Microsoft Flow bot, add the Microsoft Flow app to Microsoft Teams. Next, go to the Conversation tab and start typing. The Microsoft Flow bot could be used to trigger any scheduled flow on demand. For example, you could have a weekly report that sends an email to your organization. With the Microsoft Flow bot, you could send that report from inside Teams.

Now, we have added the ability to run any button flow that doesn't take additional inputs. For example, you could create a button flow that blocks your calendar for the rest of the day. You can now run that flow by typing Run flow 1 in the Conversation tab. Additionally, the Microsoft Flow bot now describes the flows that it can run. To see this in action, type Describe flow 1 (or whatever the number is) to see the description of that flow.