As some of you might now, IFTTT (If This Then That) is a popular web-based service that helps users to automate connections between various web services and apps by using customized conditional statements called recipes. These recipes trigger such actions like – whenever you receive an email, save its content to your cloud account or publish to your social profile the latest story from your favorite newspaper.
Now IFTTT users can create recipes that integrate with Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of applications, according to an official post from the Office team. Thus, from now on, Office 365 users can create various recipes and at the moment there are 54 recipes that Microsoft has posted. Here are some of them:
- saves a photo from your Camera Roll on your iPhone to your OneDrive for Business if you’re within a particular radius of a location
- send an email when you receive a refund in Square
- saves photos from Instagram to OneDrive for Business to create a great #work photo album and share conference and team activity pictures with the rest of the team
- create a card in your team’s Trello board, reminding them of a team meeting, and then add a task to follow up with meeting notes
- create a page in your OneNote when you add a new contact to Office 365
- create an automatic follow–up calendar item for an easy reminder to follow up with a new contact a week after your initial meeting
Of course, can make your own recipes according to your requirements and which would comply with the numerous integrations provided by IFTTT. With this move, Microsoft is further proving that it has dramatically change how its views users coming from other platforms. Thus, Redmond is no longer forcing its own tools, but rather allows users to choose the products that they like and use them how they prefer.