Open Meeting Links Automatically on Desktop | Microsoft Flow

You are at the right place! What you need  -

  1. Microsoft Flow
  2. Pushbullet Account
  3. Pushbullet API Access token (don’t get scared, it’s simple)

That’s all you need to automate your online meetings.

After signing up for Pushbullet, go to My account and click on “Create Access Token” Copy this token and save it in some document / sticky note.

The Flow files for this can be found on github. We will start with the Outlook connector trigger - “When an event is about to start”.

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This will trigger every time an event in your specified calendar is about to start. You can also set the look-ahead time in minutes. It’s set to 15 by default, however, I would recommend somewhere less than 5 minutes so that you don’t get distracted with the window opening automatically. Now, we need to find the URL of the meeting which is hidden somewhere in the body of the meeting invite. An example body would look like this -```

\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n ```

\r\n<div style=\“width:100%; height:20px\"><span style=\“white-space:nowrap; color:gray; opacity:.36\">________________________________________________________________________________\r\n\r\nSegoe UI’,‘Helvetica Neue’,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif\">\r\n

Join\r\n Microsoft Teams Meeting


Learn more about Teams\r\n


We need to find where the URL is starting and where it is ending. To find the start , we will search for the position where the URL is starting  which in this case is… . We will save the value of the position as an integer which will help us in the subsequent processing.


Once we have this value, we can use the substring function to get the body of the invite starting from Now, we need the position of the double quotes which indicates the end of the URL. We will use the indexof function again to find that and then again use the substring function to finally get our meeting URL. The final expression -``` substring(substring(triggerBody()?[‘Body’],variables(‘IndexForUrl’),1000),0,indexOf(substring(triggerBody()?[‘Body’],variables(‘IndexForUrl’),1000),’”’))

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