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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

By : Aaron Guilmette
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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

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By: Aaron Guilmette

Overview of this book

MS Power Automate is a workflow automation tool built into MS 365 to help businesses automate repetitive tasks or trigger business processes without user intervention. It is a low-code tool that is part of the Microsoft applications framework, the Power Platform. If you are new to Power Automate, this book will give you a comprehensive introduction and a smooth transition from beginner to advanced topics to help you get up to speed with business process automation. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to configure automation workflows for business processes between hundreds of applications, using examples within Microsoft and including third-party apps like Dropbox and Twitter. Once you understand how to use connectors, triggers, and actions to automate business processes, you’ll learn how to manage user input, documents, and approvals, as well as interact with databases. This edition also introduces new Power Automate features such as using robotic process automation (RPA) to automate legacy applications, interacting with the Microsoft Graph API, and working with artificial intelligence models to do sentiment analysis. By the end of this digital transformation book, you’ll have mastered the basics of using Power Automate to replace repetitive tasks with automation technology.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Working with advanced scenarios

There are some additional configuration options that are available for creating even more complex approval workflows. These options are sometimes used in large organizations where one or more individuals or groups can interact with the approval process. Two such options we’ll briefly look at include mixed approval types and everyone must approve options.

Mixed approval types

For very complex scenarios, an approval may contain multiple levels of sequential approvals, a mix of parallel and sequential approvals, or even a sequential approval inside a parallel approval branch. These types of approvals are known as mixed approvals. When evaluating outcomes and responses, you’ll need to make sure you’re selecting the right dynamic content tokens.

Everyone must approve

When creating an approval workflow, it may be desirable to only send a final response if one of two conditions is met:

  • Everyone included in the...