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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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In this chapter, you learned how to start creating approval flows that require multiple stages or approvals to be successful. Sequential approvals require a series of approvals to be completed in sequence, while parallel approvals can involve multiple branches of approval actions happening independently.

These types of complex approval request flows are frequently used in medium- and large-sized organizations and reflect real-world scenarios. Becoming familiar with these types of approvals will help you create flows that more accurately meet your organization’s needs in the future.

In addition to multi-stage approvals, you also worked with parallel branches and used delays, loops, and variables to create a framework for sending reminder emails on a regular schedule.

In the next chapter, we’ll look at integrating the approvals process with Microsoft Teams.

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