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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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Creating an HTTP flow

In this section, we’re going to create the flow to retrieve the MFA registration data. Let’s begin!

Gathering the data

The first part of creating the flow is going to require connecting to Azure AD to retrieve the data necessary for building a report. We’ll use an HTTP action to query Azure AD.

In this chapter, we’re just going to focus on one of the REST resources in the Microsoft Graph API endpoint. There are hundreds of different resources that you can work with to retrieve and modify data. For a complete list of Graph API resources, see

To configure the HTTP action, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Power Automate web portal ( and click Create.
  2. Click Scheduled cloud flow.
  3. Configure a Flow name.
  4. Configure the schedule settings under Run this flow to execute weekly, and click Create when finished...