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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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RPA has the potential to help streamline operations for legacy applications that weren’t previously candidates for automation. This is incredibly beneficial for organizations that rely on older applications that are not network-aware or use older communications protocols that can’t easily be routed over the internet.

By following the examples in this chapter, you learned how to integrate a cloud flow with Power Automate Desktop, record steps in an application, and pass variables between environments – all of which are useful in crafting desktop flows specific to your needs. By being able to pass variables into the Power Automate Desktop environment, you can simulate the process of a human interacting with an application, adding value in ways not possible before.

In the next chapter, we’re going to learn about using AI models with Power Automate.

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