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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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Index

Learning about push notifications

Push notifications are delivered using subscriber-based Platform Notification Systems (PNSes). PNSes are unique to mobile platforms. Platforms include Firebase for Android devices, Apple Push Notification services for iOS platform devices, and Windows Notification services for Windows-based devices. Vendors that develop multi-platform applications must integrate with each PNS for which they wish to offer push notifications.

The following diagram depicts a basic overview of how a push notification works:

Figure 6.1: Overview of a working push notification

In order to implement push notifications, developers must write both the client and server applications in a way that can communicate with the PNS. When activated, the notification-enabled application contacts the PNS and requests a special token called a handle. This token identifies the application and individual device asking for a subscription to a particular service. The handle...