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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 about creating flows that utilize push notification actions. Push notifications can be useful for drawing a user’s attention to a particular event or item that requires prompt action.

You also started learning about the power of conditions and how they can be used to enable flows to perform different actions based on the data that is received. Conditions are necessary to ensure that processing only happens when certain values are detected. Conditions are part of the Power Automate system itself and, as such, can be used with any connectors. Conditions can use expressions and dynamic content as well, just like other actions in a flow.

In the next chapter, you’ll learn about sharing flows. Sharing flows will allow your team members to build on each other’s work, increasing both individual and group productivity.

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