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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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Understanding shared flows

As mentioned in the introduction, shared flows enable multiple individuals to manage the activity and configuration of a flow. Shared flows also enable multiple individuals to view the run history and provide credentials for connectors.

Both cloud flows and desktop flows can be shared.

There are, however, some interesting features and caveats for shared flows:

  • Other users, groups, or SharePoint lists can be made co-owners of a flow. The creator of the flow cannot be removed by another co-owner. If you are granting access to a SharePoint list, that site must be connected to the flow (such as being used to save a file).
  • Co-owners of a flow can view a flow’s run history.
  • Co-owners of a flow can add or delete actions, conditions, or other co-owners.
  • Co-owners of a flow can manage the properties of a flow (for example, whether it’s enabled or disabled, its descriptions, and other general properties).
  • Co...