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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

Working with Conditions

In Chapter 6, Generating Push Notifications, we introduced the concept of conditions. Conditions can be used to evaluate parameters and data inside a flow to inform a decision. Conditions are an important part of building more complex flows.

Conditions can also be used to impose limits on the number of runs or actions that a particular flow takes – for example, making sure a certain threshold is met before committing processing resources.

In previous pricing structures of Power Automate, users were limited in the maximum number of flows they could execute per month with various plans. While the current pricing structure doesn’t specifically limit the number of flow runs per month, there are still some restrictions on concurrency and long-running transactions. In addition, Azure Logic Apps, an enterprise solution using much of the same technology as Power Automate, is billed on a per-connector and per-action basis, so using conditions...