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Democratizing RPA with Power Automate Desktop

By : Peter Krause
Book Image

Democratizing RPA with Power Automate Desktop

By: Peter Krause

Overview of this book

Whether you want to organize simple files or perform more complex consolidations between different Office programs and remote-control applications that don't allow outside access, Power Automate Desktop helps meet these challenges. This book shows you how to leverage this workflow automation platform by explaining the underlying RPA concepts in a step-by-step way. You’ll start with simple flows that can be easily recorded and further processed using the built-in recorder. Later, you’ll learn how to use the more advanced actions to automate folder and file management and enable Office programs to interact with each other. You’ll also get to grips with integrating desktop flows into other cloud environments and further enhance their value using AI. As you progress, you’ll understand how flows can run unattended and how they are managed in the Power Platform, as well as key concepts such as creating, modifying, debugging, and error-handling UI flows. Finally, the book will guide you to use Process Automation Designer (PAD) in conjunction with your frequently used desktop systems to automate routine tasks. By the end of this book, you’ll have become a Power Automate Desktop expert, automating both professional and personal tasks.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been hotly debated for some time and has gained further popularity with the advent of OpenAI and ChatGPT. In this chapter, we want to shed light on what possibilities we have within PAD in this regard and look at the following areas:

  • An introduction to cognitive services
  • Diving into the offerings of Microsoft, Google, and IBM
  • Classification in the practical work with PADT

After reading this chapter, we will have a solid understanding of what AI means, in which areas this technology helps optimize business processes, and how these functionalities can be deployed and used with PAD.