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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)

PAD Enterprise Best Practices

The previous chapters have focused on the detailed functionality of PAD as such. We have seen numerous user interface (UI) flow examples that have been executed interactively. However, deployment in large enterprises typically looks somewhat different. Here, UI flows are usually part of a larger concept in which issues such as security and scaling play an important role. This chapter focuses on these aspects:

  • Typical requirements in enterprises, including development aspects, installation, scalability, security, governance, and compliance, and how to address them with PAD
  • Microsoft best practices for hyperautomation and the Automation Kit
  • Representation of an enterprise automation scenario with PAD