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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)


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


% notation 108, 109


accounts, PAD 16, 17

Microsoft account 16

organization premium account 17

work/school account 16

action kebab menu options 52, 53


Outlook, automating 166

actions, for working with text

Conversion actions 251

Create random text 251

Creation actions 251

Extraction actions 251

Manipulation actions 251

Recognize entities in text action 251

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm 249

advanced error handling 84, 85

AI Builder 6

application life cycle management (ALM) 6

application programming interface (API) 3, 186, 222

artificial intelligence (AI) 221

conversational intelligence 233

Copilot for Power Automate 233

intelligent content suggestion 233

Power Virtual Agent 233

usage 233...