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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate

By : Aaron Guilmette
Book Image

Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate

By: Aaron Guilmette

Overview of this book

Microsoft Power Automate is a workflow automation solution included in Microsoft 365. This book explores the core concepts of workflow automation, such as working with connectors, triggers, and actions, along with their practical implementation in automating business tasks and simplifying digital processes to boost enterprise productivity.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1 - What is Power Automate?
Section 2 - Basic Flow Concepts
Section 3 - Intermediate Flow Concepts
Section 4 - Administering the Power Automate Environment

Creating an approval flow

Approval flows can cover a number of scenarios, such as requesting time away, manager sign-off on an expense report, or business owner sign-off on product marketing materials that are to be published. Approval flows typically fall into two categories:

  • Automated, such as when a new item is added to a SharePoint document library or list. You might use an automated flow to start the approval process for an expense report, which is triggered when a document is uploaded to a site.
  • Instant, such as when a user manually starts one from an existing document, list item, or application. You might configure an instant approval to start a process for approving an individual piece of content for external publication.

Regardless of the use case and configuration, an approval flow will require the Approvals connector. The Approvals connector has a number of actions and object types that the flow can interact with, though mostly, we'll be working with responses and outcomes...