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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

Configuring prerequisites

This approval flow will require several components and prerequisites. You're already familiar with many of them, but we'll review the exact requirements for this flow. The next two sections will describe the requirements

A SharePoint site

Like many flows, this one uses SharePoint as a document repository. This flow will require a SharePoint site with a document library that contains Submitted, Approved, and Rejected folders, as shown in the following screenshot:

For this example, we'll be using a SharePoint site called Procurement Requests, but you can use any SharePoint site that you like.

Flow user bot for Teams

The Flow Bot for Teams allows Power Automate to interact with a Microsoft Teams user. To install the bot, you can follow these steps:

  1. Launch Microsoft Teams (either the desktop application version or the web version at and sign in.
  2. On the left rail, select Apps, and then select Bots. Click the Flow bot:
  3. ...