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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 your first flow

The best way to see Power Automate in action is to start creating a flow. In this example, we're going to create a flow that monitors Twitter for a certain hashtag and then posts a notification to a Teams channel. Such a flow might be useful if you're trying to gauge or capture customer sentiment for a product or service, track trending public health topics related to certain keywords, monitor engagement activity, or other topic-based alerts on a social media platform.

Understanding the flow components

This particular flow is going to rely upon a few components:

  • An identity for Twitter (username and password)
  • A trigger that monitors Twitter for certain words or phrases
  • An identity for Office 365 (username and password)
  • A Microsoft Teams team
  • An action that posts to Microsoft Teams

To complete this flow, we'll need to configure or obtain access to both Twitter and Office 365 identities, as well as a Microsoft Teams team where messages will be posted...