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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
Working with Email

Over the years, many business processes have been developed that use email as a storage, tracking, or processing mechanism. These processes have relied upon a combination of manual activities, third-party plug-ins, component object model (COM) add-ins, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) scripting. As you learned in Chapter 1, Introducing Power Automate, connectors are used to attach to data sources and endpoints (either to receive, retrieve, store, or send data). Connectors are structured configuration files (typically formatted as JavaScript Object Notation or JSON) that define how Power Automate will interact with another service for automation tasks.

So what makes Power Automate different from previous automation technologies?

A Power Automate-based solution strength lies in the cloud, as it doesn't rely on any desktop or local computer components...