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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

Learning about email connectors and actions

One of the most common scenarios for end user automation is email. Microsoft Power Automate can connect natively to different types of email systems, such as the following:

  • Office 365
  • Gmail

Additionally, there are third-party plug-ins such as MailParser that further enhance the ability of Microsoft Power Automate to process messages.

When processing a mailbox, there are several types of actions available, depending on the data source. Popular actions include the following:

  • Creating or deleting a calendar event
  • Creating or deleting a contact
  • Flagging an email (such as the Importance flag)
  • Forwarding and replying to an email or sending a new one
  • Marking an email as read

As you saw in the previous chapter, you were able to access dynamic content—properties, metadata, and content related to a unique item. When manipulating mailbox content, you have many types of objects available to you as parameters. For example, when retrieving...