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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

The challenge of automating email has been around almost as long as email itself. As we mentioned at the beginning of the chapter, many solutions have been developed to address this over the years using technologies such as VBA scripting, Outlook rules, and COM add-ins. These solutions have required both programming skills to develop and a dependence on a desktop computer always running to be able to execute the commands.

With Power Automate and Microsoft 365,, or Gmail services, the necessary components are "always on," so you don't need to worry about power outages, software updates, or network connectivity issues disrupting a business process. In this section, we're going to look at options for handling incoming emails, processing attachments, and sending messages.

Receiving email

Many organizations use the receiving of an email (typically, to some sort of shared mailbox) as a sort of trigger to start a business process. This could...