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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 file connectors and actions

In Chapter 3, Working with Email, you saw that Power Automate can work with files as attachments to emails. Work processes that require us to automate file attachments may also benefit from automating further processing with those files. Files may need to be copied or moved, uploaded to a new service, ingested into another platform, archived, or require approvals. Learning how to reference files and their properties is an important building block to building more complex flows.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the file storage mechanisms that we can use:

  • SharePoint Online
  • OneDrive for Business
  • OneDrive
  • Azure File Storage
  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • Dropbox

Most organizations will use Power Automate primarily within the context of SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. However, most organizations also have access to or use other file hosting and sharing mechanisms as part of their manual business processes when working with partners, customers...