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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


This chapter introduced a few new actions (Create folder and Copy file) for the SharePoint connector, a new connector to an external service (Dropbox), as well as the concept of expressions (or functions). Expressions can be used to further create custom content or extract content from entities by following the steps of a flow.

Using these new components, you were able to copy files internally between SharePoint sites, as well as copy them to an external service. Both types of flows (copying files internally and externally) can be used as part of solving very common business automation problems, and increasing your familiarity with expressions will help you make detailed flows with customizable data outputs.

In the next chapter, we'll shift the focus to creating button flows.