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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
Creating Button Flows

Up to this point, we've worked primarily with automated flows – that is, flows that happen based on Power Automate detecting, or being notified of, a change and then acting upon it. In this chapter, we're going to shift gears to create a different type of flow – one that happens when you manually start it.

Since the original launch of Power Automate as Microsoft Flow, button flow has been known by a few other names, including manual flow and instant flow. While this terminology is largely interchangeable, the term button flow is typically used to indicate a flow that has been published to a mobile device that can be initiated by tapping a button in the Power Automate mobile app experience, while the term instant flow is typically seen in the Power Automate web portal.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following topics...