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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 a button flow to email a manager

There are times when you just need a quick form letter to respond or send someone a notification, such as when you're out of the office due to holiday or illness. In this section, we're going to configure this simple button flow to email your manager that you're going to be out of the office. Like the flows you've created in the last few chapters, we're going to take advantage of dynamic content to make sure we retrieve the value stored in the manager property for an account in Office 365.

In order to do this, we're going to introduce a new connector and two new actions:

  • The Office 365 Users connector: This connector allows you to connect to Azure Active Directory to retrieve information pertaining to user object data. You can learn more about the Office 365 Users connector here:
  • The Get my profile (V2) action: This action will retrieve your specific details...