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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 push notifications

Push notifications are delivered using subscriber-based Platform Notification Systems (PNSes). PNSes, as the name indicates, are unique to mobile platforms. Platforms include Firebase for Android devices, Apple Push Notification services for iOS platform devices, and Windows Notification services for Windows-based devices. Vendors that develop multi-platform applications must integrate with each PNS for which they wish to offer push notifications.

The following diagram depicts a basic overview of a PNS:

In order to receive a push notification, the following actions take place:

  1. The user configures an application to receive a push notification. When this happens, the application contacts the push notification system for a handle, or a unique token that identifies the app and device being subscribed. These identifiers are a unique pairing, meaning that the token for one app cannot be used for another app, even if both apps are installed on the same device...