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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

What this book covers

This book is divided into sixteen chapters. It starts by covering the basic terminology and providing a general overview of the interface and proceeds to build increasingly detailed and complex workflows.

Chapter 1, Introducing Power Automate, introduces the basic concepts of workflow and automation.

Chapter 2, Getting Started with Power Automate, dives into the Power Automate interfaces and application components, and explains how to create a basic flow to see how it all works.

Chapter 3, Working with Email, explains how to configure Power Automate to interact with email.

Chapter 4, Copying Files, covers using Power Automate to copy files between cloud services.

Chapter 5, Creating Button Flows, explains how to use button (also known as manual or instant) flows and shows how they can be executed from mobile devices.

Chapter 6, Generating Push Notifications, explains how to create a push notification to a mobile device.

Chapter 7, Working with Team Flows, covers how to share flows with your peers.

Chapter 8, Working with Conditions, explains how to use conditional execution to cause different outcomes for flows.

Chapter 9, Getting Started with Approvals, discusses how to use approvals workflows for documents.

Chapter 10, Working with Multiple Approvals, expands your knowledge of approvals with added branches or sequential approvals.

Chapter 11, Posting Approvals to Teams, explains how to integrate approval workflows with Microsoft Teams.
Chapter 12, Using a Database, covers connecting to a database and using it to store or retrieve information for a process.

Chapter 13, Working with Microsoft Forms, explains how to use Power Automate to process data from Microsoft Forms.

Chapter 14, Accepting User Input, explores configuring a button or manual flow to accept a variety of user input.

Chapter 15, Exporting, Importing, and Distributing Flows, discusses how to import, export, and transport your flows between environments.

Chapter 16, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Flows, contains troubleshooting tips for when things go wrong.