Power Automate Review

What is Power Automate?

Main features

  1. Automated/Instant/Scheduled flows
  2. Business Process Flows
  3. UI Flows for RPA

Interface

Power Automate landing page

At “My flows” page, users will have a good overview of what are the flows that have been created. They can manage their flows via this page.

My flows page

Apart from building flows, users can also change language and regional settings to their desired settings. Another tip is to try out experimental features if you would like to see what are the new features that the engineers might be launching in the future.

Settings option

How to create a flow

  1. Create from blank
Automated/Instant/Scheduled flow

2. Start from a template

Sample Templates

3. Start from a connector

Popular connectors

Top 3 Favorites Templates from Power Automate

  1. Save Office 365 email attachments to OneDrive → Outlook + OneDrive
  2. Start approval when a new item is added → Approval + SharePoint
  3. Notify the team when a new response is submitted → Teams + Forms
Example of the template

Conclusion

Even without taking into consideration the cost factor, the user experience for development is definitely a key point that Power Automate has done well. The number of useful templates that is provided by Microsoft serves as a good springboard for users to get start with Power Automate. This will allow users to stick around for a longer period of time due to quick turnarounds using Power Automate.

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