Microsoft Mechanics shows us how to make automation more accessible so you can focus on what’s important.

From code-free automation to your everyday processes in Microsoft teams, the new Power Automate Desktops Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities expands UI automation across a broader spectrum of legacy apps and your favorite web browsers.

Automation is no longer only referring to IT automation. As more of what we do every day is digital, automation can apply to almost any process or task. Whether it’s an approval process across the stakeholders, or data entry between different apps, there’s nothing stopping you from automating many of the things that you do every single day. With Power Automate, part of the Microsoft Power platform, you can do digital process automation for any task or business process.

Index:

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:00 – Demo RPA for Legacy App
  • 05:08 – New Power Automate Desktop
  • 08:39 – How to test the automation
  • 10:02 – Automation in a web app in browsers
  • 12:23 – How to track what’s been automated
  • 12:58 – Closing notes

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In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to use Microsoft Power Automate to create automated workflows. Streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes with Microsoft Power Automate—so you can focus your attention where it’s needed most.

Video index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:43 How to get Microsoft Power Automate / Flow
  • 3:29 Power Automate home page
  • 4:04 Create a flow using a template
  • 6:58 View and manage all of my flows
  • 8:50 Create an automated flow from blank
  • 10:05 Create an instant flow from blank
  • 12:10 Create a scheduled flow from blank
  • 14:28 UI and business process flows
  • 16:00 Templates
  • 16:29 Connectors
  • 16:49 Wrap up

Chevron’s Canada Business Unit manually mined critical data from drilling and completion reports; a laborious, time-consuming and error-prone process.

The company is now using Microsoft Form Recognizer (a new Microsoft cognitive service) together with UiPath’s robotic process automation platform to automate the extraction of data and move it into back-end systems for analysis. Subject matter experts will have more time to focus on higher-value activities and information will flow more rapidly, accelerating operational control and enabling the company to analyze its business with greater speed, accuracy, and depth.