Office Hours: Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly and occasionally still Microsoft Flow) allows you to easily bring API and UI-based automation together in a single platform that spans modern and legacy services and apps, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

Power Automate can also be used to connect your Microsoft Office 365 apps, such SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive, to other important enterprise systems like your ERP or CRM to create automated and digital workflows that replace functionality traditionally found in Enterprise Content Management or Business Process Management systems.


I think we’re going to get started. So normally, I have no problem with these presentations running over but personally, I have something right after this. So, I want to maximize our time together. So, today’s office hour’s presentation is on Microsoft Power Automate. Power Automate is also known as Flow. Flow appears to be the old name and Microsoft is going through a rebranding effort. However, Flow is used pretty heavily in a lot of places, especially you’ll see it on the side of Microsoft Teams.

So, we’re going to walk through building a couple of simple flows. Of course, these office hours presentations are meant to be very interactive. So, if you want to see something or you want me to expand on something that you see that you want to know more about, please feel free to chime in. Easiest way is to use the questions pane instead of GoToWebinar. Additionally, I hope to finish the core of my presentation in about 30 minutes so that if there is something that you want to try and build or we can explore together, then we can do that.

So, what is Power Automate? Well, first thing we can do is, and I am sharing my screen. Okay. I might go to window so I can see questions if they come in. Looks like we