Before we start, I would like to define RPA. What is RPA (Robotic Process Automation)? RPA is a type of business process automation with the use of software robots (bots). For more details refer to the link. This article will provide an overview of the Power Automate Desktop (Preview).
Introduction – Power Automate Desktop
Follow this link for set up and installation process. Once you follow the set up process, you will able to see a icon on your desktop.
In our sample application we will create and save an excel document.
Follow below steps to create a sample automation task.
Launch the desktop application and click on New Flow.
Provide flow name and create.
From the Actions pane expand Excel and drag below items.
Launch Excel: With a blank document
Get the current date and time with the system time zone.
Write to Excel worksheet.
The last step is to close the excel with do not save document setting. After performing the above steps, run and save the flow. You will able to see the flow under the UI flows tab.
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Rakesh is a Solution Architect having 11 years experience in banking domain designing enterprise level applications on Microsoft technologies. He has strong experience working on Azure, SharePoint, PowerApps & Flow.
Apart from technology, I like to play badminton.