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Ignite 2019: Microsoft Flow renamed "Power Automate," adds new capabilities

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At its annual Ignite conference, Microsoft is announcing some key changes for its core business products. One of these involves Microsoft Flow, which has now been renamed as Power Automate. According to Hames Phillips, Corporate Vice President of Business Applications, Microsoft has opted to rename Microsoft Flow as Power Automate to better align it with the rest of the Power Platform. Alongside this, it will be picking up new features accordingly. This includes new Robotic process automation (RPA) which will help deliver better end-to-end solutions to span AI, APIs, and the UI of the Microsoft Power platform.


Microsoft acquires Clear Software to improve connectivity with SAP, Oracle

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Microsoft has acquired Clear Software, a provider of integration and business-process products with an emphasis on SAP and Oracle connectivity. Microsoft announced the Clear Software purchase on October 22 and is not disclosing the price paid. Microsoft officials said they believe Clear Software's API access and back-end systems knowledge will strengthen the integration between the Power Platform and outside systems of record. Clear Software's products offer more than 100 pre-built abstractions for SAP and Oracle and can be customized for each organization's needs. Microsoft's Power Platform is a set of low-code/no-code tools for "citizen developers" (non-professional programmers) which includes Power Automate, Power Apps and Power BI. "We want to make it easier for customers to integrate a variety of systems when they build business applications with Microsoft Power Platform. The Clear Software integrations will make it a more seamless experience to use Power Apps and Power Automate to build business applications and automations over complex systems like SAP and Oracle," said Stephen Siciliano, Partner General Manager of Power Automate, in the blog post about the announcement.


Introduction To Power Automate Desktop

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Earlier Microsoft Power Automate has cloud flows but with Power Automate Desktop it included desktop automation capability along with capability to automate legacy applications. Power Automate Desktop Installation: In this lecture we will learn how to install Power Automation desktop step by step. Else condition and then we will learn about how to use loops in Power Automate Desktop. New Excel with User Input & PDF Automation: In this lecture we will learn few more excel automation with user input along with that how to automate PDF documents. How to monitor flows along with that we will learn about the use of process advisor and how to use process advisor step by step.


How IoT Helps Automate a Power Plant

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IoT is shaping up the modern and smarter power plant for the energy industry. FREMONT, CA: Fourth industrial revolution is here. Technology is constantly evolving, bringing with it a large array of numerous and lucrative opportunities to make the business world more proactive and success driven. Most of the industries, such as agriculture, retail, manufacturing, and many more already know the brilliance and the efficacy of the technology of the internet of things (IoT). And now, the goodness of IoT has hit the screens of the energy industry as well.


Microsoft brings RPA to Windows 10 with new Power Platform products

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Microsoft announced AI-focused Power Platform products at its Microsoft Ignite 2021 conference, which kicked off in earnest today. Among the highlights is Power Automate Desktop for Windows 10 users, a robotic process automation service (RPA) that automates tasks within Windows across various apps. New Power Virtual Agents features were also unveiled. RPA -- technology that automates monotonous, repetitive chores traditionally performed by human workers -- is big business. Forrester estimates that RPA and other AI subfields created jobs for 40% of companies in 2019 and that a tenth of startups now employ more digital workers than human ones.