Microsoft have recently announced that Microsoft Flow is to be renamed to Microsoft Power Automate to bring it in line with the other Power Platform products. In addition to this, a major new feature, UI Flows, has been introduced.
As part of their annual Ignite event, Microsoft have taken the opportunity to announce extensive changes and improvements to the Power Platform family of products. Microsoft Flow is now Microsoft Power Automate, although the workflows created within are still referred to as Flows. This brings the product name in line with Power Apps and Power BI to help to consolidate the Power Platform brand and prevent product confusion.
UI Flows Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
UI Flows is completely cloud-based and uses the same low/no-code Power Automate approach to build automation on top of the UI of applications that do not have an API available. Repetitive tasks can be performed through a browser or the user interface of their Windows applications.
With UI Flows, customers can record step-by-step UI actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions. Although this feature is currently in preview, it shows enormous promise for integrating Power Automate with legacy systems or simply automating repetitive time-consuming tasks.
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