Get started with an introduction to Power Automate Desktop Flows. Shane explains exactly what it is, how to install it, and how to solve a few automation challenges. Follow along with Shane through this video as you build your first Desktop Flow.
Included in this video:
What are Power Automate Desktop flows and how to install
Building your first flow
Outlook and Excel Actions
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1:17 Getting started by installing Power Automate Desktop Flow
Shane demonstrates how to install Power Automate Desktop Flow, what extensions you can download, and explains any problems you may come across.
2:33 Start building the Desktop Flow
Learn how to begin navigating through Power Automate once you have it downloaded. Shane explains how the flow he will build is going to perform in Power Automate.
4:51 Browser Automation and our first variable
Shane begins with opening a new browser window and extracts data from a web page.
Learn how to then store your data within a variable, while also understanding any possible errors.
9:34 Outlook Actions to send email messages through Outlook + Flow control Wait
Learn how to send a new Outlook email message within Power Automate.
Shane explains how to make Power Automate delay closing Outlook to ensure the message is sent, and Outlook is not closed too quickly.
13:29 Excel Actions + Date time action
Open an existing file in Excel and create a variable. Use an action to retrieve the first free column/row on the active worksheet.
Shane explains how to write the current date and time to your Excel worksheet.
19:35 Running the Desktop Flow you built
You did it! You have completed your first Power Automate Desktop Flow.
Run it and see your hard work in action.
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