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Take a Deeper Look at Copilot for Power Automate

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The Copilots are coming, and they're coming in hot! Microsoft has already rolled out 155 Copilots and counting. While becoming an expert in all of them might be a stretch, it's high time you picked a few to master. And what better place to start than with Copilot for Power Automate?

The Art of Speaking Copilot's "Love Language"

Remember those awkward first conversations you had when making new friends? Well, talking to Copilot is a bit like that. You're going to stumble, you're going to fumble, but hey, that's how you learn! Just like you wouldn't become a concert pianist overnight, you've got to put in your 10,000 hours to become a Copilot whisperer. The sooner you start practicing, the quicker you'll get to expert status.

Just like you wouldn't ask your dog to make you a cup of coffee, you've got to know what Copilot is capable of. For instance, if you're working in Power Automate and you need to send an email, you could simply ask Copilot, "Hey, send an email using the Outlook connector." But if you get more specific, like "Send an email using the Outlook connector to this email address with this subject line and body," you're going to get much better results. The more specific you are, the more Copilot can do for you. It's like learning the specific coffee order of a new friend; the more details you know, the better the coffee run will be!

Copilot created the flow and filled in the To, Subject, and Body because I gave it the details in the prompt.

Know What to Ask and How to Ask It

Understanding Copilot's capabilities is crucial. Asking Copilot for Power Automate to help you groom your dog? That's a no-go. But asking it to write a flow expression for working with dates? Now you're talking! The key is to be as specific as possible. The more details you provide, the better Copilot can assist you. Below are some of the specific examples of what you can ask

Creating a Cloud Flow

Creating a cloud flow with Copilot is like having an extra team member. You start with a trigger, and from there, Copilot can help you add actions, conditions, and even loops. It's all about asking the right questions and letting Copilot guide you.

Updating Your Flow to Incorporate Dynamic Content

Dynamic content can make your flows more versatile and powerful. Copilot can assist you in incorporating dynamic content into your action's properties, making your flows more adaptable to various scenarios.

Writing a Flow Expression Using Functions and Logic

Flow expressions can be tricky, but not with Copilot by your side. Whether you're working with dates, strings, or numbers, Copilot can help you write the perfect expression. Just be specific in your request, and you'll get the results you're looking for.

Adding Actions to Build on Your Flow

The beauty of Copilot is that it can help you build your flow step-by-step. Do you need to send an email after a condition is met? Just ask Copilot to add that action for you. It's all about having a conversation and building your flow together.

Describe Your Flow

One of the coolest features of Copilot is its ability to describe your existing flows. If you're trying to understand a complex flow built by a coworker, Copilot can analyze it and give you a rundown of what it does. It's like having your own personal flow interpreter.

For a more in-depth look at any of these examples don't miss our newest video Copilot for Power Automate where you can get a step-by-step walk through of all of them.

Time to Practice!

Now that you've got the lowdown, it's time to practice. Start building flows using Copilot's "love language," and you'll be a pro in no time.

Need a Boost?

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