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Microsoft is saying “Game on!” to RPA vendors with Power Automate in its Power Platform–get ready for an automation software showdown as software vendors embed RPA in-platform

Jan 13, 2020 Miriam Deasy

Microsoft recently announced the extension of Power Platform with robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities in Power Automate. So, business users have another toolkit at their disposal for process automation, and this one is embedded right into Microsoft platforms.


Power Automate sits within Microsoft’s Power Platform. It is a rebrand of the automated workflow feature, Flow and it includes new functionality too. UI flows, billed as RPA capabilities, is to be released into general availability in H1 2020. Let’s scratch the surface here to see what lies beneath the initial announcement (in public preview) and what is coming soon.


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