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Power Automate FAQ

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Q. What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Power Automate is a cloud-based software tool that allows users to create and automate workflows across multiple applications and services without the need for developer help. Automated workflows are called flows. With Power Automate, you can create workflows between your apps, files, and data to automate time-consuming or repetitive tasks.

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Q. What are templates?

Templates are pre-built flows for popular and common scenarios. Using a template only requires you to have access to the services in the template and to fill out any required settings. To see available templates, please visit Microsoft Templates

Q. What are connectors?

Connectors provide ways for users to connect their accounts and leverage a set of pre-built actions and triggers to build their apps and workflows. To learn more about connectors, please visit Microsoft Connectors

Q. What services can Power Automate connect to?

Power Automate connects to more than 100 data sources out of the box, and Microsoft is adding more all the time. Some examples of data sources and services include the following:

  • OneDrive for Business
  • SharePoint
  • Office 365 Outlook
  • Excel Online
  • Microsoft To-Do
  • Microsoft Forms
  • OneNote
  • Dynamics 365
  • Google Drive
  • Google Sheets
  • Trello
  • Twitter Box
  • Facebook
  • Mailchimp
  • Customer APIs

​You can find a full list of available connectors in Microsoft's list of supported connectors and Microsoft's Connector documentation

Q. Can I share the flows I create?

You can share flows in either of these ways:

  • You can add co-workers or groups in your organization as owners on your flows, so they can also edit and manage the flow.
  • For flows that can be run manually, you can also grant other people or groups in your organization permission to just run the flow.
Q. Can flows be turned off or disabled?

Yes, each flow has an on/off switch that enables you to stop the flow from processing requests.

Last Updated: November 22, 2019