New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions

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Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 3rd of the new functionality in the Desktop Flows section is use Power Platform connectors in Power Automate for desktop actions.

Using Power Platform connectors directly in Power Automate for desktop actions will reduce logical loops and minimize time to create flows.

Enabled for: Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically
Public Preview: Apr 2024
Early Access: –
General Availability: Jun 2024

Feature Details

As a maker, you’re now able to use more than 1,000 cloud connectors, currently available in cloud flows, straight through desktop flows. This feature helps reduce logical loops and minimize flow creation time. It also helps ensure all actions capabilities are available through desktop flows for the Power Platform connectors.

My Opinion

I’ve been meaning to take more of a look at desktop flows for a while now, but haven’t had the time. I was aware that you could call cloud flows from a desktop flow, but this enhancement will allow you to use cloud connectors directly from the desktop flow, which seems like a useful enhancement.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Use Generative AI to Achieve a Process in AI Flows
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Use Workflows on Calendar Events in Teams and Outlook
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake

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