New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments

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 7th of the new functionality in the Cloud Flows section is Use your own encryption key for encrypting data at-rest for existing environments.

This capability allows you to meet your data and privacy policy according to your company’s or industry’s privacy guidelines.

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

Feature Details

Use your own encryption key from your Azure Key Vault to encrypt an environment that already has running Power Automate flows. Previously, only environments without prior Power Automate usage were supported for customer-managed encryption keys.

My Opinion

Improvements to security are always welcome.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights

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 6th of the new functionality in the Cloud Flows section is Push cloud flow execution data into Application Insights.

Administrators can leverage their existing Application Insights instances in Microsoft Azure to monitor automations within an environment.

Enabled for: Users by admins, makers, or analysts
Public Preview:  Aug 22, 2023
Early Access: –
General Availability: May 2024

Feature Details

With the first click stop of this integration (or milestone in the continuous range of reference points in this integration), admins can push cloud flow execution data into Application Insights. This push can then be used for advanced monitoring and alerting scenarios for automations running in an environment.

My Opinion

It will be interesting to see how this functions, but at the moment, visibility of flows is not great, so hopefully this is a big improvement.

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Working with Power Automate Child Flows: Error Encountered With Surprise Extra Parameters for a Child Flow

Power AutomateThis article is part of the Working with Power Automate Child Flows series and of the larger Working with Power Automate series I am writing on my experiences working with the Power Automate, which is part of the Power Platform from Microsoft. I also have a related series of articles on Power Automate with Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC.

I did some work creating a number of Power Automate flows for a colleague to use in a demo to a client. Part way through creating the flows, I started having problems with one of the flows which called a child flow; the parent failed every time it tried to call the child:

details of error

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