Plan and prepare for Power Automate in 2023 release wave 2
The 2023 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2023 to March 2024. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Power Automate.
Microsoft Power Automate provides the tools that you can use to improve productivity in your organization by automating repetitive, time-consuming tasks. Power Automate provides a better way to get things done across your organization through cloud flows, robotic process automation (RPA) and process mining. It's deeply integrated with the Microsoft 365 ecosystem and the rest of Microsoft Power Platform.
Power Automate is investing in several areas as a part of Microsoft Power Platform 2023 release wave 2 around the following three themes:
Streamlined Workforce Management: Driving adoption by equipping organizations with enhanced features for managing their digital workforce, including centralized and seamless credential management within the Power Automate maker portal.
Ensuring Scalability and Privacy: Power Automate is honing its focus on cloud flows, simplifying large-scale management, and bolstering governance and privacy controls.
Democratization of Process Mining: Through AI to recommend actionable insights, additional out of box capabilities, and deep integration with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, process mining is democratizing process insights to all citizen makers.
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Cloud flows is a core automation capability in Power Automate that uses the latest in AI technology to allow customers to focus on what matters and automate the rest with natural language and low code. Cloud flows capabilities include:
- Copilot-assisted experience to create and manage automations across applications such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Dynamics 365 suite.
- Integration with the rest of Microsoft Power Platform, including the ability to invoke workflows from an app created using Power Apps, when a data alert is triggered in Power BI, or to take an action in Power Virtual Agents.
- Support for Intelligent Document Processing and embedding intelligence through built-in AI Builder capability.
- Mobile applications help customers receive notifications, perform approvals, and invoke and monitor automation runs on the go.
Copilot for Power Automate
Power Automate makes it possible for you to not just describe a flow to create, but also improve and iterate on your flows with AI-driven conversations. This next-generation AI-based Copilot in Power Automate sits inside the flow designer and helps with every flow that’s being built or changed.
Desktop flows is the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution within Power Automate. Desktop flows provides automation for Windows desktop applications, services, and experiences for orchestration and deployment within Power Platform.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Power Automate below:
For application administrators
User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.
Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.
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