What's new and planned for Power Automate

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2019 through March 2020. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy).

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the day of release.

This check mark (This feature is released. ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for general availability.

More intelligent and powerful capabilities for Power Automate makers

The citizen developers of the Microsoft Power Platform now have richer capabilities when they are building out business processes inside of Power Automate.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Flows that use other solution components are generally available Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2019
Running flows from a geofence is generally available Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2019
Share flows as templates Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2019
Add intelligence to Power Automate with AI Builder Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Jun 9, 2019 - Oct 2019
Support gateways in all environments Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2019
Better connect flows and Power Apps Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Contextual flows power automation in Microsoft Teams Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Improved Power BI connector Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Microsoft Learn integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Automated flows support batch operations in Common Data Service Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2019
Deactivate actions in flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2019
Diet designer for all templates Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2019
Use Power Automate in OneDrive for consumers Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2019

Rich tooling for administrators

Admin experiences are key to the adoption of any trusted platform.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Power Automate used in SharePoint admin scenarios Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019

UI automation for applications and websites

Automate repetitive tasks across services and applications using UI flows in Power Automate

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Automate web-based applications Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 16, 2019 - Mar 2020
Automate Windows applications Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 16, 2019 - Mar 2020
Simple, centralized, integrated management of UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 16, 2019 - Mar 2020
Advanced editor capabilities Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
Native support for commonly used applications Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
Remote execution of UI automation scripts Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
Unattended automation Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 - Mar 2020

World-class business process capabilities

Power Automate provides world-class business process capabilities for its users that span endpoints and experiences.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Dynamics 365 applications build features on Power Automate End users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2019 - -
Build business process flow stages with custom controls End users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Oct 2019
Business process flow immersive experiences End users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Oct 2019
Fluent experience for flows in Dynamics 365 and SharePoint available End users, automatically - This feature is released. Aug 5, 2019 Oct 2019
Attachments for flow approvals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Automated flows support change sets in Common Data Service Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Nov 2019
Work with business process flows offline End users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Nov 2019
Support for Azure AD and Office 365 groups in approvals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2019
Integrated alert creation in Power BI Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Mar 2020

* Some features are available for you to opt-in as part of early access on August 2, 2019, including all mandatory changes that impact end users. Learn more about early access.

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • End users, automatically: These features include change(s) to the user experience for end users and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • End users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their end users.

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