Overview of Power Automate 2020 release wave 1

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Some of the functionality described in this release plan has not been released. Delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy). Learn more: What's new and planned

Microsoft Power Automate makes it possible to grow your business productivity by automating repetitive, time-consuming tasks. Power Automate provides a better way to get things done across your organization through digital and robotic process automation. There are three major investment areas for the 2020 release wave 1 (April-September 2020).

First, it's easier than ever for citizen developers to build powerful automation across the 300+ connectors in Power Automate. This includes new, intelligent experiences that build on AI Builder and integrated experiences in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, and the other services in Microsoft Power Platform.

Second, UI flows, a robotic process automation (RPA) feature, will be released to general availability in this release wave. UI flows automate mundane, rules-based tasks with point-and-click simplicity—whether the app is old or new, on-premises or in the cloud. This now includes both attended (where you're logged in to the machine) and unattended scenarios (where the flow runs in the background on a virtual machine).

Third, Power Automate enables modelling and running human-driven business process with the modern approval and business process flow features. There are new capabilities in this area, including an easier way to connect your business process flows with automated flows.

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