Unattended automation in UI flows

Enabled for Public preview Early access General availability
Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Mar 2, 2020 - This feature is released. Apr 2, 2020

Feature details

With this release, we are adding a feature that allows UI flows to run without user supervision (unattended). Unattended UI flows is the best option for application and website automations that do not need human intervention before or after the UI flow runs. Here are a few usage scenarios for unattended mode:

  • Use AI Builder and UI flows to insert PDF invoices or purchase orders that you receive via email into legacy systems.
  • Onboard new employees across multiple legacy systems in finance, HR, and business tools.
  • Perform custom reconciliations across different finance systems.
  • Build weekly reports from data sources only available within legacy applications and then send a notification based on threshold values.

When running unattended, UI flows automatically signs into target devices running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. Once the automation completes, UI flows signs out from the device and reports its activity in Power Automate.

Users can then view the flow run history with the associated target device. If there are runtime errors, screenshots allow users to analyze what went wrong to improve their flows.