What's new and planned for Power Automate

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2020 through March 2021. 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.

Improved integration with Microsoft Power Platform products

Improved and deep integration with other Microsoft Power Platform products, such as Power Apps and Power BI.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Contextual help for Power Automate makers End users, automatically - Nov 2020
Automated flows support batch operations in Common Data Service Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Dec 2020
Smoother on-ramps for Power Automate and Power Apps Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Jan 2021

Integration with Microsoft Teams

Create and use Power Automate flows within Microsoft Teams.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Templatizing and distributing common business process scenarios Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2020

New UI flows (RPA) capabilities

Increase scale and app compatibility with these new robotics process automation (RPA) capabilities.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Friction free UI flows installation Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Mar 2021 -
Add support to pass arguments to the launch application step in UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Jul 5, 2020 - This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
Add WinAutomation actions to UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Jul 5, 2020 - This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
Add delay actions to UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Jul 14, 2020 - This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
UI flows add support for copy and paste End users, automatically - This feature is released. Jul 21, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
UI flows support do until loops End users, automatically - This feature is released. Aug 16, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
Deep analytics to administer, govern, and nurture RPA through CoE starter toolkit Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Sep 21, 2020 - This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
UI flows allow users to customize the retry and the timeout settings for each action Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020 - This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
Easier setup, creation, and runtime configuration of UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Oct 2020
Automation lifecycle management for Robotic Process Automation Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Dec 2020 - Jan 2021
Role-based sharing experience for automations Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Dec 2020 - Jan 2021
Out of the box reports allow administrators to monitor and govern the use of RPA Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
Sovereign cloud support for RPA Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Feb 2021
Further democratize RPA through new authoring experiences with Microsoft Power Automate Desktop End users, automatically - This feature is released. Sep 20, 2020 Feb 2021
Use sensitive text inputs with Microsoft Power Automate Desktop flows End users, automatically - Jan 2021 Feb 2021
View usage analytics for Robotic Process Automation Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jan 2021 - Feb 2021
New and improved management and monitoring for UI flows Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2021 - Mar 2021
A migration experience from older automation to Microsoft Power Automate Desktop Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - - Mar 2021

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
Actionable error messages End users, automatically - Oct 2020
Diagnose trigger issues using flow checker End users, automatically - Nov 2020
Makers can filter SharePoint rows without OData queries End users, automatically - Nov 2020
New and improved expression editors End users, automatically - Nov 2020

* Some features are available for you to opt-in as part of early access on August 3, 2020, 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.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, see the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and data centers (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.