Automation of tasks with Microsoft Power Automate

One of the unique things about Power Automate is you can use it to manage itself along with other parts of Microsoft Power Platform. The following connectors can be helpful to automate administrator tasks with Power Automate.

Connector Possible uses
Power Automate Management connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/flowmanagement/
Can be used to automate working with workflows including getting lists of new workflows or connectors in your environments.
Power Automate for Admins connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/microsoftflowforadmins/
Allows you to perform typical admin actions, such as disabling a flow or deleting a flow.
Power Apps for Admins connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/powerappsforadmins/
To set permissions on Power Apps or set permissions to a certain connector being used by this app.
Power Apps for app makers connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/powerappsforappmakers/
Can be used by makers although some actions could be admin tasks, such as settings permissions to a Power Apps app. Therefore, admins might also use this connector.
Power Platform for Admins connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/powerplatformforadmins/
To perform tasks against platform components, such as creating an environment or provisioning a Common Data Service database or creating a DLP policy for a specific environment.
Microsoft 365 Users connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/office365users/
Useful for automating actions around users. For example, you could use the connector to get the manager of a user who owns an environment to be able to send them an email for approval.
Approvals connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/approvals/
Often administrators need to get approvals and Power Automate offers a rich approval set of tasks that enable you to automate this process.
Microsoft Forms
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/microsoftforms/
Forms is an easy way to collect information to start an admin task. This can be combined with the Approval connector to get manager approval.
Azure AD connector
https://docs.microsoft.com/connectors/azuread/
Useful to perform tasks such as adding a user to a group or even creating the group.

Common Power Automate tasks

List new Microsoft Flow connectors is a simple template you can get started with right away. It triggers daily on schedule, and uses the Power Automate Management connector to get a list of the connections in the environment and sends you an email. You can add it to your flows quickly using the template at https://us.flow.microsoft.com/galleries/public/templates/5a6ef26db3b749ed88b7afb377d11ecf/list-new-microsoft-flow-connectors/.

List new connectors

If you want to try building it yourself, here is a good walkthrough of creating the flow from scratch: https://flow.microsoft.com/blog/new-flow-connector-notifications/