What is a Microsoft UI flow?


What is a Microsoft UI flow?

UI Flows are Microsoft’s take on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with one version for automating desktop applications and another for web-based applications.

How do you run UI flows?

Run your desktop flow from an event, button, schedule, or business process flow

  1. Sign in to Power Automate.
  2. Select My flows in the left navigation pane.
  3. Select New, and then select Automated-from blank.
  4. Give your flow a name in the Flow name box.

Is UI flow free?

Power Automate UI Flows are currently in preview until April 2nd and interested organizations can sign up for a free trial that allows them to explore both attended and unattended modes of UI Flow.

How do I download UI flow in power automate?

How do I upgrade?

  1. Sign into Power Automate.
  2. Expand Data on the left side of the screen.
  3. Select Connections.
  4. Edit the UI flows connection(s) that target your device.
  5. Enter your credentials for the connection, and then save it.

Who creates RPA flows?

Microsoft recently announced two exciting product releases as part of their Power Platform. Microsoft Flow is now re-packaged as Power Automate, and they added new Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities called UI flows.

How do you trigger a power automate flow?


  1. Go to flow.microsoft.com and sign in with your credentials.
  2. Enter a name for the cloud flow, otherwise one will be automatically generated.
  3. Select + New Step.
  4. In the Choose an action prompt search field, enter power automate desktop.

Is Power Automate an RPA?

Power Automate Desktop is a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution and comes with 370 prebuilt actions that help users build workflows across different applications and take advantage of low code, no code technology to build their own scripts and develop their own automations.

Are power Apps RPA?

And, just as we democratized access to app development with Microsoft Power Apps, and BI with Microsoft Power BI, we are democratizing RPA with Power Automate. The per user with attended RPA plan provides the ability for users to run an attended RPA bot on their workstation.

How do you automate power?

You can access Power Automate from your list of Office 365 apps. Log in to your Office 365 account and choose Power Automate from the apps listed. If it does not appear, select “Explore all your apps” and look for the following icon. For a new flow, click “Create” on the left side of the screen.

Is Power Automate free?

Any person can try out Power Automate Free for 90 days, and these trial licenses represent the available capacity for new Power Automate users in your tenant. There is no charge for these licenses.

How to create a UI flow in power automate?

To create the UI Flow, you need to provide a sample value for each input. Later, when using the UI Flow in a Power Automate Flow, you will be able to pass any values as the inputs. For each input, you must specify a type, a name, a sample value and a description.

How are UI flows used in Microsoft Office?

UI Flows are based on a Chrome extension developed by Microsoft. When you create the UI Flow for a desktop application, this extension activates and it allows to record all the actions made the user on the Windows User Interface.

How to create a UI flow in RPA?

To create a UI Flow you record the steps you want the flow to execute, substituting in parameters instead of typing values. You can also capture text from the application and return this from your flow. Before you can create a UI Flow you need to download the tools required to record and test UI Flows.

When to use attended or unattended UI flows?

When running attended, UI flows will use an existing Windows user session. Unattended RPA: The UI Flow runs with no user logged in. Workflows trigger in the background based on events that happen, and then run at any time in the cloud. It is used to accelerate automation of high-volume, repetitive tasks.