Intro

The RPA software from Microsoft, Power Automate Desktop, is now free in Windows 10 and 11. Here is how to install and create your first Power Automate Desktop flow.

What you will learn

  • Primarily:
    • Learn to install Power Automate Desktop
    • Get introduced to Power Automate Desktop
    • Create your first RPA robot
  • Secondarily:
    • What is a UI element
    • Open an application
    • Close an application
    • Type in an application
    • Click a button in an application
    • Close an application
    • Use a Display Message (Message Box)

Description

The process for installing Power Automate Desktop differs slightly:

  • Windows 10: Go to the Microsoft Power Automate Desktop page and click ‘Start free’ here and follow the instructions 
  • Windows 11: Power Automate Desktop is pre-installed, and you can find it in the Windows Start menu

Now you’re ready to create your first Power Automate Desktop Flow:

  •  Create a flow that:
    • Opens the Notepad Application
    • Types ‘Hello world!’
    • Closes the Notepad again
    • Clicks the ‘Don’t Save’ button
    • Create a log message
  • Hints:
    •  Use the actions:
      • Run application
      • Populate text field in window
      • Close window
      • Click UI element in window
      • Display message
  • Live help:
    • You’re more than welcome to join the I Love Automation Discord server, where we’re more than 2,000 RPA developers helping each other solve RPA problems and optimize our careers

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