Manage the Power Platform with the new Power Platform Administrator Role

Recently, Microsoft introduced a new security role for Power Platform administrators, appropriately called the Power Platform administrator role. Previously, there have been two types of administration roles for the Power Platform: Environment admin Tenant (Global) admin With these two roles, there were challenges in providing enough access, but not too much access. This new role aligns to the ‘principles of least privilege’.  For organizations with … Continue reading Manage the Power Platform with the new Power Platform Administrator Role

Creating Power Virtual Agents Topics Using Website FAQs Video

Lately I have been spending a lot of time learning about the new Power Platform BOT service called Power Virtual Agents. I love the simplicity of the tool, but also the extensibility by being able to include Authentication, calling flows and the ability to publish the BOT to many different channels like Teams and Slack. One feature I haven’t had a chance to test out … Continue reading Creating Power Virtual Agents Topics Using Website FAQs Video

Extending RPA to Chatbots using Power Virtual Agents and Power Automate – UI Flows (Video)

In my last video we discussed how we can connect Power Virtual Agents to ServiceNow using Power Automate. In this video, we are going to enhance our chatbot to communicate with UI Flows, Microsoft’s RPA capability that is now found in Power Automate. Our scenario is that we have a legacy timesheet application that requires us to be on the corporate intranet in order to … Continue reading Extending RPA to Chatbots using Power Virtual Agents and Power Automate – UI Flows (Video)

Adding Users to Power Platform Environments using Power Automate Video

Part of a sound enterprise governance strategy is creating non-default environments. Why? Well one reason is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Other than this guy, should you really be testing your code in production? Probably not. Naturally there will be circumstances where you have your apps and flows running in the default environment. I would argue, that using the default environment for personal productivity is a … Continue reading Adding Users to Power Platform Environments using Power Automate Video

Improving Azure Logic Apps Performance using the SplitOn feature

Ever try to squeeze some additional performance out of your logic app, but get stuck on how you can do so? One option may be the SplitOn feature that exists in Azure Logic Apps that allows you to debatch an incoming message, that contains an array of records, within your trigger. By using this approach we can process each record within its own logic app … Continue reading Improving Azure Logic Apps Performance using the SplitOn feature

Mock Testing Azure Logic Apps/Power Automate Using Static Results

Testing your Azure Logic App or Power Automate Flow is naturally a good idea. In some circumstances you may need to proceed with your build activities before your endpoint is available. In other situations you may want to ensure that you capture what your functioning workflow *should* look like. For example, you build and test your work flow and then you capture the outputs from … Continue reading Mock Testing Azure Logic Apps/Power Automate Using Static Results

Creating Group Tasks using Microsoft Planner and & Power Automate (Video)

I recently ran into a situation at work where I had a colleague ask me how he could create a Microsoft Planner task once, assign multiple people to it, but then have that group task spawn off into individual tasks for each person who was assigned the group task. Each person would subsequently have to complete their version of the task. It is a way … Continue reading Creating Group Tasks using Microsoft Planner and & Power Automate (Video)