What is Microsoft Power Automate (was Flow)?

Note: Microsoft Flow has now been renamed to Microsoft Power Automate - Same app, new name

What is it?

An application that automates repetitive tasks. It does not replace SharePoint workflows, but streamlines with SharePoint and provides alternatives to those workflows.

What do I use it for?

You can use Microsoft Power Automate to automate workflows between your favourite applications and services, sync files, get notifications, collect data, and much more.

For example, you can automate these tasks:

Who is it available to?

Microsoft Power Automate is available for personal use to all University staff and students and can be used to create personal work flows to help make your day to day work more effective and efficient. Any flows you create will be owned and managed by you and your University account. IT are unable to transfer flows between University accounts. 

If you are considering using Power Automate to support a business critical process, please contact your Business Relationship Manager to discuss this in advance to ensure Power Automate is the right solution for the business needs. 

How do I access it?

You can access Microsoft Power Automate via the Office 365 portal at https://office365.leeds.ac.uk 

Learn how to use Power Automate

Microsoft have a fantastic website where you can learn Power Automate from a beginner right up to expert level. You can access the content for free here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/index


Microsoft Power Automate training is available via LinkedIn Learning and is free for all staff and students.

Further Information and support

For further information on Power Automate and for support see the Microsoft Website.