In his year Build a meetingMicrosoft on Tuesday said it is expanding its Copilot low code software-as-a-service (SaaS) a platform for creating recurring tasks, Power Automate.
The GPT-powered Copilot integration will be available on Cloud Flows within Power Automate, said Stephen Siciliano, vice president of Power Automate at Microsoft.
Businesses can create three types of Cloud Flows, including automated flows, instant flows, and scheduled flows. In an automated process, an automated process is triggered by an event such as the arrival of an email from someone, or a mention of a company on social media.
“Instant navigation can be set up at the click of a button,” a the company said in a blog post. “Businesses can create repetitive tasks from your desktop or mobile device. For example, send a reminder to a team instantly with the click of a button from your mobile device.”
Scheduled tours can start every day depending on the time of day; One such method would be to enter data daily into a database.
Using Copilot in Power Automate, according to Siciliano, should cut the time needed to create a cloud in half and ensure it runs smoothly.
“A navigation built using natural language is about 1.8 times as likely to run next week as a navigation built from scratch using the traditional drag-and-drop method,” Siciliano said. “So, this idea is how we can help people get to what they’re building faster.”
Copilot for Automate was first introduced last October.
Copilot’s integration, according to IDC analyst Maureen Fleming, should make it easier for business users to adopt Power Automate and get developers up to speed. “Advice and feedback from Copilot during construction minimizes the training required [and] it makes business more reliable,” he said.
Copilot within Automate is available in preview only.
Power Automate to access Action SDKs for desktop workflows
As part of the Power Automate update, businesses can now create Action SDKs for Desktop Flows, Microsoft said; Computer systems can be used to automate computer and web applications.
“Now, using the new SDK for desktop workflows, developers can create actions to accelerate development,” Microsoft said. “Business developers or users can find what their organizations are doing and integrate it into the computer system.”
Power Automate for desktop Visual Studio templates are also available through Nuget.org to help launch actions.
The release of Action SDKs for Desktop Flows should help business operators, especially those in companies that have not yet adopted robotic process automation (RPA) or are just getting started, Fleming said.
In addition, Microsoft is introducing “Workflows” to help business users manage tasks or automate chatbots on Desktop Flows, Siciliano said.
“Work Queues help you prioritize work items, with the most important items completed first, regardless of whether they are scheduled by computer staff, human staff, or a combination,” the company said. “The queue caller chooses which item to choose based on factors such as how it was added to the queue and its level of importance.”
Desktop Action SDKs and Workflows are all featured.
Microsoft has also integrated Copilot across other Power Apps, including Power BI and Pages of Power.
“Users can quickly create and edit reports, create and edit DAX calculations, create story summaries, and ask questions about their data – all in a conversational language while using Copilot in Power BI,” the company said.
Copilot’s integration with Power Pages will allow businesses to use artificial intelligence to speed up the process of building a website, including creating content, page layouts, creating graphics, and editing page titles using natural language.
Businesses can also add a Power Virtual Agents chatbot to their Power Pages website, which uses artificial intelligence to respond instantly to user queries, it added.
This possibility is also visible, Microsoft said.
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