Connect directly to machines and new machine management for desktop flows

Previously, you needed to install and configure an on-premises data gateway to trigger your desktop flows from the cloud. We are excited to announce that Power Automate Desktop can now connect your machine directly to the cloud and run desktop flows without the use of a gateway. We have also introduced new machine-management capabilities to help scale your robotic process automation (RPA). Try them out starting today, available in preview.

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Direct purchase on Power Automate RPA attended is now available

Have you been wanting for a long time to start using Power Automate RPA to increase your personal productivities as a citizen developer yourself? Now you can now directly purchase the Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA for yourself, or even for all members in your team without need to be an M365 tenant/org admin!

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Announcing changes to Power Automate’s native integration with Microsoft Dataverse

Last year we announced Microsoft Dataverse for Teams to reshape the future of work, along with a set of low-code tools to build apps, bots and automated processes. We are now making a series of naming, branding and discovery improvements to the Common Data Service connectors to help you seamlessly bring together the power of Microsoft Dataverse, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents and the rest of Microsoft 365.

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Process advisor updates in March 2021

We’ve made several enhancements to Process advisor in March 2021 to make it easier and faster to create and visualize your processes, including a guided first run experience, improvements for preparing your recording, the ability to manage activity names and other usability improvements.

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Improved table extraction in AI Builder form processing

With AI Builder form processing, you can automate the extraction of fields and tables from documents you work with every day, such as purchase orders, application forms, delivery orders, tax forms, and others. We are excited to announce that you can now train a form processing model to recognize tables that were not supported until today, available in public preview.

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Desktop flow queues now generally available

With desktop flow queues, you can easily orchestrate and scale your robotic process automation (RPA) across one or multiple machines in your business. Today, we are happy to announce the general availability of desktop flow queues.

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