Microsoft Power Automate is a new feature that integrates with Teams to help you streamline your work through low-code workflow automation. You simply have to put together logic-based building blocks, determine what will trigger your logic-based workflows, and go! The ways to use Power Automate are practically limitless, and you can build them from scratch or download templates directly from Microsoft.
For instance, one useful workflow is the “follow up on a message” template. It’s happened to everyone – you’re getting ready to head into a meeting, and someone messages you to ask for some help. You might shoot them a quick message explaining that you’re going into a meeting, but you’ll be in touch. However, sometimes you’ll forget to get back to them and leave them hanging.
With the “Follow up on a message” template, you can avoid this scenario entirely. Simply click the three dots that appear next to your coworker’s message to set a timer that will remind you when you need to respond. So, if it’s a quick 20-minute call, just set a timer for 20 minutes and Teams will do the rest.
To get Microsoft Power Automate, open your Teams client and tap the “Apps” icon on in the lower left of the navigation bar. Search for “Power Automate” or “Flow” and select it. Once you tap install, it is ready to go!
Editor's note: Microsoft recently announced a number of new fancy Teams features to come. Stay tuned!