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5 best and 5 worst things about Power Automate Desktop
Part one of a four-part series of blogs

To help understand what software can do, it can be useful to look at its strengths and weaknesses - which is what this blog aims to do for Power Automate Desktop!

  1. 5 best and 5 worst things about Power Automate Desktop (this blog)
  2. 5 best things about Power Automate Desktop
  3. 5 worst things about Power Automate Desktop
  4. Overall recommendation

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 March 2022

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5 best and 5 worst things about Power Automate Desktop

Power Automate Desktop (PAD) is an example of robotic process automation software - in other words, it's as if a robot were sitting at your desk instead of you clicking on buttons and pressing keys.

As you'll see from this blog, your job is still safe for now: just because a robot can use your mouse and keyboard doesn't mean it will do so in an intelligent way!

Here's an example of a typical subflow (part of a program) in Power Automate Desktop:

A subflow

A subflow to send a message in Outlook if a condition is met.

If you're wondering whether Power Automate Desktop is for you, I thought I'd compile a (very personal) list of the 5 things I like most about it, and the 5 things I find most annoying (and end with some conclusions).

Let's start with the best things ...

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