In November 2023, Microsoft shared a range of diverse ways to use AI copilot in Power Automate. These methods, shared during the Microsoft Ignite event, promise to give users simplified and efficient ways to automate and orchestrate business processes across the organization.
AI Copilot, as it exists across the Microsoft ecosystem today, can be defined as the feature which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist users and developers to generate codes and carry out other key functions, without having extensive technical knowledge.
By combining Natural Language Processing (NLP) with advanced AI capabilities, AI copilot allows you to enter your query in a simple, ‘conversational’ tone and the system will generate the code as required.
With AI Copilot, you will be able to ask questions and get assistance making improvements and changes to your Power Automate flows. By using natural language, you will be able to efficiently build and enhance everything from a simple flow to a complex, robust enterprise-wide process.
To know more about the AI Copilot in Microsoft Power BI, click here.
Ever since AI Copilot was launched for Power Platform in March 2023, users have been quick to adapt to it to facilitate operations. The Microsoft Power Automate Desktop application gives access to desktop flows. The desktop flows use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate the UI (User Interface) of the desktop or virtual machine (VM).
The AI Copilot feature in the Power Automate Desktop application comes with a user-friendly interface that offers hundreds of prebuilt drag-and-drop actions which makes it better and easier to get started with process automation.
At Ignite 2023, Microsoft shared some of the useful AI Copilot prompts in Power Automate. Here are some of the prompts that users can use in common scenarios.
This prompt can give you methods to add conditional statement within your Power Automate flow. You can modify the prompt to generate code snippets as required to add specific condition within Power Automate.
If you know the basics of Power Automate, then you will know that web selectors are elements like button and input fields that users interact with within a flow.
You can use AI Copilot to edit the nature of web selectors or even get suggestions on how to create a custom web selector.
If you wish to run a PowerShell script within your Power Automate flow, then this prompt can help you get relevant suggestions. You can also modify the script to generate entire PowerShell scripts to execute specific tasks as required by you.
Using AI Copilot on Power Automate Desktop is easy. Here are some of the quick and simple steps that you need to follow to get started with using the feature on your Power Automate Desktop application.
STEP 1: Download the latest version of Power Automate Desktop. Click here to download.
STEP 2: Launch the Power Automate Desktop console or designer. Click on the Copilot button on the top right.
STEP 3: Once the AI Copilot pane opens, you can choose from the pre-defined prompts or enter your own depending on your needs.
Custom scripts might be necessary to execute specific tasks within Power Automate flow. With AI copilot, you have a higher chance of generating error-free code without any hassles. Here is what you need to do to generate custom scripts with the help of AI copilot in Power Automate.
At Microsoft Ignite 2023, here are some of the prompts that where shared by the team from Microsoft which would allow to generate custom scripts:
PowerShell: “Write a script that will perform a POST request to URL and pass the %invoices% variable.”
VBScript: “Write a script that will list the name of the local computer.”
Run DOS command: “Write a command that will list all the folders in C drive.”
Run Python command: “Write a script that will join two strings: String A = Foo and String B = Bar.”
Announced in Microsoft Ignite 2023, this new Copilot experience will enable CoE (Centers for Excellence) teams to easily analyze the health and performance of their automations by simply using natural language. Here are the steps you must follow to use Copilot to analyze activity and performance on Power Automate.
At Evolvous, we offer custom solutions for Power Automate to businesses. Here are some of the ways in which our team can help you get the maximum advantage from the AI copilot feature in Power Automate: