Power Automate UI Flows are available in CoE Starter Kit
Microsoft Power Platform offers a range of governance and administration capabilities that span across Power Apps, Power Automate, and Common Data Service. These capabilities exposed through the Power Platform admin center are designed to help the administrators and IT professionals in the organization set up, secure, manage, govern, and monitor the use and adoption of the platform and its components across the enterprise.
CoE Starter Kit is a complementary collection of components and tools built on the Power Platform that help you build and customize your adoption strategy for the platform.
The CoE Starter Kit has already supported Power Apps and Power Automate flows, and today, we are pleased to announce support for UI flows in it.
As an admin/ CoE, you can get a holistic view across different business units, makers, and processes across all environments inside your organization. For example, finance group can understand how many of their processes have been automated and operation group can understand who their top makers are. Plus, you will also be able to get insights for all the automations regardless if they are triggered from a Power App, Power Virtual Agent, cloud-based API automation or UI based RPA automation.
Here is a quick overview of the CoE Starter Kit
Introduce the new dashboards for UI flows
CoE Starter Kit’s core is a rich set of templates and dashboards. You can view analytics reports related to environments, apps, flows, chatbots, makers, all in one place.
With the new support for Power Automate flows and UI flows, you can now navigate to Flows and UI flows tabs to view in depth analytics, including historical trends, environments, departments, even with the details on connectors used by flows, the last run date, errors, run statics etc. for a given UI flow.
You can use drill downs, sorting, and filtering features to dive into a specific area to get more insights. You can also monitor runs and errors to identify the problematic areas that need improvements:
There are more advanced features ready for your do customize your governance strategy, including the ability to identify orphaned flows (the ones with no owner) or suspended flows that conflict with your Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies; search for flows/UI flows using a variety of filters through Flow Risk Assessment mechanism, as well as flows/UI flows that should be archived according to the Archive score to prevent resource sprawl.
How to get started
- Get familiar with the documentation
- Download the CoE Starter Kit solution and follow the setup instructions
- Configure the Power BI dashboard and familiarize yourself with resources and makers existing in your environments
How to use advanced features to customize governance strategy
- Identify orphaned flows and use the set flow permission power app to assign them to new owners. Note, this app is not yet available for UI flows.
- Define your own audit compliance strategy for flows through compliance center. Note, the feature is not yet available for UI flows but will be coming soon.
- Embrace your maker community and develop a nurture and adoption strategy by customizing new user welcome email
Although the underlying features and components used to build the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit (such as Common Data Service, admin APIs, and connectors) are fully supported, the kit itself represents sample implementations of these features. Our customers and community can use and customize these features to implement admin and governance capabilities in their organizations.
If you face issues with:
- Using the kit: Report your issue here: aka.ms/coe-starter-kit-issues. (Microsoft Support won’t help you with issues related to this kit, but they will help with related, underlying platform and feature issues.)
- The core features in Power Platform: Use your standard channel to contact Support.
Thanks for the great team effort across Yan Qu (PM Intern), Manuela Pichler (Customer Advisory Team), Jose Kovacevich (Developer) and the rest of the UI flows team.