October 2023 update of Power Automate for desktop

Power Automate for desktop comes with new additions in 2023 October’s release, including the introduction of four new cloud connectors, the simulation of some UI automation actions in the background, and the ability to edit the values of additional variable types during debugging.

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Deeper control over HTTP invocation of flows

HTTP request trigger is a frequently used functionality that helps customers integrate Power Automate with other systems. This allows a flow to be started based on an HTTP call. Today, we are introducing OAuth support for HTTP request triggers for deeper control on what applications and users can invoke such automations.

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Maximize your productivity in Excel with Power Automate

The new “Automate work” button in Excel Online, powered by Power Automate, has made it easier than ever to automate tasks and run processes efficiently from anywhere. This feature extends the capabilities of Power Automate by providing access to pre-built templates and allowing users to build workflows quickly and easily within Excel Online. This button replaces the “Automate a Task” button in Excel Online. Previously, the “Automate a Task” button only allowed users to select templates for Office Scripts, which would then take them to the Power Automate portal to build a flow. But now, with just a few clicks, you can automate repetitive tasks, reduce errors, and boost productivity, all without ever leaving Excel!

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Introducing the Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT

The Power Automate Plugin for ChatGPT allows you to create and run flows directly from within ChatGPT. Use the new Skills connector and Run from copilot connector to author flows that can be called from ChatGPT that leverage the over 1000+ connectors in Power Automate.

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Easier navigation across Power Platform and Environments

As Power Platform has grown in functionality, customers frequently navigate between capabilities across the Platform for building automations, applications, chatbots, pages, and more. We are also seeing customers benefit from the Environments within Power Platform, that gives them roles-based isolation to scale with confidence. Based on your feedback, we’ve made it easier than ever to navigate with a simplified left navigation pane and a more informative environment selection experience.

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