Maximizing Your Productivity with Power Automate: Automating your calendar.

One the primary goals of Power Automate is to help you streamline repetitive tasks, save time, and improve efficiency, so that you can spend less time focusing on the mundane and spend more time on tasks that need your time and attention. One of the easiest ways to get started with Power Automate is to use templates. Templates are prebuilt flows that you can customize and use for common scenarios. They are a great way to get started. Some may provide exactly what you need and others will provide a useful starting point that you can adjust to fit your specific scenario.

In this series of posts, we wanted to highlight some popular templates that can supercharge your productivity by helping you stay on top of things like messages, emails, and meetings. To begin with we wanted to focus on some of our favorite calendar management templates.

Calendar management is an essential skill for anyone who wants to stay organized and productive. However, it can also be a source of stress and frustration if you have to deal with multiple calendars, conflicting appointments, or unclear agendas. Fortunately, Power Automate has some templates that can help you with these challenges. Here are some examples of how you can use Power Automate templates to manage your calendar more effectively:

Use a flow to find a meeting time with a message sender in Teams

Want to find a time to quickly meet up with a colleague or setup a 1 hour brainstorm? Well with this template you can kick off a flow directly from the person’s Teams message, the flow finds the best available time for you to meet based on your respective calendars and schedules a meeting.

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Auto-remove cancelled meetings and notify me in Teams

This template automatically removes cancelled meetings from your calendar and notifies you in teams when it removes cancelled meetings. The flow runs every thirty minutes and ensures that your calendar is always up to date and clean by removing cancelled meetings and notifying you in Teams.

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Automatically prompt users to set an agenda for a meeting

Have you ever attended a meeting without knowing what it was about? Or have you ever hosted a meeting without having a clear agenda?

With this template, you can ensure that every meeting has a purpose and a plan by automatically prompting for an agenda before the meeting starts. This template will send an email reminder to the organizer of any Outlook event that does not have an agenda in the body.

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Notify your next meeting that you’re running late

Caught up in the Monday (or Wednesday the new Monday) traffic? Or have your earlier meeting running long and want to notify your next meeting? This flow sends you a Teams message ahead of meeting and checks if you want to send a running late message to that meeting chat. You can either directly use the message that’s prepopulated or edit it inline in the teams card.

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These are just a few amazing templates that you can use to be more productive. As always we’d love to hear from you, so comment below and visit our Power Automate ideas forum to upvote or ideas for templates that you would find useful.