October 2023 update of Power Automate for desktop

We are happy to announce that the October 2023 update of Power Automate for desktop (version 2.37) has been released! You can download the latest release here.

Key features

New features and updates have been added, as described below.

Actions from four new cloud connectors have now been introduced

Excel Online for Business, Word Online for Business, OneNote for Business (in preview) and Microsoft Teams are the latest connectors that come down to Power Automate for desktop, with multiple operations now being available out of the box as native actions for desktop flows.

New connectors
Four new connectors are now available out of the box for desktop flows

Some UI automation actions can now work in the background

The actions Click UI element in window and Populate text field in window now come with an additional parameter that allows you to simulate the corresponding action, so that it runs even if the element’s screen is in the background, without having to be focused.


'Simulate action' parameter
The parameter to simulate the action is enabled

The values of more variable types can now be edited during debugging

The values of List, Datatable, Datarow and Custom object variables can now be edited during debugging through the variable value window, when the flow is paused, so that users can perform tests and debug using their own values for these variable types.

Get started

Hoping that you will find the above updates useful, please feel free to provide your questions and feedback in the Power Automate Community. If you want to learn more about Power Automate Desktop, get started with the below resources: