Power Automate Desktop May 2021 update

We are happy to announce that the May 2021 update of Power Automate Desktop has been released! New features and updates have been added, as described below.

Update notifications are now available in Power Automate Desktop

Power Automate Desktop users will now be notified when a new version is available in Microsoft’s download center. Clicking on ‘Download’ will navigate to the proper documentation page, in which a link will be available to let users download the latest version.

Update notification

Additional resources are now available under the ‘Help’ menu option

In the console and flow designer of Power Automate Desktop, apart from the ‘Documentation’ link and ‘About’ information, options for additional online resources have been added under ‘Help’:

  • Support (only for premium users)
  • Learn
  • Community
  • Blog

Help options

The console also introduces a new ‘Troubleshoot’ tool, regarding the machine settings of premium users.

  • For organizations which have restrictions on their configuration that create issues with the cloud connectivity, they will be able to change the user account used by the UIFlowService.
  • The machine logs can also be exported in a zip file with a single click.

A timeout parameter has been added in ‘Launch browser’ actions

Actions for launching the Edge, Chrome and Firefox browsers have been enhanced with the timeout parameter, which determines the maximum time that Power Automate Desktop can wait for the browser to be launched and assume control.

Localization work has now been completed for Power Automate Desktop

The UI of Power Automate Desktop has now been localized in 41 languages, while the Documentation is translated in 23 languages, reaching parity with Power Automate service supported languages.

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: