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Automate your desktop

Connect old and new systems and reduce repetitive tasks using UI-based automation with desktop flows—the robotic process automation (RPA) capability in Power Automate.

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Automate your way

Run automation with human interaction or in the background

Attended RPA

Run desktop flows or respond to prompts on your Windows device.

Unattended RPA

Run desktop flows autonomously on your Windows device or virtual machines (VM).

Build automation with Power Automate for desktop, directly from your Start menu in Windows 11.

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Safely automate at every level with built-in exception handling and available governance, privacy, and data loss–prevention technology.

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Easily deploy across virtual machines with hosted unattended RPA bots and auto scale automation across your enterprise with Power Automate and Azure.

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Ramp up learning and creating with desktop flows examples in Power Automate for desktop. Understand logic and enhance pre-built examples for your unique needs.

See Power Automate in action

Take a guided tour

Learn how to automate tasks and business processes in minutes.

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Watch demos

Find out how to automate your most time-consuming, repetitive tasks.

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Explore use cases

See how to automate large-scale processes, manage data, and streamline reporting.

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Access Power Automate on your desktop

If you are a Windows 10/11 user, you have access to personal desktop flows in Power Automate for desktop for free. Simply download from the Microsoft Store or launch the app from the Start menu.

What customers are saying about RPA in Power Automate

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“It was too costly to create APIs for our legacy applications… and we also had to navigate a third-party website. We used Power Automate RPA bots to fill these gaps and automate the process.”

Allan McDaniel
Manager of Development for BI and Master Data, Coca-Cola
Bottling Company United

What analysts are saying about RPA in Power Automate

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Microsoft is named a Leader in the July 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).1

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Microsoft is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q1 2021.

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Get started with desktop flows

Windows 10

Automate personal desktop flows on your machine for no additional cost.

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Windows 11

Automate personal desktop flows on your machine using the app, available in the Start menu.

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Power Automate

Experience everything Power Automate offers with access to all flows, add-ons, and apps.

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1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation, 26 July 2021, Saikat Ray, Arthur Villa, et al.

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