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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.

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 devices or virtual machines.

Hosted RPA

Run desktop flows with human interaction or autonomously on Microsoft-hosted infrastructure that automatically scales.

Create desktop automations quickly with Power Automate for desktop, directly from your Start menu in Windows 11.

Transfer data between cloud and legacy system with Power Automate

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 and scale automation across your enterprise using Microsoft-hosted virtual machines powered by Azure.

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Ramp up learning and creating with desktop flows examples in Power Automate for desktop. Understand logic and customise prebuilt examples to meet your 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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See why Everest Group recognised Microsoft as a Leader and a Star Performer in its 2022 PEAK Matrix® Assessment of RPA products.

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Find out why GigaOm recognised Microsoft as a Leader and Fast Mover in its 2023 GigaOm Radar for Robotic Process Automation.

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Data shows Microsoft Power Platform improves business outcomes

Learn how Power Platform helped organisations improve business outcomes by empowering employees to create solutions for themselves and others.

140 percent

ROI over three years

$8.32 million

net present value

Data points from the August 2022 Total Economic Impact™ commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft reflect the three-year ROI and net present value (NPV) of adopting Power Platform premium capabilities for a composite organisation.

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

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