HEAT special: Automate It video series and playbook for managing Power Automate Desktop on Windows
Earlier this year we launched HEAT (Holistic Enterprise Automation Techniques), sharing our learnings from customers building robust automation solutions on Power Automate.
Today, we are pleased to announce a special series around managing Power Automate Desktop on Windows at scale throughout your organization. This has been designed for Automation CoE’s (Center of Excellence)/ admins looking to enable and govern the roll out of Power Automate Desktop throughout the organization.
This series includes 8 episodes that introduces you to the concept of managing lifecycle for Power Automate Desktop, leveraging Microsoft Endpoint Manager tools such as Intune, SCCM and ring deployment techniques to deploy, monitor and audit Power Automate Desktop.
Highlights from the video series and playbook.
Managing Power Automate Desktop on Windows
In this debut episode, we will give an overview of the challenges with managing a desktop application and how can you solve them using Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Power Automate.
Create Intune Package for Power Automate Desktop
In this episode, we will show you how to deploy Power Automate Desktop through Intune. We will be creating groups in Azure Active directory and also creating an Intune package to deploy Power Automate Desktop app.
Configure Intune for Deploying Power Automate Desktop Package
In this episode, we will show you how to configure Intune to deploy Power Automate Desktop app. We will look at various options an admin can use to install the applications.
Deploy Power Automate Desktop and lifecycle management
In this episode, we will show you how you can use the Ring deployment methodology to roll out Power Automate Desktop across the organization
Manage Power Automate Desktop through System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
In this episode, we will show you how you can use SCCM to package Power Automate Desktop and manage it’s lifecycle (e.g. upgrade, uninstall etc.)
Silent registration for Power Automate Desktop machines with Power Automate
In this episode, we will show you how you can use register the machine deployed through Intune with Power Automate service. We will be using a Service principal in Azure to register the machine with Power Automate.
Analytics for Power Automate Desktop app in Intune
In this episode, we will show you how you can monitor the Power Automate Desktop deployments in Intune. Intune provides out of the box reporting for device health, application version and more across the organization.
Audit/ Compliance for Power Automate Desktop app in Intune
In this episode, we will show you how you create compliance policies to monitor the Power Automate Desktop deployments in Intune. You can also integrate with Azure conditional access which gives administrators a centralized place to manage policies and compliance status across the organization.
We would like to thank Thomas Barcenas (KMicro Tech, Inc.) for his contribution to this playbook and the video series.
We hope you find this useful and are excited to see what you will be automating!
Call to action!
- Watch the video series on Automate It YouTube channel
- Get your copy of the playbook
- Get started with Power Automate Desktop
- HEAT – Holistic Enterprise Automation Techniques: https://aka.ms/rpapnp
- Automate It video series on YouTube: https://aka.ms/automateit
- Power Automate Desktop on Windows Whitepaper https://aka.ms/padonwindowspnpdoc
- Microsoft Endpoint Manager documentation
- Microsoft Intune documentation
- Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager documentation
- Manage and protect mobile and desktop applications with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
- Governance in Power Automate Desktop
- Silent registration for machines
- Microsoft Intune reports
- Device compliance policies in Microsoft Intune
- What is Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory