Introducing Power Automate machine runtime

In May 2021, we introduced direct connectivity between Power Automate and your machines. This new capability allows you to connect your machine directly to the cloud and run desktop flows without the use of of the separate On-Premises Data Gateway. We also released in May new machine-management capabilities to help scale your robotic process automation (RPA).

Today, we are launching a new machine-runtime app dedicated to manage your machine settings.

This new app provides you with many advantages:

  • A clearer and easier user interface to register and manage your machine
  • The capability to create your machine group directly from the machine-runtime app
  • An independent app that redefines roles between the Power Automate Desktop app (for the creation and testing of your desktop flows) and the machine-runtime app (for machine configuration to trigger desktop flows through Power Automate). You can decide to install only one of these apps or both depending on your needs.
  • A direct access to the troubleshoot tool (preview) to get your logs and change the user account your machine connectivity is running as.

Additional documentation is available here:  Manage machines.

To install the new machine-runtime app, you just need to download the latest version of Power Automate Desktop and select the install the machine-runtime option.

We hope 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: