Introduction to Microsoft Power Automate

Power Automate is part of the Microsoft Power Platform and is a powerful tool to create automation flows for workflow processes. In this course, we cover the capabilities of the Power Automate service. You will learn how to identify common components such as flow types, connectors, conditions, expressions, and approvals.

You'll also learn how to build basic flows that can be started immediately with a button, based on an automated trigger, or on a set schedule. We'll explore how to update your flows and correct any issues that might interfere with your flow running successfully.

Furthermore, this course will help you in preparing for the Microsoft PL-900 certification for the Power Platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the different types of flows
  • Identify and choose the proper type of flow trigger
  • Find and use templates to run or modify a flow
  • Use and change data connectors
  • Be able to describe templates, connectors, loops and conditions, expressions, and approvals

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who are interested in obtaining the Microsoft PL-900 certification
  • Those tasked with automating tasks from Microsoft 365 applications and external application integration


  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft 365 applications and a license to create Power Automate Flows (a trial of an Enterprise version would work as a temporary testbed)

Welcome to the Introduction to Power Automate Course!

My name is Ron Schindler and I’m a SharePoint Architect with expertise in the Microsoft Power Platform which includes Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate. My contact information is listed for you if you would like to reach out. If you have any issues, please contact

Who should attend this course? 

  • IT professionals who are interested in obtaining a Microsoft certification
  • Those tasked with automating processes for Microsoft 365 applications, and external application automation integration

Our course objectives will include:

  • Describing the different types of flows
  • How to identify and choose the proper type of flow triggers
  • How to find and use templates to run or modify a flow
  • How to use data connectors and how to change them
  • Be able to describe templates, connectors, loops and conditions, expressions, and approvals
  • And finally, create and modify a flow

Prerequisites for this course. Anyone can attend and gain some useful knowledge. It would be preferable if you have some experience with the Microsoft 365 environment and basic knowledge of common technical terms. You may already have a license to use Power Automate at some level. You don’t need Power Automate to learn from this course, but If you are looking for a way to try out Power Automate and the things we talk about here, please sign up to “Try Free” at

We would love to hear about your experience with this course so please email us at with any comments. 

Please be aware that just like any Microsoft cloud product, changes are constant and what we cover here could be slightly different in the future due to new actions and connections being made in Power Automate all the time.

About the Author

Ron is an experienced professional with in-depth expertise in SharePoint, Power Automate, Power BI, and Microsoft 365. He enjoys involvement in corporate presentations, training, change management, communications, marketing, and facilitation.

Ron brings this experience together to design SharePoint solutions that meet his client’s business, training, and collaboration needs. His skillset includes: Program Management, Change Management, SharePoint Site Administration and Architecture, Project Management, Graphic Design, and Technology Infrastructure Expertise. Ron is an expert skier and speaks Japanese as a second language.