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By Dan Kong

14th April 2022

The Best Resources for Learning Power Automate

Are you green-eyed with envy after seeing the benefits of business automation? Possibly you’ve had a nudge to do more with your M365 investment? Or maybe… something in your organisation has changed, leaving you to dabble with Power Automate as a necessary evil?

Whatever your reason, we know getting started with Power Automate can be daunting, and we’re here to help!

First of all, where to start?

Our top recommended FREE resources. Take a look!🚀

Blogs & Videos

Microsoft Power Platform Blog – Up-to-date resources from Microsoft

Encodian’s Blog– 100+ helpful guides and videos covering commonly used Power Automate flows

Training material

365trainingportal – one of the best collections of independently curated Microsoft 365 training materials

Search | Microsoft Docs – training material from Microsoft

Get started with Power Automate – Learn | Microsoft Docs – simple training exercises from Microsoft

Bring apps and automation to Microsoft Teams – e-book from Microsoft

Communities to join

Power Automate Community Blog – Power Platform Community (microsoft.com) – The best place for learning about Power Automate. Find articles, guides, information, and community news where Encodian’s own Jay Goodison is a community champion.

Getting started – Microsoft Integrations (blackbaud.com) – An excellent place for Razer’s Edge customers to create automation around their CRM

Microsoft MVPs & Influencers to follow

Microsoft MVPs – (Matthew Weston UK), (Paul Culmsee Aus), (Reza Dorrani US), (Serge Luca BE), (Sharon Sumner UK), (Todd Baginski the US)

YouTube channels (Microsoft’s channel), (Tutorial for beginners by Kevin Stratvert), (Laura Rogers), (Shane Young), (April Dunnam), (Encodian 😊)

Other resource banks – just like this one!

Microsoft Power Platform: Learning Resources | Microsoft Power Apps – An incredible collection put together by Microsoft directly

At some stage, every Power Automate wizard at Encodian was in the same position as you! (Albeit a while ago.. 👴) Ask us a question here.

Need a little extra ‘hands-on’ help?

Becoming a Power Automate wizard overnight is a tricky question considering your day-to-day responsibilities! And once you are, you may find yourself overwhelmed with internal requests for more and more automation.

At Encodian, we understand one size doesn’t fit all; that’s why we’ve learned to be super flexible and build a bespoke service for each customer to help them complete their own personal Microsoft 365 puzzle.

Here are just a few roles we’ve taken to support our customers:

Your Helpful Hand – Draw upon support sessions in 30-minute bitesize chunks, perfect for those delivering their automation projects which need agile and hands-on support to execute at pace.

Mr/Mrs. WAGOLL – We show you ‘What A Good One Looks Like’ and help you take on the more challenging flows together while supplying helpful handover sessions to boost your Power Automate independence.

The End-to-End Partner – It’s not uncommon for effective organisations to focus on their direct value-add activities; anything else is just a distraction! If that is you, point us towards your desired business goals, and leave the rest to us.

Sorry, we haven’t listed everything in our tool bag… We thought it might be too much to read! Learning Power Automate shouldn’t be tricky so if you’d like to have a chat and learn more, say hi to us today. 👋

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