I decided to create a series of articles about Power Platform updates. Microsoft Power Platform evolves and every year we have tons of updates and changes. This is why articles discoursing about these updates are very important, at least in my opinion.
In this article: 10 Power Apps updates you must know in 2022 I introduced 10 Power Apps updates which went live in 2022.
This is the second article from the series and it will tell you more about Power Automate updates – for cloud flows!
Table of Contents
1: Undo feature in cloud flow designer
We were waiting for this feature since Power Automate actually came out! From now on you can Undo and Redo the actions in Power Automate cloud flows! This is very helpful feature and I am sure everyone will use it very often.
Link to the Microsoft article: Undo feature in cloud flow designer.
2: Simplify how solution-aware flows are shared with Azure AD users
If you have solution-aware flow you can now share the flow only with users added to the Environment. You won’t be able share a flow directly with every user from AAD anymore. Remember that on default environment you will have all users added to the environment, so there you will be able to share a flow with everybody, but if you work on separate environment it is only possible to share flow with users assigned to this environment. Remember – It works only for solution-aware flows.
Link to the Microsoft article: Simplify how solution-aware flows are shared with Azure AD users.
3: Restore deleted flows
Using PowerShell cmdlets you are now able to restore deleted flow as Power Platform admin! Remember that it works only for non-solution-aware flows.
To restore deleted flow use these two PowerShell cmdlets:
Get-AdminFlow -EnvironmentName -IncludeDeleted $true
Restore-AdminFlow -EnvironmentName -FlowName
Link to the Microsoft article: Restore deleted flows.
4: Users can view solution references from the flow details page
This is really simple feature. From now on, you can find “Solutions” area in the flow details page. This allows you to check what solution is this flow referencing to. You can also click the name of the solution and it will redirect you to this solution’s view.
If you deal with non-solution-aware flow this area will not be visible in a flow details view.
Link to the Microsoft article: Users can view solution references from the flow details page.
5: Solution-aware cloud flows are shown in the my flows list
Another very simple, but at the same time very useful feature for cloud flows. For a very long time “My flows” view in Power Automate displayed only non-solution-aware flows. It has now changed. You can now check every flow you own in this view from. It doesn’t matter if this flow is a part of a solution or no.
Link to the Microsoft article: Solution-aware cloud flows are shown in the my flows list.
6: Resubmit multiple failed runs at once
And another simple, but very much needed feature. If you want to resubmit some cloud flow historical runs you can now do this with just one click! This is great and very much needed.
I remember one situation where I was investigating a problem where there were 73 flow runs failed. I repaired the flow and had to resubmit every single flow run independently. It took forever, haha 🙂
Now I would just grab all those runs and resubmit them at once. Very useful feature.
Link to the Microsoft article: Resubmit multiple failed runs at once.
7: Improved home page experience
Microsoft improved Power Automate Home Page by adding some learning materials, posts, pre-build templates and general Power Automate overview. This will be very useful for users who are just starting their journey with Power Automate flows.
Link to the Microsoft article: Improved home page experience.
For Power Automate cloud flows there are not many changes this year (not yet). The list is very long, but many of the new features are not still published and generally available.
This must mean that in 2022 there will be much more updates and I am definitely gonna write some articles about it.
As for these updates, many of them very simple, but at the same time very important and needed. Resubmitting many flow runs at once or Undo/Redo actions – dude, that’s simple but awesome! Microsoft I must say that you are improving and these changes are very helpful! Thank you guys! We are waiting for more!
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