We recently had a need to perform an online form submission and we wanted to schedule it to be submitted every day. 

So, being all things Power Platform, we immediately thought this was a perfect opportunity to use an UI Flow. UI Flow is Microsoft’s user-friendly tool to automate user input on websites or even desktop applications. The steps to get up and running were simple: we installed the UI Flow application, a web browser extension, hit the record button and performed the steps to accomplish our task.  

As we wanted the task to be done outside office hours, we followed Microsoft’s instructions and set up a cloud hosted virtual machine that allows the flow to run unattended. The UI Flow runs from Power Automate (Microsoft’s sophisticated workflow engine).  In order to save cloud hosting costs, this flow was configured to turn on the virtual machine at a scheduled time, perform the automated task, and then turn off the machine afterwards. 

The turning on and off of the machines made it strike home to me that there is something for everyone in the Power Platform – there is a subset of connectors such as the Azure Automation for the technical staff and sets of tools for the less technically minded that can be used for performing actions triggered off emails coming into your inbox. 

If you would like more of an introduction, get in touch and we will be pleased to help. 

If you have any specific questions, feel free to comment below. 


Paul Le Herissier

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