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Jumpstart your business with Power Automate’s new desktop RPA solution 

This year at Microsoft Ignite, I'm happy to continue the conversation about how Microsoft Power Automate is enabling developers to further accelerate their organizations digital transformation with low-code Robotic Process Automation (RPA) accessible to all users. Today, we are announcing the continued expansion of our RPA technology in Power Automate with a new desktop-based solution, Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

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Your guide to Microsoft Business Applications sessions at Ignite 2020 

Microsoft Ignite is just a few days away! This year’s all-digital event will bring together a global community of technology professionals to learn where Business Applications technology is heading, and the tools and resources available to help you solve the toughest challenges facing businesses today.

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3 key updates for the Power Platform return to the workplace solution 

In July, we introduced the Microsoft Power Platform return to the workplace solution to help customers safely reopen facilities. Since that time, customers and partners from over 45 countries have been leveraging the solution to meet their unique needs. As we continue to advance the solution, we are working closely with our customers and partners

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Partner investments focus on innovation and growth 

Microsoft Inspire 2020 is a wrap. On behalf of the Business Applications team, thank you to everyone in the partner community for participating in our first ever all-digital event. You turned out in droves from every corner of the planet—in fact, 70 percent of you tuned in from outside the United States—and brought an incredible level of excitement and engagement to our virtual gathering space. It was a great experience for us, and we hope you are inspired and energized as well.

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Partnering to help customers return to the workplace 

Today’s all-digital Microsoft Inspire event is just one example of how organizations are adjusting to the challenges of our current environment. While large gatherings of thousands of global attendees are still off the table, many organizations around the world are planning—or starting to implement—a phased approach to restoring operations and reopening workplaces. The Microsoft partner

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Introducing Project Oakdale, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams 

The COVID-19 crisis has rapidly changed the way we live and work, and many organizations have shifted to remote work or are implementing a hybrid remote work approach as they reopen physical locations. To support this shift to hybrid remote work, we continue to improve the Microsoft Power Platform integration with Microsoft Teams to enable our customers to tailor Microsoft 365 to their needs and empower everyone to be a developer using low-code tools.

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Return to the workplace with confidence with the Power Platform 

There is no standard handbook for reopening a business during a global pandemic. Each organization faces the daunting task of minimizing risk in conference rooms, factory floors, storefronts, and more to ensure the safety of every employee and customer. Today at Microsoft Inspire—our first all-digital event for our partner community—we are introducing the new Power

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Sneak peek: Business Applications at Microsoft Inspire 

Every day, partners are integral to helping organizations across the globe transform their business—providing end-to-end, intelligent business applications that help to optimize operations, empower cross-functional teams, and better engage customers. Microsoft Inspire is the annual event where we all join together—the Microsoft team and the global partner community—to identify and create opportunities to drive the business forward.

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Imagine, build, and deploy solutions with Microsoft Power Platform 

Currently, 97 percent of the Fortune 500 uses the Microsoft Power Platform in many remarkable ways. Today, I want to share a solution developed by GSK, which is part of the global Fortune 500 and one of the world’s leading healthcare companies. As part of their digital transformation journey, they launched the Digital Factory Transformation

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Rapid application development with Microsoft Power Platform & Azure 

On the kickoff of Build, we have an incredible 31 sessions covering Power Platform and Azure. This volume of sessions at a professional developer conference is a turning point for the Power Platform, so I wanted to take a moment and reflect on this growing fusion of low-code and code-first development.

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Microsoft acquires Softomotive to expand low-code robotic process automation capabilities in Microsoft Power Automate 

Today, we are announcing the acquisition of Softomotive, a world-leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) with over 15 years of experience and the creator of WinAutomation. By bringing Softomotive’s desktop automation together with the existing Microsoft Power Automate capabilities, at uniquely affordable pricing, Microsoft is further democratizing RPA and enabling everyone to create bots to automate manual business processes.