May - Automation news

Power Automate, Azure Automation and Process Advisor news

Microsoft has had their build 2022, and a lot of announcements on or just before the event. Some of the highlights from the announcements are below. NUDGEIT has released some new Automations, that can come in handy when you want to increase the security of your IT environment.

AI Builder for Power Automate - Ability to extract data from unstructured documents like contracts. 

Power Automate supported by AI Builder have long been able to extract data from structured (Surveys, Questionnaires) and semi-structured data (Invoices, Purchase orders) but now supports unstructured data like contracts and letters. Utilizing Azure forms recognizers can be trained with a No Code training wizard, enabling a wider audience to deploy and train the engine to support Automation. AI Builder's new capabilities

Process Advisor with Autogenerated grouping, discovering optimization faster.

Microsoft process advisor support autogenerating activities from the recordings, and it Automatically groups related recorded actions into a single activity and labels this. This capability will help discover processes that can be Automated.  With a new time analyzer, you visualize and can drill down into process bottlenecks, enhancing your ability to identify and fix those in your processes. For more detailed information about the news, take a peek here Process Advisor updated

NUDGEIT Automations increases IT Security, operational good practise Automated.

NUDGE IT has developed and implemented some Automations that will help increase your Security - they are all focused on the fact that security start slipping and need continuous maintenance - which gets forgotten in the heat of the daily workload. Most are implemented in Azure Automation and can be easily imported into your environment. 

Automation that helps operations:

  • Privileged Accounts report and forced Monthly approval
  • Disable Clients Automatically that have been inactive X days
  • Inactive Account reporting and approval

Should you have interest, contact our Automation experts or read more on our Automation Resource Page 

Power Automate - general availability of Image Classification 

Using Lobe, Microsoft has made it possible to classify images as a part of Automation. Imagine you could let the Automation look at pictures sent from customers, and classify those so they land in the right service department. You simply need to label images and then Lobe train the custom ML model for you. 

Image Classification possibilities:

  • Classify faults on products from pictures 
  • Equipment Analytics, recognizing danger
  • Recognize emotions of customers, are they happy

For more on Lobe and examples of Image recognition 

April Automation New

Microsoft announced a series of new connectors, both Microsoft developed and third party connectors. NUDGEIT continues to add to their IT Automation, to be used to make your environment more secure and streamlined.  

Power Automate add 14 new connectors 

Connectivity is important and hence the continued support for API driven connectors enhances the capability to build inclusive automation across the myriad of systems a company deploy. Microsoft power Automate has the most connectors and hence is the best choice when you want to Automate across your company. 

Among  the new connectors :

  • Autodesk forge data exchange 
  • Relevation Helpdesk
  • Cyberproof Actions 

For more information on all the 14 new validated connectors for Microsoft Power Automate

Automatically Recognize in-active computer devices and move them to specific OU.

In large organizations with many computers like desktops., Laptops the principle some devices fall through the cracks - and do not get reassigned, wiped or otherwise handled. This leaves a potential security risk, and hence our Inactive Computer Automation try to catch those and move them to an OU for inactive computers, and reduce the risk of a breach of security. 

What do this scheduled Automation do:

  • Identify unused computers based on several characteristics
  • Report those to IT Management 
  • Move those computers to an in-active OU 

Learn more about the this, talk to our IT Automation Experts