How to Use Microsoft Power Automate in OneDrive?

When it comes to improving efficiency at the employee and team level across the organization, one can only do so much to improve individual efficiency. It is by introducing process-level efficiency improvements that It becomes possible to make organization-wide efficiency improvements to a significant extent. And Microsoft Power Automate is the perfect tool for this.

In this post, we have covered some of the strategic ways to integrate Microsoft Power Automate in OneDrive. This post is a part of our Microsoft Power Automate integration series where we share some of the strategic ways to implement automation across the entire Microsoft 365 cloud suite. You can download the entire series here.

1. OneDrive and Outlook Automation: Save Email Attachments in OneDrive

Automate the process of saving email attachments you get in Outlook to OneDrive with this Power Automate flow. With this automation, all the email attachments you receive in your inbox will be automatically saved in OneDrive, inside a folder titled “Email Attachments.”

Step 1: Access the Automation Flow

The first step to create this automation is to access the flow here.

 Automation Flow

Step 2: Connect the Flow to OneDrive and Outlook

The next step is to connect the automation flow to OneDrive and Outlook. Make sure to sign into the respective accounts to connect them and create the automation flow.

 Connect the Flow to OneDrive and Outlook

Step 3: Take the Automation A Level Higher

One great way to make this automation more advanced is to have the process save the Outlook email attachments of specific senders to specific folders in OneDrive. To create this automation, access the flow here.

emails attachment

2. OneDrive and Email Automation: Send Specific OneDrive Files in Outlook

A kind of an opposite automation flow to the previous one is to automatically send files you add to a specified OneDrive folder to specific people in Outlook.

Step 1: Access the Automation Flow

The first step is to access the automation flow here.

Automation Flow

Step 2: Connect the Flow to OneDrive and Mail

Connect the automation flow to OneDrive and Mail. Make sure to sign into the respective accounts to connect them and create the automation flow.

Flow to OneDrive and Mail

3. OneDrive and Notifications Automation: Push Notifications for Files Created in OneDrive

You may need to monitor every file created on your organization’s OneDrive, especially on strategic OneDrive accounts, such as HR management accounts, company management accounts, etc. You can automate this process with this automated flow.

Step 1: Access the Automation Flow

To create this automation flow, access it here.

Automation flow

Step 2: Connect the Flow to OneDrive and Microsoft Notifications

Connect the automation flow to OneDrive and Microsoft Notifications. Sign into the respective apps with the accounts you need to create the automation flow for.

OneDrive and Microsoft Notifications

4. OneDrive, Office 365 Users, and Teams Automation: Notifications for OneDrive file updates

Specific files in certain OneDrive accounts are highly sensitive, and any modifications to it must be monitored. You can automate the process of receiving notifications as and when modifications are made to specific OneDrive files.

Step 1: Access the Automation Flow

Access the flow here to create this automation process.

Automation flow

Step 2: Connect the Flow to OneDrive, Office 365 Users, and Microsoft Teams

Connect the automation flow to three apps, including OneDrive, Office 653 Users, and Microsoft Teams. Sign into the respective apps with the accounts you need to create the automation flow for.

 OneDrive, Office 365 Users, and Microsoft Teams

Create more OneDrive Automations with Power Automate.

Access the entire library of Power Automate automation templates here and unlock infinite possibilities to create automation flows for the Microsoft 365 apps your organization regularly uses.

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