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Is Power Automate Community Monitored or Dead?

It seems that the ideas community has gone dark. I recommend that MS invest some time to go through all of these ideas update status' and timelines.  If you want people to take this community seriously, then please allocate some time to communicate to your audience of power users who often have the best ideas on how to make the platform better.  Here's a quick screen grab that shows the ratio of new ideas versus other status'.  To be 100% candid, I have grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of communication and updates from MS regarding needed features and frankly am de-motivated to recommend further ideas since I have not ever received a response on the multiple Ideas I've proposed (some of them dating back to early 2019).  Thank you.

 
 

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Status: Escalated

Hi @dbro @Ecsktein @WorkingForFood 

 

dbro - Thank you for adding this comment and for your follow-ups - Ecsktein and WorkingforFood.

 

Managing Ideas for Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents has transferred to my team recently and I have found that there are some obvious steps and attention missing here. I am working on what I call "clean up crew on aisle 5" which happens when people move on from the team and should be an ongoing process. You will see movement and action taken in this space.  This is the start of that.

 

Items on my list to wrangle: 

Sharing the process for how our community and product teams work on Ideas posted in this space.

An SLA on responses

 

I'll comment here on the above items and I will be sharing a News and Announcements post regarding our new processes as well. 

 

Feel free to tag me any time or message me directly @heddanewman and I'm always happy to have a one on one chat about anything regarding community, the platform, and our programs. 

https://aka.ms/heddacommunitychats

 

Thank you 

Heather Newman

Principal PM Manager & Lead DTP Community Success Team - Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

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WorkingForFood
Advocate II

The absence of admin responses to this seems telling...

Ecsktein
New Member

It took a bit of diddling around, but I found this Feedback Form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRwRR1le8cN1Atnvn2W6Lm65UNjFW...

 

Maybe someone monitors that and could use a little nudge to come back and re-engage with the community here.

Heddanewman
Administrator
Status changed to: Escalated

Hi @dbro @Ecsktein @WorkingForFood 

 

dbro - Thank you for adding this comment and for your follow-ups - Ecsktein and WorkingforFood.

 

Managing Ideas for Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents has transferred to my team recently and I have found that there are some obvious steps and attention missing here. I am working on what I call "clean up crew on aisle 5" which happens when people move on from the team and should be an ongoing process. You will see movement and action taken in this space.  This is the start of that.

 

Items on my list to wrangle: 

Sharing the process for how our community and product teams work on Ideas posted in this space.

An SLA on responses

 

I'll comment here on the above items and I will be sharing a News and Announcements post regarding our new processes as well. 

 

Feel free to tag me any time or message me directly @heddanewman and I'm always happy to have a one on one chat about anything regarding community, the platform, and our programs. 

https://aka.ms/heddacommunitychats

 

Thank you 

Heather Newman

Principal PM Manager & Lead DTP Community Success Team - Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

Ecsktein
New Member

Thank you @Heddanewman! It's good to know there's a new team working to re-engage. Look forward to the results as you move through your process.

Heddanewman
Administrator

You are more than welcome. Thank you for the note. @Ecsktein 

Fjalar
Advocate I

Really nice you see you bring life to the community @Heddanewman 

 

I came over from UiPath to PA(Cloud), and PAD specifically, and I see great potentials in the tools. I hope that I, as most of us in the community, can contribute to their development. I also wanted to pitch the idea of having a separate Idea board for Power Automate Desktop. 

 

Just a thought 🙂

 

 

 

Heddanewman
Administrator

Hi @Fjalar - thanks for the note. Appreciate that. 🙂 

 

So are you talking about a Forum board as we do have one for PAD here - Power Automate Desktop - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com) or are you talking about something else? For feature requests and such there is the Power Automate Ideas area for that (not quite a forum/board) 🙂 Power Automate Ideas - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

 

LMK. Cheers!

hedda 

dbro
Kudo Kingpin

@Heddanewman,

Thanks for the note.  I will remain cautiously optimistic, though in my mind there is a lot of work to clean things up and prove the commitment level to this community.  Looking forward to seeing progress and your updates.

Heddanewman
Administrator

@dbro - You are correct, Drew. There is a lot of work and clean-up to be done in the Power Automate community. When the opportunity calls for team members to follow career paths/journeys like Jon and Gabriel have recently, the door then opens for transitions, new ideas, and a good Marie Kondo review of what was working and what was not. And I'm doing this review across all our Power Platform/Dynamics 365 Community sites as they are all now under my charter as a lead.

 

I am excited that we will have two new folks on our team before the end of this month as Community Program Manager and Community Manager for both Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents so that will bring some additional new energy to the table as well and they will work to shepherd these efforts with me and the rest of our team. 

 

We don't know each other well yet, but we will. I am a person of my word. 🙂 I look forward to working with you and everyone in our community more.

 

All the ways to connect with me: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathernewman/ chat? https://aka.ms/heddacommunitychats Twitter: https://twitter.com/heddanewman 

 

Cheers

heddanewman

 

Heather Newman

Principal PM Manager & Lead Dynamics 365 & Power Platform Community Success Team 

Fjalar
Advocate I

Hi @Heddanewman,

 

What I am thinking is. more that Power Automate (Cloud) and PAD are two tools with some similar functionalities other different, so in essence two tools. When I look at Power Automate Ideas - Power Platform Commuity I see a mix of ideas for Power Automate (Cloud) and PAD and I am worried that PAD ideas kind of get lost in there 🙂 (being the PAD enthusiast). So that is basically my thinking 🙂

 

Thanks!

 

Fjalar