Microsoft’s vision is to offer cloud-based Automation services to support its Productivity platform – Office 365.
Microsoft’s Automation platform is called Power Automate and is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft Power is a low-code application platform (LCAP) with a broad set of technology capabilities.
Microsoft added the RPA capabilities to its Flow Platform which was rebranded to “Power Automate”. They then acquired Softomotive and expanded its RPA offering with WinAutomation, ProcessRobot and Robin.