Cryptocurrency, Customer Service and Space Exploration Cap Recent Connector Additions

Cryptocurrency, Customer Service and Space Exploration Cap Recent Connector Additions

The new Power Automate connectors that launched Sunday offer some insight into cryptocurrency and space exploration, and one could do some heavy lifting for you in the customer service department.

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Heads up financial gurus! This Power Automate connector’s three actions get the most basic information you’d need about the relative worth of cryptocurrency at any given time. While this connector is in it’s infancy today, there’s real growth potential for it given the rising popularity (and controversy) worldwide about cryptocurrency. Added triggers that might, for example notify you of a price change, or prompt a buy or sell would be welcome additions to this connector in the future.

For now, it’s three actions include:

  • Get a list of all fiat currencies.
  • Get an exchange rate for a cryptocurrency.
  • Get a market rate (spot price) for a cryptocurrency in the format of bit currency to U.S. dollars (BTC-USD).

I had to ask, “what is fiat currency?” 

According to James Chen of Investopedia, β€œFiat money is a government-issued currency that is not backed by a physical commodity, such as gold or silver, but rather by the government that issued it. The value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand and the stability of the issuing government, rather than the worth of a commodity backing it.”

Okay, got it. And I couldn’t help but look it up. As of today, November 9, 2021, the current market rate is 1 BTC to $67,278.00. Now you know.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Three stars.

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Launch Library 2

Space enthusiasts, rocket scientists and parts manufacturers may find this connector of interest for all things space exploration-related. The litany of possible actions of this connector tapping into the Launch Library 2 API gives the user access to both past and present data regarding: agencies, astronauts, events, expeditions, launches, launch pads, launch vehicles, locations, reusable first stages, spacecraft, and space stations. Maker The Space Devs list one caveat: the API is subject to rate limiting for non-authenticated requests.

Even so, I can see this connector being used in tandem with any of the available weather-related connectors.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Three and a half stars.

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Microsoft Partners can use the Spinpanel connector to automate customer-related work including subscriptions, licensing, and managing user accounts. It seems like a handy tool to reduce the amount of what is typically repetitive, manual work.

A sample flow could be:

> A ticket comes into Support to Add/Remove a user.

> Use this information to automate the tasks within the Microsoft ecosystem as their Partner to add/remove licenses, set up access and more.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Four and a half stars. Very cool connector!

That’s all for today’s run down of the newest Power Automate connectors. And, if you’re keeping track, there are now 583 in total, 39 of which come from Independent Publishers which are denoted by the orange square with the two person crew icons. Tell me what you are looking to connect and we’ll hook you up!

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