15 June 2020
Last week we introduced the extraordinary potential of Microsoft Power Platform, the business platform that allows you to create apps integrated with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Azure and third-party systems. After an in-depth look at Microsoft Power Automate, today we focus on another pillar of the Power Platform, Microsoft Power Apps.
Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides users with an innovative, simple and fast development environment for creating and publishing apps customized for business needs.
With Microsoft Power Apps you can create business apps that can connect to stored business data either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in different online and local data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server and similar).
Apps made with Power Apps offer high quality and performance and help companies on the digital transformation path enabling the management of a wide range of scenarios and thus allowing the introduction of digital transformation into manual and obsolete processes. The apps generated through this product provide a maximum degree of adaptability and can be run both in browsers and mobile devices, ensuring rapid deployment and updating (as needed).
The real revolutionary and innovative scope of this solution is to be within everyone's reach, because it allows the creation of customized business apps in "low-code/no-code" mode: users can put together different data sources, run a lot of commands that give instructions on the behavior of the app, all using visual office like icons and not the classic strings of code that require specific skills.
In addition to a wide availability of pre-set templates, PowerApps provides you with a highly intuitive point-and-click design tool. You can also customize existing apps without special programming skills.
Obviously, Power Apps also offers the possibility to make an advanced extension for all those users and professional developers, who, thanks to a dedicated framework, will be able to interact at the programming level with data and metadata, create custom connectors, set up complex logic and multiply the functions available through integration with Azure.
"We hope that Power Apps will offer the same kind of democratization of development that offered Excel in spreadsheets and tables", Charles Lamanna, (General Manager Application Platforms of Microsoft).
Microsoft has provided a YouTube channel where you can see updates and news about the Power Apps world, Microsoft Power Apps.
Do you need assistance? Would you like to implement Microsoft Power App for you and your company?