Microsoft Power PlatformTURN GREAT IDEAS INTO GREAT SOLUTIONS: AUTOMATE MICROSOFT 365, BUILD FORMS, ANALYZE DATA, AND CREATE BOTS.
Our team members – Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft regional directors – were involved in the initial creation of Power Apps, and they published initial guidance on extending Power Platform with custom connectors and Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft 365 Automation
Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate enable you to create forms and workflows with ease, and to embed and associate them with various Microsoft 365 applications (such as SharePoint and Teams), or to run them as independent web or mobile apps. Talk to us about Power Platform concepts, planning, best practices, and training – we can help.
Forms with Power Apps, Flows with Power Automate
With Power Apps, you can create custom forms, which are based on data from SharePoint lists, Dataverse, various databases, and other data sources. Those forms can be embedded in different applications, or run as separate apps. The business logic is built with Power Automate – an automation tool which lets you create simple and understandable workflows based on the same data.
If this sounds interesting, talk to us: we can help you create Power Apps, flows, bots, and Power BI dashboards, or we can train your people to do that.
Connect to various Microsoft 365 and external data sources
Power Apps and Power Automate can natively connect to Microsoft 365 data sources, such as SharePoint, Teams, or Exchange. In the same way, Power Automate flows can be triggered by the events created by those applications. However, more and more external applications are providing connectors for Power Platform, which enables integration of various Microsoft and non-Microsoft data sources into composite applications.
Power Platform Governance
Since Power Platform is mainly targeted at business users and people who are not professional developers, quality attributes such as governance and lifecycle management capabilities are somewhat limited. We can help you to establish management and governance procedures, and we can provide you with the scripts and tools needed to enforce those procedures on your Power Platform applications.
Extending Power Platform
Power Platform can be extended through custom connectors, which are basically web services running on some cloud servers. Our team members have written the first official guidelines on creating custom connectors, which were published on MSDN back in 2016. If you need to integrate your own custom data sources and legacy apps into modern, cloud-based applications, we can help.