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Insight into Power Apps and the latest releases from Microsoft

By 15th June 2022 No Comments

Microsoft Power Apps, a collection of apps, services, and connectors speed up app development with pre-assembled templates to streamline and widen app capabilities. Power Apps also link to your data so users can be constantly prepared to act on brand new insights without giving up their security and governance requirements.

By utilising Power Apps, everybody, no matter their capability, will be able to add value to their business by instantly and safely building advanced apps that help diminish inadequacies and resolve any company challenges.

Apps developed through Power Apps offer valuable corporate logic and system abilities that can completely change any manual company processes into digital, automated procedures. Plus, apps created by Power Apps contain a receptive design and will operate effortlessly on any device or through a browser.

Benefits of employing Power Apps include;

  • Creating hazard-free apps
  • Streamlining app development, with no limitations
  • Building quickly yet adding value constantly
  • Just a few clicks away from incorporating business data
  • Installing AI to combine powerful in-app information

Power Apps standardises the industry-app-construction experience by allowing users to build strong feature, personalised business apps without code.

By applying Power Apps, users can instantly develop personalised business apps that link to their data collected either from a variety of online data sources (for example Microsoft 365, SharePoint, or Dynamics 365) or an underlying data platform such as Microsoft Dataverse. 

Microsoft announces the overall availability of the latest Dataverse experiences

When it comes to the construction of apps, data is typically at the core. Therefore, Dataverse has become the answer for Power Apps. Dataverse provides users with a vast range of features to work with so Microsoft has made sure their users will get the most out of it by investing in easy and insightful experiences.

This week Microsoft announced the widespread availability of the latest data-centred experiences. These recent experiences include:

Revised list of tables

Microsoft has updated the tables list so users will find it easier to find what they’re looking for with vast assistance for sorting, filtering, and searching. They have also arranged the table commands in well-known ways so it will be simple to find any option users might be searching for.

Table hub

Once a user has started a table, they will be able to see a hub layout offering them an overview of the table with properties and arranged links for associated table components. They will also be able to see the first ten rows of data with controls that contain other current columns. This viewpoint allows users to easily update data in a spreadsheet-style approach with the added ability of simply adding new columns.

Table designer

If users need to get into the complete data set, they can alter the table from a full-screen experience that allows them access to all the data in the table, dependent on security and governance of course!

Create an app quickly

Once a user has created or found their table, they are but one click away from building an innovative current app over that table. It does not matter whether they are on the table hub or the full-screen experience, all they need is to give a name to their app and Microsoft will automate all the required steps to generate the app, inserting their table into the sitemap and therefore, bringing them into the modern app designer.

Choice columns

Offering users a variety of choices enhances an app’s data entry experience and ensures that they choose from an already determined list of items. Microsoft has improved the organization of these column types, so it is simple to sort, drag/drop reorder, etc, whilst allowing access to all other properties of choice.

Advanced table tools

For those advanced developers that are already well acquainted with Power Apps and Dataverse, Microsoft has added Tools that will copy underlying table and column names to the clipboard, enabling them to open tabs to the data query APIs or table definition.

Could Power Apps be the tool for you? To find out more about how Power Apps could improve your company or learn more about the latest Microsoft announcements, get in touch with us today and see how a highly regarded, certified Microsoft partner with vast experience using Power Apps and all the Power Platforms can enhance your business. Chat with us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and see how we can help modernise your business.

Sharon Sumner

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