Microsoft Power Platform 101

What makes Power Platform a standout program?

Last week we learned about Power BI – the program suited for data analysis and presentation in layman terms that makes sense to even the non-technical professionals. Now with Microsoft Power Platform, data can be combined together into a common data model.

Microsoft Power Platform is not an improved Power BI, but rather an encompassing program that expands beyond the functionality of Power BI. Power Platform accomplish this by combining the robust power of Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. Together they create a powerful business application platform for accelerated app building and data insights. In addition, they can be used with Office 365 and Dynamics 365 plus other third party services. Therefore, this makes the use of Power Platform fairly easy because they can be integrated seamlessly with systems in organizations.

Understanding The Trio Behind Power Platform

It takes three to make Power Platform work and not one less.

PowerBI: Business analytics service for users to build informative reports and dashboards. This helps users to illustrate important data about sales, revenue, and other items. These reports and dashboards can be published on website, Teams, SharePoint, and others.

PowerApps: Application builder to meet standard business needs. It’ employs low-code mechanism for faster deployment with a ‘point-and-click’ approach. Non-technical users can build apps independently while reducing the pressure on IT teams.

Microsoft Flow: Automatic workflow maker between apps and services.
These workflows can be used to integrate and update data, synchronize files, get notifications and more. These workflows can be used to integrate and update data, synchronize files, get notifications and more. It helps the staff to avoid execution of repetitive tasks and save time.

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The Value in Power Platform

Data is the new gold mine for organizations. Opportunities and insights lie in data, and organizations draw actionable forecast based on data-backed evidence. Data analysis is normally associated with high complexity and high time consumption. IT teams are normally the most ideal candidates for the task.

Microsoft Power Platform changes how data is analyzed. It introduces data democratisation whereby it is accessible to non-technical users. This allows staff to do more with data with no background in coding. While one is not able to manipulate data in high levels, it affords users with a possible avenue to play in data in a manner not possible for average users.

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