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Microsoft Power Platform Features Update

by Spanish Point - Dec 6, 2021
Microsoft Power Platform Features Update

Microsoft Power Platform is bringing added ease and innovation to low-code app development and automation for citizen developers, business analysts, IT admins, and professional developers.

Check out the new set of capabilities across Microsoft Power Platform below:

Build enterprise-grade low code applications at scale faster than ever

Introducing Pay as you go for Microsoft Power Apps and Power Apps mobile apps enables you to build enterprise-grade low code applications faster.

Pay-as-you-go for Power Apps is a more flexible way to pay for Power Apps and Microsoft Power Platform related services. Customers can use a Microsoft Azure subscription to cover their Power Apps based on actual usage. With the new pay-as-you-go plan, customers only pay for what they use, making it even easier to get started with low code with low risk and then scale their investments over time based on the usage patterns of their solutions.

To deliver a seamless app experience for users, Power Apps mobile apps (preview) will enable makers to easily package canvas apps as Android and iOS mobile apps for corporate end users. Power Apps mobile apps will allow makers to deliver a completely branded, end-to-end experience for their mobile apps—distributed natively through popular tools such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager or similar third-party MDM solutions, and private enterprise app stores like Microsoft App Center, Apple Volume Purchase Program, and Managed Google Play.

Streamline collaboration and communication with intelligent virtual agents

New updates make it easier to collaborate with teammates by leveraging your intelligent virtual agents. For example, enhancements to Microsoft Power Virtual Agents bots in Microsoft Teams, such as Microsoft Teams proactive messaging, sharing bots with colleagues via security groups, and direct mention and interaction capabilities with bots in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft proactive messaging unlocks a rich set of scenarios from notifying users that their expense report has been approved to reminders to update their emergency contact information. The best part is you can include topics in Power Virtual Agents to reply to their follow-up questions such as “How is my emergency contact information privacy protected?”.

Sharing bots with colleagues via security groups enables users to find and install the shared bot directly from the Microsoft Teams app store in the “Built by your colleague” section, or directly install the bot via installation link and email notifications. There is no need to worry about data leakage as only members of the shared security groups will be able to install and chat with the bot.

Lastly, Power Virtual Agents now allows bots built-in Microsoft Teams to be directly added to the team that the bot is created in. Team members can directly interact with the bot via @mentioning the bot’s name in their team’s channel where everyone can see the bot’s response. In a product design team and need to share product design best practices with your teammates? Simply ask the bot in the channel and everyone can see the response.

Optimize how you work with RPA and process mining in Power Automate

Process mining is part of process advisor and provides direct data insights across the business processes many organisations use daily to identify inefficiencies across workflows.

Process advisor is comprised of two powerful capabilities, the existing task mining capability for capturing user interactions on a desktop, and now with process mining it uses business data to provide a holistic view into bottlenecks across the business.

With process miningorganisations can do the following to easily get started: Quickly create a new process with the intuitive interface in process advisor and upload your data from the appropriate system of record to select your key data sources for analysis.

Additionally, customize your data with deeper analytics: Customize your insights by selecting from an array of attributes that you define—such as regions, invoice types, and more—and filter down to identify bottlenecks in your processes. You can review the process maps and analytics to glean insights across your business processes.

Lastly, discover inefficiencies and improve productivity: From these insights, you can quickly identify which activities are most time-consuming, discover commonalities in their business practices, and improve efficiencies by identifying bottlenecks—ultimately streamlining workflows and boosting productivity.

Enable data-driven decisions everywhere collaboration happens with enterprise-grade analytics

Microsoft Power BI heavily invested to create a rich experience within your collaboration platform infused with AI to drive insights everywhere.

One such example is the Power BI App for Microsoft Teams making data more accessible across your organisation. It helps everyone seamlessly include data in chats, meetings, calendar invites, and teams’ channels. By making data more accessible, organisations can easily bring teams together, have insights-based discussions at the point of collaboration, and make better decisions faster.

To learn more about Microsoft Power Platform click here.