Microsoft Power PlatformProduct Overview
- About Microsoft Power Platform
- Pros of Microsoft Power Platform
- Cons of Microsoft Power Platform
- Breakdown of core features
Microsoft Power Platform product overview
Microsoft Power Platform combines Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents to give everyone the ability to create solutions that accelerate business. It allows users to analyze data, build apps, automate processes, and create virtual agents.
Microsoft Power Platform offers a set of low-code tools teams need to stay agile. Its components work together with security, management, and compliance—plus room to grow. The platform enables businesses to craft solutions while empowering users to unite customized technology to help everyone, from the CEO to the front-line workers, drive the business with data.
The combination of low code tools, along with the ability to leverage enterprise-level application development tools, provides a collaborative solution. Microsoft Power Platform lets citizen developers and professional developers work together to build targeted solutions that deliver value.
Pros of Microsoft Power Platform
- It boosts business productivity to get more done by allowing everyone to automate organizational processes.
- All Microsoft Power Platform tools are built on Azure, ensuring enterprise-grade security, certifications, and administrative controls.
Cons of Microsoft Power Platform
- It can be confusing for citizen developers.
- Some users commented that the platform takes time to load.
Breakdown of core features
Custom app development
Power Apps provides a rapid low-code development environment for building custom apps for business needs. It has services, connectors, and the Microsoft Dataverse to allow simple integration and interaction with existing data. It enables the creation of web and mobile applications that run on all devices. Power Apps eases users into app development with a simple interface so that every business user or pro developer can build custom apps.
Power Automate lets users create automated workflows between applications and services. It helps automate repetitive business processes such as communication, data collection, and decision approvals. Moreover, it facilitates building enterprise-grade process automation. Every user level can automate work tasks, from beginners to seasoned developers.
BI (Business Intelligence)
Power BI is a business analytics service that delivers insights for analyzing data. It can share insights through data visualizations which make up reports and dashboards to support fast, informed decisions. Power BI scales across an organization and has built-in governance and security so businesses can focus on using data more than managing it.
This feature takes business data and allows users to display it in ways that make the most sense to others. Its dashboard can replace a standing meeting to report on company metrics, such as sales data, progress against goals, or employee performance.
Power Virtual Agents lets anyone create chatbots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. It minimizes the IT effort required to deploy and maintain a custom solution by empowering subject matter experts to build their conversational solutions.
(Last updated on 04/28/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)