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Power Platform

What’s New in Microsoft 365 This Week (April 5, 2021)

By All Posts, Announcements, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Weekly Update
Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Newest Updates series. Every week, we do our best to sift through the most important Message Center updates into an easy-to-digest format so you’re always up-to-date. With that out of the way, let's get started: PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App Associated Roadmap ID: 80600 Release begins in early May with a targeted rollout completion by mid-May. Microsoft 365 users (with some caveats) will be able to...
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Biggest News from Microsoft Ignite 2021

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Development, Azure, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva, Webinars
If you missed Microsoft Ignite from March 2-4, 2021, then you've come to the right place. Microsoft hosted their annual developers and IT professionals conference last week and there's a lot to be excited about! Here are our favourite announcements that'll enhance the new modern, hybrid workplace.   New Microsoft Teams Features Better meetings Microsoft announced a laundry list of new features to further enhance collaboration and knowledge management in Teams. You'll be able to...
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The Real Benefits of the Power Platform – Accuracy and Data!

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint
The Power Platform has gained tremendous interest over the past year. The rapid shift to work from home has highlighted how paper and email-based processes become very time-consuming when everyone is not in the office. I’ve written before about the types of processes that make good candidates for Business Process Automation (BPA) via the Power Platform, and I will summarize again here.   How Business Process Automation Works Generally, you have data (words, photos, measurements,...
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Project Oakdale and What It Means for Your Teams

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Teams
Microsoft’s Project Oakdale is a new platform for Microsoft Teams to deliver Power Apps and Virtual Agents all within the Teams client. Your whole organization can benefit with additional features like relational data tables for storing and collecting information, and one-click solution deployment. Project Oakdale enables everyone to build and test Power Apps and Virtual Agents directly in Teams with very little coding. Deploying to the correct team is as simple as selecting it. Relational...
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7 Rapid Ways to Maximize Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint

Business Process Automation (BPA) helps organizations streamline their processes to enhance efficiencies, improve service delivery, accurately capture data, and empower teams. But without the proper tools or development capabilities, most organizations are slow to innovate using outdated systems. Microsoft 365 has developed a robust suite of tools that allow for rapid, low code solutions. These tools are especially effective if you have adopted Microsoft 365 as a platform, not just for email and document sharing….

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Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams

Transform Collaboration Historically, the Microsoft Business Productivity space has largely centered around email, chat, voice, and document management. These functions were implemented via Exchange, Teams, and SharePoint. Business Process Automation (BPA) was supported in some capacity by SharePoint via workflows and InfoPath forms. BPA was challenging to scale due to the need for forms and workflows to be custom developed. This required specific development capability (either in-house or outsourced) not just to build but to…

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Microsoft Power Platform: What It Is and Why You Need It

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform, Productivity

Businesses are generating more data than ever before. That data is now connected and available to almost every part of each organization. And all of that data offers great opportunities. Taking advantage of those opportunities, however, requires the ability to access, analyze, and use that data. Traditionally, creating reports and applications to do just that fell into the hands of a few specialists and developers. Each specialist created their own piece of the technical solution,…

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Top 8 Business Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps

By All Posts, Application Development, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity
Power Apps is Microsoft’s entry into the world of so-called low code development platforms. Like other offerings in this category, the idea is to provide non-professional developers a way to create business solution apps via an interface that minimizes the overall amount of actual coding required. Power Apps can also be leveraged by professional developers to crank out apps more quickly and with less complexity than traditionally done. If you aren't already using Power Apps,...
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