Topics that are going to be covered :
> Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform
> How does Power Platform work?
> Power Apps
> Power Automate
> Power Pages
> Power BI
> Power Virtual Agents
> Why Power Platform?
> Benefits of Microsoft Power Platform
> Integrating Power Platform in your Business
Intro to Microsoft Power Platform:
Microsoft Power Platform is a powerful solution that empowers businesses to build custom business applications, automate workflows, analyze data,
and make intelligent business solutions on a low-code platform.
At the base, Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform that comprises 5 key components: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. These components work together to enable businesses to create and deploy robust applications, make self-service portals/websites, automate repetitive tasks, gain valuable and actionable insights from data, and build intelligent processes for enhanced customer interactions.
How does Power Platform work?
Power Platform is built on low-code approach thereby allowing users to build applications and workflows via s visual interface.
The underlying language used for in-depth customization and improving capabilities is a built on Excel formula language called Power Fx.
Power Fx makes app development simple by providing a excel-type formula language that allows users to express complex logic and expressions easily.
The Power Platform incorporates several frameworks and tech stacks to provide a robust and expandable development experience. It leverages the Common Data Service (CDS) as a data storage and management framework that helps it to make efficient data integration across it's applications. The platform also works alongside Azure services, allowing developers to leverage various Azure's functionalities.
> Components of Power Platform are Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents
Power Apps is a low-code platform that allows businesses to create custom business applications. It provides developers a visual interface with the ease of drag-and-drop capabilities to build functional,
responsive and mobile-friendly business applications quickly.
Power Apps make it easy for applications to connect to various data sources like SharePoint, SQL Server etc to access and manipulate data within the apps. You can also Integrate AI into apps by leveraging pre-built models or creating custom models for tasks like detail processing, data conversion and object detection.
Power Automate is a workflow automation tool that allows users to automate repetitive tasks and make multi-system process integration easy. It offers a visual designer to make workflows using a wide
range of triggers and actions.
Using it you can integrate with various apps and services, including Office 365, SharePoint etc and in doing so you can automate processes and data exchange via the integrated products of your company. Power Automate can help you to streamline approval workflows by defining customiz approval processes with notifications and appropiate tracking.
Power Pages enables organizations to create self-service websites/portals ie for intra-organization use with the low-code architecture of the platform. This is used to make
interactive exepriences with pre-built templates and drag-and-drop functionality.
Power Pages also provides easy management and updation of website content, and controlling user access by user hierarchy, user definition and configuration of authentication modes and permission definition. It is also used as an extension of power apps, by extending it to the external users.
Power BI is a business intelligence and data analytics tool that enables users to analyze, visualize, and form data insights. It gives users the ability to connect to various data sources
ie on-premises and cloud and to make comprehensive reports and dashboards.
Power BI enables usage of Power Query and Power Pivot for data transformation and modelling for in-depth and precise analysis and visualizations. It also provides advanced analytics in the form of natural language queries and ML to detect patterns and trends in data.
Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents allows users to make their own intelligent chatbots by using chatbot designer you can vuild chatbot conversations via visual interface, with pre-built templates and authoring tools.
It also enables the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the chatbot to have a better conversation flow when interacting with customers. Many integration touchpoints are available for chatbots to connect with
other systems and automations ensuring a seamless user experience.
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Why Power Platform?
The use of a low-code approach that allows users to make powerful business applications with easy visual tools, empowers users to build custom solutions without
having the traditional, resource-extensive development, thereby accelerating the delivery of business solutions.
Their adoption of Common Data Service (CDS) to build a unified data platform that provides interconnected and robust foundation for building applications and managing data. Furthermore, CDS enables businesses to create a unified view of information across the organization. This unified data approach reduces silos, improves consistency, and facilitates interdepartment collaboration.
Benefits of Microsoft Power Platform
Power Platform brings advanced AI & analytics to the fingers of business users. With Power BI, users can transform raw data into useful information, build interactive visualizations and share actionable insights across the org.
With the integration of AI Builder, users can leverage various AI models for tasks like text analysis, object detection, and detail processing. This enhances decisions, automates processes, and drives business wins.
It also offers powerful automation tools that enables businesses to automate repetitive tasks and processes across various verticals. With Power Automate, users can make automated workflows using a wide variety of triggers and actions. This end-to-end automation reduces manual slog and ensures continuous and error-free operations.
How to Integrate Power Platform in your Business
> Existing Systems :
Power Platform allows integration with existing systems and applications within an organization. This enhances efficiency of and with existing systems by eliminating manual data entry leading to increased precision and productivity. Further, by integrating systems data consistency and accuracy are improved by having a connected interface.
> Organizational Data :
Businesses can connect and integrate data from various sources whether they are within the microsoft landscape or any external source. This enables real-time insights and data-driven decision making. It offers a comprehensive data view allowing to bring together multi-source data thereby providing a holistic view on all things data. It also provides various data quality tools for cleansing, transformation, and enrichment combined with real-time analytics for timely analysis and reporting, as options for businesses to make data work.
> External Integration and APIs :
Power Platform offers connectors and APIs that allow for easy integration with external systems and sources. This helps to extend the platform to leverage and use external resources that may be left isolated. This leads to enhanced customer engagement with unified CRM, social media, and marketing tools that allows businesses to better customer engagement and personalized experiences.
Microsoft Power Platform empowers businesses to transform their operations, automate processes, work their data by creating innovative solutions tailored to their unique requirements.
It can be a powerful catalyst for growth, speed, and power in today's ever-changing business landscape.
With it, organizations can fast-track their digital journey and see greater returns on their investments.
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