In the past few years, digital transformation has become a popular topic, and Microsoft has taken the lead on the subject by transforming how businesses operate and collaborate. More and more businesses are relying on Microsoft to run their operations daily, taking advantage of the collaboration tools they provide. Teams and Power Platform are a terrific illustration of how these tools can work together in harmony to increase team cohesiveness, and we’re going to dive deeper into this topic today so you can understand the benefits and advantages. Learn how to combine Microsoft Teams and Power Platform, as well as how to benefit from the synergy.
Microsoft Teams and PowerApps
Microsoft Teams is a messaging and collaboration application that allows users to effortlessly communicate with peers. Microsoft Teams has proven to be a useful and much-needed remote collaboration platform for companies, particularly for firms that were newly introduced to the remote office framework. Power Apps is a component of the Microsoft Power Platform that allows users to create low-code or no-code business apps. You can now install pre-existing Power Apps in Teams or create your Power Apps within the Teams. The goal of this integration is to make Power Apps more productive. This integration puts Power Apps at people’s fingertips, as more professionals spend more time in Microsoft Teams.
Here are the basics that you need to know about Microsoft Teams integration with Power Platform.
Microsoft Teams Integration with Power Platform
Using the Power Apps interface with Microsoft Teams, you can now develop a canvas or model-driven app directly from Microsoft Teams. All you need to do is simply install the Power Apps in Teams and you will have access to all of Power Apps’ features. You then develop apps the same way you would in the ‘classic’ Power Apps interface.
Alternatively, if your team is already using Power Apps, integrating MS teams should be a breeze. It simply takes five simple actions to add a personal app to your account:
- To find the app you wish to embed in Teams, log into your Power Apps account.
- Select the additional actions icon, and then ‘Add to Teams’ once you’ve found the app.
- After that, you’ll need to get the app.
- After that, open Teams and immediately upload the app by selecting ‘apps’ in the Teams UI and then ‘Upload a Custom App.’
- You must first add the personal app to a Team before publishing it.
Canvas and model-driven apps can also be swiftly embedded as tab apps.
Power Automate with Microsoft Teams
Power Automate is a cloud-based technology that allows you to develop and manage automated workflows to streamline business processes and activities in the workplace. This tool saves you time and effort that would otherwise be wasted on tedious, repeated operations like emailing, sending bulk notifications and announcements, and creating reminders.
With MS Teams Power Platform users can automate manual procedures within the platform without leaving Teams. The 300+ accessible connector links are also very useful to combine third-party services and apps into automated business processes. Moreover, the system’s built-in AI capabilities provide the support needed to create intelligent processes. Power Automate helps your team members focus on high-value tasks by delegating menial duties to the working platform itself.
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Power BI with Microsoft Teams
Power BI is an enterprise analytics tool that enables users to view data and derive actionable insights from extensive data volumes. It’s a collection of products and services that are used for connecting to data sources, creating visual representations (charts and graphs), manipulating and modeling data, making reports, and disseminating informative dashboard visualizations across the business. Power BI visualisations can be shared within any compatible Microsoft 365 services, exported to PowerPoint, Excel, or CVS, or even published in real-time in embedded webpages. However, now, with the integration, your Teams community may utilise these visualisations to create and share important snapshots of the business environment with the enterprise.
Users can quickly put up intelligent data presentations by adding Power BI Reports to their Teams Channel, making it easier to transmit complicated information in short Teams sessions and encouraging a data-centric workplace culture.
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Benefits of Microsoft Teams and Power Platform Integration
Incorporating the four Power Platform features into Teams enhances the already diverse and self-contained Teams platform. Collaboration, communication, and teamwork are all elevated to new heights. The following are the key advantages that the dynamic pair offers:
Ensures that the workflow is not disrupted.
Isn’t it inconvenient to have to interrupt your work to fill out a form? It disrupts people’s workflow if they spend most of their days on Microsoft Teams yet have to go to the intranet to find your Power Apps. If they can access the app with a few clicks from their primary Teams channel, on the other hand, they can use it quickly and get on with their day.
Improves the return on investment for Power Apps you’ve created
Even though Power Apps are inexpensive to build, you must still pay for Power Apps licenses and consider the time it takes to create the app. It would be a pity if people were underutilizing it because they were unaware of its existence or couldn’t recall how to locate it. Because of the Power Apps interfaces with Microsoft Teams, more users will find and utilize the app, increasing your ROI.
When developing apps, it’s easier to collaborate.
It’s considerably easier for coworkers to collaborate on the design and layout of Power Apps now that they can be built right within Microsoft Teams. They may even watch the app being constructed on the canvas and provide ideas or comments about the application’s logic. As a result, the software will be far more useful the first time you use it.
You should expect to see a notable increase in productivity with Power Apps if you integrate with Teams. You will use the apps you’ve created more frequently, and you will find it easier to build new ones as well. Integrating the Teams into your power platform can be complicated. If you’re unsure about where to start, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance. Veelead solution is a Microsoft partner that proudly helps businesses take advantage of Microsoft enterprise resources and other practical digital solutions.