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Improving your productivity using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps in Office 365

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Improving your productivity using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps in Office 365

  1. 1. Improving your Productivity using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps in Office 365 By Vignesh Ganesan | MCP, MCITP,MCTS & ITIL V3 Technical Manager - SharePoint & Office 365 & Jayanthi P | MCTS SharePoint & Office 365 Developer
  2. 2. Who are we? • Vignesh Ganesan • Technical Manager- SharePoint & Office 365 • C Sharp Corner MVP • Active Blogger on C Sharp corner , Collab 365 community , European SP Community & HubFly Blog site • www.vigneshsharepointthoughts.com • Jayanthi P • SharePoint & Office 365 Developer • Specialized on SQL Server, Asp. Net, SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics CRM & Power BI
  3. 3. Targeted Audiences IT Admins Office 365 Admin & Dev Architects and Decision Makers Folks who are new to Office 365
  4. 4. Today Agenda We’ll look at two new offerings for Office 365: • PowerApps – Custom apps for business needs • Flow – Automated workflows between apps and services Review these products and walk through creating SharePoint focused example.
  5. 5. The larger landscape
  6. 6. Big Picture – BusinessPlatform Power your apps with all your data- All in oneplace
  7. 7. Business Application PlatformInnovation • Power BI • Power Apps • Microsoft Flow • https://businessplatform.microsoft.com
  8. 8. Business Application Platform Innovation • Lets talk PowerApps and Flow • Power users build “no code” solutions • Connect to services and data already in your organization • Cloud/ On-Prem developing
  9. 9. Power BI – pretty Important but some other day
  10. 10. Microsoft Flow Automate your Business Processes + Tasks
  11. 11. Microsoft Flow helps non-developers work smarter by automating workflows across apps and services Get notifications Copy files Collect data Automate approvals
  12. 12. What makes up a Flow? Example: Notification Flow
  13. 13. Connect to cloud and on-premises data
  14. 14. Templates help users to get started
  15. 15. Connections 1 7
  16. 16. Connect with your favorite services https://flow.microsoft.com
  17. 17. Modern Approvals in Flow • Streamline business processes for data in SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Forms, SQL, etc. • View sent and received requests in a unified approvals center • Do approvals on the go - from your phone or directly from your inbox • Customize to fit your business process: Sequential or hierarchical approvals Parallel approvals All Assigned Must Approve
  18. 18. Managing Flows • Web Interface http://flow.microsoft.com • Flow Mobile App
  19. 19. Microsoft Flow roadmap - highlights H2 Calendar 2017 Calendar 2018 oExport/import app packages across envs oSPO – “In-the-box” review flows oSPO – use flow for Content Publishing approvals oSPO – people, choice, attachment and multi-values oIn-context in Dynamics 365 oEmbedded Power BI analytics oOffice 365 audit logs oSupport for GDPR compliance oUK deployment oHTML rich text editor oGuides for debugging actions and conditions oGovernment and sovereign clouds deployment oALM – Sandbox environments oALM – Move or copy across environments oLeverage device signals (e.g. Location) oAppSource integration oAzure functions integration https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ Microsoft Flow Roadmap
  20. 20. Microsoft PowerApps Build custom business mobile apps
  21. 21. Build Mobile No-code apps for your business
  22. 22. What are PowerApps? • Stand-alone apps • Targeted at mobile platforms: Phones and tablets • Works hand in hand with Microsoft Flow to automate business processes • Cloud-based tool which allows you to create online forms and mobile apps that interact with your data across platforms with little or no code. Notes: • Solid Integration with SharePoint and several other O365 offerings • Might be like InfoPath but for mobile platforms
  23. 23. PowerApps takes you From This To This
  24. 24. PowerApps Web Portal
  25. 25. PUBLISH TO RANGE OF DEVICES • iOS Version 9.3 and above • Android 5 and above • Windows 10 Mobile
  26. 26. How Does it work?
  27. 27.  Share with anyone on your AD tenant  Need own credentials for SPO  SQL as long as you are able to access data  DropBox/Box access – need own credentials  Explicit consent every time can be specified More…
  28. 28. PowerApps Native in SharePoint
  29. 29. Common Datasource to use 3 6 • SharePoint Online • The CDM • Sql Server database • Salesforce • Dynamics 365 • Excel workbook
  30. 30. Sharing • NOT public-facing • Can be shared and accessed across the organization • Can be shared with all, or specific users
  31. 31. PowerApp Vs InfoPath • Form Layout like InfoPath does not exist in PowerApp yet… but Microsoft Ignite 2017 said it will be there in next release. • Cannot share PowerApp with external users, it can only be used by users in Office 365 environment • PowerApps is currently only offered as software as a service (SaaS). As of now, there have not been any announcement about offering an On-Premise version. • PowerApp doesn’t handle printing ... Yet.
  32. 32. Microsoft Flow roadmap - highlights https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ Microsoft PowerApps Roadmap
  33. 33. Pricing PowerApps & Flow
  34. 34. Microsoft Flow Pricing
  35. 35. PowerApps Pricing
  36. 36. Conclusion: “Going forward , it’s a mobile first , cloud first world “ Digital Transformation

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