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Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Power Platform get closer with pinning of Power Apps

One of the big themes of Microsoft Ignite was positioning Microsoft Teams as more than “chat, meetings and voice” and as a platform. Microsoft has made a huge investment in their low-code/no-code Power Platform, Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate (previously called “flow”).

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For some time, you have been able to embed PowerBI reports as a tab in Teams

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At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced

  • Power Apps creators can now publish their apps directly to their company’s app library in Teams and by the end of 2019, Microsoft will let users pin Power Apps to the Microsoft Teams’ left rail.
  • Power Automate Microsoft Teams triggers and actions which will allow users to create automated workflows within their Teams environment. For instance, trigger when a keyword is mentioned or when someone joins a team. This is due be available before the end of 2019.
  • Microsoft will be introducing Power BI Interactive cards to the chat experience within Microsoft Teams. This will help users to find information and act on data instantly.

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Example of a pinned Power App, above.

If you want to get more into the Power Platform, Microsoft just announced beta exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Here are some Microsoft Ignite sessions to learn more:

Teams + Power Apps: Three ways you can deeply customize Teams with low-code

Streamline your business processes with Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Power Platform

TK02 Microsoft 365: The World’s Productivity Cloud

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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