Microsoft announces updates

Last Thursday Microsoft launched its two “major updates” called PowerApps and Flow.

In a bid to improve businesses by using data to generate into other third-party Microsoft tools, the company uses standalone tools for building applications and workflows.

According to Tech Crunch, Microsoft can use its own partners to support its own services, as well as “help businesses” make better use of the data they have already generated into other Microsoft products.

Both updates include:

  • PowerApps — The ability to cache and save data offline when no signal is available; to embed Power Bi tiles; and to immerse apps as rich forms in SharePoint Online and in Microsoft teams.
  • Flow — Includes deeper integration with Microsoft products like SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Teams and Onedrive for Business; helping trigger a workflow from inside SharePoint document libraries.

Ryan Cunningham, Microsoft’s group programme manager for PowerApps and Flow, said: “We are proving the point that there is now a class of business applications that weren’t possible before in traditional custom app dynamics.”

Written by Leah Alger