App in a day - one day training session
App in day sessions happen once per month and is led by some of the Business Elements certified Microsoft Partners: Stéphane Dorrekens - CTO, Björn Laroy and Michaël de Schepper - Chapter Leads. During this training, you will learn more about Power Apps – Canvas Apps, Model-driven Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Dataverse. In that session, you will be able to build your first application. Stéphane, Björn and Michaël will go through all the steps with you in order to create your own Power App plus you will also be able to work with Power Automate flow.
How to register? Each month, we will publish a Linkedin post with the link you can use to register yourself. Feel free to participate, those are free and very interesting sessions!
Why is Power Platform useful for businesses today?
Low-code transformation with Power Platform can help businesses adapt and grow to meet the demands of a "digital everything" world. It goes without saying that the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly changed the way we live and work. This new reality demands flexibility and transformation. Organizations need to adapt their existing processes and operations to meet a “digital everything” world in order to meet their customer’s new needs and expectations.
Software development takes time: At the same time, building software and systems is time consuming and expensive. There are high monetary costs associated with building and maintenance of home grown software. Furthermore, building every project from scratch burns up resources on low-value added development activities.
Surging digital demand: The demand for digital technology has surged over the past few years and the pandemic has only heightened the need for solutions that are faster, simpler, and easily available. The need for tech-savvy solutions exists across sectors and industries. Businesses need better systems to make sense of their data, utilize applications that streamline their operations, and provide better employee support and customer service, however, it’s becoming hard for businesses to meet all of these requests with the resources on hand today.
Security and compliance risks: Lastly, building software in house brings with it a host of security and compliance considerations that require extensive upfront investments to ensure that applications run seamlessly and face no regulatory problems, hack or data breach threats.
500 million news apps will be built in the next 5 years which is more than all the apps that has been built in the last 40 years. 1
5 times faster request for mobile apps than IT departments can deliver.2
86% of organizations struggle to find technical talents to build applications.3
1. IDC FutureScape: WorldwideIT Industry 2020 Predictions. Doc # US 45599219, October 2019. 2. Gartner, How to Deliver EnterpriseMobile Apps Faster – 2017. 3. PatrickMoorhead, Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid Cloud and Edge at Ignite 2019,citing Indeed survey, Forbes.com, Nov 2019.
What businesses need today is a high productivity, low-code development platform that helps organizations of all sizes adapt and respond to rapid developments in real time. Rather than trying to turn everyone into a developer or invest heavily in building software in house, employing low-code development can help address these challenges and close the skills gap that exceeds the current enterprise capabilities.
What prevents us from doing our best work, even with all of the technology and data at our disposal?
Think about the amount of effort that submitting expenses or opening a purchase order takes in contrast to the value that that effort adds. Then think of that on an organizational level: How much time is spent manually taking information from one system and entering it into another?
The resolution to these challenges is shifting the focus of transforming how we work from an app and tool based approach to a human-centric approach, where technology serves the purpose of helping people accomplish more without doing more.
With Microsoft Power Platform — analyze data, build solutions, automate processes and create virtual agents. You will see the speed at which you can create simple Power Apps and learn about the abilities to create full line of business solutions as well.
Analyze your data: Gain insights to act on your data by highlighting key business problems to solve and determine a plan to evaluate insights post deployment.
Act on your data: Build apps to solve for key business pain points on Dataverse and use connectors to Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, and 270+ other systems. Leverage AI Builder for automation and extend them to external audiences via Portals.
Automate your data: Create workflows that infuse desktop and AI automation to remove manual workflows and allow for productivity like never before.
Start with your data: Leverage Dataverse to unlock siloed systems like SAP and CRM systems. Consolidate processes and use the new data to kickstart your digital transformation.
POWER BI - Empower team members to discover insights hidden in your data with Microsoft Power BI
POWER APPS - Give everyone the power to build the apps they need with advanced functionality previously only available to professional developers — including pre-built AI components.
POWER AUTOMATE - Every business has processes, Power Automate allows you to define and automate those processes.
POWER VIRTUAL AGENTS - Respond rapidly to your customer and employee needs — at scale — using intelligent chatbots built with Power Virtual Agents. No coding required.