Power Platform

Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform is a line of business intelligence, app development, and app connectivity software applications.[1][2] Microsoft developed the Power Fx low-code programming language for expressing logic across the Power Platform.[3][4] It also provides integrations with GitHub and Teams.[5]

Products[edit]

The Power Platform family of products includes:[2][6]

  • Power BI, a software for visualizing data with different kinds of charts. It competes with tools like Tableau.[1]
  • Power Apps, graphical software for writing low-code custom business applications[1][7]
  • Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, a toolkit similar to IFTTT and Zapier for implementing business workflow products.
  • Power Automate Desktop (PAD), a RPA software for automating graphical user interfaces (via the acquisition of Softomotive in May 2020).[8] This product uses a Robin Script based language to achieve RPA.
  • Power Virtual Agents, software for writing chatbots

See also[edit]

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Office
  • List of Microsoft software

References[edit]

  1. Jump up to:a b c Novet, Jordan (2019-05-08). “Microsoft touted something called the Power Platform at its big event this week — here’s what it is”. CNBC. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  2. Jump up to:a b Foley, Mary Jo (2019-01-18). “Why Microsoft’s ‘Power Platform’ is one of its biggest bets for 2019 and beyond”. ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  3. ^ Anderson, Tim (2021-03-02). “Excel-lent: Microsoft debuts low-code Power Fx language… but it is not really new”. The Register. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  4. ^ Melanson, Mike (2021-03-06). “This Week in Programming: Microsoft’s Power Fx ‘Low Code’ Language”. The New Stack. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  5. ^ Bishop, Todd (2020-09-22). “As ‘low-code’ competition grows, Microsoft integrates Power Apps with GitHub and Teams”. GeekWire. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  6. ^ Krill, Paul (2020-05-25). “Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too”. InfoWorld. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  7. ^ Marvin, Rob (2018-08-24). “Microsoft PowerApps”. PCMag UK. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  8. ^ Lamanna, Charles (2020-05-19). “Microsoft acquires Softomotive to expand low-code robotic process automation capabilities in Microsoft Power Automate”. Microsoft.com. Retrieved 2021-03-20.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rybaric, Robert (2020). Microsoft Power Platform Enterprise Architecture: A guide for architects and decision makers to craft complex solutions tailored to meet business needs. Packt Publishing. ISBN 978-1800204577.
  • Pearson, Mitchell; Knight, Brian; Knight, Devin; Quintana, Manuel (2020). Pro Microsoft Power Platform: Solution Building for the Citizen Developer. Apress. ISBN 978-1484260074.
  • Mendoza, Eickhel (2021). Microsoft Power Apps Cookbook: Become a pro Power Apps maker by applying practical use cases to solve ever-evolving business challenges. Packt Publishing. ISBN 978-1800569553.
  • Gunnarsson, Ásgeir; Johnson, Michael (2020). Pro Microsoft Power BI Administration: Creating a Consistent, Compliant, and Secure Corporate Platform for Business Intelligence. Apress. ISBN 978-1484265666.
  • Guilmette, Aaron (2020). Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate: Achieve digital transformation through business automation with minimal coding. Packt Publishing. ISBN 978-1839213793.
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