Holly French, a Power Platform expert and experienced instructor specializing in Microsoft 365 and Power Platform training, breaks down the tools available in Power Platform and discusses some practical ways these components can work together to boost productivity and collaboration.
Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of business applications and tools that help organizations build and manage solutions to overcome business challenges. It consists of the following components:
Power BI is a business intelligence (BI) tool that helps you collect, analyze, and visualize data to gain insights into your business. Power BI includes Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service, and Power BI Mobile. With Power BI, you can easily:
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Power Apps is a low-code development platform that lets you create custom business applications without writing code. These applications can connect Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Teams, and other Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications. Power Apps uses a drag-and-drop interface to create applications, making it easy for people of all technical skill levels to use. Power Apps can be used to create custom business applications for any department in an organization. For example:
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Power Automate is a cloud-based automation platform that helps you automate tasks and workflows across your apps and systems. Power Automate can automate everyday tasks, including sending emails, creating tasks, moving files, and updating records to free up employees to focus on more strategic work. Here are some examples of everyday tasks that Power Automate can accomplish:
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Power Virtual Agents is a no-code chatbot platform that lets you create conversational AI (artificial intelligence) experiences to answer customer questions and requests.
Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites.
These components can integrate in many ways to help you solve business problems, streamline workflows, and boost your efficiency and productivity. For example, you can use Power BI to analyze data from your CRM system, then use Power Automate to automate tasks based on that data. Or you can use Power Apps to create a custom app that allows users to interact with data from Power BI.
Here are some specific examples of how the Power Platform components can work together:
We can create a customized course for your team using any combination Power Platform applications to meet your business goals. Browse our Power Platform training courses or contact us for more information and pricing.
Written by Holly French, MOS Master.
For the past 30+ years, Holly has had a passion for software training, including instructor-led training, e-learning, instructional development, software development, software deployment, or just plain teaching a stranger how to use their computer. Her true passion is to debunk traditional training methods and train in an organized, fun, personable, knowledgeable, logical, IMPACTFUL, and easy-to-understand way, incorporating the most efficient method for everyone. Each learner is different, each day is different, each software is different, but the goal is the same...More Tricks. Fewer Clicks.
Holly trains all levels of the Microsoft & Adobe products including Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online, Teams, Power BI, Power Automate, Planner, and more. Holly is also a MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master.
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