Microsoft 365 Power Platform

Power Apps

Build mobile and web apps with the data your organization already uses.

Microsoft PowerApps is an enterprise service that helps you quickly build, integrate, and share apps that work on any device. PowerApps lets you use built-in connections or those built by your company to connect your app to cloud and on-premises services, including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, OneDrive, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, and more. You can easily share your PowerApps with coworkers by simply typing an email address.

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What is PowerApps?

PowerApps is a low-code development platform that allows users to build custom business applications without requiring extensive coding skills. It is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which also includes Power BI for data visualization and analysis, and Power Automate for workflow automation.

What are the features of PowerApps?

Some of the key features of PowerApps include:

  • Drag-and-drop interface for building custom applications without coding
  • Integration with Microsoft Office 365 and other data sources, including SharePoint, Dynamics 365, and SQL Server
  • Mobile app development with responsive design for different device types
  • Support for creating custom connectors to other systems and services
  • Ability to create and use custom data models, forms, and workflows
  • Security and compliance features, including data encryption and role-based access control

What types of applications can be built with PowerApps?

PowerApps can be used to build a wide variety of business applications, including:

  • Data entry and management applications
  • Workflow and approval processes
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) applications
  • Inventory and supply chain management applications
  • Financial and accounting applications
  • Human resources and employee management applications
  • Field service and project management applications

What programming languages are used in PowerApps?

PowerApps uses a proprietary formula language called PowerFX, which is based on Excel formulas and allows users to create expressions for calculations and data manipulation. It also supports JavaScript for advanced customization and integration with other systems.

What are some resources for learning PowerApps?

There are many resources available for learning PowerApps, including:

  • Microsoft documentation and tutorials on the PowerApps website
  • Online courses and certifications on the Microsoft Learn platform
  • User communities and forums, such as the PowerApps community on the Microsoft Tech Community site
  • YouTube videos and tutorials from PowerApps experts and influencers
  • Paid training and consulting services from Microsoft partners and certified professionals

What are some best practices for building PowerApps applications?

Some best practices for building PowerApps applications include:

  • Start with a clear understanding of the business problem or use case, and design the application to meet those needs
  • Use standard data models and connectors whenever possible to ensure compatibility and simplify maintenance
  • Use consistent and meaningful naming conventions for controls, fields, and formulas to make the application easy to understand and maintain
  • Test the application thoroughly on different devices and browsers to ensure compatibility and responsiveness
  • Follow security and compliance guidelines, such as using encryption, role-based access control, and data loss prevention policies, to protect sensitive data and meet regulatory requirements


Empower anyone—either inside or outside your organization—to interact with Common Data Service data using portals.

Copilot is now in Power Apps. Create and update Dataverse tables and create a beautiful, responsive, fully featured app by just expressing your idea. Copilot is for your app’s users too, to explore your data using a natural language interface. Copilot helps you build apps easier than ever before, and can be added to your existing apps to add modern natural language features too.

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  • Last modified: 2023/08/22 08:23
  • by Henrik Yllemo