One of the key reasons for the growing popularity of the Power Platform training PL-900 is the role being played by the Microsoft power platform in app development.

It has allowed everyone from frontline workers to professional app developers to build apps that improve business outcomes. You no longer than to rely on a professional developer to build an app – you can build it yourself without diving deep into the world of complex coding.

Let’s take a look at how the Power Platform has influenced app development.

1. Empower independent innovations with less code

Coding is no longer a prerequisite to building an app. With Power Apps, people can build on their Excel and PowerPoint skills to build innovative apps without outsourcing the development to coders.

Anyone from a security guard manager who needs to find a way to dispatch guards effectively to assistant principals wanting to keep track of staff attendance can develop apps to boost their productivity.

At the same time, it empowers professional developers to launch apps faster since there is a reduced amount of coding required. Since app development is democratized, professionals can save their complex codes to tackle the truly difficult issues.

2. Integration with other Microsoft services makes discovery and learning easier

The Power Platform is integrated with services such as Teams and SharePoint and hence built into the Microsoft productivity experience. This has twin benefits. Firstly, it makes it easier for users to discover and learn how to make their own apps and secondly, it simplifies shaping the overall employee experience.

The connection with SharePoint allows users to work with large, delegated data sets as well as custom forms. As a result of this integration, many apps that would otherwise have been developed as on-premise intranet sites can be developed as low-code apps directly in Microsoft Teams. Users with relevant training from RPS Consulting can even export a Teams-optimized app version.

3. Limitless extensibility

Along with integration to other Microsoft services, the Power Platform also allows users to connect with hundreds of other services in a few clicks. Anything that is not already integrated with the platform can be connected to through a custom API. You can even connect to on-premise data sources. Power Apps are built into the Azure portal to allow users fluent with Azure to quickly build mobile and web apps wherever they may be. With a single click, users can generate a three-screen starter mobile app!

Easy connectivity also simplifies the complexity of an ERP system and eases “last-mile” application development.

4. Easy guest access for apps

Power Platform training PL-900 doesn’t only help develop apps for internal use but also helps extend the Power Apps experience outside the team. Dynamics 365 applications leverage portals technology to allow external users to log in and view their work orders, support tickets, etc. from the Common Data Service.

Through the Azure Active Directory B2B and B2C, any mobile or web app can be shared with external guest users without having to change the interface. This allows franchisees and partners to use these Apps in the same way as internal team users.

5. Going beyond traditional apps

The Microsoft Power Platform is designed for easy integration with Apps, Business Intelligence, Automation and Virtual Agents. This tool can even be extended to host scenarios involving machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc. By doing so, it minimizes the need for re-platforming exercises to bring legacy applications into the modern era. Users can now build low-code bots and embed them on websites to interact with external users.

Similarly, legacy Windows applications can be intelligently automated and woven into API-first automated flows. Form Processing capabilities enable apps to scan documents or pdf files and extract key data fields from the same to improve the user experience.

6. Component building

Instead of complex structures, the power platform allows app developers to work with components as building blocks. Components built on a low-code canvas as well as those built in code can be quickly assembled to develop powerful apps. This capability allows more people to use sophisticated coded components in their apps without increasing the load on professional developers.

PowerApps canvas components can be built with just a few clicks on the PowerApps canvas itself. Most importantly, componentized app-building shortens the time to market without compromises.

Unleashing the full potential of the power platform

The Power Platform training PL-900 by RPS Consulting is the ideal course to build a foundation in the Power Platform. Training modules are available as private batches as well as public programs. This allows you to learn at the pace and form best suited to you. All you need is two-days.

Anyone who wants to improve their productivity by creating app experiences to automate business processes, analyse data, etc. can benefit from this course. There are no prerequisites and lessons are planned to help you gradually understand the core capabilities of the platform and discover ways to use it to your advantage.

When it comes to developing new skills, there’s no time like the present. So, how do you feel about enrolling in a training module today?