Build Collaborative Apps with Microsoft Teams and Power Platform Integration

There is a current demand for businesses to build apps that focus on team collaboration. These apps should include aspects that help boost user productivity through combining all modes of collaboration including meetings, messaging, document collaboration and process automation.



The Challenge of Team Collaborating Apps

Although there are already tools and apps available for users to work on different tasks, people are continually switching between these which restricts their daily productivity. When they are switching between apps and tools, it will often waste their time and hence the growing need for companies to create some meaningful, collaborative apps where people can focus on work and spend more time on more important work matters.

In a productivity study, it is shown that workers across industries mention that 52 percent of their time each week was spent inefficiently due to unnecessary interruptions such as distractions from multiple tools to attend meetings, calls, emails and searching for information from their colleagues. Employees have mentioned in this same study that they themselves are three times happier or more productive when they’re in a flow state with more streamlined processes.



New Tool for Collaboration

With the new integration between Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft Teams, developers will be able to build apps to allow chats, meetings, calls and collaboration to be set all in one place with low-code app development. The Teams and Power Platform integration helps to provide developers the ability to extend the reach of app development platforms to app makers instead of relying traditional full-stack developers to create simple business apps through modelling and graphical interface.

Traditional app developers can now work with a new group of app makers easily with this collaborative app building capability using the complex functions and customer connectors. Developers using code can provide the required application programming interfaces (APIs) as custom connectors for any app maker to consume and make enterprise-ready apps. Full-stack app developers can also work more quickly with this platform by eliminating the need  to build core modules for apps from scratch.



The Power Platform: The low-code tool for every developer

A low-code application platform is one major way to help businesses modernise and simplify their app development portfolio. It simplifies the development complexities related to process automation, integration, and rapid prototyping. Low-code tools will also provide a built-in app life cycle management system to build, debug, deploy, and manage collaborative apps throughout the app life cycle.

The Power Platform which has a low-code app and workflow suite will allow for a faster iteration and development of collaborative apps in Microsoft Team and help users with rapid application prototyping through diverse and less technically skilled resources while streamlining the application development ecosystem.

This new merge will help simplify the various stages of the development process for developers starting from testing to debugging to deployment. The result of the merge will be an accelerated process for designing, building, and deploying apps. This collaborative app will help to create Fusion teams and enhance their diverse skill sets and allow for cross functional, cross-disciplinary teams, including developers, business managers, and IT experts to collaborate and develop faster solutions to the current business demands.



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