What is Microsoft Power Platform and what are Power Apps?

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

Products:

The Power Platform family of products includes:

1) Power BI, a software for visualizing data with different kinds of charts. It competes with tools like Tableau

2) Power Apps, graphical software for writing low-code custom business applications

3) Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, a toolkit similar to IFTTT for implementing business workflow products

4) Power Automate Desktop, a Robotic process automation software for automating graphical user interfaces (acquired in May 2020)

5) Power Virtual Agents, software for writing chatbots

Author: Mark Whitfield

Welcome to my site! After graduating in Computing in 1990, I accepted a position as a programmer at a Runcorn based software house specialising in electronic banking software, namely sp/ARCHITECT-BANK on Tandem Computers (now HPE NonStop). This was before the internet became more prevalent and so the notion of enabling desktop access to company accounts for inter-account transfers and book keeping was still quite a cutting edge idea (and smartphones only ever hinted at in Space 1999). The company was called The Software Partnership (which was taken over by Deluxe Data in 1994). I spent 5 years in Runcorn developing code for SP/ARCHITECT for various banks like TSB, Bank of Scotland, Rabobank and Girofon (Denmark) to name but a few. I then moved onto a software house in Salford Quays for further bank facing projects. After a further 23 years in the IT industry and now a Senior IT Project Manager (both Agile and Waterfall delivery), I thought I would echo out my Career Profile in this corner of the internet for quick and easy access.

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