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Top questions about Microsoft Power Apps

We answered the common questions that we get from clients about Microsoft Power Apps in this blog. For more information about Microsoft Power Apps or Power Platform, please visit this page.

What are Power Apps?

Power Apps is Microsoft's no-code, low-code application development platform that enables rapid building of web- and mobile-based applications, without the traditional coding skills. It is a suite of data platforms, connectors, services, and apps that offer a quick application development environment to create custom apps for the business requirements.

Why use Power Apps?

Power Apps enables you to:

  • Empower all your employees to become citizen developers and solve your business problems.

  • Automate manual business processes without lengthy and complex IT projects.

  • Use a cost-effective modern data platform that users AI-powered services to find and analyze information.

  • Save on software and development costs by using your existing Microsoft 365 software investment.

  • Become agile and innovative to speed up the delivery of services.

What are the features of Power Apps?

  • Simple drag-and-drop interface for app construction.

  • Tight connectivity with other Dynamics and Office 365 tools.

  • A collection of templated apps that you may use as a starting point and then customise.

  • Over 350 connectors for integrating data and systems across the Office 365 universe.

  • Robust support infrastructure in place, including a strong Power Apps community.

Power Apps vs Power Automate: What's the difference?

Power Apps allows developers and non-technical users to build simple but highly functional mobile applications to modernize business apps without lengthy or complex IT projects. Power Automate on the other hand, gives you low-code tools to create automated workflows between your favourite apps and services synchronizing files, driving notifications, collecting data, and more.

What are the two types of Power Apps?

There are two types of Power Apps: Model-driven and Canvass app.

Model-Driven Apps is an AppModule that allows users to create component-focused apps to implement an end-to-end business process. It can connect to and interact with only one data connection, which is Data Verse. It can an implement logic in various ways, including business rules, workflows, actions, and plug-ins. To deploy and develop Model-Driven Apps, one must have

Dynamics 365 Product Licensing.

Canvas App is an AppModule that allows users to create task-specific apps with design flexibility. It may connect and interact with over 350+ Connectors, allowing users to have extra features. Logic implementation in a canvas app is app-specific and can be accomplished using Excel-style formulas and conditional checks. To develop Canvas Apps, one must have the Power Platform license and necessary roles and permission in Data Verse.

Does Power Apps come with Office 365?

Yes, it does.

How much does it cost?

Anyone with a Microsoft 365 subscription is already licensed to use the basic capabilities of Power Apps. For additional capabilities, you will need a premium license which can cost as little as $5 per month per user per app, or $20 per month for unlimited apps. Also, if users have Dynamics 365 license, then Power Apps can be deployed in the Dynamics 365 environment for no additional cost.

What apps can you make on Power Apps?

You can create canvas apps, common data services, model-driven apps, and portals in Power Apps.

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