PowerAutomate Marching towards fully equipped RPA..

In current RPA market UiPath, Automation Anywhere and BluePrism are leaders.. Microsoft entered into RPA market by leveraging its Flow capabilities in association with Selenium driver by introducing ‘Ui flows’ in preview version and changing ‘Microsoft Flows’ to ‘Power Automate’ by bolstering PowerPlatform a new wing..

Finally Microsoft Power Automate Ui Flows will be generally available worldwide on 2nd April,2020… let’s rock and get the best out of it..

https://youtu.be/H4H_jPJWlxU

Here is the announcement link… https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-automate-adds-robotic-process-automation-in-april/

Microsoft Azure Private Link..

Some customers asks how to access Microsoft Azure services on premise seamlessly and here is the answer…

Use Private Link to bring services delivered on Azure into your private virtual network by mapping it to a private endpoint. Or privately deliver your own services in your customers’ virtual networks. All traffic to the service can be routed through the private endpoint, so no gateways, NAT devices, ExpressRoute or VPN connections, or public IP addresses are needed.

Please refer below link for announcement..

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-private-link/

Please refer below link for more information :

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/private-link/

Bye.. Project Service Automation.. Welcome Project Operation..

On February 19, 2020, Microsoft announced: A new application that will bring together capabilities from Project Service Automation, Microsoft Project for the web, and project management and accounting within Finance into a single offering. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations connects cross-functional teams within a single application to win more deals, accelerate delivery, empower employees, and maximize profitability.

Dynamics 365 Project Operations becoming available for public preview in June 2020 and generally available on October 1, 2020 delivering everything needed to optimize operations from prospect to cash, all in one application.

Please refer below blog for more information:

https://community.dynamics.com/365/projectserviceautomation/b/dynamics-365-for-project-service-automation-blog/posts/what-s-next-for-dynamics-365-project-service-automation-and-the-project-management-and-accounting-pma-capabilities-within-dynamics-365-finance

Please click on below image for announcement..

Application Platform as a Service(APAAS)

While COTS and high-cost / high control custom developed applications have a place in an enterprise market, both are being superseded by a modern, best-of-both-worlds approach known as Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS). aPaaS is a modern, cloud-based construct that allows organizations to:
1. Build applications iteratively
2. Provision app software instantly
3. Scale apps on-demand
4. Integrate with other services

Microsoft has developed this aPaaS concept as the Microsoft Power Platform, an end-to-end business application platform that includes the Common Data Service, PowerApps, Power BI, and Power Automate(RPA) technologies, and now includes Dynamics 365 applications (formerly called “CRM”) that many organizations already know. Together, these technologies fulfill the promises of aPaaS, enabling business and technology partners .

Microsoft PowerApps is the native environment for creating and interacting with end-user functionality on the platform. Developers and citizen developers alike use PowerApps to build applications that run natively in mobile, web, and desktop environments across any popular combination of devices and operating systems.

These apps are built using one of two constructs.
Canvas apps : This allows creators to start with a blank “canvas” or template – much like creating a PowerPoint slide – and use a combination of drag-and-drop objects and simple Excel-like queries to build the app’s functionality. Just like PowerPoint, creators can run the app right in the builder as they drag, drop, and customize their way to a final product.
Model-driven apps : This leverage existing data structures to rapidly build functionality logically organized around similar business processes, pulling in record types, views of data, charts and dashboards, and then displaying that functionality using Microsoft’s modern unified interface optimized for both desktop web and mobile consumption. Because PowerApps are built atop the CDS, their data is available to other PowerApps in the same environment, subject to the granular security model, and deployable across the enterprise.

Customer Stories related to Dynamics 365 and PowerApps..

Usually when presenting to customer we need to show case user success stories in specific domain related to Dynamics 365, PowerApps and Many more..

Here is an awesome portal which provides customer stories. Please follow below links..

Dynamics 365 customer stories..

https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/search?sq=&ff=story_product_categories%26%3EDynamics%20365&p=0&so=story_publish_date%20desc

Dynamics PowerApps customer stories..

https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/search?sq=&ff=story_product_categories%26%3EPower%20Apps&p=2&so=story_publish_date%20desc

Custom PowerApps Control Framework(PCF) Controls…

Please follow below link from Roohi to understand PCF framework…

https://www.xrmvirtual.com/meeting-details/?id=766fc80b-70cf-e911-a860-000d3a537884

Please find the awesome link from Debajit for step by step development of custom PCF control….

https://debajmecrm.com/2019/04/26/in-depth-end-end-walkthrough-develop-your-custom-controls-using-power-apps-component-framework-and-use-it-on-your-crm-interface/

If looking for awesome templates out of PCF here is the link.. Thanks to Guido for the great initiative…

https://pcf.gallery/