What is Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform is a group term for four Microsoft applications: 

  1. Power BI
  2. Power Automate (previously known as Flow)
  3. PowerApps
  4. Power Virtual Agent
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Microsoft’s vision behind the Power Platform is to help businesses analyze, act and automate with a low-code approach. This spans Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365), Dynamics 365, Azure and standalone applications – in the cloud and on-premise. The Power Platform supports the Common Data Model that unifies business data and connects it to hundreds of data sources.

What is Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics application that allows you to visualize your data. Microsoft Power BI enables users to pull data from multiple sources such as an Excel spreadsheet and a database and use it to create easy-to-understand data visualizations that provide a 360-degree view into business operations.

With Microsoft Power BI, you can:

  • Connect to all your data sources to get a consolidated view across your business through a single pane of glass
  • Create ad-hoc analysis, interactive dashboards and reports that are easy to consume on the web and across all mobile devices
  • Develop smart apps by infusing insights from your data and drive action with the power of the Power Platform
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Gartner recognizes Microsoft Power BI as a Leader for the thirteenth consecutive year in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligent Platforms. Read Report

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Attend Power BI Training Bootcamp

On popular demand, Microsoft, in partnership with VOX ISM, is bringing back Power BI Training Bootcamp. Join this Bootcamp to kick-start your Power BI journey. The Bootcamp includes three free training sessions:

  1. Power BI 101 – Introductory Level – November 10, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (ET) | Register Here
  2. Power BI 201 – Advanced Level – November 11, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (ET) | Register Here
  3. Power BI How To Session – How to Get Started, How To Get The Project Plan Going, and Best Practices – November 12, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM (ET) | Register Here

Note: This is our most popular webinar series with limited seats. Hence register now to reserve your spot! 

What is Power Automate?

Power Automate (previously known as Microsoft Flow) is the Microsoft Power Platform module that enables data integration across multiple web-based services, including Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365. It helps automate repetitive tasks, which do not necessarily require human intervention by creating automated workflows between Microsoft apps or other third-party applications.

Power Automate helps you to: 

  • Automate business processes across your applications and services – from simple automation to advanced scenarios with branches and loops
  • Automate all applications and services – legacy, on-prem and cloud-based
  • Trigger business actions, grant immediate approvals and get notifications right where you work

Join our upcoming webinar on November 24 to learn more about Microsoft Power Automate! Register Here.

What is Power Apps?

Microsoft Power Apps the module of Microsoft Power Platform that allows you to create an application. PowerApps leverages the low-code method to democratize app development. With PowerApps, users can quickly design and develop apps by dragging and dropping components into a flowchart-style format. 

Power Apps helps you to:

  • Build a highly customized task- and role-based canvas apps with one or multiple data sources
  • Create immersive model-driven apps, starting from your business processes and data model
  • Use fully accessible apps across web and mobile, embedded or standalone, on any device

View on-demand webinar: What are Power Apps, how to set up, configure and use – June 2 – Webinar

What is Power Virtual Agent?

Power Virtual Agent is the fourth module of Power Platform that allows you to create your own virtual agents — that is, chatbots — using a guided, no-code graphical interface. Virtual Agent will be able to answer the most frequently asked questions of your customers and will allow your team to focus on calls that absolutely require human intervention. 

Power Virtual Agent helps you to:

  • Develop powerful virtual agents using a guided, no-code graphical interface – all without the need for software developers.
  • Authorizes the virtual agent to take action on the customer’s behalf. 
  • Monitor how your virtual agent is performing by using conversational metrics and dashboards. Get in-depth AI-driven reports to improve bot performance.

VOX ISM is a Microsoft Gold partner developing solutions for its clients built on and optimized for, Microsoft Power Platform. Discover how your business can quickly innovate and increase scale by leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform apps. Contact us today!