3 developments within Power Platform that make us very happy

It is clear that Microsoft has big plans for the Power Platform, so new applications are being added at a rapid pace. During Microsoft Ignite, which took place at the beginning of November 2021, Microsoft announced a number of cool new developments. In this blog we share the 3 announcements that make us the most happy.


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The workplace within Microsoft 365 will soon be better connected to Microsoft Dataverse, the database and data integration layer of the Power Platform. This has several advantages. This way you can share data (records) from Dataverse with employees, without the need for licenses, making it easier to collaborate on structured information. It also brings the ability to share customer data and contacts from Dynamics 365 (CE/CS) via a Teams chat, for example. With this, a long-dreamed wish of ours finally comes true: to be able to search from Microsoft 365 Search (and therefore all Office applications, Teams and SharePoint, etc.) in Dataverse. This means that you will soon be able to find customer information, to-do lists, objects, opportunities, issues, product databases, etc. from your general search bar. Would you like to know more about this development? Then read this blog.


The Power Platform community has been asking for years: help us out of the Power Platform license jungle! And now a positive change is coming: A Pay-per-use model is coming. This means that you can make the Power Platform and Dataverse applications available to larger groups of employees, without the entire target group immediately needing a license. As an organisation, you pay alleand for the use. Microsoft has come up with two meters for this: Power Apps per App meter & Dataverse Meter. Do you want to know exactly how that works, what it costs and why we are so happy with this? In this blog we explain it further.


With Microsoft’s No code/low code platform, you can quickly create valuable applications. And the user-friendliness of this only increases with the latest development. Soon you will be able to export Power Apps as an APG (Android package). You can install it on your Android phone or distribute it from Microsoft Intune to all employees with an Android phone. It is then possible to set per application how the data should be secured on the device. With these types of applications it is also possible to give the app its own icon, name and welcome screen. You can read how it relates to the current situation and what the benefits are in this blog.



They were, the three developments in the field of Power Platform that make us very happy. Want to know more about Power Platform? Sign up for our knowledge series ‘Pioneering with Power Platform’ and receive regular updates and invitations to webinars and roundtables.


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