PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Now Fully Integrated into SharePoint
Learn how to automate workflows and access third-party applications with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
Microsoft recently made an announcement that PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are now generally available for Office 365 subscribers and that these tools are now fully integrated with SharePoint. This change should allow users to build custom apps and automate workflows directly from a SharePoint list.
What are PowerApps and Microsoft Flow?
Before we discuss the SharePoint integrations of PowerApps and Microsoft Flow, we thought it would be a good idea to explain what these two tools can offer to Office 365 subscribers.
- PowerApps – PowerApps is a way for Office 365 users to build and use custom business apps that connect to data and work seamlessly across mobile and the web, without investing in complex software development. Users can easily create apps that interface with common data sources such as a SQL database, Dynamics 365, Salesforce, an Excel spreadsheet, and much more.
- Microsoft Flow – Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based software tool that allows employees to create and automate workflows across disparate applications without developer assistance. These automated workflows are referred to as flows. To easily create a flow, a user can specify the necessary actions that should take place and when a specific event should occur. Flows can be created for Office 365 apps, as well as third party apps such as Dropbox, an SQL database, Twitter, Slack, Google Calendar, and more.
Integrations with SharePoint
PowerApps is tightly integrated into SharePoint. Now that PowerApps can be connected to your SharePoint experience, you’ll be able to easily integrate PowerApps as the default browsing view for any SharePoint list.
This will allow you to perform a number of new functions right from within SharePoint:
- Modern document libraries will now be available as data sources in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.
- You can launch PowerApps directly from the SharePoint mobile app.
- There is deeper integration between SharePoint Online and Power BI, helping to craft more complicated data processes with automation.
- For Microsoft Flow, you can run any flow for a specific list item or document as well as wait for any automated trigger to fire.
PowerApps and Microsoft Flow should be enabled by default for most Office 365 commercial plans. You can easily connect to data located in SharePoint Online, or on-premises, as well as Exchange, OneDrive, SQL, and a wide array of other third-party applications.
Reach out to MessageOps to learn more about PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
Should you have questions on how best to utilize PowerApps and Microsoft Flow in conjunction with SharePoint, don’t hesitate to reach out to the MessageOps team today at 877-788-1617 or through our online contact form.