Our final blog of 2016 continues our series introducing the apps in Microsoft’s Office 365, with a look at Microsoft PowerApps.

Quickly build apps with data you already have


Microsoft PowerApps is a tool available through Office 365 that allows you to create simple mobile and cloud-centric apps that make use of your own business data and processes to help you and your staff manage your workflows. The data can be in the cloud or on your premises.

There are pre-built templates or you can choose to start from scratch to build your app.

What you see

powerapps-what-you-see2When you launch PowerApps you’re taken to the Home page, where you have a list of options in the main window that will help you create an app or learn some of the things you can do with PowerApps using sample apps.

  1. PowerApps menu, with links to your apps, your Flows, Notifications and more
  2. Create a new app
  3. Help on creating a new apps
  4. Learn with sample apps

Start creating an app

To create an app you’ll need to install Microsoft’s PowerApp Studio, available for Windows 10 or in a web browser – Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11.

The easiest way to see what an app you create can do, you can open and interact with any of the sample apps in mobile or tablet view.

All users of the app that you’ve created will need to get PowerApps Mobile, which is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 desktop and mobile.

Integration with Office 365

Microsoft PowerApps integrates with Office 365 using your own data sources, from Excel Online, to SharePoint and OneDrive. It also can link to data in Dynamics 365, Dropbox and more.

Previous posts

We have an ever-growing list of articles about the apps in Office 365, including Mail, Calendar, People, OneDrive, SharePoint and more. To view them all see our list of Office 365 blogs.

Future posts and more details

We will continue to provide introductory blogs about the apps in Office 365 to help you get started. If you want to know more about how Office 365 can help your business, contact Create IT.

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