Microsoft makes Energy Platform instruments, Dataverse information platform obtainable for Groups

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Microsoft is making usually obtainable as of at the moment, November 16, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents apps for Teams. Microsoft is also making usually obtainable at the moment the rechristened “Undertaking Oakdale” data-management platform for Groups, which is now formally generally known as “Microsoft Dataverse.”

By making these low-code/no-code merchandise obtainable inside Groups, Microsoft is continuous to broaden Groups’ function as a hub for every kind of labor, not only for collaboration.

Energy Apps for Groups lets customers construct and handle low-code apps inside Groups. Energy Automate for Groups lets customers construct workflows for automating routine duties inside Groups. Energy Digital Brokers for Groups allows customers to construct and deploy bots inside Groups to deal with eventualities starting from IT helpdesk, to HR subject decision.

Dataverse is the Microsoft’s newest title for the Microsoft Frequent Knowledge Service (CDS) used inside Groups. In late July, Microsoft introduced the Dataflex and Dataflex Pro brands, with Dataflex christened as the brand new title for CDS in Groups and Dataflex Professional, the rebrand of CDS itself. However there was an issue. One other firm, Data Access Worldwide, already owned the Dataflex trademark and sued Microsoft for trademark violation. Microsoft switched to utilizing the unique “Undertaking Oakdale” codename till it introduced the brand new title at the moment. 

I requested Microsoft if it will likely be utilizing Dataverse and Dataverse Professional each as its new branding. No phrase again.

Clients can proceed to make use of the Microsoft Groups Toolkit for Visible Studio and Visible Studio Code to construct Groups apps. In addition they can proceed to make use of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) for constructing Groups apps, as properly, officers reiterated at the moment.

Talking of apps that can be utilized in Groups, Microsoft additionally introduced the final availability at the moment of Groups apps for conferences, together with nearly 20 new Teams apps for meetings that may be obtained through the Groups app retailer. Out there apps embody Asana, HireVue,, Slido and Teamflect, in addition to Microsoft’s personal Types app for constructing surveys and polls. 

Customers can add these Groups assembly apps into Groups assembly invites to assist customers extra shortly and simply create new motion objects, and to allow them to work immediately inside Groups with out having to toggle forwards and backwards between apps and their Groups conferences. 

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