Chapter 1

Describe the business value of Microsoft Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform is a collection of tools that are designed to simplify the process of gathering, processing, and reporting company data. Although the Power Platform tools are suitable for professional development efforts—and Microsoft uses them to build their own Dynamics 365 and Office 365 extensibility functions—they require little or no coding and are intended for use by people with no formal software development training or experience, whom Microsoft refers to as citizen developers.

The main Power Platform tools, as shown in Figure 1-1, are designed to provide users with the ability to perform three key actions on their data: analyze, act, and automate. The tools ...

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