Turbocharging Teams - Episode 12: Power Apps and Teams
By Kevin Kieller and Dino Caputo
Turbocharging Teams focuses on tips and tricks to help you get the most out of using Microsoft Teams. In this episode, we continue their discussion of the Power Platform and provide specific examples of how Power Apps can be used as a “superpower” to get more from Teams for you and your organization. For inspiration, we review several example applications from Microsoft and from the Power Apps Community Gallery.
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Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of turbocharging
teams. My name is Dino Caputo and I'm joined once again by my
colleague Kevin Kieller.
And today we're going to continue our discussion of the
power platform, more specifically, power apps.
In our last episode, we talked about power apps and what they can do
for you, specifically in the context of Microsoft.
Teams and we introduced.
We talked about some of the key
announcements at night, so. Just a quick recap.
The power plot power apps is really part of the
power. The Microsoft Power platform which encompases.
Power apps as well as three other areas, so there's power
BI, which is the the analytics application power apps which we
got into last week.
Power automate, which is the workflow automation and this was
formerly known as flow and then. Lastly the power virtual agent.
So think chat bots.
And then you know, really, tying it into teams, you know
Microsoft Teams is a platform, doing 75 million daily active
users, 5 billion meeting minutes generated in a single day. So
obviously a lot of usage within teams. So the notion here is
that power apps are driving business transformation. As you
can see some statistics there.
You know Microsoft reporting 188% return on investment for
exit are using power apps. 74% reduction and application
development costs and an average of 3.2 hours per week saved in
terms of employee productivity.
So I'll start things off in terms of you know, we dove into
an application example last week of how you can actually go and
build a power app into teams without having to get into any
coding or open up any third party applications. So I wanted
to show some more examples of ways you can integrate power
apps into teams and so built into teams. There's templates,
there's employee ideas.
Inspection applications or issue reporting templates. So if you
have any of these requirements you can come in and simply just
pick one of the three, and I suspect that there's going to be
more and more of these templates added. Right now, there's three
when you get into the powerapps
right within teams. And then if you don't fit into the one of
the requirements that you have, you can go to
thepowerapps.microsoft.com and there's a huge templates Gallery
there, and I've.
Put a couple snippets of different examples here.
The Budget Tracker site inspection, a service desk application,
customer success, case management. Maybe you have asset
checkout, so lots of different templates in the Powerapps
template Gallery to check out.
Which is kind of nice.
I've taken the inspection app and deployed it into one of our
teams and just wanted to show you a couple of screens on what
it might look like and you can see the fit of this. This is
really meant to be run on a phone or tablet and you can see
I've launched an inspection app and presented with a couple of
I'm going to perform an inspection and in this case.
Going to, it's a it's like a food restaurant type storefront
environment and you know the application has some prebuilt
things you're going to look at the ambient location, the
backstage front desk, frozen food area. So really what it's
meant to do is, you know you would give it to your frontline
worker. They would walk the storefront and just use it as a
checklist. There's some pictures embedded in the inspection list.
Are the shelves filled with food? Yes. No, not applicable if
they're not, you can quickly launch. You can take some
pictures and embed them into the into the inspection. I can write
some notes. I can even assign a task, say Kevin, go clean up
your mouse and I'll I'll three.. So really kind of neat. And then
when the person is done, they just simply say.
You know, complete inspection.
And submit it and then all these all this is captured.
So again leveraging all the different technologies,
there's flow flow involved, task lists, chat involved
you can take embedding pictures. All of them get
returned back into team. So it's really really quite
nice and just easily built off a template.
And with that I'll pass it over to Kevin in terms of
talking about some other examples.