Microsoft’s Partner Conference is going on right now and during the keynote, they showed off a new preview service called PowerApps. This comes as part of the Office 365 suit of applications and services from Microsoft. PowerApps is like the Yahoo Pipes of 2016, allowing you to connect disparate data sources together without knowing code.
The pitch to partners was that they could build applications for their clients. These apps can combine data from a number of sources from inside a business, or really anything stored on Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure, in SharePoint, Dynamics, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and even competitor Salesforce. PowerApps come with a number of sample projects like Asset Checkout, Budget Tracker, Cost Estimator, Product Showcase, Service Desk and Site Inspection. These provide inspiration for what’s possible, but easily demonstrate that you can build apps for the desktop, tablet and mobile using PowerApps.
Once signed up for the preview, you can get PowerApps on Windows 10, Android and iOS.
If you’re interested in trying it out, head to https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/