At Schwettmann Technology, we have always been passionate about helping businesses to transform digitally with secure and intelligent solutions. As a leading provider of Power Platform solutions, we have earned a reputation among top businesses for simplifying the process of leveraging advanced governance capabilities, low-code tools, and seamless connectivity to external data sources.
The Power Platform is a game-changer for businesses as it simplifies the development of custom solutions and integrations. This enables businesses to adapt quickly to changing business needs and stay ahead of the competition. With the recent release of Microsoft’s 2023 wave 1, there are even more exciting features and capabilities for businesses to explore. Let’s dive into what Microsoft has in store for businesses this year!
So what exactly are Power Platforms?
Microsoft Power Platform is an innovative solution that provides users and organizations with the ability to analyze, automate, and act on data to digitally transform their businesses. It is a comprehensive suite of tools consisting of four main products – Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents – along with two add-ins – AI Builder and Power Pages. The 2023 release wave 1 of Power Platform has brought hundreds of new features across its applications, including Power BI, Power Apps, Power Pages, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and AI Builder, as well as Microsoft Dataverse, Power Platform capabilities for governance and administration, pro development, ISV experiences, and data integration.
What are the recent updates in Microsoft Power Platforms 2023?
Power BI has always focused on empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to cultivate a data culture, and the 2023 release wave 1 continues that trend. The creation experience has been improved for individuals, providing more parity on the web and introducing the Power Query diagram view in Power BI. Power BI for teams enhances meetings and multitasking to guarantee users can work effortlessly with their data wherever they work.
Power Apps provides advanced governance capabilities to minimize risk for organizations, offering a manageable way to scale by ensuring easy onboarding and leveraging low-code capabilities. With new experiences for developing apps, managing data, and logic, makers and developers of every level of expertise will be more productive. Power Apps enhances online and mobile experiences, ensuring that all apps are up-to-date and efficient.
Power Pages focuses on delivering additional out-of-the-box tools to accommodate minimal and no-code development as well as expert developers. This release brings new features that allow makers to have additional capabilities and solution templates in the Design Studio. Professional developers may use Power Platform CLI tools and Visual Studio Code to carry out extra operations and work successfully with code. Administrators may now manage and monitor their Power Pages sites more effectively.
Power Automate simplifies creating new flows by describing them in natural language, which means it will be easier than ever for new users to get started. The 2023 release wave 1 introduces work queues where automatable tasks can be viewed and managed together, as well as simpler connectivity to a machine for desktop flows, eliminating the need for additional installs and password management.
Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents has a new unified composing canvas, which serves as Microsoft’s centralised conversational AI studio for all bot development needs. With the further integration of Bot Framework capabilities and Azure Cognitive Services, bot creators ranging from subject matter experts to developers may start creating right away with the public preview. This wave will see the broad release of the advanced authoring canvas.
Microsoft Dataverse invests in enhancing makers’ experiences by improving app-building productivity, seamless connectivity to external data sources, and easier data stewardship with low-code tools like Power Fx.
AI Builder brings document processing improvements that include more pre-built model capabilities like contract processing, personal information identification, and the ability to extract field types from documents. AI Builder also facilitates model governance and licensing by improving admin interfaces to govern how AI Builder credits are used across environments, apps, and flows.
Governance and Administration, Pro Development, and ISV Experiences
Governance and Administration gives administrators new tools and insights to help them get the most out of the Power Platform. Pay-as-you-go metered pricing for Power Platform products is enabled, and the option to auto-assign licenses improves environment manageability. To modernise and improve the finding of a variety of options, a new settings experience is applied.
Pro Development will continue its investments in Visual Studio Code extensions, GitHub Actions, and Azure DevOps build tools to support building and deploying custom connectors and provide deeper integration with Microsoft Azure. It will also enable new capabilities for code.
With this release, the Data Integration in Power Query will include new features to enhance data transformation experiences, compatibility with a new generation of Dataflows in Microsoft Data Cloud, and on-premises and VNet data gateways. Additionally, speed as well as scalability enhancements will be implemented for massive-data connectivity situations with platforms such as Azure Synapse, Dataverse, Snowflake, Databricks, Google BigQuery, and Amazon Redshift, among others.
As a leading provider of Power Platform solutions, Schwettmann Technology has been at the forefront of simplifying the process of leveraging advanced governance capabilities, low-code tools, and seamless connectivity to external data sources. Overall, the Power Platform is an essential tool for businesses that want to transform digitally and take advantage of the latest innovations in technology. With the help of Schwettmann Technology and Microsoft, businesses can now leverage these tools to stay ahead of the curve and drive growth in today’s ever-changing business landscape.