Microsoft’s Ignite 2017 announcements covered everything businesses need to thrive and grow. PowerApps and Flow weren’t left out. In fact, they’ll be an integral component to boosting productivity.

Despite both tools still being fairly new, adoption rates are high. Microsoft plans to make the tools even more useful as the latest features rollout. By utilizing all the new tools and features from this year’s Ignite, even small businesses can run as efficiently as large businesses.

Better Integration

Integration was a common theme throughout Ignite 2017. With PowerApps and Flow, you’ll now be able to easily integrate with SharePoint and Office 365. Of course, Flow and PowerApps will integrate with each other. The goal is to provide the best possible way to collect data and create apps without businesses having to be coding experts.

Easier App Building

Microsoft’s taken the low code/no code capabilities of PowerApps a step further. No one wants to lose all their hard work, so progress saves automatically. Plus, you won’t have to deal with complicated formulas with the new rule builder for conditional formatting. It’s all point-and-click. Guided configuration wizards take you step-by-step through creating common apps to make the process even easier.

Improved Security

Both PowerApps and Flow are getting enhanced security and compliance updates. It’s easier than ever to see how and where your data is stored and how it’s being used. Plus, you’ll have access to more detailed security controls. Improved analytics for both tools give you deeper insights into performance and usage.

Better Buttons

Microsoft Flow’s getting even better buttons. To make it easier to distribute flows, you can now share buttons from one person to the next. Plus, you’ll have even more options available for Flow buttons, such as email and file.

Along with buttons, Microsoft’s adding six new connectors to Flow. The company took the most requested options and created connectors for LinkedIn, Skype for Business, Office 365 Groups, Bizzy, Azure Log Analytics Data Collection and Adobe Sign.

Learning More

For more details on these announcements, check out Microsoft’s on-demand sessions. To make it easier to find what you need, Microsoft’s broken them down by topic. You’ll definitely want to watch these if you currently use or are considering using PowerApps and Flow.

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