Could low-code platforms like MS Power Platform democratize app development the same way Web 2.0 did it for social content creation and sharing? Here’s a collection of thoughts around how using less code may impact the business applications ecosystem.
Video of my presentation from Microsoft Ignite 2020 event: “How Power Platform Now Empowers All Microsoft Teams Users”.
Teams started out as a pure collaboration tool, but it’s now becoming a platform for no-code, low-code and pro-code business apps. Here’s an analysis of the potential impact Teams will have for Power Platform and Microsoft 365 application development.
Due to trademark issues, Microsoft had to back off from their plans to rebrand CDS as “Dataflex”. How does something like this even happen?
How did the outside world react to Microsoft’s announcement of Dataflex and what questions should we focus on after the dust settles from Inspire 2020.
The Common Data Service is a foundational element of Power Platform, yet it isn’t an actual software product that would be sold directly on a per user basis. The history as well as the future of CDS make it a complex part of the licensing puzzle for customers – and Microsoft.
The low-code platform from Microsoft is becoming an increasingly mature foundation for business apps of all shapes and sizes, based on this latest roadmap. Uniting citizen dev & pro dev tools and offering pahts from Power Platform tools to Azure is a common theme in 2020 Wave 2.
Application Lifecycle Management often deals with tools and concepts from the pro-developer world that aren’t necessarily easy to apply as-is to the new world of low-code applications. What do you need to consider in your ALM strategy to align it with the citizen developer language and mindset?
The low-code tools are making it easier than ever to have data flowing between different systems and presented in a custom UI that may bypass the original enterprise applications altogether. However, this does not free you from the requirement of having a license for these systems. Welcome to the world of multiplexing.
The changes in how Microsoft positions the various products in its portfolio are a common source of confusion and misunderstanding on Power Apps licensing. This blog post will examine the impact that the rise of Power Platform has had on the surrounding product offerings of Office 365 and Dynamics 365.