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New Feature! Integrate PowerApps as a Tab

Microsoft is pleased to announce that you can embed PowerApps as a tab in a channel in Microsoft Teams. Now you can bring the no-code custom app experience right into your Teams workspace to elevate your team productivity.

 

PowerApps gives you the ability to quickly build apps that suit your needs - building on skills you already have without the need to write any code. You can create apps that connect to data on the cloud or on-premises. You can also share your apps with your co-workers across the web, and mobile devices. See how it works.

 

 

 

 

Since PowerApps is included in most Office 365 plans, you can get started with it today. PowerApps can help business users extend the data that they use everyday, to automate processes or just make the data more actionable. Customers across business segments like Integrated Power Services (Services), NASCAR (Entertainment), National Trust (Charity) and TransAlta (Utilities) are using PowerApps for their business needs.

 

 

In the example below, I am going to show you how I built an app for managing our devices checkout process:

 

Step 1: We already have the following SharePoint list we use to manage our devices on our team

 

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Step 2: I click on the PowerApps menu option and click “Create an app”

 

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Step 3: Type in a name and click Create

 

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Step 4: The app gets created automatically and launches PowerApps Studio for web for further editing. The app contains screens to view the list of devices, details of a device and a screen to checkout a device.

 

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Step 5: I can make changes to the app using my existing skills, I change the list view to show the device name instead of the current owner, add the device image on the details screen and make the checkout screen easy to use. Learn how easy it to customize the list and forms.

 

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Step 6: Save the app by going to File > Save and close PowerApps Studio for web

 

Step 7: Go to my Teams channel, click on ‘Add a tab’ and select PowerApps

 

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Step 8: Search for the Device Checkout app, select it and click Save to add the app as a tab:

 

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That’s it, now the app is running in our Team channel with the ability for any member of our team to checkout a device from within Microsoft Teams. They don’t have to go searching for the SharePoint list anymore.

 

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Go empower your teams to achieve more using PowerApps and Microsoft Teams, you can learn more about PowerApps at https://www.powerapps.com.

 

 

 

9 Comments

Cool stuff @Ankit Saraf, but one small bug for you :) The PowerApps tab is currently being treated as an External App. If you have that setting disabled in the admin center, the PowerApps tab is not available even though it is most definitely not an External App.

Microsoft

@David Rosenthal - Thanks for the feedback, will raise it to the team.

Occasional Contributor

Hi @Ankit Saraf, I tried reaching you at the PowerApps blog at: 

 

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-teams/

 

but comments are closed!

 

Now please look at this discussion, 

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Forum/Explain-PowerApps-License-Please/m-p/39675/highl...

 

Although in the first link you have said that, if I share a PowerApp within Teams, Team members would be able to USE that App, even if CDS is the datasource, your colleauge states that users need P1 licence to be able USE PowerApps I have shared with them.

 

You know this is unfair if it is true! What do you think?

Microsoft

Hi @Yahya Manasrah, I have replied to the discussion.

Frequent Contributor

Great capability, PowerApps just keeps improving from it's awesome start!

Occasional Visitor

Hello I cannot see PowerApps in the Tab, can you please help me?

 

 

Microsoft

@Silvano Paxia - Can you see the other tabs like Polly and Visual Studio? It may be that your administrator has disabled tabs, please ask them to enable them via the Office 365 admin center.

Occasional Visitor

@Ankit Saraf thank you so much!

 

It worked!

 

Regular Visitor

This is GREAT! I pitch teams as our one stop shop into Office 365. Now being able to implement Powerapps for specific functions makes it even more useful.