Reinventing business processes in SharePoint & Office 365
Published May 16 2017 10:05 AM 25.7K Views

As part of today’s announcements at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we are extending our journey for digital transformation.  The Office 365 connected workplace, with SharePoint as a foundation, is essential to achieving this goal.    Along with great content services and machine learning, implementing business processes in Office 365 is more than just converting legacy processes into cloud formats.  It provides an opportunity to transform an organization by rethinking all aspects of business process to create lasting advances in organizational value.


Custom forms inside SharePoint lists and libraries, created with no-code using PowerAppsCustom forms inside SharePoint lists and libraries, created with no-code using PowerApps


As part of today’s announcements, we will be rolling out:


Gather: capture and manage business data

  • Conditional formatting for list fields, coming later in 2017
  • Intelligent indexing features to support large lists, coming through the second half of 2017
  • Adding metadata navigation to the modern filters pane, coming in early June 2017

Automate:  Streamline repetitive tasks and process

  • Simple approval and feedback flows integrated into lists and libraries that just work without any set up, coming in Summer 2017

Liberate: Create innovative custom data insights and interactions

  • Using PowerApps to build custom forms in SharePoint lists and libraries, coming in summer 2017
  • Adding additional field types such as image, taxonomy, and lookup to the SharePoint connector for PowerApps, Flow and Power BI, coming in summer 2017

  • Simple PowerApps, Power BI, list & library web parts for SharePoint pages, coming later this year
  • Adding PowerApps to Power BI dashboards, available now

Early adopters have already benefitted from these innovations.  Avanade, the global systems integrator, has already rolled out its “Information at your Fingerprints” app, using PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and SharePoint to share real time access to case studies, demos, collateral and sales training for its global workforce. 


Last year, we focused on bringing SharePoint and OneDrive data into the PowerApps & Flow world.  This year, we are doubling down by bringing PowerApps, Flow and Power BI completely into the SharePoint experience.  For more details on how, please see our Microsoft Mechanics video:







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