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
Step 2: I click on the PowerApps menu option and click “Create an app”
Step 3: Type in a name and click Create
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.
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.
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
Step 8: Search for the Device Checkout app, select it and click Save to add the app as a tab:
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.
Go empower your teams to achieve more using PowerApps and Microsoft Teams, you can learn more about PowerApps at https://www.powerapps.com.