Microsoft Power Apps brings collaboration to center stage with 3 big announcements


On the first day of the inaugural Microsoft Power Platform Conference in Orlando, Florida yesterday, the company made three big announcements and feature updates, including:

  • Power Up skilling program: An upskilling initiative created to help individuals from non-technical backgrounds advance their careers with low-code technology and skills.
  • Cards in Microsoft Power Apps: A new lightweight way to design and deliver micro-apps directly inside Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, and more with an adaptable user interface (UI).
  • Coauthoring in Power Apps: A feature enabling makers and developers to now design and develop the same app at the same time—just like coauthoring in Microsoft 365. This is a big step forward for software development, allowing multiple makers to collaboratively build and edit the same app simultaneously. 
  • Enhanced SAP integrations: New and improved ways to connect your SAP data to your Microsoft Power Platform solutions.
  • Integrated virtual agent matching makers to makers in Power Apps: A conversational bot (powered by Power Virtual Agents) designed to maximize and expand an organization’s maker network.

This Microsoft community-led event titled ’emPOWER everyone’ is a celebration of the passion and ingenuity of the Microsoft Power Platform community and will enable the pro/citizen developer community to build new skills with low-code technologies. The conference features low code thought leaders from Microsoft, community experts, partners, and customers from all over the world who have gathered to share their expertise and experiences, and make Power Platform more collaborative, intuitive, and productive for all makers and users.


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