Why Power Apps and Microsoft Azure are better together

Turn business needs into custom apps by bringing Power Apps and Azure together to build rich functionality in a low-code platform.

Innovate with low-code application development

Meet business demands faster

Build apps quickly with a drag-and-drop user interface (UI) and prebuilt user experience (UX) components—then deploy in one click across iOS, Android, Windows, and web.

Save on app development costs

Reduce the costs of app-making up to 74 percent with ERP extensions and Azure solutions like mixed reality and IoT, and Power Apps additions like Microsoft Power Virtual Agents and Microsoft Power Automate.

Simplify and protect with seamless management

Streamline app lifecycle management while maintaining governance and security for low-code apps with GitHub, Azure tools, and a Power Apps Center of Excellence toolkit.

Integrate key data via connectors

Bring relevant information from data sources directly into Power Apps through more than 350 prebuilt data connectors, with app delivery backed by Azure.

Easily extend features that work with Azure

Differentiate apps by creating custom, reusable components with Visual Studio Code and add data connections plus Azure services via built-in API integration.

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Prebuilt UX components

Get apps out the door faster. Quickly create solutions on Power Apps with Azure services using prebuilt user experience (UX) components and simple frameworks. Easily add Power Apps AI capabilities—no machine learning expertise required—and any Azure elements, such as Cognitive Services.

AI Builder

Add AI capabilities with pretrained models in Power Apps that you enrich with Azure services. Or build and train your own AI models in Azure and use them alongside those provided by AI Builder in the same Power Apps.

Cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) extensions

Adapt quickly to changing business needs—such as new regulations and updated compliance standards—with ERP extensions via prebuilt connectors in Power Apps, including Salesforce, ServiceNow, SAP, Workday and other premium tier connectors. Azure services expedite application delivery.

App lifecycle management

Streamline low-code app lifecycle management (ALM) with built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) support in GitHub to shorten time for delivery and code changes. Have full line of sight in combined app environments when you use the GitHub Azure connector to allow CI/CD self-service for your nonprofessional developers.

Center of Excellence and security

Promote standards and consistency with built-in guardrails provided by the Power Apps Center of Excellence toolkit. Keep better control of app environments by also using the Azure Active Directory built-in security roles and permissions. And easily encrypt, decrypt, provision, configure, or patch your apps with Azure Key Vault.

Customization

Build custom Power Apps with reusable components using the built-in support for command line interface (CLI) in Visual Studio Code. Add functionality and scale innovation using services such as Azure Functions, Cognitive Service, IoT Edge, and Azure Synapse Analytics.

Seamless connection

Integrate low-code apps with over 350 data sources or legacy systems via data connectors, and create custom connectors using Azure API Management and Azure Functions. Scale your apps with resiliency and low latency access to data with Azure processing power.

Get new skills to bring value more quickly

Learning and growing skills are critical components of effective delivery for professional developers.

Learning Path

Explore our learning paths and modules to gain valuable new skills.

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Go in-depth

Learn how to configure your environments and build your development processes quickly by reading the fusion team development e-book.

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Begin your Power Apps professional development experience with the Power Apps Developer Plan.

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Grow your skills

Build your Power Apps and Microsoft Power Platform development skills with the Microsoft 365 Developer Program.

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Explore how Power Apps and Microsoft Teams work together

Enable both professional and nonprofessional developers to deliver results faster in a shared low-code environment when you build Power Apps and flows running in Teams context—using your custom-built connectors, backed by Azure API Management.

Power Apps drives developer transformation

Learn how professional developers reduced development costs and increased overall efficiency using Power Apps and Azure in this Total Economic Impact™ commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting.

94%

return on investment (ROI) over three years.


$11.4 M

in net present values over three years in a 10,000 person organization.


24%

reduction in professional developer and DevOps costs.

Results are for a composite organization based on interviewed customers. The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Power Platform and Azure for Corporate IT, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, February 2021.

Rex A

"I love low/no code solutions for their speed to market. [Power Apps] allows us to provide updates and enhancements quickly, in a very agile manner. My customers love the gains in efficiency their teams have achieved by moving to Power Apps as a mobile data collection solution."

Rex A

Senior Web Developer + Power Apps Wizard

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Coca-Cola UNITED
"Once I learned about the data connectors and how they would work with our SQL database and our ERP system, everything else just fell into place. The Power Apps console is incredibly easy to work with."

Jared Simmons
Systems Analyst, Coca-Cola UNITED

Ernst  & Young
"We saw Microsoft Power Platform as an ideal way to address a complex, financial problem in a very short period of time."

Anbu Anbarasu
Engineering Lead for Low Code Services, Client Technology, EY

G&J Pepsi
"We’re amazed at how quickly we can put things together with Microsoft Power Platform. And we’re in control of our own destiny using a low-code solution to create professional, user-first apps."

Dan Foster
Director of Digital Technology, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers

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