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Democratizing application development inside Microsoft with the Power Platform

Headshot of article author Manas Maheshwari

Application development today can present numerous challenges, especially for large organizations with numerous teams working across various workflows and apps at once. With digitalization increasing rapidly, so has the pressure on teams to develop and maintain a multitude of applications to meet current needs. As central dev teams struggle to keep pace with growing demands, it becomes increasingly difficult to address the needs of individual business units and results in painfully long lead times. While Microsoft’s Power Platform enables individuals in the organization to develop apps for their team’s business needs without relying on central dev teams, a new set of challenges arise around the accessibility and reusability of data and apps across the organization. The lack of a central location for teams to co-develop and work from shared data led the Business Application Group (BAG) team at Microsoft to realize an immediate need to democratize app development within its own initiatives.

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ADH Clinic adopts Microsoft Power Platform – a small business survival story

Headshot of article author Sameer Bhangar

The incredible story of how small business owner Andrea Douthwaite-Hodges partnered with two dear friends who implemented a technology solution that enabled her to safely re-open her clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution includes Microsoft Bookings, Outlook, Microsoft Forms, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Dataverse (formerly known as Common Data Service). This solution not only helped Andrea’s business survive, but also laid the foundations for it to thrive and grow as never before.

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Seattle Visiting Nurses Association (SVNA) transforms vaccine delivery process using Microsoft Power Platform

Headshot of article author Sameer Bhangar

Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) is a small family healthcare business based in Washington State, USA. Current CEO, and founder’s grandson, Jake Scherf has embarked on a mission to completely transform the company’s vaccination delivery system, using the rapid development speeds of agile Microsoft technologies (Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Dataverse), to keep his nursing staff and their patients safe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Norwegian bank delivers streamlined, personalized customer experiences with Dynamics 365

Headshot of article author Evan Chaki

SpareBank 1, SR-Bank aims to provide closer, more personalized customer experiences than larger, multinational banks. So, to maintain a 360-degree customer record that is accessible throughout the organization, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank has extended its evolving customer engagement platform with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service and Unified Interface.

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City of Kobe – Supporting citizens with Microsoft Power Platform

Headshot of article author Taiki Yoshida

Kobe is a city in Japan 300 miles west of Tokyo. With the spread of COVID-19, the city faced critical challenges that needed an immediate response. In this blog post, we describe how they used Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, Power BI and Common Data Service to rapidly build solutions that enabled the city to respond to the crisis.

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